New Book: Scott, Kirst and Colleagues on Higher Ed and Silicon Valley

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.

O3S Call for Papers – SocArXiv

SocArXiv will host the inaugural O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium on October 26-27, 2017 at University of Maryland, College Park. We invite social science papers or presentations related to the following themes:

  1. Research on any topic that includes open scholarship components. This may entail a demonstration case showing how to do an open scholarship project, providing data and code for results, working with collaborators, or other examples of open scholarship in practice.
  2. Research about open scholarship itself. This may include mechanisms for making data and code public, workflow processes, publication considerations, citation metrics, or the tools and methods of open scholarship.
  3. Research about replication and transparency. This includes both replication studies and research about replication and reproducibility issues.

Travel stipends of $1,000 will be available to a limited number of presenters.

Submissions are due by June 1, 2017. Visit https://socy.umd.edu/centers/socarxiv-o3s-conference for details.

Contact: socarxiv@gmail.com

Call for Editors – Social Currents

Social Currents is seeking a new editor or editorial team to begin a three year term that will run from January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022, with the transition between editorial offices beginning summer 2018. Social Currents is the official journal of the Southern Sociological Society and publishes six issues a year. The journal is a broad-ranging social science journal that focuses on cutting-edge research from all methodological and theoretical orientations with implications for national and international sociological communities. The uniqueness of Social Currents lies in its format. The front end of every issue is devoted to short, theoretical, agenda-setting contributions and brief, empirical and policy-related pieces. The back end of every issue includes standard journal articles that cover topics within specific subfields of sociology, as well as across the social sciences more broadly. Currently the journal accepts about 15% of its submissions and receives approximately 225-250 submissions per year.
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2017 OOW Section Awards: Committees Announced

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:

Call for Papers: EGOS Sub-theme on Organizations as Open Politics

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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Critical Management Studies Conference 2017

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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New Member Publications: Joseph C. Hermanowicz

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.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor position at USC

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.

Job Posting: TT Position at Boston University

The Questrom School of Business at Boston University invites applications for a full-time, tenured Associate or Full Professor position to serve as the Director of the Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy (http://www.bu.edu/susilo/). The position will be effective July 1, 2017.

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