2009-2010 Seminars

Fall 2009

September 21, 12-1:30: Going (More) Public: Ownership Reform Among Chinese Firms
Heather Haveman, Stanford University, Department of Sociology and Haas School of Business

October 5, 12-1:30: Organizations and Global Warming
Charles Perrow, Yale University, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation

Tuesday, October 6, 12-1:30: Computer Systems Security as an Organizational Problem
Charles Perrow, co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy

October 26, 12:15-1:30: How You Downsize Is Who You Downsize: Structural Vulnerability and Accountability in Layoffs Alexander Kalev, Sociology Department, University of Arizona

 December 7, 12:15-1:30: Why Identity? A Prolegomenon to any Account of Social Organization or Human Action
Ezra Zuckerman, Sloan School of Management at MIT; Nanyang Technology University Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Economic Sociology.
Leading the discussion: David Pedulla (Department of Sociology, Princeton)

Spring 2010

► February 4, 4:00-5:30: Organizational and Institutional Genesis: The Emergence of High-Tech Clusters in the Life Sciences
Walter Powell, Stanford University; Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Professor of Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science, and Communication

► February 11, 12-1:30:  Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Broad-based Stock Options
Joseph Blasi, Rutgers University; Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations; Department of Human Resource Management and Department of Labor and Employment Relations; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Social Organization, Princeton University

►  February 18, 12-1:30:  Two Sides of the Same Coin: How Category Ambiguity Affects Multiple Audience Evaluations 
Elizabeth Pontikes, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy

►  April 1, 4:00-5:30:  How Finance Reshaped America
Jerry Davis, University of Michigan; Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management; Professor of Management and Organizations

►  April 8, 12:30-1:30, Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor:  Networks as Social Operating Systems 
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto; S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology; co-sponsored by the Center for Information Techology Policy

►  April 15, 4:00-5:30: For Law or Markets? Discrimination Lawsuits, Market Performance, and Managerial Diversity
Elizabeth Hirsh, Cornell University; Assistant Professor of Sociology

►  April 22, 12-1:30:   Institutional Theory and World Society
John MeyerStanford University; Professor of Sociology, Emeritus; Professor of Education; and FSI Senior Fellow. Cosponsored by PIIRS.

►  April 29, 4:00-5:30:  Instant Messaging Networks and the Collective Genius of Profitable Day Traders
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University; Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change; Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School; Professor of Sociology