Max Weber Book Award:  The Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in a book published within the last three years (2014-16).   The members of the 2017 Weber Book Award Committee were:  Michel Anteby (chair), Eunmi Mun, John Van Maanen, and Christine Williams.

2017 Max Weber Book Award Winner:

Steve Viscelli, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Viscelli, Steve. 2016. The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

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Past Winners:

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 Kellog. 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
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.

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

2000 Winner
Howard Aldrich. 1999. Organizations Evolving. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.

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