Sub-theme 25: Doing Sociology in Organization Studies

Michael Grothe-Hammer, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Kathia Serrano Velarde, Heidelberg University, Germany
Mikaela Sundberg, Stockholm University & SCORE, Sweden
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, TC.4.02
Society and/of Organizations
Chair: Kathia Serrano Velarde
Ambreen Ben-Shmuel
“Imagining a different world while being born of it”: Organizational paradoxes in environmental peacebuilding in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan
Brayden King
Reading organizational sociology on its own terms
Krystal Laryea and Christof Brandtner
Organizations as agents of social and systemic integration: Contradiction and reconciliation through loose demographic coupling and community anchoring
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, TC.4.02
Status and Distinction
Chair: Mikaela Sundberg
Valentin Mesa
Famous objects: Studying organizations through the lens of symbolic capital
Nadine Arnold
Who receives status when taking responsibility – or why we should be interested in others
Grégoire Croidieu and Walter W. Powell
Organizations as carriers of status and class dynamics: A historical ethnography of the emergence of Bordeaux’s cork aristocracy
Session III: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, TC.4.02
Roles, Identities and the Self in Organizations
Chair: Michael Grothe-Hammer
Vivienne Konuk
Do I actually want this? The co-evolutionary formation of strategy and managerial identity
Yael Carmeli and Michal Frenkel
Identity work between East and West: Organizational identity processes in the age of identity politics
Sigrunn Tvedten, Trond Løyning, Cathrine Seierstad and Ole Jacob Thomassen
Theorizing the New Public Governance. Changes in institutional logics, organizational roles, and professional identities
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, TC.4.02
Whatever Happened to the Sociology of Organizations?
Chair: Christina Besio
Leopold Ringel
Sociology and organization studies
Rob J.G. Jansen
The mandates of organizational theory in organization studies and sociology: Did the organization disappear, or did it relocate?
Kurt Rachlitz and Benjamin Grossmann-Hensel
Theory application vs. concept import? Reconciliatory observations on the bifurcation of research on organizations
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, TC.4.02
New Theoretical Perspectives
Chair: Robert Jungmann
Mikaela Sundberg
The promise of total institutions in sociology of organizations
Steffen Roth and Vladislav Valentinov
The state of world society. Decision premises of a next political economy
Pierre Blondet
Unaware membership in current social lives: Addressing the elephant in the room
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, TC.4.02
Social Critique and Alternative Organizations
Chair: Leopold Ringel
Mickael Peiro and Jeremy Aroles
Enhancing sociological imagination and embodied criticism: thinking ‘sociologically’ in alternative organization studies
Robert Jungmann and Florence Eyok
Critique as a driving force of alternative organizational forms. A case-study from the field of integration work
Stephanie Schreven, Kristina Auxtova and Lucy Wishart
Organizations as toxic sponges: Decontaminating second-hand clothes from the ‘unholy trinity’ of stigma, taboo, and disgust
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, TC.4.02
Social Change, Transforming Organizations
Chair: Nadine Arnold
Barbara Czarniawska
Why organization sociologists should refer to Tarde and Simmel more often
Thorsten Peetz
In the society of platforms: Organizational differentiation in digital society
Uli Meyer and Cristina Besio
Organizational re-combination and societal change. A theoretical proposition.