"The year when the organizing meeting happened at the ASA Meeting to create a new section of called Economic Sociology… I noticed that after over an hour of discussion there was no mention of inequality.”
An Interview with Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (Umass-Amherst)
How do they make business decisions and why should we care? An interview with Aruna Ranganathan, Stanford Business School.
Co-Winners of the 2017 Granovetter Prize for Best Article find their surprising answers featured on CBS News.
Co-Winner of the 2017 Granovetter Prize, Chris Yenkey, is interviewed in the Administrative Quarterly Blog.
Our Global Ambassadors Program links economic sociologists from across the globe, sharing how economic sociologists operate in a wide range of countries. See recent reports from Argentina and France.
Tips. Publish, publish, publish! But do so in high quality venues where recent hires in top jobs have published. Keep in mind that speciality journals can also do the trick. Here’s an oldie but goodie on writing a publishable article, from Ezra Zuckerman.
Findings & Trends
In nearly 829 mid-size and large US firms, the percentage of minority managers decreased dramatically over a five year period after mandatory diversity training programs were implement.
The “culture of consumerism” in the US is a myth: consumers have not increased their spending on luxury, non-essential items.
Employees advance less well when the managers evaluating them do not share the same race or gender.
Members of the section can nominate their work for the 2018 Zelizer, Granovetter, and Burt Awards.
Deadline: March 15, 2018.
Viviana Zelizer discusses Harvey Weinstein’s tainted money and the dilemma for charitable foundations.
Sharon Zukin and Max Papadantonakis, PhD program in sociology, City University of New York, have made a podcast about their recently published article on hackathons, tech companies, and precarious work in the new economy.