tell us about ASA & AOM!

Are you on a panel? Is there a cool event you want people to know about? Email me or put it in the comments. If you like a panel and want to write it up, email me and I’ll put it in a post. Consider this an open thread on ASA/AOM.

Tip of the day: Kieran will be at the politics of markets workshop on Fri. Aug 7 in Berkeley.

Tip #2: Loyal orghead Mikalia hosts a panel on journalism and sociology.

Tip #3: CV Harquail has info on blogging for management scholars at the AOM.

Tip #4: Teppo has a great one on panels for bridging economics and sociology.

Written by fabiorojas

August 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm

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  1. Tuesday the 11th at 12:30 I am presiding over a panel entitled “Developing Positive Relationships between Journalists and Academia” that will feature two journalists and three sociologists speaking about how to successfully navigate the newspaper interview and how to become a sociological media star. It’s unfortunate that it’s so close to the end of the conference, but it should be a worthwhile session.



    August 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm

  2. You colleagues at already mentioned the AOM Prof’l Dev Workshop on Blogging for Management Scholars, on Friday, so thanks much for that.

    There are two other things to “announce”…

    the first is the group blog site InsightsToActions has information about the workshop but perhaps more important it has information about
    how to contribute a post to the blog
    . All readers of are invited to contribute.

    And, we now have a Twitter hashtag for the conference: #AOM2009 The hashtag not only makes it easier to track and to contribute to conversations about the conference, but also it makes it easier for newbie tweeps (aka twerps) to get the hang of one terrific function of Twitter.

    Please email me if you have questions or suggestions about either one, and if you want to come to the workshop, we’d love to have you. cvh


    CV Harquail

    August 2, 2009 at 8:14 pm

  3. OK, since we’re plugging things, here are two things I’m attending and involved with….1) a PDW on economics and sociology, 2) and a symposium on org econ and capabilities.

    Friday, August 07, 2009
    11:10:00 AM – 1:10:00 PM Hyatt Regency Chicago, Gold Coast

    Presenter: Teppo Felin; Brigham Young U.;
    Presenter: Mark J Zbaracki; Ivey School of Business;
    Presenter: Todd Zenger; Washington U.;
    Presenter: Ezra Zuckerman; Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
    Presenter: Daniel Walter Elfenbein; Washington U. in St. Louis

    The purpose of this OMT Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is to bring together a panel and audience to discuss opportunities for integrating key insights from economics and sociology. While these two disciplines focus on similar phenomena—economic production, organizations, social relations—nonetheless there is still a remarkable chasm between them. The premise of this PDW is that much can be learned about organizations by integrating insights from sociology and economics, and an explicit goal of this PDW is to begin this conversation by outlining key questions and opportunities for future research. This sessions will feature four presentations and topical break-out/discussion sessions in the following areas of economic sociology: 1) Organizational Capabilities, Heterogeneity and Economic Sociology (facilitated by Teppo Felin), 2) Price, Performativity and Economic Sociology (facilitated by Mark Zbaracki), 3) Social Capital, Organizations and Economic Sociology (facilitated by Todd Zenger), and 4) Status, Identity and Economic Sociology (facilitated by Ezra Zuckerman).

    Search Terms: economics, sociology ,organization theory

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009
    9:45:00 AM – 11:15:00 AM Hyatt Regency Chicago, Acapulco

    Presenter: Teppo Felin; Brigham Young U.;
    Presenter: Nicholas Argyres; Washington U. in St. Louis;
    Presenter: Todd Zenger; Washington U.;
    Presenter: Nicolai Foss; Copenhagen Business School;
    Presenter: Robert Gibbons; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    The purpose of this panel symposium is to highlight key questions at the nexus of two literatures: organizational economics and organizational capabilities. These literatures have much to offer each other to advance our understanding of organizational heterogeneity and performance; however, they are often juxtaposed and seldom meaningfully integrated. The panelists in this symposium offer remarks about why and how these literatures might be meaningfully integrated for a more complete understanding of organizational heterogeneity and performance.

    Search Terms: organizational economics, organizational capabilities, heterogeneity



    August 3, 2009 at 2:37 am

  4. I am participating in a symposium called “Life For Sale.” The theme is exploring how commodification works, especially in more and more intimate or previously isolated form market and commodity forces. My paper is about virtual worlds like Second Life and how they enable a commodification of the self. We raise some questions about how problematic this is if people are in control of the mechanisms of this market. If we are having fun, can it be all bad?

    I’ll be doing my bit to promote blogging in the pDW on blogging for management scholars as well.



    August 3, 2009 at 3:59 am

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  7. So, I’m eager to get a report on the pre-ASA/Berkeley politics of markets/performativity workshop — anyone?



    August 13, 2009 at 2:55 am

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