Category Archives: Noticias, conferencias y llamados

Organization als Verband. A Seminar with Keith Tribe on Weber’s Economy and Society

[Sí hay interesad@s por ahí a acceder vía zoom envía un email a José Ossandón]

Organization als Verband. A Seminar with Keith Tribe on Weber’s Economy and Society

Guest: Keith Tribe is a leading authority on Weber, a noted historian of economic and social thought and an accomplished translator of (among others Max Weber, Reinhart Koselleck, and Wihelm Hennis). He recently translated Max Weber Economy and Society.

Program: Introduction by the organizers. Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth & José Ossandón, Department of Organization. Talk by Keith Tribe 30-40 minutes. Discussion

Description: The publication of a new English translation of Max Weber’s Economy and Society (Harvard University Press 2019) is the perfect opportunity to re-assess the impact of Weber on organization studies. Of course, as every organization theory textbook explains, Weber has a secured place in the cannon as the main figure behind the classical theory of bureaucracy. This seminar will focus on a different and less explored issue. As Keith Tribe explains in his translator’s introduction, a key but often unnoticed concept in Economy and Society is the notion of Verband which translates as organization.

Verband is more general than what we normally expect with the term organization. Bureaucracy and the modern capitalist firm are instances of this more general category. It is also, however, much more specific than, for instance, notions like “organizing” or even “institution”. Organization [Verband] refers to social relationships where “the observance of its order is guaranteed by the behavior of particular persons specifically charged with its implementation, such as a director and, quite possible, of an administrative staff” (Weber 2019: 129). Economy and Society provides a conceptual apparatus for a deeply comparative study of organization, that, does not need to get lost in more general sociological processes.

Some of the issues we expect to discuss in this seminar are: what is Verband and what is the status of this concept in Weber’s work? and, more speculatively, how would organization studies be if they were Studies of Verband?

Time and Date: November 18th 2021, 15.00 – 16.30

Location: Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14 A, 2000 Frederiksberg Room: KL 3.54
And on Zoom

Format: Hybrid. Keith Tribe will participate via Zoom, Thomas & José will be in the meeting room KL 3.54

Es la fiesta de 15 del Centro de Estudios Sociales de la Economía (CESE-IDAES)

M. Fourcade Hundirse o Nadar. La educación en tiempos de pandemia.

[Ariel Wilkis avisa de esta charla que tendrán con Marion Fourcade el 3 de Noviembre]

Cfp_EGOS Sub-theme 33: In the Eye of the Beholder: The Beauty and Necessity of Market Imperfections

[Quizás alguien por ahí se anime. Sub-Theme 33, EGOS, 2021. Fechas y todo eso, acá: ]

Sub-theme 33: In the Eye of the Beholder: The Beauty and Necessity of Market Imperfections

Convenors: Philip Roscoe, University of St Andrews, Susi Geiger, University College Dublin, José Ossandón, Copenhagen Business School

Call for Papers

The EGOS Colloquium 2022 call invites reflection on the beauty of imperfection and the possibilities it invokes. This sub-theme takes up that challenge as it works towards an account of imperfections in markets. Of course, we do not expect our track participants to simply repeat what economists have already said about market failures, imperfect competition, externalities and so on. Our call is to make market perfection and imperfection a problem to study organizationally.

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A Phinance Online Seminar: ‘Taking the floor’ by D. Beunza

A Phinance Online Seminar: ‘Taking the floor’ by D. Beunza. 17:00 CET, 13 October 2021. Open to the public.

Modeling and governing finance are not two separate things. This is one of the main lessons that sociology and the nascent philosophy of finance have taught us. The powerful interrelation between the models, the behavior, and the organization of financial markets is the focus of Daniel Beunza’s book ‘Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room’ (Princeton University Press). Beunza explores how the extensive use of financial modeling and trading technologies over the last few decades has changed and influenced ‘Wall Street’. In his book, he examines how models have reshaped financial markets and changed moral behavior in organizations, creating both opportunities and dangers. To do this, he takes us to the pulsating center of the financial markets—the floor of a trading firm. This meeting of the Phinance Online Seminars will discuss Daniel’s book with contributions from Donald MacKenzie (Edinburgh), Katherine K. Chen (CUNY), José Ossandón (Copenhagen Business School), Michael Barzelay (LSE), and Daniel himself, which will be followed by an open debate.

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SASE Best Books

Dear SASE community, we are delighted to announce the 2021 Alice Amsden Best Book Award winner, Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas by historian Amy Offner.
The award committee members have also awarded an honorable mention to Neoliberal Resilience: Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe by Aldo Madariaga.  Congratulations to Professors Offner and Madariaga, and huge thanks to the Alice Amsden Best Book Award committee members Leslie McCall (chair), Matthew Amengual, Margarita Estevez-Abe, and Gernot Grabher for their efforts! Please find more about these two exceptional books and the committee’s decision here.

CFP_Special Issue: Multiple Markets Call for Papers

[André Vereta-Nahoum avisa de este llamado a contribuir al número especial en Consumption Markets & Culture que edita junto a Christian Frankel]

Special Issue: Multiple Markets Call for Papers. Manuscript deadline: September 30th, 2021. Special issue Editors: Christian Frankel (Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School) & André Vereta-Nahoum (Department of Sociology, University of Sao Paulo).

In some situations, more than one market can be found at the same time and in the same space. In such situations, one market is often not easily distinguished from other markets. What at first may seem like one market may show in fact to be multiple markets. Buying an ice cream, for example, can simultaneously be part of an ice cream market as well as part of a snack market (Loasby, 1999, p. 111). Also, when the market identified by a competition authority in a decision on antitrust differs from the market identified by the firms involved (Onto, 2014), we may be pointed to a multiple market situation. Moreover, marketplaces located geographically in one place, such as The Night Market, in Sao Paulo, sometimes show to be a simultaneity of multiple market settings with different boundaries defined by its actors (Vereta-Nahoum, 2019). Indeed, there are reasons to believe that such simultaneity of market contexts amid exchange interactions is a relatively common situation. Actors and analysts construe “markets” in multiple different ways, and sometimes do not even recognize a crowd exchanging things as a market.

Market orthodoxy and abstract models of markets have been countered in market studies with attention to individual markets and individual instances of marketization. They have probed specific market systems dynamics (Giesler & Fischer, 2017), the design of digitalized markets (Hagberg & Kjellberg, 2020), how markets are made (Geiger, Kjellberg, & Spencer, 2012), how areas of social life are marketized (Zelizer, 1979), and how markets are agenced (Cochoy, Trompette, & Araujo, 2016). But multiple markets challenge the focus on individual, well-defined markets, central to CMC as well as to market studies more generally.

Are multiple markets common to such an extent that most markets can be conceived, at the same time, as instances of multiple markets? Are established concepts helpful for understanding multiple markets, and what conceptual developments are called for to better understand multiple markets?

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Pesquisa Social e Políticas públicas na Pandemia

¿Qué significa gobernar con el mercado?

[Mañana viernes 26 de Junio presentaré a la distancia en el coloquio del Centro de Derecho, Filosofía y Política de la Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. Abajo van las coordenadas. Si hay alguien interesad@ por ahí, mandenme un correo para recibir el link]

Coloquio de Filosofía del Derecho, Derecho Penal y Teoría Política. El experimento chileno: ¿Qué significa gobernar con el mercado? El caso de la salud. José Ossandón. Hora: 26 jun 2020 09:30 AM Santiago.

Mariana Luzzi reflexiona sobre la docencia online

[Mariana Luzzi comparte sus reflexiones sobre las nuevas prácticas de docencia y colaboración que se abren con el experimento obligado de docencia a la distancia en que terminamos siendo parte. Así empieza]

“¿Qué plataforma estás usando para las clases? ¿Hiciste vivo de Instagram? ¿Se puede bajar el video después? ¿Usaste la encuesta del Moodle? ¿Alguien sabe cómo se hace para ponerle audio a una presentación de diapositivas?

Hace tres meses el chat de nuestro equipo docente explotó. Los mensajes comenzaron a llegar en cascada, desafiando las memorias de nuestros celulares. A cualquier hora circulaban preguntas, tips compartidos, tutoriales, links a todo tipo de recurso virtual. Los intercambios se parecían más a la mesa de ayuda de un canal de tecnología que a un espacio de trabajo entre profesionales de las ciencias sociales.

Desde que empezó la cuarentena quienes nos dedicamos a la docencia nos vimos obligados a aprender en tiempo récord a usar herramientas que hasta ahora no conocíamos (como las diversas plataformas de videoconferencias), o que nunca habíamos pensado como medios para dar clase (como las redes sociales) o que veníamos usando de manera sólo marginal (como el aula virtual de la universidad)”

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