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The OOW Section Award information is now up on the website.  Nominations for the Max Weber Book Award, the W. Richard Scott Article Award, the James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award and the Distinguished Career Award are due March 31, 2017.  More information about each can be found at the links below:

EGOS 2017 Conference – Copenhagen, Denmark

Subtheme 32: “Organizations as Open Polities – Struggles in the ‘Good Organization’”

We invite you to submit a paper abstract to the sub-theme on “Organizations as Open Polities – Struggles in the ‘Good Organization’” at the European Group of Organization Studies’ (EGOS) 33rd annual colloquium in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference will take place on July 6-8, 2017.

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Please see the following announcement about a potential conference of interest:

Critical Management Studies Conference 2017
July 3 – 5, Liverpool, England
https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/business/cms2017/ 

Stream: Heroes and heroism

Stream chairs: Edward Granter & Leo McCann, University of Manchester, Des Williamson, University of Surrey.

‘Heroes do not receive material rewards for their hardships. Heroes must be willing to downplay their own exceptional abilities. Heroes abide by norms of anonymity; they must avoid being recognized as heroes’ (Adapted from Lois, 1999: 123)

This call for papers seeks contributions from a range of disciplines, which interrogate the nature of heroes and heroism in organizations and society. Recognising, after Lois, that ‘heroes’ often avoid identification, and that the nature of heroism is heavily mediated by emotional, organizational and cultural dimensions, how then can we define it – what makes work and workers heroic? Who, for Critical Management scholars and more widely, are our heroes? Do we have any? Can we have any? Why, if at all, do organizations possess or require heroes?

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Please see below for recent publications from OOW member, Joseph C. Hermanowicz:

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Faculty Perceptions of Their Graduate Education.”  Higher Education 72(3):291-305.

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “The Proliferation of Publishing: Economic Rationality and Ritualized Productivity in a Neoliberal Era.”  American Sociologist 47(2):174-191.

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Honor in the Academic Profession: How Professors Want to be Remembered by Colleagues.”  Journal of Higher Education 87(3):363-389.

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Universities, Academic Careers, and the Valorization of ‘Shiny Things.’”  In Elizabeth Popp Berman and Catherine Paradeise (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations 43:303-328.

The Department of Sociology (http://dornsife.usc.edu/soci/) in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2017. We seek applicants in the area of Social Movements with a specialization in race and/or immigration. The position will offer opportunities to affiliate with campus research centers engaged in social analysis. The Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser:  http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/71499 . The applicant should upload a letter of interest that addresses research and teaching, a CV, representative scholarly papers or chapters, and the names of three referees who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference.

Screening of applicants will began October 1, 2016 and is continuing. Inquiries may be sent to socisearch@dornsife.usc.edu.