Weber Award

Max Weber Book Award

The Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and work in a book published within the last three years (2020, 2021, 2022). Self-nominations are permitted; however, all nominations must come from members in good standing of the OOW Section. Nominated candidates need not be members of the OOW Section or the ASA in order to be eligible for the award.

To nominate a book, mail each member of the selection committee at the addresses below: (1) a hard copy of the book; and (2) a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and work and provides the nominee’s email address and other contact information. To receive full consideration, nominations must be received by March 31, 2023.

Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2023 Weber Book Award Committee:

Amy Binder (Chair)
840 24th Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Melissa Abad
585 W Hacienda Ave, Apt 109
Campbell, CA 95008

Eric Dahlin
2927 Rensselaer Ct
Vienna, VA 22181

Minjae Kim
McNair Hall #238, Rice University
6100 Main Street Houston, Texas, 77005-1892

Past Winners:

2022 Co-winners:

Margaret M. Chin. 2020 Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don’t Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder. NYU Press.

Erin Hatton. 2020. Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment. University of California Press.

Honorable Mention:
Laura T. Hamilton and Kelly Nielsen. 2021. Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities. University of Chicago Press.

2021 Co-Winners

Clair, Matthew.  2020. Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matters in Criminal Court.  Princeton University Press.

Kelly, Erin L. and Phyllis Moen.  2020. Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It.  Princeton University Press.

2020 Winners

Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald, and Dustin Avent-Holt. 2019. Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach. New York: Oxford University Press.

Honorable Mention:

Sallaz, Jeffrey. 2019. Lives on the Line: How the Philippines Became the World’s Call Center Capital. New York: Oxford University Press.

2019 Winner

Richard E. Ocejo, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  2017. 

2018 Winner

Anju Mary Paul (Yale-NUS College), Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market. Cambridge University Press.

Honorable Mentions:

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet. Who Cleans the Park? Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City. University of Chicago Press.

Wendy Espeland and Michael Sauder. Engines of Anxiety: Academic
Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability. Russell Sage Foundation.

2017 Winner

Steve Viscelli (University of Pennsylvania), The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (University of California Press)

2016 Winner

Lauren Rivera (Northwestern), Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press)

2015 Winners

Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel (both of University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules (Russell Sage Foundation).

An honorable mention was awarded to Nancy DiTomaso (Rutgers University), for The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism (also Russell Sage Foundation).

2014 Winner

Ofer Sharone. 2014. Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences. University of Chicago Press.

2013 Winner

Elizabeth Popp Berman. 2012. Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2012 Winner

Kate Kellogg. 2011. Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2011 Winner

Martin Ruef. 2010. The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2010 Winner

Frank Dobbin. 2009. Inventing Equal Opportunity. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2009 Winner

Matthew Desmond. 2007. On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2008 Winner

Rakesh Khurana. 2007. From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2007 Winner

Nicole C. Raeburn. 2004. Changing Corporate America from Inside Out: Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

2006 Winner

Jerome Karabel. 2005. The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

2005 Winner

Maria Charles and David Grusky. 2005. Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

2004 Winner

Judy Stephan-Norris and Maurice Zeitlin. 2003. Left Out: Reds and America’s Industrial Unions. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2003 Winner

Charles Perrow. 2002. Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of Corporate Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University.

2002 Winner

Glenn R. Carroll and Michael T. Hannan. 2000. The Demography of Corporations and Industries. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2001 Winner

Richard Scott, Martin Ruef, Peter J. Mendel, and Carol A. Caronna. 2000. Institutional Change in Healthcare Organizations: From Professional Dominance to Managed Care. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2000 Winners

Marie-Kaure Djelic. 2001. Exporting the American Model: The Postwar Transformation of European Business. New York: Oxford University Press.

Howard Aldrich. 1999. Organizations Evolving. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.

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