Newsletter July 2021

Dear RC17 members,

Here comes our new newsletter. We hope that you are all doing well and will enjoy reading!

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

Postponement of ISA Congress and Forum

On May 1st, the ISA Assembly of Councils (i.e., the members of Research council & of the National Association Council) has decided to postpone the ISA Congress to June 2023. Consequently, the next ISA Forum will also be delayed by a year to June or July 2025.

The Assembly of Councils also extended RC boards and ISA mandates until the next Congress. More information on the upcoming Congress will come soon.

RC17 Board

Extension of board mandate and new board member

The RC17 board usually serves for a term of four years, from one ISA World Congress until the next one. Because the next World Congress has been postponed from 2022 to 2023, ISA has decided to extend the mandate of the Research Committee boards accordingly. This means that the current board will serve until 2023.

Nevertheless, we have some changes in the composition of the board. Daniel Muzio has left the board. However, we are very happy to announce that Thiago Duarte Pimentel has agreed to fill the spot and serve in the board! Thiago is a full-time researcher and professor in graduate (Master/PhD in Social Sciences) and undergraduate courses (Bachelor in Human Sciences, B. in Tourism) at UFJF, Brazil. He has organized several thematic sessions at the last ISA Forum and he is currently co-editing a Special Issue of the Brazilian theory journal “Teoria e Cultura” on “Collective action, social movements, and organization” that is open for all participants of the RC17 ISA Forum sessions. His public CV is available under:

Activity grants

Possible support by RC17

RC17 can support selected activities by members (e.g., workshops) with up to $500. Informal applications can be addressed to the RC17 board via the Secretary Michael Grothe-Hammer ( The board will then discuss the proposal and issue a decision soon. One central requirement is the thematic connection to RC17 and that some advertising for RC17 takes place at the sponsored event.

Job Opening

PhD position in organizational sociology at NTNU Trondheim

The Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim is searching for a PhD candidate in organizational sociology. The PhD-position is a temporary position for a period of three years, connected to the research group “Organization and Society”. The position may be extended by up to one year if the candidate is assigned teaching responsibilities. The purpose of the PhD project is to study how meta-organizations tackle so-called “grand challenges”. The specific project is supposed to focus on the issue of ocean governance.

Application deadline is August 15, 2021

More information under

Publication announcement

M@n@gement 24(2) – New issue


All for One, One for All! From Events to Organizational Dynamics in Fluid Organization
Anthony Hussenot

Toward a Discursive Approach to the Hybridization of Practice: Insights from the Case of Servitization in France
Olivier Cristofini

The Diffusion of Corporate Social Responsibility Within an Organizational Field: an Analysis through the Complementary Lenses of Neo-Institutional Theory and Actor-Network Theory
Arnaud Gautier, Elise Bonneveux

National Identity and Organizational Identity in Algeria: Interactions and Influences
Sofiane Baba, Omar Hemissi, Taïeb Hafsi

Resocialisation of Experienced Employees: Challenges in a Context of Change
Mélia Arras-Djabi, Delphine Lacaze


On the Limits of Being ‘Corporate’: Internal Mobility, Parrhesia, and Ethical Disasters
Anne Janand, Lidwine Maizeray, Yoann Bazin

Call for Contributions to our Newsletter

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