Welcome to the MIT Sloan Organization Studies Group's (“OSG”) fall 2007 seminar series.
Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in E52-598 (Forrester Room) from 1:00–2:30 p.m. on Fridays. As they become available, abstracts or papers for the seminars will be posted below.
|Sep 14||Robin Ely, Harvard Business School
Unmasking manly men: The organizational reconstruction of men's identity. (PDF)
|Sep 21||Daniel Beunza, Columbia Business School
Plotting the spread, constructing risk: distributed calculation and the use of the spread plot in merger arbitrage (PDF)
|Sep 28||Ruthanne Huising, MIT IWER
Becoming an Agent of Change: Personal Transformation in the Pursuit of Organizational Change
|Oct 5||Karen Golden-Biddle, Boston University School of Management
Abduction, belief and doubt in theorizing new ideas.
|Oct 12||Jason Davis, MIT Strategy
Rotating Leadership and Symbiotic Organization: Relationship Processes in the Context of Collaborative Innovation (PDF)
|Oct 19||Frank Dobbin, Harvard Sociology
Kicking and Screaming: Commitment and Resistance in Organizational Diversity Programs
|Oct 26||Andrew Hoffman, University of Michigan
Organizational Sets, Populations and Fields: Evolving Board Interlocks and Environmental NGOs
Structure and Role Heterogeneity in Organizational Fields: Evolving Board Interlocks in the Environmental Movement (PDF)
|Nov 2||Marc Steinberg, Smith Sociology
Revisiting Polanyi's “The Great Transformation” (PDF)
|Nov 9||Maureen Scully, UMass Boston College of Management
Mobilizing the Wealthy to Contest Economic Inequality (PDF)
|Nov 16||Ezra Zuckerman, MIT
High Status Deviance or Conformity? Silicon Valley Law Firms' Engagement in Family and Personal Injury Law.
|Nov 23||No seminar, Thanksgiving|
|Nov 30||Gavin Schwarz, UNSW Australian School of Business
The Logic of Deliberate Structural Inertia (PDF)
|Dec 7||Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Accounting for Sustainability: Analogical Work and the Global Reporting Initiative (PDF)
Traditionally, doctoral students and faculty meet individually and/or in small groups before and after the seminar. Please e-mail Stella Kounelaki if you would like to arrange such meetings (please note the dates in which you're interested).
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Past OSG Seminar Schedules