This section provides a description of each of SASE’s research networks and links to bios and contact information for SASE’s network organizers. You can also contact the network organizers through this page.

Submissions to the SASE conference must be made through one of the research networks below (or through a mini-conference). Paper and session abstracts as well as full papers for grant, prize,  and stipend applications must be submitted to all networks by 14 January 2019. Candidates will be notified by mid-February 2019. Please note that some networks may also require that a full paper be submitted by 6 May 2019 for the purposes of assigning a discussant or awarding a prize. For further information, please contact the organizer of the network to which you are submitting.

Research networks provide a stable spine of research at the SASE conference. Proposals to establish new networks will normally have been tested by having successfully run two subsequent mini-conferences at SASE. Research networks are expected to run for a minimum period of five years. They will be reviewed at the end of this period by a re-submission process.  To submit a proposal to the Executive Council, follow the guidelines here.

A: Communitarian Ideals and Civil Society

This network focuses on the moral underpinnings of human thought, practices, and institutions.

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Network Organizers
José A. Ruiz San Román
Jieren Hu
B: Globalization and Socio-Economic Development

This network considers how domestic, transnational and international institutions and markets influence the contours of developmental opportunities in the global economy.

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Network Organizers
Matthew Amengual
Caroline Arnold
Mark Dallas
Douglas Fuller
C: Gender, Work and Family

This network focuses on exploring the current state, and the changes in institutions concerned with gender and family roles and workplace organization.

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Network Organizers
Bernard Fusulier
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
D: Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World

Through the Professions and professionals in a globalizing world network we seek to develop critical analysis of contemporary developments.

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Network Organizers
James Faulconbridge
Elizabeth Gorman
Sigrid Quack
Leonard Seabrooke
E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States

The aim of this network is to advance research on changing labor markets, industrial relations, and systems of social protection within the study of contemporary capitalisms.

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Network Organizers
Alexandre Afonso
Sabina Avdagic
Chiara Benassi
Aidan Regan
F: Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation

This network focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship as well as its underlying technologies and knowledge sources. On these topics, we particularly welcome, but do not require an institutional perspective.

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Network Organizers
Matthew Allen
Andrea M. Herrmann
Matthew Keller
Cornelia Storz
Janet Vertesi
G: Labor Markets, Education, and Human Resources

The network welcomes contributions on the general issues of labor market segmentation, unemployment, and the link between training, skills and jobs.

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Network Organizers
David Marsden
Karen Shire
H: Markets, Firms and Institutions

This network focuses on the interrelationships between markets, firms, and institutions.

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Network Organizers
Olivier Butzbach
Johanna Mair
Gerhard Schnyder
I: Alternatives to Capitalism

The broad aim of this research network is to advance the international, comparative and interdisciplinary study of alternatives to capitalism.

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Network Organizers
Torsten Geelan
Lara Monticelli
J: Digital Economy

Digital technologies are contributing to radical, growing and unpredictable transformations of economic life, raising a broad range of new issues for scholars of the economy. This research network is dedicated to the study of these issues.

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Network Organizers
Thomas Beauvisage
Jean-Samuel Beuscart
Timur Ergen
Anne Jourdain
Vili Lehdonvirta
Kevin Mellet
Sidonie Naulin
Elke Schüßler
K: Institutional Experimentation in the Regulation of Work and Employment

This network focuses on making work better through actor experimentation with institutions to regulate work.

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Network Organizers
Phil Almond
Peter Fairbrother
Isabelle Ferreras
María González
Christian Lévesque
Gregor Murray
Nicolas Roby
L: Regulation and Governance

This network promotes the interdisciplinary study of regulation and governance at national and global levels.

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Network Organizers
Tim Bartley
John W. Cioffi
Eleni Tsingou
Jonathan Zeitlin
M: Spanish Language

A lively Spanish-speaking section that was established in 2011.

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Network Organizers
Julimar da Silva Bichara
Santos Ruesga
N: Finance and Society

The goal of this network is to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue on the study of finance and include perspectives from social sciences outside of economics.

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Network Organizers
Bruce Carruthers
Alya Guseva
Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra
Akos Rona-Tas
O: Global Value Chains

This network aims to bring together social scientists interested in analyzing the causes and consequences of this offshoring-outsourcing phenomenon.

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Network Organizers
Valentina De Marchi
Gary Gereffi
Rory Horner
Tim Sturgeon
P: Accounting, Economics, and Law

This network focuses on the intersection of accounting, economics and law. Institutional design, rules and social norms are critical to the working of organizations in economy and society.

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Network Organizers
Reuven Avi-Yonah
Yuri Biondi
Shyam Sunder
Q: Asian Capitalisms

The basic idea of this first area network within SASE is to make Asia a central field of investigation for theories of institutional change and diversity of capitalism.

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Network Organizers
Boy Lüthje
Tobias ten Brink
Wei Zhao
R: Islamic Moral Economy and Finance

This network aims at bringing scholars and practitioners together to consider and discuss the role of Islamic moral economy and Islamic finance in achieving its stated ideals by highlighting the tension areas as well as the dynamism observed in the practice of Islamic finance.

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Network Organizers
Mehmet Asutay
Necati Aydin
Zurina Shafii