Newsletter December 2018

Dear RC17 members and Newsletter subscribers,

With our December Newsletter 2018 we want to send our best wishes for the upcoming New Year’s Eve, and a healthy and a successful year 2019!

We can look back at a great year. First and foremost, we had an intense XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto with 13 sessions debating currentresearch in organizational sociology and offering exciting insights. We, moreover, relaunched our website and created a Twitter account: Last but not least we composed a new board of 15 scholars from 8 countries.

In 2019, RC17 will continue to be an active community of organizational sociologists around the world. For that reason, RC17 has decided to expand its activities beyond the ISA World Congresses and Forums. In May 2019, RC17 will officially partner in organizing the workshop “Meta-, Macro-, and Partial Organization: Advances in Research and Theory” that will take place on May 13&14 in Toulouse, France. More things are to come and do not hesitate to make suggestions for future activities.

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

Call for Papers

RC 17 partner workshop “Meta-, Macro-, and Partial Organization”

RC17 board members Héloïse Berkowitz and Michael Grothe-Hammer call for submissions for the workshop “Meta-, Macro-, and Partial Organization:Advances in Research and Theory”.

Toulouse School of Management, France, May 13-14, 2019

Deadline for submissions of extended abstracts (3-7 pages) is February 15th, 2019.

Scientific Committee: Göran Ahrne (Stockholm University), Héloïse Berkowitz (CNRS TSM-Research), Sanne Bor(Hanken School of Economics), Frank den Hond (Hanken School of Economics),Michael Grothe-Hammer (Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg), Stefan Kirchner(Technische Universität Berlin), Dennis Schoeneborn (Copenhagen BusinessSchool), David Seidl (University of Zurich), Mikaela Sundberg (StockholmUniversity)

Héloïse and Michael welcome submissions on aspects of meta-organization and/orpartial organization and/or an integration of both. Submissions that addressone of the mentioned concepts are as welcome as combined efforts.

The full call for papers can be found here:

CfP Conference “Time is Money, and Beyond”

Call for Papers for the conference

“Time is Money, and Beyond: The Temporality of Action and Consequences”

6-7 May 2019 in Warsaw (Poland)

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2018

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RC17 board

In October RC17 announced the composition of our new board for 2018-2022. We want to thank the outgoing board members Tristan May and Uli Meyer for their service in the past years and welcome Inna Bell, Héloïse Berkowitz, Paul Du Gay, Adam Hayes, Robert Jungmann, Leopold Ringel, Karem Sánchez de Roldán, and Alan Scott as new board members. Cristina Besio, Stewart Clegg, Daniel Muzio, Michael Grothe-Hammer (new secretary), Dean Pierides (proceeds as Treasurer) continue serving on the board. Robert van Krieken will continue as president and Kathia Serrano-Velarde has been appointed Vice-President.


Board 2018-2022

President Robert van Krieken, University of Sydney, Australia,
Vice President Kathia Serrano-Velarde, Heidelberg University, Germany,
Treasurer Dean Pierides, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Secretary Michael Grothe-Hammer, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany,
Board Members Inna Bell, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Héloïse Berkowitz, CNRS & Toulouse School of Management, France
Cristina Besio, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany
Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Paul Du Gay, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Adam Hayes, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Robert Jungmann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Daniel Muzio, University of York, United Kingdom
Leopold Ringel, Bielefeld University, Germany
Karem Sánchez de Roldán, Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia
Alan Scott, University of New England, Australia
Newsletter Editor Michael Grothe-Hammer, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany,

An overview of the past boards can be found hereon the ISA website.

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. |