EGOS 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia
Subtheme 23: “The Impact of Organizational Practices on Career Outcomes”
We would like to bring to your attention the colloquium on “The Impact of Organizational Practices on Career Outcomes,” which we are convening as part of the European Group of Organization Studies’ (EGOS) 34th annual conference in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference will take place on July 5-7, 2018.
The Marxist Section of ASA is offering six-month gift subscriptions to Monthly Review for the next 14 people who sign up to become a Section Member before 30 September. Monthly Review is an independent socialist magazine covering economics, politics, inequality, race, gender and other issues from a global and Marxist perspective.
Call for abstracts for panel entitled “Price, value and worth: Conceptualizing social practices of (e)valuation” at the International Sociological Association’s World Congress next summer in Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018. This will be one of 13 sessions organized by Research Committee 35 Conceptual and Terminological Analysis, and one of 23 sessions organized by the Economy & Society research committee (RC02). Although the conference is next summer, the deadline for submitting abstracts is fast approaching: September 30, 2017, 24:00 GMT.
Dates and location:
Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) of the University of Mannheim on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Labor market and economic sociologists take notice of each other less often than common concerns might suggest. This ignorance is particularly troubling amid the large-scale influx of immigrants and refugees into established economies over the past few years in particular and the past decade in general. Among these changes, issues of employment and emergent economic activities, which both fields focus on, gain in significance and salience. Labor market sociologists demonstrate that unregulated labor markets are neither free nor fair, diminishing hopes for quick integration. A focus on the distribution of relevant worker characteristics over a range of social dimensions such as class, gender, and ethnicity allows labor market sociologists to develop more constructive views of labor market mechanisms. Economic sociologists scrutinize dynamics around the establishment of larger social objects such as industries and “informal economies”, some of which are dominated by immigrant ethnic groups. In more specific settings, economic sociologists have found evidence that ethnic diversity—an obvious consequence of migration—increases the resilience of common market mechanisms. The conference seeks to foster a dialogue between the two views in order to develop conceptual, analytical, and empirical strategies that help us study and understand the forces undergirding the recent developments and their consequences.
Name, title, and abstract (250 words)
Deadline: September 10, 2017 (LEMS2017@mzes.uni-mannheim.de)
The Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2018. We seek candidates who have a substantive research agenda in the areas of work, organizations, and the economy. The candidate should use statistical methods in their research and be able to contribute to mentoring and teaching of quantitative and statistical methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
W. Richard (Dick) Scott together with Michael W. Kirst and other colleagues have completed a book on HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY, to be published summer of 2017 by John Hopkins University Press. The book focuses on higher education as an organization field and also considers colleges as part of the regional economic field of Silicon Valley. They take a longitudinal view, reviewing changes since 1970, and also examine the efforts of a sample of 16 diverse colleges to adapt to conflicting pressures stemming from an attempt to abide by academic norms and also respond to economic challenges.