(Just a Workshop on Organizations, Institutions, and Economic Sociology)

Fall 2001

Below is our schedule for the fall semester. By tradition, we read the papers in advance and, after a brief introduction by the authors, we open the floor for discussion. All are welcome.

All meetings will take place in Wallace Hall Room 165, at 12:15. Bring your lunch if you like. We will distribute electronic copies of the papers in advance. Hard copies are available from Donna DeFrancisco (

September 17

Sudhir Venkatesh
(Columbia University)

"From 'Family' to 'Business': The Re-organization of an Urban Underground Economy."

October 1

Mario Guillen
(Wharton School)

"Global Competition, Institutions and the Diffusion of Organizational Practices: The International Spread of the ISO 9000 Quality Certificates."

October 15

Brian Steensland
(Princeton University)

"Policy Framing and the Rise and Fall of Guaranteed Income Legislation in the U.S."

November 5

David Stark
(Columbia University)

"Distributing Intelligence and Organizing in New Media Projects."

November 19

Kathleen McNamara
(Princeton University)

"Making Money: Political Development, the Greenback, and the Euro."

December 3

John Evans
(UC San Diego and Institute for Advanced Study)

"Commodification of the Body."

December 10

Doug Guthrie
(New York University)

"Corporations and Social Change."

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