We are most proud that for 30 years, SASE leadership has greatly increased awareness of socio-economics throughout the world.
SASE Founder, George Washington University
After receiving his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, Dr. Amitai Etzioni served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years; part of that time as the Chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1978 before serving as a Senior Advisor to the White House from 1979-1980. In 1980, Dr. Etzioni was named the first University Professor at The George Washington University, where he is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. From 1987-1989, he served as the Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Etzioni served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994-95, and in 1989-90 was the founding president of the international Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization’s quarterly journal, from 1991-2004. In 1991, the press began referring to Dr. Etzioni as the ‘guru’ of the communitarian movement.
Dr. Etzioni is the author of over thirty books, including The Monochrome Society (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), The Limits of Privacy (New York: Basic Books, 1999), The New Golden Rule (New York: Basic Books, 1996), which received the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 1997 Tolerance Book Award, The Spirit of Community (New York: Crown Books, 1993), and The Moral Dimension: Toward a New Economics (New York: Free Press, 1988). His most recent books are My Brother’s Keeper: A Memoir and a Message (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (Routledge, 2004), and Seurity First: For A Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy (Yale University Press, 2007).
Outside of academia, Dr. Etzioni’s voice is frequently heard in the media. He appears often on radio and television programs, and is regularly consulted by print media as well.
In 2001, he was named by Richard Posner as being among the top 100 American intellectuals as measured by academic citations.
Also in 2001, Dr. Etzioni was awarded the John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences as well as the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was also the recipient of the Seventh James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Appreciation and Advancement of Human Values by the Conference on Value Inquiry, as well as the Sociological Practice Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award.
Viewpoint Learning, Public Agenda, and DYG Inc.
Nancy DiTomaso is Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick. Her research addresses issues of diversity, culture, and inequality, as well as the management of knowledge-based organizations, and the management of scientists and engineers. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin‑‑Madison, and she previously taught at New York University and Northwestern University. She also has a Certificate in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and attended Proyecto Linguistico in Quetzeltenango, Guatemala.
In addition to 2013 book with the Russell Sage Foundation, The American Non-dilemma: Racial Inequality without Racism, she has co‑authored or co‑edited five other books and has had articles published in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Annual Review of Sociology, Leadership Quarterly, California Management Review, Sex Roles, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. In addition, she has been analyzing a survey of 100 innovation teams funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her previous research includes survey data on the career experiences of 3200 scientists and engineers from 25 major companies.
She has been elected to several national offices in various professional associations, including a position on the American Sociological Association Council, as Chair of the Organizations and Occupations Section of the ASA, and as President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio‑Economics. She served as chair of the Department of Management and Global Business for twelve years, as Doctoral Director for the Ph.D. in Management Program for two years, and as Vice Dean of Faculty and Research for two and a half years.
University of Maryland and American University Washington, DC
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne
Wolfgang Streeck is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, and Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Economics and Social Science at the University of Köln. His research is located at the intersection between political science and political economy, on the one hand, and sociology, especially economic sociology, on the other. His interest is and has always been the tension between a democratic polity and a capitalist economy, as reflected in the constitution of the modern welfare state and in the regulation of labor relations and the employment relationship through trade unions and employer associations.
His most recent publications include Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, Verso, 2014; Politics in the Age of Austerity, Polity, 2013; Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy, Oxford University Press, 2010; and Beyond Continuity: Institutional Change in Advanced Political Economies, (co-authored with Kathleen Thelen) Oxford University Press, 2005
University of Arizona and The National Institute for Civil Discourse
London School of Economics
G: Labor Markets, Education, and Human Resources
David Marsden is a professor of industrial relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests include comparative employment systems; international and comparative human resource management; incentives, rewards, and economic performance; and public management.
University of Warwick and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Colin Crouch is Professor Emeritus at Warwick Business School in the UK. He is an economic sociologist, with particular interests in international comparative research at the interface between sociology, politics and the study of work and employment. His writings in comparative political economy constitute a programme of comparative analysis of the regulation of work and employment, the structure and behaviour of organised interest groups, and national governance regimes. He was previously Professor of Comparative Social Institutions at the European University Institute, Florence, and has also held academic positions at Oxford University and LSE. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, member of the Academy of Social Sciences, External Scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research at Cologne, and a former president of SASE.
University of Cambridge
Christel Lane is Professor Emeritus of Economic Sociology, a member of the Department of Sociology and a Fellow of St. John’s College. She has published numerous books and papers in a wide range of journals. Among her books are The Rites of Rulers (CUP 1081); Management and Labour in Europe (Edward Elgar 1989); Industry and Society in Europe (Edward Elgar 1995); Trust Within and Between Organizations (with R. Bachmann, OUP 1998); National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks. Fashioning the value chain in the UK, USA and Germany (with Jocelyn Probert, OUP 2009); and Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism (edited with Geoffrey Wood, Routledge 2012. Her latest book, to be discussed at SASE/LSE 2015, is The Cultivation of Taste: Chefs and the Organization of Fine Dining (OUP, 2014).
Prof Lane has served on the editorial boards of The British Journal of Sociology, Work, Employment and Society and Socio-Economic Review. She is Past President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) and has served as a member of its Executive Council of SASE, as well as of the Scientific Advisory Board, Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Goettingen/Germany.
University of Amsterdam
L: Regulation and Governance
Jonathan Zeitlin is Professor of Public Policy and Governance , and Distinguished Faculty Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam.
Professor Zeitlin holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European and Transnational Governance from the European Commission (2011-14). He is also a member of the steering committee of the Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV) research programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).
University of Oxford
O: Global Value Chains
She is a professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, University for Oxford. Her research focuses on the connection between global corporate strategy, comparative business systems and human resource management, and understanding how business enterprises are governed in different ways in different locations, with specific attention to human resources and supply chains.
N: Finance and Society
He is a professor in the Department of Sociology, at Northwestern University. His areas of research include historical and comparative sociology, economic sociology, sociology of law and sociology of organizations. Bruce has authored or co-authored five books, most recently Money and Credit: A Sociological Approach (Polity Press, 2010). His current research projects are on the evolution of credit decision-making as a problem in the sociology of trust, and the legal regulation of predatory lending in early 20th century U.S.
University of Bristol
Glenn Morgan is Professor of Management at the University of Bristol. He was previously Professor at Cardiff Business School (2010-2015) and at Warwick Business School (1998-2010: Professor from 2004). In 2014, he was Velux Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School. In 2014-15, he was President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics(SASE). He was editor of the journal Organization from 2004-2008 and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Professions and Organisations and Critical Perspectives on International Business.
University of California, Berkeley
Marion Fourcade received her PhD from Harvard University (2000) and taught at New York University and Princeton University before joining the Berkeley sociology department in 2003. A comparative sociologist by training and taste, she is interested in variations in economic and political knowledge and practice across nations. Her first book, Economists and Societies (Princeton University Press 2009), explored the distinctive character of the discipline and profession of economics in three countries. A second book, The Ordinal Society (with Kieran Healy), is under contract. This book investigates new forms of social stratification and morality in the digital economy. Other recent research focuses on the valuation of nature in comparative perspective; the moral regulation of states; the comparative study of political organization (with Evan Schofer and Brian Lande); the microsociology of courtroom exchanges (with Roi Livne); the sociology of economics, with Etienne Ollion and Yann Algan, and with Rakesh Khurana; the politics of wine classifications in France and the United States (with Rebecca Elliott and Olivier Jacquet). A final book-length project, Measure for Measure: Social Ontologies of Classification, will examine the cultural and institutional logic of what we may call “national classificatory styles” across a range of empirical domains.
Fourcade is also an Associate Fellow of the Max Planck-Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (Maxpo), and the current President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
Sciences Po, CSO
Christine Musselin is the director of the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, a research unit of Sciences Po and the CNRS. She leads comparative studies on university governance, public policy in higher education and research, state-university relationships, and academic labor markets. Two of her books, La longue marche des universités françaises (published by the P.U.F in 2001) and Le marché des universitaires, France Allemagne, Etats-Unis, were published in English translation by Routledge in 2004 and 2009, respectively. She was a DAAD fellow in 1984-1985 and a Fulbright and Harvard fellow in 1998-1999. She is co-editor of Higher Education and a member of the editorial board of Sociologie du Travail.
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.