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A parliamentary delegation led by Mr. India-Japan Track 1. The 3rd Dialogue was held at Tokyo in September CSM is a unique collaboration between government, private sector and academia. The 2nd Meeting was held at Tokyo in May The 3rd meeting was held at Delhi in October India now provides year validity visas for temporary business and tourism purposes to Japanese nationals and launched Visa on Arrival facility, in addition to e-Tourist visa facility already available, to Japanese nationals with the inclusion of increased categories of visas.

Japan has relaxed visa requirements of multiple visa for temporary visitors and started to provide 10 year validity visas for temporary business purposes to Indian nationals. Japan announced a simplification of visa procedure for Indian students. A delegation composed of Andhra Pradesh AP government officials and representatives from companies of AP visited Tokyo in March to pursue business opportunities in the field of agriculture and food industry.

Reckoning with this condition requires new analytical and theoretical tools. Click here for detailed information on each session in the Mini-Conference. Her research focuses on organizational routines and innovation. Her research shows how business models are assembled disassembled and reassembled in an innovative process of management learning, enrolling and mobilising collective market-making action.

Neil is primarily known for his interdisciplinary research on IT that sits at the intersection between science and technology studies, information systems, innovation studies and economic sociology. Understanding the future is of utmost concern. In recent years we have seen the proliferation of new kinds of experts with the capacity if not to predict the future then at least to help others operate in and manage the conditions of high uncertainty that surround the world to come.

What are we to make of the peculiar form of knowledge? What about the specialists who produce it? Virtually non-existent a few decades earlier, there are now hundreds of occupations and firms oriented towards the management of the future, with the larger of these organisations producing predictions and forecasts on an almost daily basis.

Who are the new actors evaluating the future? We are interested in exploring the growing plurality of future-makers including their different practices and techniques. New kinds of activities road mapping, envisioning, futuring, etc. How are the future-makers themselves evaluated? It is widely understood much future-oriented knowledge will fail to live up to expectations.

However, who checks? Moreover, how is this knowledge evaluated? Are actors held to future account for the claims they make? It is recognised, as Fine has identified, how some forecasters produce claims about future events that are checked as a matter of occupational routine. However, in certain areas, the accuracy of a prediction is thought unimportant. In trading markets, argues Knorr Cetina , actors have little or no interest or incentive raking over old claims; they are just looking towards the next piece of information.

It is also unlikely that all future-oriented knowledge is accountable in the same way. Longer-term predictions, for instance, may project too far into the future and be couched in too many techno-industry uncertainties for any group to be held responsible for their non-materialization. Conversely, there may be other shorter-term predictions that are subject to more stringent scrutiny and possibly sanction. How do actors go about creating future-related knowledge? What techniques do they use to value the work of future-makers? How do they hold them accountable? What penalties are there for future-makers found to be wrong?

Prior, Ian has been researching responsible business, sustainability, and accountability since This research has included cleaner technology, industrial ecologies, stakeholder engagement, risk governance in water and salmon farming, sustainable development indicators, government policy making, climate change, accounting and activism, human rights abuse and international development. His current projects include responsible and ethical accountability and data use, citizen accounting, carbon accountability social media, football club financing and responsible business benchmarking and transformation.

He is convener of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, a network of over international scholars. He has contributed to social theory in areas such as disaster and disruption, accounting and organisational change, and the microsociology of financial numbers. He has most recently published on how accounting is involved, and tied up, in practices of tacit coordination and is currently working with Yuval Millo on a series of papers in valuation theory.

Ken currently holds the post of lecturer in accounting at the University of Leicester, and is a member of its centre for philosophy and political economy research unit CPPE. His research studies the links between value and accounting; specifically how such links enter into social spaces. Ken is also active in the burgeoning critical finance studies project, recently completing a study of social finance and investment. His current projects include accounting for biodiversity, wellbeing in the accounting profession, climate change denial in the finance industry, and the sustainability of craft butchery.

The future of our planetary existence is uncertain and increasingly precarious. Ecological awareness has grown since the s and given rise to numerous global and regional initiatives to moderate the trajectory of socio-economic development, under the banner of sustainability typified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Scholars in social and environmental accounting, social studies of finance, economic sociology, and related areas, have contributed intermittently to these initiatives through research and, occasionally, active interventions.

Since the s, they have become increasingly skeptical of the merits of these engagements. Environmental reporting has often been subsumed by corporate strategies predicated on the exigencies of impression management in avoiding public scrutiny and more heavy-handed forms of political regulation. Concomitantly, critical scholars have re-affirmed the ecological predicament by sketching disastrous trajectories of socio-economic development, whether in terms of full-cost and extinction accounting or by documenting the ineffectiveness of carbon trading.

Extending financial reasoning, financialized forms of sustainable intervention and regulation have been criticised as accelerating the process of planetary collapse. The utopia of green finance is reconsidered against a process of financialization that problematically redefines the full scope of our ecological relationships. The fact that finance is taking charge of sustainable development thus reinforces a dystopian view of continuous ecological decline on a progressively financialized planet. Alongside this research, others have been striving to reimagine socio-economic development in more fundamental ontological and epistemological terms, tracing the roots of our current predicament to the enlightment, the dawn of modernity, or even back to the Neolithic Revolution as the start of the anthropocene.

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Re-imagining the possibility of finance and accounting that is in harmony with nature and society remains an unresolved challenge. Therefore this mini-conference seeks to provoke further debate on the relations between the socio-economic sphere and its planetary ecologies. The project particularly examines how private equity, hedge funds, investment banks, commercial banks and their leaders entered the field of higher education administration and finance during this period.

He has written extensively on the topics of economic sociology, organizations, social stratification, political sociology, and European economic and political integration. He is currently working on a book about the financial crisis. Adam Goldstein teaches sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. His areas of interest include economic sociology, organizations, and social stratification. His current research examines the social consequences of financial capitalism in the contemporary United States.

His research applies the tools of social network analysis to study the institutional processes that create, sustain, and transform organizations and markets. His current projects examine the emergence of new academic disciplines and innovation in financial markets. Reassessing the Crisis. Ten years after the financial crisis we are still debating questions of causality, culpability, and uneven recovery.

We therefore invite papers that shed light on the structural roots of the financial crisis, as well as papers that explore the failure of experts to predict and forestall the crisis as it happened. The crisis of banking was global, but it was unevenly spread across countries and had differential impacts on national economies. Why were these impacts so different? And how were policy responses more or less successful at coping with them? Ideational Underpinnings of Financial Capitalism. One strand of economic sociology has emphasized the role of economics in creating financial markets.

In the wake of the financial crisis, the economics profession initially appeared to take a hit.

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We are therefore particularly interested in papers that examine the actions of economic experts during the financial crisis and the legitimacy or illegitimacy of their expertise in its aftermath. Socio-Technical Infrastructures. The technical aspects of financial innovation have long been a topic of study for economic sociologists.

How has the use of securitization, algorithms, and other tools of financial innovation changed since the crisis? Have the continued expansion of algorithmic technologies in financial markets once again set the economy on a path that the titans of finance themselves fail to grasp? Reconstructing the Global Financial Order. Scholars have shown that finance has been a force re-structuring world exchange.

Following the crisis, financial markets underwent a substantial reorganization at the national and transnational level.

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These changes and their impact on national or international economies for better or worse provide another key theme for the mini-conference. We are interested in changes both to the organization of financial markets and to the place of financial motives and logic beyond the traditional domains of finance.

Have policymakers tried to construct new rules to reduce risk or have financial products or have innovations which create risk continued apace? Are regulatory interventions different across countries, and if so, why and how? Social and Political Consequences. The crisis reshaped the distribution of household wealth and income.

Papers that explore the links between finance, financialization, and the growing inequality in wealth and income are welcome. Pundits around the world attribute the rise of populist nationalist governments to the severity of the financial crisis. The most common mechanism cited is the way in which the severity of the crisis differentially affected working class households. Emerging populist nationalist regimes have successful linked that disgust to anti-immigrant sentiment.

Her researches focus on the history of future research, prediction, futurology and futures studies in the global field, and investigates the circulation and constitution of future expertise in the post war period, and the role of prediction as a source of governmentality.

She recently published The Future of the World. His current research interests span the social construction of markets, valuation processes and quantification. He recently opened a field work on global food security issues, with a focus on the scenario analysis tools designed by agro-economists to model the long term future of agriculture.

Melissa Fisher is a cultural anthropologist who writes on finance, feminism, and the workplace. Her first book, Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy Duke University Press, , a co-edited volume, brought together ethnographies exploring how cultural practices and social relations were altered by radical economic and technological innovations during the turn of the new millennium. Her second book, Wall Street Women Duke University Press, , tracks how the first generation of Wall Street women simultaneously built professional careers in finance while constructing market feminisms She is working on a third book about gender, sexuality, diversity, and inclusion in finance and film.

Based on fieldwork in the United States and Europe, it focuses on how social movements such as Me Too shape individual careers as well as organizational life and policymaking. Fisher has given numerous key notes and conference talks nationally and internationally. Her book on Wall Street women received over twenty-five reviews in academic journals. She also played an advisory role in the first female financial thriller film: Equity, a Sony Classic Pictures release Fisher earned her Ph. His research applies economic sociology, organizational sociology and sociological theory to the study of macroeconomic forecasting.

This miniconference aims to explore the role played by predictive instruments such as scenarios, forecasts, or Delphi panels in creating visions of socio economic futures across global space. It seeks, in particular, to understand how predictive technologies are not only performative devices as shown by STS scholars but also carry important legacies of global expertise and ambitions of control that extend both in time and space. By integrating arguments from history and economic history, the mini conference seeks to explore the links between the future visions carried by such technologies, and specific forms of globalistic expertise such as global consultants, forecasters and scenario makers.

The aim of the mini conference is therefore to tie together emerging strands of thinking from financial sociology and anthropology economic history and sociology, around futures as not only visions and images of coming time, but as highly material expectations and even forms of extension of future interest. Our scope is both theoretical and empirical in aim. Drawing on a range of methods including ethnography and intellectual history, we seek to contextualize and problematize concepts such as expectations, risk and uncertainty, and we seek to show the complex histories and socio economic contexts of predictive tools and their geopolitical agendas.

By so doing we seek to reinvest the future with the problem of power and understand future expectations and images as results of power struggles between economic actors, markets, states, culture and interests. Contributions addressing the following thematic strands are particularly welcome although contributions exploring other related questions will be considered :.

Anticipations of the future involve a set of tools and calculative technologies, most of them relying on expertise and making use of specific data and inputs, but most of which also have a very specific history. This history can be traced to new forms of future speculation based on computer powered tools and algorithmic reasoning, but also to efforts to reinvent and extend the scope of planning, and not least to new rationalities of governmentality and management profoundly inspired by global corporations facing uncertainties related to an unpredictable process of globalization from the s on.

We encourage papers that explore this situated socio economic and cultural contexts of predictive technologies over time and their link to historic impressions of global space. We are also interested in papers that consider the relationship between the global and local contexts. Forecasting expertise : Which are the groups and actors that produce and use predictive technologies and is there a particular kind of forecasting or future expert? On what forms of epistemological underpinning is such forecasting expertise created and maintained? How are forms of legitimacy constructed around forms of knowledge that are necessarily of speculative kind, but that can nevertheless be underpinned with complex forms of data and objective representation?

The development of foreknowledge or -guessing for regulation emphasizes connections between socio-economics and science and technology studies, and leads to an interrogation on the social and cultural under which expertise is regarded as reliable. Such future visions appear to emanate from specific sites and places, ranging from the World Economic Forum or Wall Street to Silicon Valley.

How are claims as to the coming, often projected as dramatically different, capitalist future constructed and projected? My research interrogates questions of development in the context of globalization, transnational trading networks and labour. More specifically, I focus on the role of nation states in governing labour, and how public regulations interact with lead-firm driven private codes of conduct and civil society initiatives across geographical scales.

Another strand of my research explores labour agency, and the evolving strategies adopted by workers in contesting their conditions in global production networks GPNs. Having secured a large Economic and Social Research Council ESRC grant with colleagues at the University of Manchester, I will advance this agenda by exploring public-private governance dynamics in regional value chains driven by Southern lead firms across sub-Saharan Africa. She is interested in environmental innovations and environmental upgrading, and on the evolution of Italian industrial districts and small and medium sized firms within global value chains.

Global value chain GVC analysis has reached a milestone with over twenty years of research. An analytical framework for understanding the global fragmentation of manufacturing and services as key processes of globalization, GVC research has helped us conceptualize and anticipate a variety of im-pacts, opportunities and challenges, posed by global industries on firms, workers, local communities, natural environments and national developmental paths. A series of forthcoming books on GVCs take stock of the breadth of research conducted thus far and consolidates key contributions, laying a basis for future research into the impact of these global processes on our economies, politics, and societies across scales and geographical locations De Marchi, Di Maria, and Gereffi ; Gereffi, Ponte, and Raj-Reichert ; Gereffi ; Ponte A key characteristic of analytical progression in the GVC domain is its inter-disciplinary openness to research for example in Economic Geography and International Business, amongst others.

We are interested in papers on the following key themes which are innovative in their scope, methods, and ideas. We are particularly interested in inter-disciplinary contributions. Papers can be cross-cutting in its thematic focus. Submissions related to the themes are also welcomed. And in the context of Indus-try 4. For example over social and environmental conditions and the enforcement of standards? Her research fields are media sociology and web studies. Her current research topics cover digital practices, careers of amateurs and professionalization processes. Presses des Mines, Pierre LeQueau is anthropologist, associate professor at the department of sociology accredited to supervise research of University Grenoble-Alpes France.

He is research fellow at PACTE and his research interests are technical, cultural and social mediations and new forms of solidarity. He recently organized the international forum for well-being in Grenoble June Olivier Zerbib is associate professor at University Grenoble Alpes Graduate school of management and department of sociology.

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His research interests are: the cultural and communicational forms of reflexivity, the effects of cultural eclecticism on digital practices, the hybridization of cultural forms and observable remediations, particularly with regard to public reading, encounter sites and video gaming. By analyzing various digital systems he has sought to better understand the processes of innovation, reception and sharing of digital objects and works. His current research work focuses on third places and libraries updating and reflecting on works done in the s on the introduction of digital media to the supply of documents and associated practice.

Past or ongoing publications reflect these concerns, as well as those relating to reflexivity and innovation in the field of video games first-person shooter or musical video games. The mini-conference focuses on the new forms that shape the Do-It-Yourself movement nowadays. Makerspaces, hackerspaces, fabLabs, techshops are some of them which, from the markets or their margins, redesign the borders of socioeconomic reality and experiment new ways of making social worlds. Makerspaces appeared spontaneously and maintained themselves for a long time.

What then makes them arise? Do they continue previous forms of sociocultural or socioeconomic organizations? This suggests that they can play a significant role in the resilience of inhabitants after a crisis. But that would not explain why they maintain and sometimes even develop themselves then. Despite contextual elements, past and present, it is therefore necessary to grasp the proper logic of development of these social forms and the way they produce their justifications: from new global hacker culture to local community education or working based learning. Their references also could be very different depending on whatever they produce, recycle or fix.

Public policies now often encourage the creation and development of this kind of third places. In this case, we could then look at what is expected by local authorities. Makerspaces develop themselves by forming a dense but diversified network cluster? We can then try to understand what connects these different experiences, through space and time. We could be interested in examining their trajectory, training course and experiences… Including in other networks, elsewhere.

A similar approach of those who participate to their workshops is possible as well. Other resources, material and non-material, also circulate between different places. How do these non-monetary markets actually work in terms of exchanges, valuation, etc.?

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How are they connected to each other, including internationally? Finally, what do the outcome of the whole system consist in and how evaluate it, individually and collectively. In this regard, we could pay particular attention not only to the transfer of skills to the inhabitants, but their global empowerment.

The logic of bricolage involves the articulation of heterogeneous materials and know-hows as well as various forms of collaboration and co-working we could describe. Consequently, the DIY movement blurs several traditional boundaries of economic systems. As makers produce items and share competences on their free time without economic benefits, their activities reconfigure links between work and non-work, commercial and non-commercial activities.

Boundaries between institutional and non-institutional frames could also be addressed and different social and political claims as well. For example, some makerspaces add gender concerns to their libertarian identity. Do these processes prevent some makerspaces from becoming more inclusive or do they allow them to evolve towards new definitions of community and democracy? He is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research and head of humanities and social sciences at the School of Form design program.

He is currently writing on the rise of mortgage credit in Poland. His research interests include sociological theory, temporal order of markets, digital platforms, and human ecology. She currently investigates the dynamics of future expectations in moments of economic and political crisis. The rise of capitalist modes of production revolutionized the temporal order of traditional societies. The future has emerged as the major temporal reference for social and economic life, becoming ever more open, contingent, and uncertain. Time itself has become an object of commodification, power struggles and new differentiations.

However, the emergence of this new temporal order did not mean the disappearance of other cyclical forms of time. The proposed mini-conference takes up these classic concerns of sociology and transposes them to the current phase of capitalism. It is interested in the distorting effects of new capitalist developments for the temporal order of 21st century societies. How do processes of globalization, digitalization, or financialization affect the ways time and the future are conceived?

How are these transformations related to the multiple rhythms structuring modern societies? What are the structural temporal conflicts between the economy and other social spheres? And what technologies do actors use to manage these conflicts? Contributions addressing the following thematic strands or related perspectives are particularly welcome:. The assessment of these transformations is of particular importance, as capitalism risks destroying its own temporal foundations. Innovation, entrepreneurship and investment, the backbones of traditional capitalism, all require the confidence in an open future full of opportunities and the capability to envision and project long term perspectives.

How do algorithms and new data-based modes of prediction render futures less open? Is financialization increasing the speed and accelerating social live? Are actors in a globalized, flexibilzed economy still confident they stand to take control of their futures? How do the changing dynamics of capitalism relate to the multiple rhythms structuring modern societies?

What are the assonances and dissonances between biographical time of the life course and the cycles of finance? What is the conflict between the short-term profit of financialized capitalism and its long-term externalities, including the deep futures of Anthropocene? How are they adjusted and how do they diverge?

How do current developments increase or relax existing desynchronization? How do people cope with divergent rhythms of social life as they try to manage their work-life balance? What role do professionals play in managing temporal conflicts on the individual level e. By what devices are temporal conflicts reduced at societal level e. Finally, what is the role of different digital technologies calendars, collaboration software, trading terminals, smartphone applications etc.

He is a member of both the Political Science primary and the Sociology courtesy departments. Herrigel has published widely on industrial change and economic development in Europe, the United States, Japan and China. His work is qualitative, combining historical analysis, ethnography and interview-based case studies with social theoretical concerns for relationality and process.

Along with many articles and book chapters, he is author of: Industrial Constructions. She publishes in the sociological areas of unintended consequences, possibility, ignorance, failure and diffusion of innovations. Her research sites comprise the refugee crisis in Central and Eastern Europe, the paraformal practices in the financial sector in Poland, the wearing of protective gear in boxing, and the management of stray dog population in Romania. Currently, she is working on a book on the role of futures thinking and foresight methodologies in social and political change efforts focused on democracy, development, peacebuilding and climate change.

She focuses in particular on the use of participatory scenario methods by democratic reform actors in the Global South, as well as on their links to transnational networks of sponsors and partners. Her first book, Partisan Publics: Communication and Contention Across Brazilian Youth Activist Networks Princeton University Press, , examined civic and political networks of Brazilian youth activism during the re-democratization period.

She has also written about the role anti-partisanship in the recent Brazilian protest wave. She has also written theoretical articles on agency, culture, networks, temporality, and social interaction. Social action, entrepreneurship and decision-making are increasingly depicted as taking place in a context of possibility, alternatives, and opportunities waiting to be revealed.

This discourse is associated with hope, creativity and adventure, and is backed up by contemporary advances in technology, which render the contemplation of possible worlds more and more widespread. The spectrum of what is possible helps to advance alternative economic activities sharing or cooperative economies , nonconventional entrepreneurship, original forms of adaptation, social and technological innovations, social movements, and even new types of governance infused with hope. Hence, engaging the possible can be a tool to reduce or, at least, challenge social inequalities.

At the same time, however, visions of the possible can generate disappointment regarding less advantageous or unexpected developments. These might include, for instance, claims regarding the failure to anticipate episodes of crisis financial, migratory etc. These developments infuse the exploration and transformation of the possible with urgency, pressing policymakers, scientists and citizens to imagine alternative scenarios and push the boundaries of what people consider to be plausible and desirable futures.

The invocation of what is possible can also lead to the reification of future scenarios, and to subsequent fatigue. On the other hand, it is the subject of political struggles, and thus the reification or transformation of possible futures is always consequential to the present. The mini-conference invites papers exploring the dynamics of the possible in the contemporary world.

The intuition guiding this discussion is that there is more than one logic of what is possible. Possible worlds reveal themselves in relation to social structure, economic situation, habitus, power, and politics. This mini-conference aims to explore in what directions the possible is leading us in the contemporary world. We will discuss how it enables or blocks individual and collective action; how it contributes to political struggles; how it provides templates for social policy; and how it re-arranges temporalities across social fields.

We will also consider the conditions that lead to the exhaustion of possible futures. Finally, we will discuss the most suitable sociological theories and research methods that scholars can use to investigate possible worlds. Researcher at CNPq since Experience in Economics, with emphasis in Economic Theory, acting mainly in the following subjects: development economics, economic policies and Brazilian economy.

Post-doctoral program in Economics at Cambridge University and Ph. Former Visiting Scholar at Leiden University Co-editor and author of some books and author and co-author of articles published in Brazilian and international journals. He focuses his researches in the following subjects: i macroeconomic aspects of International trade and finance; ii globalization; iii economic integration; iv economic development. Recent papers are: Business cycle convergence and trade: Brazil and China in a changing world Journal of Economic Policy Reform ; Brazilian countercyclical economic policies as a response to the Great Recession: a critical analysis and an alternative proposal to ensure macroeconomic stability Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

I have recently extended my interest on Labor Relations, particularly about labor mobility and income distribution in Brazil. Following the economic growth with income distribution and poverty reduction period that characterized in the initial years of the millennium, the Great Recession of forced most countries in the region into adopting economy austerity measures. Also, a new international economic scenario, with a growing economic protectionism trend, led these countries into an economic, political and social uncertainty.

Thus, the initial economic boom in the first decade of the 21st century have not reduced their structural imbalances and institutional deficiencies. At the same time, all those challenges have emerged in the context of change in the information and communication technologies ICT and in the use of artificial intelligence AI. These factors are beginning to have significant effects in all areas of social organizations -such as, production processes, labor-market relations — as well as affecting economic policies determination, the working of institutions and the state itself.

Additionally, they are even putting democracy as a reliable political system at risk. Although it seems clear that Iberian-America countries are undergoing a process of transformation in all the spheres that constitute and regulate socio-economic relations, its main trends are not, at least so far. On the contrary, there is a great uncertainty. Following his studies of economics, political science and sociology he obtained a doctorate in economics at Goethe University Frankfurt summa cum laude.

His research is primarily concerned with the institutional dynamics of capitalist development, involving the matter of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic policy, paralleled by an interest in the history of economic and social theory. Over the years, this transdisciplinary conversation between economics and sociology has been submerged by academic differentiation. Sociology has provided the breeding ground for a new kind of economic sociology that addresses the social fabric of capitalist market economies.

Yet its conversation with economics has been hindered by the fact that the mainstream of neoclassical economics resembles a kind of economic physics that tends to eschew the dialogue with sociology. Revisiting the intellectual project of socio-economics therefore requires a revitalization of the conversation between economic sociology and those non-neoclassical strands of economics that are usually labelled as heterodox, reaching across the theoretical as well as normative and political spectrum from Marxian and Postkeynesian via institutional and evolutionary to Austrian economics.

Adding to the rejection of neoclassical equilibrium analyses, their common ground lies in a shared vision of capitalist market economies as shaped by uncertainty, instability, novelty, conflict, and persistent change. Crucially, this vision of economic affairs also characterises the major strands of economic sociology.

Key questions to be explored are as follows:. To explore these and related questions, papers that present original and unpublished content are invited for submission. Particularly welcome are papers which take on a comparative theoretical perspective that is rooted in contemporary theorising or in the history of ideas. In addition to that, also contributions concerned with comparative methodological discussions are invited for submission. Furthermore, papers which shed light on the above questions by utilising empirical material or historical reasoning are of course also welcome as contributions.

She studies the future of work in data-rich environments. Her most recent book, Self-Tracking , co-authored with Dawn Nafus MIT Press, , focuses on the practices and politics of using consumer technologies to track health and other everyday personal metrics. She leads a new project on Data Diversity that studies the challenges of using artificial intelligence for decision making.

She holds a Ph. Her writing for the general public has appeared in Wired , Slate and The Atlantic , among other outlets. She studies innovation, money, and disasters. Current projects are about Complementary currencies Sardex and other regional Italian mutual credit circuits and Sociology of disasters and social innovation.

She is Editor of Polis, a Journal on social and political research. Computational techniques including machine learning, big data analysis and artificial intelligence are disrupting established methods of data collection and analysis in the social sciences. Researchers are also questioning the social, cultural and political impacts of data-driven technologies in hiring and employment, medicine, finance, and criminal justice, among many other areas of social life. On one hand, algorithms represent new data-intensive mechanisms for coping and counterbalancing unequal structures of opportunities and power.

On the other side, new data tools could exacerbate existing social, economic and political hierarchies under a guise of technocratic neutrality. Society could potentially derive enormous benefits from new kinds of data, but challenges persist. For example, in healthcare algorithmic and AI systems could also lock-in existing accumulated advantages, open new divides, such as privacy or security, and create new patterns of privilege or exploitation.

This SASE mini-conference will focus on the organizational dynamics of algorithmic systems and artificial intelligence. We welcome submissions presenting empirical evidence or developing theoretical reflections on the intersection of socio-technical systems and organizational realities. Contributions are invited on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to the following:. What socio-economic mechanisms contribute to the power of algorithms to reproduce and reinforce inequality and bias?

Are there organizational processes or structures that mitigate or exacerbate algorithmic inequality? What new digital competences arise as different actors and stakeholders articulate their power and influence within algorithmic organizational settings?


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There is a potential for reconfiguration in power practices due to AI and algorithms promised capacity to substitute human experience, judgment and expertise, as organizational and social institutions try to adjust. What emerging evidence do we have as these systems diffuse from the technology sector into more kinds of work, organizations and industries? What do scholars need to understand to build algorithmic systems to encourage creativity and collaboration among workers?

How do different actors in an organization understand and use algorithms differently? How do they adapt their daily practices in algorithmic settings and how do they modify, push back or resist algorithmic logics? What cross-country empirical evidence helps scholars to understand the emerging dynamics of these systems in a wider array of settings? Teresa Ghilarducci holds the Bernard L. Her research areas concern automatic stabilizers, financialization, and labor market dynamics. Ghilarducci holds a Ph.

D from the University of California Berkeley. His research focuses on the relation between globalization and income distribution, and the history and philosophy of economics. The New School will celebrate the th anniversary of its founding in Thorstein Veblen was one of the founding faculty members of The New School in How does consumerism create status today? What is the relation between contemporary consumerism and labor market conditions in the era of the platform economy?

What is the role of debt in the formation of social class and in the determination of economic growth? What does the re-emergence of monopoly power by a few firms mean for economic policy and economic democracy? How has the rise in income and wealth inequality changed the role of consumption and status in the way class is constructed and narrated? How can neuroscience, macroeconomic modeling, ethnography, critical race theory and other modern approaches help us to gain new insights into the issues that Veblen explored in the first part of the twentieth century.

One driver of the current levels of debt accumulation was wage stagnation, which prompted less affluent households to borrow to finance consumption expenditures. Her research centers on issues of responsibility, ethicality, knowledge, and emotions in the institutions and practices of health care and medicine. Her book, Never Good Enough: Health Care Workers and the False Promise of Job Training Cornell , examined the creation and justification of a billion-dollar industry for training, upgrading, and multiskilling unionized, frontline health care workers in New York City, in the midst of widespread restructuring of the health care sector.

She also published two book chapters on affective and caring labour in this training industry. More recently, she worked for several years with an interdisciplinary research group based at the University of Toronto examining the processes around medical device adoption, regulation, and surveillance in Canada. Her current research, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, focuses on pelvic floor surgery and the adoption of new devices and techniques into surgery, including transvaginal mesh. Her current research explores the possibilities for solidarity in a digital economy, conducting interviews among Deliveroo riders in Scotland.

She has published and spoken about fashion, technology, and embodiment, in the U. Her current research focuses on how the coming fusion of wearable technologies with biotech are impacting gender, data privacy, and embodiment. What cannot be fathomed may be felt. This panel will focus on how the nature of what the future holds may be enfolded in the present in registers that cannot necessarily or completely be articulated: the registers of bodies, emotions, affect, sensations, spaces, capacities, and the virtual.

We are interested in bringing together scholars whose work examines the way in which the feeling of the future exists in the work and labor of the present. All methodological and conceptual approaches are welcome. We hope to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines who share a common interest in the areas of what may be felt, to consider how our training and trajectories as researchers may lead to differing conceptualizations of these topics, but also to see what kinds of overlaps and compatibilities are generated by a more concrete concern with issues of work and labor.

Eventual organization of sessions will reflect the papers submitted, but potential themes for panels and papers include:. Find out more about the exceptional scholars giving featured talks at our 30th anniversary conference in New York. Her work is published in top international academic reviews and university presses. She also sits on many scientific councils or university evaluation boards in many countries in Europe and North America. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements.

She lives in Troy, NY. His research interests are productivity, innovation, intangible investment and growth. Nancy Fraser is the Henry and Louise A. She works on social and political theory, feminist theory, and contemporary French and German thought. She left academia in , and worked for four years in the finance industry, including two years at the hedge fund D. Research networks provide a stable spine of research at the SASE conference. Submissions to the SASE conference must be made through one of the research networks or through a mini-conference.

Moderator: Torsten Geelan. Moderator: Lara Monticelli. Network P : Accounting, Economics, and Law. Finance at Work — ed. Moderator: Matthew Soener. Looking to stay just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the conference? Check out a selection of hotel options below. W New York — Union Square. Gramercy Park Hotel. Mercer Hotel. American Dream Hostel. Hampton Inn — New York. Chelsea Center Hostel. Homewood Suites by Hilton. Millennium Hilton.

Waldorf Astoria, Waldorf Towers. New York Marriott Downtown. Renaissance Hotel Freehand Hotels. The social sciences are particularly under attack for both political reasons level-headed, fact-based argumentation is not in the interest of those politicians whose success depends on emotions such as hate and fear and pecuniary ones the output of social sciences research appears more difficult to commodify than the output of STEM subjects. Yet, social scientists and their work play a key role in what constitutes the modern societies in which we live.

Democracy, constitutions, human rights, and capitalism were the result of complex processes of co-evolution of intellectual ideas and empirical realities. Intellectual ideas and theories have played a crucial role in shaping the world we live in and in defining what we take for granted realities. Their role in maintaining civilized and free societies is vastly underestimated. This is a dangerous development that we should fight back against.

In the topical panels, we seek to help nurture the vital conversation between social scientists and members of the public in order to foster mutual understanding. Two hot topics of immense interest to citizens and academics alike will be tackled at this event:. Chair : Imran Chowdhury Pace University. Chair : Anna Skarpelis Harvard University. The sessions will use innovative dialogue techniques to provide an opportunity to discuss what we can jointly contribute to solve these problems. The sessions will be held consecutively on the afternoon of Saturday, 29 June pm and pm respectively at the New School in New York City.

We hope you can stay in the city on Saturday afternoon to help make a difference in the world. Please sign up using the form on this page if you are interested in attending one or both sessions. Schnyder lboro. Anna K. Skarpelis, Harvard University, askarpelis fas. WAG has three objectives: 1. The Kyoto kick-off event of the Women and Gender Forum was very successful. We had over 80 participants discussing issues related to publishing, career progression and work-life balance, followed by a networking lunch. Every year we come together at the SASE Annual conference in a dedicated session to discuss research, share information, network with each other and welcome our junior colleagues.

As lunch will not be provided, we advise you to bring a sandwich lunch from one of the myriad restaurants and shops in the area , which you can get during the break between conference sessions and the beginning of the Women and Gender Forum i. Membership is open to all female SASE members and those who identify as women in a way that is significant to them. If you would like to get in touch, please e-mail: d. I wrote two books on market creation. I am currently working on the problem of rationality and uncertainty in two different contexts: credit assessment and the use of science in risk management.

I have been a member of SASE since I am the co-founder and co-organizer of the Finance and Society Network, served on the Executive Council between and , Treasurer between and , and as President After receiving his Ph. Amitai Etzioni served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years; part of that time as the Chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in before serving as a Senior Advisor to the White House from In , Dr. Etzioni served as the president of the American Sociological Association in , and in was the founding president of the international Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

In , he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. In , the press began referring to Dr. Outside of academia, Dr. He appears often on radio and television programs, and is regularly consulted by print media as well.

In , he was named by Richard Posner as being among the top American intellectuals as measured by academic citations. Also in , Dr. Etzioni was awarded the John P. Book Review: Law and society in a populist age: balancing individual rights and the common good. His research is located at the intersection between political science and political economy, on the one hand, and sociology, especially economic sociology, on the other.

His interest is and has always been the tension between a democratic polity and a capitalist economy, as reflected in the constitution of the modern welfare state and in the regulation of labor relations and the employment relationship through trade unions and employer associations. Areas of interest include comparative and historical sociology, economy and society, sociology of law and sociology of organizations. His current research projects include a study of the historical evolution of credit as a problem in the sociology of trust, regulatory arbitrage, what modern derivatives markets reveal about the relationship between law and capitalism, and the regulation of credit for poor people in early 20th Century America.

A comparative sociologist by training and taste, she is interested in variations in economic and political knowledge and practice across nations. Her first book, Economists and Societies Princeton University Press , explored the distinctive character of the discipline and profession of economics in three countries.

This book investigates new forms of social stratification and morality in the digital economy. Other recent research focuses on the valuation of nature in comparative perspective; the moral regulation of states; the comparative study of political organization with Evan Schofer and Brian Lande ; the microsociology of courtroom exchanges with Roi Livne ; the sociology of economics, with Etienne Ollion and Yann Algan, and with Rakesh Khurana; the politics of wine classifications in France and the United States with Rebecca Elliott and Olivier Jacquet.

His inaugural lecture summarizes the essence of his research agenda, arguing for a Numeracy 2. You can find the work of the whole research team on the FickleFormulas project website. In the past, he has published widely on the politics of financial regulation and accounting standards. Her current research focuses on politics and globalization. Her earlier work focused on political development Peasants Against Politics and the organization of interests Dualism and Discontinuity in Industrial Societies and Organizing Interests in Western Europe.

She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. On completing my D. As part of this collaboration, I also taught at the Singapore School of Management During this time I ran a number of large-scale European and international research projects examining the impact of labour market policy and employment transitions. I returned to BMEc in April His research utilizes cross-national comparison to better understand the regulatory and other societal influences on the corporation, particularly using the cases of Germany, Japan, the UK and USA.

His research aims to link disparate fields of scholarship, including institutional theory, organizational analysis, economic sociology, and comparative political economy. Particular empirical interests have been the relationship of corporate governance and human resource management, and issues around corporate social responsibility and labor standards. His current projects seek to apply methods of fuzzy set and qualitative comparative analysis QCA to understanding.

Her research examines the social, cultural and emotional influences on economic phenomena, globalization, and postsocialism. She is the co author or co editor of six books and multiple articles. Wherry and V. Zelizer, Her research focuses on the politics of inequality and social policy in the rich democracies, particularly the countries of western Europe. She has special interests in comparative health policy and the politics of health inequalities, party system change, southern European politics, and the politics of aging. Center for Leadership and Ethics. Phillips research addresses the main questions of what is the value of diversity and what are the barriers that prevent society, organizations and especially work teams from capturing the knowledge, perspectives and unique backgrounds of every member?

As organizations and society become increasingly diverse, developing a more sophisticated understanding of intergroup relations and the myriad of processes that interfere with capturing the value that diversity can bring to the table, is essential for the continued growth of organizations. You can find insights in Prof. Recent interests tackle issues around the intersection of race and gender stereotypes, the relationship between diversity and perceptions of morality, and insights on how homogeneity affects group processes just as much as diversity itself.

Her review of diversity research published in Research in Organizational Behavior under the name Williams is a leading source of information for scholars across many disciplines including psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, lawyers, and doctors. Phillips teaches numerous topics including leadership, leading and managing teams, decision making, negotiations, organizational change, and motivation. She has a way of involving students in the discussion of cutting-edge concepts from her research and expertise that makes you feel like you are being part of something novel and unique.

She was the best introduction I could possibly have to business school. Broadly, she is interested in intergroup relations and boundary processes, especially as they pertain to race, ethnicity and nationalism. Most of her research explores the impact of demographic diversification——real and perceived——on intergroup relations in the United States. She draws on a range of quantitative methods and data sources, including original lab, survey, and field experiments.

Her interests include social networks, social stratification and inequality, and culture. Her current research uses experimental data to examine how identity and knowledge shape evaluations of racial and ethnic diversity. After graduating from the University of Chicago with with a B. Professor Baldassarri earned a B.

Her current research projects include a study of the emergence of cooperation in complex societies, focusing on the empirical case of ethnically heterogeneous communities and a book project, Centrifugal Politics, Crosscutting People , that investigates the demographic and social network bases of partisanship in American public opinion. Professor Baldassarri has received a few career awards, including the Freeman Award , given by the International Network of Social Network Analysis to distinguished scholars in the field of social networks, the Raymond Boudon Award for early career achievement from the European Academy of Sociology, and the Hans L.

Zetterberg Prize in Sociology. Stark uses a variety of methods to study problems of valuation, innovation, and observation. The project studies the network properties of cognition as organizations face three challenges of detecting error, allocating attention, and organizing innovation. Dissonance — disagreement about the principles of worth — can lead to discovery.

With continuous support from the National Sciences Foundation since , Stark and his collaborators are contributing to the field of economic sociology. With ethnographer Daniel Beunza he has contributed to the social studies of finance. Sheen S. Levine studies how people behave and how they impact others, organizations and markets. His research spans disciplines: How knowledge sharing affects performance , when open collaboration facilitates innovation, and how strategic intelligence brings success. He currently studies why diversity improves error detection , and when decision makers opt for the familiar versus the promising, and how Pay It Forward creates surprising acts of kindness.

He collaborates with economists, psychologists, sociologists and cognitive scientists; but also with entrepreneurs and members of companies such as Bain and Company , Blackrock , Deloitte , and KPMG. The findings were cited by scholars in business, economics, psychology, sociology, law, and computer science.

Levine and associates. As a professor, Dr. Levine has taught global strategic management, organizational theory, entrepreneurship and innovation to students and executives in the US, Europe and Asia. As part of the Startup Europe Partnership 2. During her postdoc, she used experimental methods to study the effect of ethnic and gender diversity on decision-making. For her PhD research, she combined qualitative and quantitative methods to examine how collaborative innovation between multiple, diverse stakeholders can be supported in public-private partnerships.

Charlotte was also a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Dallas and at Columbia University. In her research, she examines how organizational and social network processes perpetuate gender inequality across a number of outcomes and unique empirical contexts. In one recent paper forthcoming at ASQ , she compares male and female entrepreneurs in networking groups aimed at using social ties to generate new clients.

She finds that women receive fewer connections to potential new clients from their social ties within these groups. However, this is only the case when the connection involves a third party, such as a client of a fellow group member. Prior to her career in academia, Prof. Abraham spent five years working in financial services at Fidelity Investments, in defined benefits consulting and risk management in the Boston and New York City areas.

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Her work experiences provided insights into organizational processes and gender dynamics in the workplace, which largely motivate her research agenda and teaching. Her research focus includes socially responsible and irresponsible business; the intersection between corporate strategy and the public good; as well as meaningfulness at work, and human resource management and motivation.

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