7th Organization Studies Summer Workshop
Organizations as Spaces of Work 24-26 May 2012, Rhodes, Greece
Rick Delbridge, Cardiff Business School
Jeff Sallaz, University of Arizona, Department of Sociology
Ofer Sharone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
Ching Kwan Lee, University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Sociology
Catherine Paradeise Université Paris Est- LATTS and IFRIS
Steven Vallas, Northeastern University, Department of Sociology
The Organization Studies Workshop is an annual activity, originally launched in June 2005, to facilitate high-quality scholarship in organization studies. Its primary aim is to advance cutting- edge research on important topics in the field by bringing together a small and competitively selected group of scholars, who will have the opportunity to interact in depth and share insights in a stimulating and scenic environment. From 2010 on, the OS Workshop will be sponsored by Sage in order to help attracting talented scholars from diverse regions of the world, following on editorial purposes of Organization Studies (Courpasson, Arellano-Gault, Brown and Lounsbury 2008).
Organizations remain, at their core, spaces in which men and women engage in various forms of work. Much scholarly attention has been focused upon recent, major changes in the structure of organizations and organizational fields. The firm of the twenty-first century is supposed to be less bureaucratic, more reliant upon network structures of organization, and more globally integrated. This call for papers invites submissions that seek to advance our understanding of how these epochal shifts have affected or transformed the worlds of work inside organizations. Our primary interest is in the relationships between such shifts and the microprocesses of work content which inform what organizations are and may become. We are thus interested in both (1) papers that embody the classic sociological spirit of fine-grained analysis of individual work- spaces (for example, the studies of Donald Roy, Alvin Gouldner, Michel Crozier, Rosabeth Kanter, etc.), and (2) papers exploring new organizational spaces within which work occurs (such as temporary agencies, collaborative network structures, informal labor markets, and so on). Papers written from empirical and/or theoretical perspectives are welcome.
The 7th OS Workshop will take place at the Elysium Resort & Spa (www.elysium.gr) , in the island of Rhodes (www.rodosislandinfo.gr, www.holiday.gr), Greece, on 24-26 May 2012.
Interested participants must submit to firstname.lastname@example.org an abstract of no more than 1, 000 words for their proposed contribution by December 12th, 2011 indicating on the subject line: 7th Organizations Studies Workshop. The proposal must be submitted as an email attachment (doc. or .rtf) and should contain authors’ names, institutional affiliations, email and postal address. Authors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by January 15th, 2012. Full papers must be submitted by April 20th 2012. Further details on the venue of the workshop will be published through the OS Workshop website (http://www.os-workshop.com).
Following the workshop, a Special Issue will be announced in Organization Studies. To be considered for publication, papers must be electronically received by November 30th 2012. The latest guidelines for submission and information on the review procedures can be found on the SAGE OS web page (http://oss.sagepub.com/). Participation in the Workshop is not a prerequisite to submit a paper for the special issue.