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 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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OOW Sponsorship of RSW and RSO

The OOW Section is pleased to officially announce its sponsorship of two related publications: Research in the Sociology of Organizations and Research in the Sociology of Work, both published by Emerald Group Publishing.

In addition to announcing the sponsorship to our members, a statement that the volumes are “Sponsored by the ASA Section on Organizations, Occupations and Work” will appear, during the sponsorship term, on the front covers of volumes published, on the homepage of the related publications, and on leaflets and other advertising materials which promote the publications and volumes.

Importantly for our members, Emerald has agreed to  provide free electronic access to papers published in the publications, for agreed limited periods, and has agreed to contribute $1,500 USD annually towards the section. Emerald has also agreed to provide a 30% discount for OOW members of the print copies of the volumes.

The parties agreed on a period of one year (January 1— December 31, 2016) for this sponsorship, after which it will be reviewed by all parties for continuation.