Call for Papers: “Formal Organization Today” EGOS Colloquium Sub-theme

European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

35th EGOS Colloquium

“Formal Organization Today: Reconnecting with the Classics” (sub-theme 45)

Edinburgh (UK), 4-6 July 2019

Convenors:

Call for Papers

Concepts and discussions on classic organizational authors currently seem to be relegated to the pages of manuals and history books (Adler, 2009). In particular, formal organizational dynamics (e.g., bureaucracy, staff-line relations, work formalization) occupy a secondary role in the current literature (du Gay & Vikkelsø, 2016). Most contemporary studies explore societal matters, work interactions, and new organizational forms, while leaving formal organizational aspects — which were once core in our discipline — in the background. In part, this state of affairs is due to the development of the field which has been enriched by new themes and approaches (Lounsbury & Beckman, 2015). Yet, we also suffer from a ‘novelty bias’ and at times do not pause to explore how new ideas fit within the canons of our discipline (Barley, 2015).

The goal of this sub-theme is to stimulate an appraisal for our fundamental object of inquiry: formal organizations.

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Call for Papers: Organization Science Winter Conference

Call for Papers: Organization Science Winter Conference 2019

“The Disciplines and Organization Science”

Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

 

Co-Chairs

  • Anne Bowers, University of Toronto
  • Hillary Anger Elfenbein, Washington University
  • Brayden King, Northwestern University
  • Francisco Polidoro, University of Texas at Austin
  • Filippo Carlo Wezel, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano)

Organization science is an interdisciplinary endeavor, bringing together scholars who do “fundamental research about organizations, including their processes, structures, technologies, identities, capabilities, forms, and performance.” The history of the journal (and the broader field of organizational research) has strong links to other academic disciplines, including psychology and sociology. Psychology’s emphasis on individual behavior has informed research on the behavioral microfoundations of organizations, whereas sociological perspectives on society and institutions inform theories about the social context in which organizations operate.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together scholars who contribute to organization science and simultaneously engage the disciplines of psychology and sociology. Engagement is a two-way street. In some cases, organizational scholars borrow insights from the disciplines to enrich our theories of organizations, but at the same time empirical research on organizations shapes the disciplines in significant ways. The conference encourages submissions of original research of both types: scholarship that both draws from and extends theories in psychology and sociology.

 

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Call for Abstracts: “Social Science and Social Justice” ASA 2019 Preconference

ASA 2019 PRECONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Preconference Title: “Social Science and Social Justice: Global Health Research 40 Years since the Start of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic”

Organizers: Sociologists’ AIDS Network and the Global Health and Development Interest Group
Where: New York City, NY
When: August 9, 2019 (one day before the ASA meetings)

 

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Call for Papers: Time is Money, and Beyond

Call for Papers: Time is Money, and Beyond: The Temporality of Action and Consequences
7th Workshop on Unintended Consequences
6-7 May 2019, Warsaw, Poland
Guest speaker: John Preston, University of Essex

Deadline for submission of mini-conference proposals: 15 November 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2018
http://unintended.uw.edu.pl/

Call for Papers

The issue of time and temporality are strongly linked with the unintended. This is an element that, although not always explicitly, is deeply embedded in the relevant literature. In the same time, the topic of consequences has also started to be discussed and analyzed in a theoretically skilled and sophisticated manner beyond the domains traditionally associated with the study of the unintended (such as sociology of unanticipated consequences, and the recent sociology of unexpected outcomes and surprises). Quite often, the topic of consequences appearing in relation with that of time.

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Call for Papers: Organizations and City-level Outcomes at EGOS

“Cites as Sites and Drivers of Organizational Action” at the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium 2019
We would like to invite you to submit your current work to our sub-theme on Cities as Sites and Drivers of Organizational Action (#43) at the EGOS Colloquium 2019, which will be held in Edinburgh on July 4–6, 2019 (call for papers attached and online).
 
The sub-theme welcomes submissions of high-quality research on cities as arenas of and actors in organizing investigated from the perspectives of organization studies, management, sociology, geography, and political science, among others. While we have a preference for empirical, comparative research that neither relegates cities to a passive backdrop of organizational behavior, nor treats organizations as a derivate of local communities and markets, we are also open to other investigations on cities as sites and drivers of organizational action. This research will likely analyze processes, such as branding, collaborating, competing, learning, participating, and coordinating across sectors.

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Invited Essay: Gendered Organizational Change — Insights from the Archives of the International Olympic Committee

As part of our November newsletter, Madeleine Pape shares findings from her 2018 ASA paper on gendered organizational change within the International Olympic Committee.  Madeleine Pape (www.madeleinepape.com) is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose research and teaching interests include gender, Science and Technology Studies (STS), health and medicine, political sociology, organizations, socio-legal studies, and physical cultural studies. 

Every four years the Summer Olympic Games capture the imagination of millions of people across the world… and provoke the ire of feminist activists, scholars, and sports fans when again, still, the sporting field bears witness to blatant gender discrepancies. In Rio di Janeiro in 2016, for instance, a major talking point was the US media’s representation of high achieving female athletes: triple-world record holder Katie Ledecky was described as “the female Michael Phelps;” trap shooter and bronze medalist Corey Cogdell-Unrein was referred to simply as the “wife of a Bears’ lineman;” and one commentator attributed the successes of Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu to her husband, describing him as “the man responsible” for her gold medal and world record. Just when we appear to be closing in on gender parity in terms of the numbers of male and female athletes competing at the Summer Olympic Games, these commentators remind us how far we still have to go before sport becomes a space where women athletes truly enjoy equal respect and recognition. In the words of feminist sports historian Susan K. Cahn, “you’ve come a long way, maybe…” (1994, p. 279).

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Call for Abstracts: WORK2019 Conference

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WORK2019, the fourth annual conference devoted to the reconfiguration of work, has now issued its call for abstracts. This is an exciting interdisciplinary conference, held in Helsinki. The theme this year, “Real Work in the Digital World,” explores the many consequences of the digital revolution. Plenarists to be announced shortly.

http://workconference.fi/work2019/streams/