Newsletter – December 2017

Dear RC17 members,

With our Winter newsletter in 2017 we want to send you our best wishes for the upcoming New Year’s eve, and a healthy and a successful year 2018!


We are looking forward to the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology in July in Toronto. Our RC17 sessions received an amazing number of more than a hundred submissions, which led our program coordinators to extend the session on “Disappearing Organization?” to a full track covering four sessions to discuss the state and the future of organizational sociology. The final conference program will appear next year soon. We will keep you informed and are looking forward seeing you in Toronto!


If you have any suggestions, announcements, publications, call for papers, please contact our newsletter editor Michael Grothe-Hammer (

Call for Papers

EGOS Colloquium 2018

Call for Short Papers for the Sub-theme „Exploring Bodies, Technologies and Routines in Organizational Processes“, EGOS Colloquium July 5–7, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia


Short papers should comprise 3,000 words (=incl. references, all appendices & other material)


Deadline: January 8, 2018.



Cristina Besio, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg

Attila Bruni, University of Trento

Cornelius Schubert, Universität Siegen


Please find the full call for papers:


Job opportunity

York University, Canada

The Department of Sociology, Glendon College, York University, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018. Candidates will have a PhD in Sociology or a related field with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: economic sociology/organizations, immigration/migration, and/or social theory.


The deadline date for applications: January 3, 2018.


The full announcement can be found here:


Book announcement

Unconventional Methodology in Organization and Management Research

Edited by Alan Bryman and David A. Buchanan

  • Offers a wide range of unconventional and innovative approaches to research
  • Uncovers unconventional data sources, research settings, research designs, and analytic approaches
  • Contributions from an international community of scholars in organization and management research

Most researchers in organization and management studies stick to two or three traditional research methods like surveys and interviews. Sticking with the familiar is seen as a safe bet, and innovation is discouraged by academic incentives and rewards. But research participants are now suffering from ‘survey fatigue’, and using the same old methods runs the risk of generating the same old findings. This book describes twelve unconventional methodologies in organization and management research.

To find more information about the book, please visit the book’s page at:


Call for Contributions to our Newsletter

For the future issues of our Newsletter, we need your contributions. We are particularly interested in contributions on:


  • Relevant calls for papers for conferences, workshops, and special journal issues
  • Conference and workshop reports
  • New book publications
  • Brief reviews of books or seminal journal articles (approx. 200-300 words)
  • Reports from activities on organizational sociology in national associations


Please send your submissions to our Newsletter editor Michael Grothe-Hammer ( Do also not hesitate to contact Michael, if you have any other suggestions regarding our Newsletter.