Call for Entries: Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology

01-19-2023 11:17

Dear Colleagues

I am happy to share a call for entries for a new Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology, edited by:

Mary Godwyn, Professor of Sociology, Babson College, MA, USA, and Editor-in-Chief: Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology, myself, Ethné Swartz, Professor of Management, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University, NJ, USA, Michael Grothe-Hammer, Associate Professor of Sociology (Organization & Technology) Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Samuel O. Idowu, London Guildhall School of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University.

We are now seeking entries and the attached document provides more detail on the types of entry we are seeking, as well as the timeline. If you are interested, please contact me ( or Mary Godwyn who serves as the lead editor:

Mary Godwyn, EiC Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology


Briefly, the Editors wish to create a volume that provides readers with key foundational concepts in the field of sociology and organization studies, while also being inclusive of a range of theoretical perspectives that include but is not limited to liberal, postmodernist, historical materialist, or post-colonialist feminist accounts. We are also open to discussion that focusses on topics that meld transdisciplinary perspectives (e.g., inertia when implementing change), or social implications of technological change (e.g., deskilling, upskilling, digital skills and agile organizations). We are particularly interested in contributions that reflect the Global South and move us beyond purely Western perspectives, authors, and topics. Additionally, we encourage entries that update the major debates about the evolution of the discipline.

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