23 June 2018
Kyoto, Japan

2018 Kyoto Workshop

Global Reordering: Prospects for Equality, Democracy and Justice

SASE will host its third Early Career Workshop at its 2018 Conference in Kyoto, Japan. The Workshop provides additional career development and networking opportunities at SASE for PhD students and researchers having obtained their PhD after March 2015. Previous Workshop participants are not eligible to participate a second time.

The SASE Early Career Workshop (ECW) provides career development guidance and networking opportunities for early career researchers presenting their work at the annual SASE meeting. It is a one-day workshop that runs the day before the main conference and is hosted by senior SASE professors, including a pre-Workshop evening meal with networking event, sessions on getting published, career development, and an introduction to socio-economics. It also provides an opportunity for longer and deeper discussion of applicants’ conference papers.

Applicants must be PhD students and researchers having obtained their PhD within 3 years of the annual SASE meeting. If you would like to apply for the Workshop, your paper abstract should be submitted and accepted to the main conference through the normal process. Applicants must also submit their full paper (under 10,000 words), a short two-page CV, and complete the specific form via the conference submission system by 29 January 2018. Any application without any of these elements will not be considered for inclusion in the Workshop.

While two papers may be submitted to the SASE conference, applicants may submit only one paper to be considered for the ECW. Only those papers accepted to the main conference will be considered for inclusion in the Workshop.

Each ECW participant will have their full main conference fee waived. Full conference accommodation will also be paid, including the additional night of accommodation for the Workshop. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and will be eligible to apply to a Hardship Fund for a contribution to their travel costs to the conference. In the case of co-authored papers, please note that only one author may participate in the Workshop for a given paper. Participants not requiring support for travel or accommodations should state this in their one-page letter. Likewise, participants who receive another award for their paper (i.e., the EHESS Fondation France-Japon award) will not receive further support for the Workshop.

There will be approximately 15-20 competitively allocated places at the Workshop. Notification of acceptance will be made on 16 March 2018. These places will be awarded on the basis of the quality of the paper submitted to the SASE main conference, as assessed by the ECW Committee and Faculty. Additional criteria for ranking papers receiving the same quality assessment include PhD status, academic status and co-authorship. In particular, priority will be given to:

  1. a) PhD students closer to their defense;
  2. b) Researchers who just received their PhD;
  3. c) Applicants without a tenured position;
  4. d) Applicants without tenured co-authors.

Throughout the selection process, the SASE ECW Committee and Faculty are committed to ensure gender and geographical balance at equal paper quality levels.

Workshop Faculty

Dorothee Bohle
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Virginia Doellgast
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Ian Greer
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Mitsuo Ishida
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Angela Knox
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Sebastien Lechevalier
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Glenn Morgan
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Gregor Murray
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Roberto Pedersini
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Valérie Revest
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Akos Rona-Tas
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Marc Schneiberg
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Karen Shire
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Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
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Jonathan Zeitlin
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Workshop Participants

Valerie Arnhold, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (Sciences Po), Paris, France

From Secrecy to Public Containment: The Treatment of the Chernobyl and Fukushima Accidents in Public and Discreet Spaces in France

Network L: Regulation and Governance 


Assaf Bondy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Inclusion and Exclusion in Emergent IR Frameworks

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States


Wei Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Informal Strike Organization and Its Outcomes in South China: Worker Representative Mechanism and Sustained Leadership to Strike Outcomes

Network K: Institutional Experimentation in the Regulation of Work and Employment


Rasmus Christensen, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark

“It’s an Art, Not a Science”: Professionalisation and Global Governance in the Case of Transfer Pricing

Network D: Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World


Pauline Debanes, EHESS, Paris, France

Modes of Insertion into Global Value Chains: A Source of Firms’ Heterogeneity? Evidence from a Panel of Korean Manufacturing Firms 1990-2015

Network O: Global Value Chains


Niccolo Durazzi, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom

Reinventing Coordination in Western Europe and East Asia: Higher Education Expansion and High Skill Formation for the Knowledge Economy

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States


Xiaojun Feng, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Trapped in Precariousness: Migrant Agency Workers in China’s State-Owned Enterprises

Network K: Institutional Experimentation in the Regulation of Work and Employment


Heba Gowayed, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Diverging By Gender: Syrian Refugees and American Resettlement Policy

Network C: Gender, Work and Family


Youbin Kang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

The Bangladesh Experiment: Transnational Labor Regulation and Its Diffusion in the Ready-Made-Garment Industry

Network L: Regulation and Governance


Barbara Kiviat, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Moral Limits of Predictive Practices in the Big Data Economy: The Case of Credit-Based Insurance Scores

Network N: Finance and Society


Ningzi Li, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

Network Formation in a New Market: Strategic Resource Dependence or Prior Legitimacy

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions


Zeli Lin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Power of Informality: Town Guiyu Leading in the Global E-Waste Chain

Network O: Global Value Chains


Lisha Liu, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Embeddedness or Exchange Based Risk-Sharing? Inter-Firm Corporate Governance Ties and the Loan Guarantee Network in China

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions


Yuzhu Liu, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Moving Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization in China: An Empowerment Approach

Mini-Conference TH03: Inclusive Growth and Social Investment: What Prospects For Equality, Democracy and Justice?


Kostiantyn Ovsiannikov, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba-shi, Japan

Impact of Shareholder-Value Pursuit on Labor Policies at Japanese Joint-Stock Companies: Case of Nikkei Index 400

Mini-Conference TH08: Revisiting Nonliberal Capitalism: Germany and Japan Ten Years After the Great Financial Crisis


Ivar Padron Hernandez, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden

MNC Subsidiary Strategic Choice and Institutional Responses in PET Bottle Reverse Vending

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions


Vincent Pasquier, GEM, Grenoble, France

Moving from ‘Organizing’ to ‘Networking’ As a Strategy for Success in Low-Wage Industries: The Cases of ‘Fight for 15’ and ‘Ourwalmart’

Network K: Institutional Experimentation in the Regulation of Work and Employment


Jessica Santana, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Embracing Failure: A Cultural-Computational Analysis of Failure Narrative Strategies in Entrepreneurship

Network F: Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation


Lina Seitzl, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

How Agents Change Institutions. Institutional Entrepreneurs and the Reform of Commercial Training in Switzerland

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States


Workshop Committee

Roberto Pedersini (chair)
Dorothee Bohle
Virginia Doellgast
Sébastien Lechevalier
Marc Schneiberg