The Institutional Foundations of Capitalism

The Institutional Foundations of Capitalism

Northwestern University & the University of Chicago
Chicago - USA
July 10-12, 2014

Conference Submission and Award Guidelines

Submission Guidelines and Information About Grants and Stipends

General Conference Submission Instructions

Submissions can be made in English or Spanish, but please note that SASE’s principal working language is English. Paper submissions in Spanish will be processed the Spanish language network unless otherwise specified by network or mini-conference organizers.

Paper submissions and session proposals must be made through our online submission system. For technical reasons, you must log in to the SASE website to access the submission system. If you have had a username and password for www.sase.com any time in the past three years, it should still be valid on our site. If you cannot remember it, click the "forgot password" link next to the login box.

Paper and Session Proposals

All sessions, with the exception of mini-conferences, are organized through SASE’s research networks, honing the focus of each year’s interdisciplinary topic on well over a dozen themes. Submissions for sessions and papers are made through these research networks.

SASE network organizers welcome both full sessions and individual papers. All mini-conferences require the submission of a full paper by June 1, 2014.

Abstracts for submissions to regular networks should be no longer than 500 words; abstracts for submissions to mini-conferences should be no longer than 1000 words.  All submissions need to include 5 key words.

No author may be associated with more than two papers, regardless of whether the papers have co-authors.

No paper may be submitted twice to different networks or miniconferences.

Descriptions of networks and mini-conferences as well as contact information for their organizers are available on the SASE website and in a list at the bottom of this document.

The deadline for submitting proposals is February 3, 2014.

Acceptance notifications will be sent by March 3, 2014.

Graduate Student Prizes

To recognize the work of graduate students and encourage their attendance at the annual meeting, SASE offers stipends of $500 to student authors as an award for outstanding papers. SASE members and non-members are encouraged to submit their students’ papers for consideration for this award, and students may also apply on their own. In case of multiple authors, the stipend will be shared among those authors attending the meeting. Conference fees are waived for all student stipend prizewinners.

To be considered for an award, papers must meet the following criteria:

  1. Address a socio-economic issue or issues
  2. Display originality in at least one of the following ways:
    1. State new ideas/facts/concepts/interpretations
    2. Examine critically existing ideas/facts/concepts/interpretations
    3. Develop or adapt the ideas of others
  3. Demonstrate understanding of relevant socio-economic and other literature
  4. Be well-written and clearly presented: they should include an abstract, introduction, conclusion, and appropriate sub-sections and employ a recognized system for notes, references, and citations.

Submissions must be in English and no longer than 10,000 words (word count should appear on the first page of the paper). Submission of an excerpt of an MA or Ph.D. thesis is permitted.

Please note that an author may submit only one paper for student stipend or travel grant consideration.

To be considered for a graduate student stipend, you must upload a full and final paper submission by February 3, 2014 and check the appropriate box in the AllAcademic submissions system upon submission of your abstract.

Graduate Student Stipend applicants will be notified on April 2, 2014.

Travel Awards

Travel awards will be granted to up to five candidates selected for outstanding papers. Prizewinners will receive $500 to attend the SASE Annual Meeting, and their conference fees will be waived.

Submissions must be in English, be no longer than 10,000 words, and be of publishable quality.

Only scholars based outside of OECD high-income countries* are eligible to apply.

Please note that an author may submit only one paper for student stipend or travel grant consideration.

To be considered for a travel grant, you must upload a full and final paper submission by February 3, 2014 and check the appropriate box in the AllAcademic submissions system upon submission of your abstract.

Travel grant applicants will be notified on April 2, 2014.

Network Q EHESS Fondation France-Japon Travel Awards

The EHESS Fondation France-Japon is underwriting travel grants to encourage the participation of Asian scholars and young researchers in the SASE annual conference. Prizewinners will receive financial assistance to attend the SASE Annual Meeting, and their conference fees will be waived.

Only those papers submitted to Network Q: Asian Capitalisms are eligible for this award.

Please note that an author may submit only one paper for Network Q EHESS Fondation France-Japon Travel Grant consideration.

To be considered for a Network Q EHESS Fondation France-Japon Travel Grant, you must upload a paper abstract by February 3, 2014 and check the appropriate box in the AllAcademic submissions system upon submission of your abstract.

Network Q EHESS Fondation France-Japon Travel Grant applicants will be notified on April 2, 2014.

Among paper submissions of equal excellence, preference will be given to young researchers and applicants from outside OECD/World Bank high income countries.

For more information, please contact Sebastien Lechevalier (ffj@ehess.fr).

Network Q / EHESS Fondation France-Japon Best Paper Award

SASE is delighted to announce that its Research Network Q: Asian Capitalisms, through generous support from the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS and Banque de France, has created SASE Network Q / EHESS Fondation France-Japon Award.

A prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the best full paper submitted to Network Q for the SASE Annual Conference. The paper will be judged both for overall excellence and for its pertinence to the theme of Asian capitalisms in particular. Among papers of equal excellence, preference will be given to scholars working in Asia.

Submissions should have a well-defined argument, a robust empirical foundation, and a connection to existing scholarly literature on their topic. We also welcome submissions addressing weaknesses in dominant conceptions of diversity of capitalism and institutional chance, and examining alternative conceptions.

In 2014, the Network Q prize committee is composed of Tobias ten Brink (Goethe Universität), Gary Herrigel (Chicago University), and Sebastien Lechevalier (EHESS)

Application guidelines for the Network Q Award:

To be eligible for consideration by the network Q prize committee, you must upload on SASE website a full and final draft of your paper by May 19, 2014 and check the appropriate box in the AllAcademic submissions system upon submission of your abstract and send it in the meantime to ffj@ehess.fr.

The Network Q prize committee will notify applicants by June 2, 2014.

Meeting Costs

With the exception of featured speakers and prizewinners, all attendees, including other invited presenters, discussants, panelists, and moderators, must pay registration fees.To participate in the SASE annual meeting you must be a current member of SASE. You can join through the website. Membership to SASE includes a one year subscription to Socio-Economic Review, SASE’s journal, published quarterly by Oxford University Press. Members who join midyear will receive back issues of Socio-Economic Review for the year in which they join. SASE regrets it cannot refund registration fees.

Online Submission System

Survival Tips

  • Try to avoid using the "back" button on your web browser. The back button, and refresh buttons cannot always take you to the page you would expect. In most instances you will land on the last safe page. It is ALWAYS preferable to use the tab navigation links at the top of the page.
  • Each page includes its own instructions. Many of the instructions you will read in this document are also printed on the web pages. You will find the instructions in the gray sections.
  • Your actions are not saved until you click "Accept and Continue." You should think of the forms on this site in much the same way you think of a word processor program. If you make changes by typing information, or clicking links to move items around a page you will lose those changes if you do not save them. Most forms will have an "Accept and Continue" button. You must click this button or your changes will be lost. When you create sessions, or edit proposals, you must click all the way through the process until you land on the status menu. Your changes are not written to the database until you complete the process.
  • If you need additional help you should contact mzuber@sase.org.


Before you Begin a Submission In order for your submission to be complete, you must finish the process without logging out, closing your browser, or beginning another submission. You will need the following information for submission: submission information (title, abstract, etc.), and author information (name, affiliation, email address). If your association requires an uploaded paper or proposal you will also need a document ready for upload in the appropriate format (Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Plain Text, Rich Text Format). Your submission is complete and available for review only when you have clicked the "Accept and Continue" button on the Submission Summary page at the end of the process. If during the process you need to return to your submission prior to completing the final submission process, you can click on "Submission Menu" (the tab at the top right corner of every page) followed by the red "Work on Current Submission" link. (This will only work if you have not logged out, closed your browser, clicked on the "Main Menu" tab, or started another submission) Do NOT click back button on browser at any time during the submission process.

Main Menu In the top right corner, you will always see three tabs: "Logout," "Main Menu," and "Help." These three options will be available throughout the submission process. Click "Logout" when you are finished with your on-line session.

Help is organized by the specific process you wish to complete. Within each process category is the sub-heading from each individual page. "


Submitting a New Proposal To begin the process of submission, select "Submit or Edit a Proposal. Continue the process of submission by selecting "Create New Submission." Please see "Edit an Existing Submission" instructions for help in editing previous submissions, at the bottom of "Help."

Select a Division / Section / Unit Choose the appropriate unit for your conference presentation. You can search or browse the submission units (Division/Section/Unit) until you find the appropriate unit for your conference submission. The Search function conducts partial match searches. If you enter multiple words or parts of words, the system will retrieve those entries that have the words in the exact order in which you entered them.

To browse, click on the desired unit category (Division, Section, Unit) to view the complete list of units within that category. If you are unsure of the submission requirements for a particular unit, click on "Read Call" on the right-hand side of the unit title. Once you have determined the appropriate unit for your submission click on the unit title (left-hand side of the table). In the event that the unit you choose has sub-units, select a sub-unit prior to continuing with the submission process.


Select Submission Type Select the appropriate submission type (paper, panel, etc.). You will find more detailed information under the "INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS," and "SESSION SUBMISSIONS" sections below.

INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS (Papers, etc.): Once you've selected the appropriate submission type, you are ready to add submission information. For individual submissions you will need to fill in the title, abstract and any other fields that are marked with a red asterisk. Complete all of the relevant fields before clicking "Accept and Continue."

Selected Authors: To begin, search for authors who are already entered in the association database. SEARCH BY LAST NAME ONLY. An author search will produce a list of authors under the "Choose From List of Authors" table heading. To add an author, click "Add" in the "Action" field. Continue this process until you have searched and added all the applicable authors from the association database. If you cannot find the author using the Search function, see the instruction below for "Add A New Author." You may change the author order by clicking "Up" or "Down" in the "Author Order" field. NOTE: If you are not an author, you must add a least one author before removing yourself from the author table.

Add An Unlisted Author: If you cannot find an author in the association database, click "Add Author." Fill in the first name, last name, affiliation, and email and click "Add Author." NOTE: If you are not an author, you must add at least one author before removing yourself from the author table. You may change the author order by clicking "Up" or "Down" in the "Author Order" field. Once you have completed the process of selecting and adding authors, click "Accept and Continue."

The submission summary form allows you to review all input information. Check your submission information for accuracy. On the right-hand side of the submission summary form, directly across from the input data type (title, abstract, audio-visual, etc.), you can edit data using "Edit." Edit the desired data and follow the forms back to the submission summary form using .Accept and Continue. on each page. Once all the data on the form is accurate, click "Accept and Continue."

Upload Proposal: If your association does not require an uploaded document you have successfully completed the submission process, and will be on the confirmation page. If you are required to upload a document, you have nearly completed the submission process - this is the final step. The data for your submission has been saved to the database. Click "Browse" at the lower center of the upload page. This will bring up a window that allows you to search for the appropriate file to upload on your computer. We accept uploads in the following formats Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Word Perfect, Plain Text, Rich Text Format-rtf. Find the appropriate file and double click on the file icon in your browse window. The browse input box should now contain an address path to your file. Click "Upload Document" at the bottom right of the page. Your submission process is now complete.


SESSION SUBMMISSIONS Session Submissions (symposia, panels, etc.): Once you have selected the appropriate submission type, you are ready to add submission information. You will need to fill in the title, abstract, and any other fields marked with a red asterisk. Pay careful attention to the on-screen instructions for each field. Please fill out all relevant fields before clicking "Accept and Continue".

Populating your session with participants and/or papers: To add participants to your session you must follow the steps below:

--Step 1 (Adding Papers): Click "Add Papers." At a minimum, add the paper title and abstract. Click on "Accept and Continue."

Select Authors For: Begin by searching for authors who are already entered in the association database. SEARCH BY LAST NAME ONLY. An author search will produce a list of authors within the "Choose From List Of Authors" table below. To add an author, click "Add" to the right of the author.s affiliation (in the "Action" column). Continue this process until you have searched and added all of the applicable authors from the association database. If you cannot find the author using the Search function, see the instruction below for "Add Unlisted Session Authors." Once you have added all of the authors, click "Accept and Continue." On the next page, you may change the author order by clicking "Up" or "Down" in the "Author Order" field.

Add Unlisted Session Authors: If you cannot find an author using the Search function, click "Add Session Author" at the bottom of the page. Complete all the fields (first name, last name, affiliation, email, and student status). Click "Add Session Author." Once you have completed the process of selecting and adding authors click "Accept and Continue."

--Step 2 (Adding Other Participants):

Selecting Other Participants: Search for participants who are already entered in the association database. SEARCH BY LAST NAME ONLY. A participant search will produce a list of participants under the "Choose From List Of Participants" table heading. To select a listed participant, click "Add" in the "Action" field to the right of the participant affiliation. Continue this process until you have searched and added all of the applicable participants from the association database. You may change the participant order by clicking "Up" or "Down" in the "Participant Order" field. Once you have selected the appropriate order for participants and papers, select a role for each participant by clicking on the appropriate hyperlink in the "Role" field (Chair, Discussant, etc.).

Add New Participants: If you cannot find a participant using the Search function, click "Add Participant" at the bottom of the page. Fill in all the appropriate fields (first name, last name, affiliation, and email) and click "Add Participant." Once you have completed the process of selecting and adding participants, choose their role and order. In the Role column, you will see a title with an asterisk (*) on the left side. The asterisk (*) indicates the current role of the participant. To change the title, click on the desired title. Do this for each of the participants. The Participant Order column indicates the current participant order. Use "Up" and "Down" in the participant's row to change the order. If you have added an incorrect participant, click "Remove" to the far right of the participant's row.

--Step 3 (Accept and Complete): Once you have added all the papers and participants to the session, review the information and click "Accept and Continue."

Session Submission Summary: The submission summary form allows you to review all input information. Check your submission information for accuracy. To the right of each of the input data types (title, abstract, audio-visual, etc.), you can edit data using "Edit." Edit the desired data and follow the forms back to the submission summary form using "Accept and Continue" on each page. Once all the data on the form is accurate, click "Accept and Continue."

Upload Proposal: If your association does not require you to upload a full paper or proposal document you have completed the process, and should have landed on the confirmation page. If you are required to upload a document, you have nearly completed the submission process. The data for your submission has been saved to the database. Now, click "browse" at the lower center of the upload page. This will bring up a window that allows you to search for the appropriate file to upload on your computer (The system allows the following formats Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Word Perfect, Plain Text, Rich Text Format-rtf). Find the appropriate file. Double click on the file icon in your browse window. The browse input box should now contain an address path to your file. Click "Upload Document." Your submission process is now complete.


SUBMISSION: CONFIRMATION Email: Once you have completed a submission you will receive an automated email from do_not_reply@allacademic.com. The email will arrive within minutes of completing your submission. If you do not receive the email, it may be because of one of the following reasons:

  1. You did not complete the submission process properly. Go back and review the above help notes to make sure you have completed the process. Make sure that you have completed the upload paper steps.
  2. Your email address is incorrect. If you log in with an email account you no longer use, you will not receive email notifications. Please update your email with your association.
  3. Your email has very sensitive spam blockers that are blocking the incoming email. You can check your "junk" email inbox, add the domain "@allacademic.com" to your safe list, and talk with your email provider to resolve this issue.

Once you receive your email confirmation, please DO NOT REPLY to All Academic. The email will not be viewed or answered. For questions about your submission, the process, it's status, or any other issues, please contact your association.

You can also check online that your proposal was properly uploaded by clicking on "Submit or Edit Submission" followed by "Papers & Posters" or "Sessions" on the right side (depending on which type of submission you are checking on). A list of your submissions will appear below by title. Click on the desired submission title. Your proposal was successfully uploaded, if on the Submission Summary form, under the "Proposal" sub-heading, the file name that the system assigned to your proposal is listed.

If you see red type indicating that "you have not uploaded your proposal, and you are required to do so by your association, " please repeat the upload process by clicking on "Complete Submission" at the bottom of the page. Click "browse" at the lower center of the upload page. This will bring up a window that allows you to search for the appropriate file to upload on your computer (The system allows you to upload no more than a 2,000 word proposal-not full papers in the following formats Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Word Perfect, Plain Text, Rich Text Format-rtf). Find the appropriate file. Double click on the file icon in your browse window. The browse input box should now contain an address path to your file. Click "Upload Document." Your submission process is now complete.


EDITING A SUBMISSION: To edit a session that you have already submitted, click Submit or Edit a Proposal on the Main Menu. A list of your submitted proposals by title will appear at the bottom of the page. Select the desired title, or "edit" link. The next page will display the Submission Summary. You can edit data using Edit (to the right of each item of session information - title, abstract, etc. Edit the desired data and follow the forms back to the submission summary using Accept and Continue on each page. Once all the data on the form is accurate, click "Complete Submission."