see you at ess in Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Going to Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) annual meeting in Boston on Thur., March 21 through Sun., March 24? Details about the ESS conference are available here.

Here’s a special plug for a “conversation” between senior scholars about organizations:

3:30-5pm, Fri., March 22, 2013
156.Organizations and Societal Resilience: How Organizing Practices Can Either Inhibit or Enable Sustainable Communities Conversation
Whittier Room (4th Flr)
Organizer:Katherine Chen, City University of New York
Presider: Katherine Chen, City University of New York
Discussants: George Ritzer, University of Maryland
Carmen Sirianni, Brandeis University

Here are several examples of other panels and presentations relevant to orgtheory:

4. The Joys and Pitfalls of Using Social Movement Theory to Study Non-State Actors – Invited Session – Thursday Mar 21 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Charles River Room (4th Flr)
Organizer: Melissa E Wooten, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Presider: Melissa E Wooten, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Katherine Chen, City University of New York
Stephen Valocchi, Trinity College
Michaela DeSoucey, North Carolina State University
Grace Yukich, Quinnipiac University

20.Organizational Management and Institutional Logics – Regular Paper Session
-Thursday Mar 21 | 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Presider: Dana Beth Weinberg — Queens College

Rethinking Organizational Cognition: A Broader Understanding of Coordination and a Better Understanding of Coordination
Joshua Wakeham — Harvard University

Managing from the Middle: Leading the Way or Laying the Groundwork for High Performance
Dana Beth Weinberg — Queens College, Kristie Lucking — Queens College

Management and Policy Concepts: Context Matters
Christian Wittrock — Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, Heather Hofmeister — Goethe
-University, Frankfurt, Germany


49. Occupational Security and Flexibility Regular Paper Session Friday Mar 22 | 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Presider: Silke Aisenbrey, Yeshiva University

Explaining Organizational Variation in Flexible Work Arrangements: Why the Pattern and Scale of Availability Matter
Stephen Sweet — Ithaca College, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes —Boston College, Elyssa Besen — Boston College, Lonnie Golden—Penn State Abington

The Social Context of Schedule Control: Flexible Work Practices in an Information Technology Workforce
Anne Kaduk—University of Minnesota, Erin Kelly—University of Minnesota, Phyllis Moen—University of Minnesota

Perceived Employment Precarity in the United States: New Insecurities in the New Economy
Travis Scott Lowe — University of Connecticut

Worker Uncertainty in the “New Risk Economy”: The Context of Perceived Job Insecurity around a Merger Announcement
Jack Lam—University of Minnesota, Kimberly Fox—Bridgewater State, Wen Fan—University of Minnesota ,Phyllis Moen—University of Minnesota, Erin Kelly—University of Minnesota, Leslie Hammer—Portland State University, Ellen Kossek—Michigan State University

81. Organization Dynamics in Non Profits – Regular Paper Session – Friday Mar 22 | 10:15 AM
-11:45 AM
Presider: John McCamy Wilkes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Challenges and Conflict in Social Ventures due to Competing Institutional Logics
Sarah Woodside — Boston College

Group cohesion and classed paths to activism
Betsy Leondar-Wright -Boston College

Structure or Culture? Explaining Intra-Organizational Conflict in a Hybrid Organization
Courtney Feldscher — Boston University

196.Political and Civic Engagement Regular Paper Session – Saturday Mar 23 8:30AM-10:30AM
Presider: Sarah K. Meyrick, The George Washington University
Service Learning and Political Engagement: On Realizing the Potential Impacts
Dave Harker —Boston College

Contributions of Critical Theory to Deliberative Democracy Ideals An Analysis of the Case of Civil Disobedience as Communicative(Action
Hatice Akca — University of South Carolina

Nonprofit Voices: Generalists and Specialists in the Advocacy Arena
Heather MacIndoe — University of Massachusetts Boston, Ryan Whalen— University of Massachusetts

223. White Collar Work 3 Roundtable 3 Georgian Room L Table 2
Presider: Colleen Eren, City University of New York Graduate Center
The Effects of Harmful Relationships and Experiences at Work on Occupational Mobility and Professional Careers: A Comparison of Women and Men in the Legal Profession across the U.S.
Gabriele Plickert — American Bar Foundation, Jeeyoon Park — American Bar Foundation

Gender Sorting Into an Organizational Hierarchy
Roberto Fernandez — MIT, Megan Cox — MIT, Kristen Wilhite — MIT

The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Women Lawyers in the United States
Cynthia Epstein — City University of New York Graduate Center, Abigail Kolker— City University of New York Graduate Center

316. Occupy and Beyond: Progressive Mobilization in Response to the Economic Crisis
– Mini-conference: Social Movements, Sunday Mar 24 | 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Organizer: Sarah Sobieraj, Tufts University
Presider: Sarah Sobieraj, Tufts University

Beyond Wall Street: Mobilizing Collective Defiance in the Neighborhoods of NYC
Michelle Ronda — Marymount Manhattan College

Occupy, Electoral Politics, and Moral Awakening
Todd Gitlin — Columbia University

Participatory Budgeting in the City: Challenging NYC’s Development Model from the Grassroots
Andreas Hernandez — Marymount Manhattan College, Nancy Baez

Defiance and Control: Direct Action and the Policing of the Occupy Movement
Alex Vitale — Brooklyn College

Discussant: Jeff Juris, Northeastern University


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