RSS Economic Sociology Workshop

The economic sociology workshop serves as a forum for students and faculty in the areas of economic sociology and the sociology of organizations, both broadly defined.  We seek to explore the social organization of economic activity, at macro, meso, and micro levels of analysis, and engage in a wide variety of theoretical perspectives.  We are methodologically eclectic, representing network approaches, historical analysis, qualitative interviews, and ethnographic work.  Examples of our ongoing projects include a historical study of the emergence of the “economy” as an object of social knowledge, an examination of how internal networks affect the productivity of nanotech firms in different environments, a mixed-methods study of social work organizations that provide care for both substance abuse and intimate partner violence, an ethnography of a retiree volunteer organization, and a comparison of pricing practices in different consumer financial markets. The workshop also has strong ties to the Management & Organizations and Strategy departments in the Business School, and many graduate students from these departments participate actively in the workshop.

Presenters circulate a completed manuscript in the week prior to their talks. Student participants are expected to provide the speaker with an anonymous review of the manuscript (written in the form of a review for a scholarly journal) for each session. Presentations are interactive, with intensive questioning encouraged, as a means of preparing students for external talks, including job talks. We expect to meet approximately every other week during the term. Attendance at each session is mandatory.

 

Faculty participating in the Economic Sociology workshop include:  

Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Wayne Baker, Gerald Davis, Victoria Johnson, Greta Krippner (13-14 faculty organizer), Mark Mizruchi, Jason Owen-Smith, Jeffery Paige, Margaret Somers, Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Graduate Students participating in the Economic Sociology workshop include: 

Elizabeth Armstrong, Jon Atwell, Erica Blom, Patricia Chen, Russell Funk, Dan Hirschman, Mikell Hyman, Kathy Lin, Todd Schifeling, Lotus Seeley

 

Events Calendar

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  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "The Consumption of Knowledge as Sense-Making; Feedback and Social Change" Read More
    Speaker: Jon Atwell
    Date: 09/10/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "Strategic Network Change in Organizations." Read More
    Speaker: Russ Funk
    Date: 09/24/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "Durable Dominance." Read More
    Speaker: Johan Chu
    Date: 10/01/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "Masculine Care, Feminine Technical Expertise: Doing Gender while Doing IT Support" Read More
    Speaker: Lotus Seeley
    Date: 10/08/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "Promiscuous, Yet Crystal Clear. Category Signals and Market Entries in Electronic Music, 1978 - 2011" Read More
    Speaker: Martina Montauti
    Date: 10/22/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "Transposition as a Mechanism of Durable Organizational Change" Read More
    Speaker: Mikell Hyman
    Date: 11/12/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "An Institutional Approach to Stratification in Higher Education" Read More
    Speaker: Elizabeth A. Armstrong
    Date: 11/26/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA


  • Economic Sociology Workshop

    "Mapping the Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse Intervention Fields" Read More
    Speaker: Elizabeth M. Armstrong
    Date: 12/10/2013; 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Location: 4154 LSA