Newsletter – July 2018

Dear RC17 members and Newsletter subscribers,

On Sunday the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology will begin! Our RC has compiled an exciting program with contributions by scholars from 26 nations. We are looking forward to meeting many of you soon in Toronto!

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

Our Program in Toronto

You can find the RC17 program here:


RC17 Tracks and Sessions



Disappearing Organization?

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30-12:20

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30-17:20

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-19:20


Office As a Vocation: Re-Instating an Ethics of Office in Public Service and Organizational Life

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30-19:20

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:30-12:20


Organizing Organizations: Meta-Organizations and Their Role in Modern Society

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 10:30-12:20

Friday, 20 July 2018: 08:30-10:20


Beyond Words: Visuality, Materiality, and Multimodality in Organizational Theory

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 08:30-10:20


Ranking Organizations: The Double Role of Organizations in the Production and Impact of Rankings

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20


Organisations, Work and Society

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20


The Global Financial Class: Global Class Formation at the Juncture of Organizations, Places and Markets

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:30-19:20


Joint Sessions

Professions and Professional Service Firms: Private and Public Sector Enterprises in the Global Economy

with RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups


Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20


Corruption and Whistleblowing

with RC46 Clinical Sociology


Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 15:30-17:20


Business Meeting


Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 19:30-20:50


Call for Papers

CfP Special Issue “Organization and Membership”

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science
[SSCI: IF 0.86; ABS: **; ABDC: A]


Topic: Organization and Membership


Guest Editors:

Michael Grothe-Hammer, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany

Anders la Cour, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


Submission Deadline for Papers (5000-8000 words) is January 15th, 2019


The CfP can be found here:
The journal homepage can be found here:


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.