Officers, Honorary Fellows, Executive Council, and Committees
We are most proud that for 30 years, SASE movers and shakers have greatly increased awareness of socio-economics throughout the world.
University of Chicago
I am the Paul Klapper Professor in the College and in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. My primary home is in the Political Science Department , but I am also Associated Faculty in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. I am also a Visiting Professor in the Institute for Sociology at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany and a long time associate and collaborator at the SOFI Institut in Göttingen.
My expertise is in comparative political economy, economic sociology, economic geography, business strategy and business history. The common thread in my work has been an interest in the changing boundaries of firms and the political arrangements that govern them in Europe (especially Germany) the United States and Asia (especially Japan and China). I am just completing a book for Campus Verlag (with Ulrich Voskamp and Volker Wittke) on the recursive governance processes that German Manufacturing Multinationals are developing to manage transnational organizational and knowledge flows. I am also currently beginning two new projects on self-optimizing systems within transnatoinal value chains, one focusing on sustainability practices in agriculture (in particular dairy) and another on labor standards. Many have been quite pessimistic about the future of manufacturing in developed countries and about the impact of MNCs on emerging economies. My aim is to understand and identify possibilities for mutually beneficial knowledge transfer, continued growth and employment in the sector. It is only possible to do this if one conceives of contemporary manufacturing in a globally interactive way.
I have written three books and have co-edited one book and edited a special issue of Enterprise and Society. I have also written numerous refereed articles and book chapters. My work is comparative, historical, qualitative, interdisciplinary and very informed by pragmatism.
UC San Diego
N: Finance and Society
I am Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego where I am also founding faculty of the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute. For many years, I was a senior research associate at INRA, Paris, and currently, I am scholar in residence at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany.
I wrote two books on market creation. Great Surprise of the Small Transformation: Demise of Communism and Rise of the Private Sector in Hungary, was published by Michigan University Press, the second one, co-authored with Alya Guseva, Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries, by Stanford University Press.
I have published articles on the post-communist transition, on small entrepreneurs, consumer credit, and payment card markets in journals including the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Theory and Society, Socio-Economic Review, Social Science Research, Research on Sociology of Organizations, Journal of Comparative Economics, Research in the Sociology of Work, as well as various chapters in edited volumes. 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 2005. I am the co-founder and co-organizer of the Finance and Society Network, served on the Executive Council between 2012 and 2015, and as Treasurer between 2015 and 2018.
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Martha Zuber devient Executive Director de la Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). Fondée en 1989 par le sociologue Amitai Etzioni, SASE compte aujourd’hui 700 membres venant du monde entier. Cette organisation est unique en son genre car elle regroupe chercheurs, enseignants, étudiants et praticiens sans se limiter à une définition disciplinaire étroite. La sociologue Ida Regalia, de l’Université de Milan, est la présidente pour l’année 2006-2007. L’économiste du MIT Michael Piore prendra sa succession pour l’année 2007-2008.
Les principales activités de SASE sont l’organisation d’un colloque annuel de trois jours (Danemark 2007 et Costa Rica 2008) et ponctuellement, des rencontres scientifiques. Elle offre à ses adhérents la revue (Socio-Economic Review), publiée par Oxford University Press quatre fois par an. Le rédacteur en chef est Wolfgang Streek.
Martha Zuber reste par ailleurs correspondante scientifique de la revue Sciences Humaines et membre du Comité de rédaction de French Politics, Culture and Society (Berghahn Journals, Harvard et NYU) où elle poursuit ses activités de diffusion des sciences sociales des deux côtés de l’Atlantique. Elle n’en continuera pas moins à participer au rayonnement du CSO en France et à l’étranger ainsi qu’à l’animation du site du laboratoire. Jusqu’à présent le bureau de SASE se trouvait à Loyola University (Baltimore Maryland).
The Executive Council is SASE’s official policymaking body. It currently consists of 25 members, each elected for a term of three years, and convenes once yearly at SASE’s annual meeting to make decisions and nominations that govern SASE’s everyday functioning as well as its future.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE — KYOTO 2018
Gary Herrigel and Sebastien Lechevalier
Mary Gallagher and Tobias Schulze-Cleven
Local Organizing Committee
Tadashi Yagi, Masayo Fujimoto, and Sayaka Sakoda
Nina Bandelj (chair)
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
Jette Steen Knudsen (chair)
Santos Ruesga (chair)
EARLY CAREER WORKSHOP COMMITTEE
Roberto Pedersini (chair)
SER BEST PAPER PRIZE COMMITTEE
Marc Schneiberg (chair)
EHESS FRANCE-JAPAN FOUNDATION PRIZE COMMITTEE
Sebastien Lechevalier (chair)
Robert Boyer, Fritz Scharpf, Amitai Etzioni, Amartya Sen, John Gardner, Neil Smelser*, Anthony Giddens, Robert Solow, Albert O. Hirschman*, Wolfgang Streeck, J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Lester Thurow*, Marino Regini, Herbert Simon*