OOW Section member, Carolyn Perrucci, has several new publications that may be of interest to Section members:

  1. Richard Hogan and Carolyn Cummings Perrucci, “Who Gets the Daddy Bonus and Who Pays the Cost?” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 51, 2 (October 2014): 117-143.
  2. Robert Perrucci and Carolyn Cummings Perrucci, “The Triple Revolution, 1965-2015: Revisiting Institutional Social Problems,” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 52, 2 (October 2015): 213-230.
  3. Carolyn Cummings Perrucci and Robert Perrucci, “Economic Crisis and Its Effects on Hope, Trust, and Caring,” pages 11-25 in C. M. Renzetti and R. K. Bergen, (eds.), Understanding Diversity: Celebrating Difference, Challenging Inequality. Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2015.

Book ImageEmily Barman, OOW member, announces the publication of her new book, Caring Capitalism: The Meaning and Measure of Social Value (Cambridge University Press).

Book Summary
Companies are increasingly championed for their capacity to solve social problems. Yet what happens when such goods as water, education, and health are sold by companies – rather than donated by nonprofits – to the disadvantaged and when the pursuit of mission becomes entangled with the pursuit of profit? In Caring Capitalism, Emily Barman answers these important questions, showing how the meaning of social value in an era of caring capitalism gets mediated by the work of ‘value entrepreneurs’ and the tools they create to gauge companies’ social impact. By shedding light on these pivotal actors and the cultural and material contexts in which they operate, Caring Capitalism accounts for the unexpected consequences of this new vision of the market for the pursuit of social value.

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The May issue of the ILR Review is devoted to research on international and comparative labor and employment relations.  Please see the overview editorial essay by Paul Marginson. Papers cover the neoliberal turn in French industrial relations, European outsourcing and contingent labor strategies, labor relations in post-Communist regimes, union mergers in Germany, flexicurity, work uncertainty and HR practices, local strategies against multinationals, global framework agreements, gender discrimination in hiring – and more.

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OOW member, Andreas Pekarek, recently published two articles, one (with Martin Behrens) within ILR Review and one (with Peter Gahan) within the Journal of Industrial Relations.  Please see additional details below:

Martin Behrens and Andreas Pekarek (2016)  ‘Between Strategy and Unpredictability: Negotiated Decision Making in German Union Mergers’ , ILR Review,  69(3) 579-604.  (

Andreas Pekarek and Peter Gahan (2016)  ‘Unions and collective bargaining in Australia in 2015’, Journal of Industrial, Relations,


The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment, edited by Stephen Edgell, Heidi Gottfried, and Edward Granter. Sage. 2015.

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world.

The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes:

  • Historical Context and Social Divisions
  • The Experience of Work
  • The Organization of Work
  • Nonstandard Work and Employment
  • Work and Life beyond Employment
  • Globalization and the Future of Work.

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OOW member, Andreas Pekarek, recently published (with Peter Gahan) a piece on The Conversation website.  The piece features informed analysis and commentary on Strategic Innovation in Australian Unions.

The details and a link to the article can be found below:

Andreas Pekarek and Peter Gahan. 2016.  “How unions are changing in a bid for relevance – and survival”.  The Conversation.   URL: