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). A book may be nominated by its author(s), by its publisher, or by any ASA member. To nominate a book, send (1) a copy of the book and (2) contact information for the nominee (including an email address) to each member of the selection committee at the addresses below. Publishers who wish to submit a book for consideration must include a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2017.
The members of the 2017 Weber Book Award Committee are:
Chair: Michel Anteby
Department of Organizational Behavior
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 558
Boston, MA 02215
Department of Sociology
702 S Wright Street, Lincoln Hall #3098
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801
John Van Maanen
MIT Sloan School of Management
100 Main Street, Building E62-322
Cambridge, MA 02142
Department of Sociology
305 E. 23rd Street, A1700
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
Lauren Rivera (Northwestern), Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press)
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).
Ofer Sharone. 2014. Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences. University of Chicago Press.
Elizabeth Popp Berman. 2012. Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Kate Kellog. 2011. Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Martin Ruef. 2010. The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Frank Dobbin. 2009. Inventing Equal Opportunity. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Matthew Desmond. 2007. On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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.
Nicole C. Raeburn. 2004. Changing Corporate America from Inside Out: Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Jerome Karabel. 2005. The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Maria Charles and David Grusky. 2005. Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.
Judy Stephan-Norris and Maurice Zeitlin. 2003. Left Out: Reds and America’s Industrial Unions. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Charles Perrow. 2002. Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of Corporate Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University.
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.
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.