Member Publications

Please check out the following recent publications from OOW members, Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C Perrucci, and collegaues.  

Robert Perrucci, Carolyn C. Perrucci, andMangala Subramaniam, “From Little Science to Big Science: Were Women andNon-Elites Left Out?” Archives ofPsychology, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2017:41-45.

Carolyn C. Perrucci and Robert Perrucci, “NewEconomy,” in George Ritzer (ed.) WileyBlackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition, April 2018.John Wiley & Sons: Oxford, UK.

Richard Hogan and Carolyn Cummings Perrucci, “WeKnow about Reagan, but Was There a Clinton Effect? Earnings by Race, Gender,Marital and Family Status, 1993 and 2000.” CriticalSociology (Online First) First Published October 4, 2018.

https://doi-org.exproxy.lib.purdue.edu/10.1177/0896920518798081

A Brief Report on Research in the Sociology of Work

Steven Vallas, Northeastern University

Sociologists studying work, organizations, and economic institutions will already know about Research in the Sociology of Work, sponsored by OOW for several years now. Here’s brief report on recent events. Now using a hybrid model, RSW is open to both general-topic submissions in the field and to papers responding to thematic calls for special issues.

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New Member Publication: Doering on Personal Ties in Microfinance

OOW members may be interested in this new publication from Laura Doering at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto:

Doering, Laura. 2018. “Risk, Returns and Relational Lending: Personal Ties in Microfinance.” American Journal of Sociology 123(5):1341–81.

Personal relationships often facilitate credit transactions. However, existing research holds different expectations about whether personal ties prove detrimental or beneficial for lenders. Economic sociology highlights the advantages lenders accrue when they have personal ties with borrowers. Yet research from social psychology suggests that personal ties can be costly because lenders may “escalate commitment” to poor performers. This study uses data from a microfinance bank to ask: When are personal relationships detrimental or beneficial for lenders? It shows that lenders with personal ties to borrowers are less likely to cut those ties and their borrowers miss fewer payments. However, these trends vary with frequency of contact. When lenders and borrowers interact infrequently, lenders continue to show strong commitment, but borrowers become less compliant, creating potential problems for lenders. This study integrates theories from economic sociology and social psychology to offer a more nuanced, temporally informed understanding of personal ties in finance.

New Member Publication: Lemmon, Patterson and Martin on Mothers’ Time and Relationship with Adolescent Children

Congratulations to Megan Lemmon, Sarah E. Patterson and Molly A Martin on their new publication in the Journal of Family Issues.  OOW members may find the new article to be of interest:

Lemmon, Megan, Patterson, Sarah E., and Molly A. Martin. Online First. Mothers’ Time and Relationship with their Adolescent Children: The Intersecting Influence of Family Structure and Maternal Labor Force Participation.  Journal of Family Issues.  

Time-limited Open Access to Chapter within New Volume on Precarious Work

OOW members will be interested in the just-published volume, Precarious Work, edited by Arne Kalleberg and Steven Vallas. Published under the auspices of Research in the Sociology of Work, the volume contains 16 original chapters on various facets of precarious (or non-standard) employment. Contributors include prominent scholars in many fields, addressing the precarization of work in Europe, the United States, and the developing world. Readers will benefit from open access to one of the volume’s chapters in particular: the article by Sharon Zukin and Max Papadanotakis, “Hackathons as Cooptation Ritual: Socializing Workers and Institutionalizing Innovation in the ‘New’ Economy.” The link to use is here and here: https://www.book2look.com/book/4F8kzkJuje. Readers can access the abstracts for all the volume’s papers here and here: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/book/10.1108/S0277-2833201731

New Papers of Interest on Work and Organizations

A note from the editor of Research in the Sociology of Work

OOW members will be pleased to learn a few things about RSW, one of the section’s two scholarly outlets (sister of Research in the Sociology of Organizations, edited by Michael Lounsbury).

Volume 30 of RSW, entitled Emerging Conceptions of Work, Management, and the Labor Market, has just been published. It contains articles on a wide array of themes and topics, including organizational change in health care organizations, the workings of internal labor markets in the financial industry, the link between management rhetoric and corporate downsizing, racial disparities at work after the great recession, and the authority systems found in UK call centers.

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