The Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Sociology is a single-volume Encyclopedia in a new and exciting series of Encyclopedias in Sociology offered by Edward Elgar Publishing. This volume offers relatively concise encyclopedic coverage of the discreet subfield of organizational sociology. We aim to capture a comprehensive set of diverse perspectives on organizational sociology, with easy-access entries and references to assist scholars and researchers as they search for seminal content in this important field.
The Editors wish to create a volume that provides readers with key foundational concepts in the field of sociology and organization studies, while also being inclusive of a range of theoretical perspectives that include but is not limited to liberal, postmodernist, historical materialist, or post-colonialist feminist accounts. We are particularly interested in contributions that reflect the Global South and move us beyond purely Western perspectives, authors, and topics. Additionally, we encourage entries that update the major debates about the evolution of the discipline.
From January to June 2023, authors may choose to contribute one or more entries and submit proposals to the editors. We append an initial list that interested contributors can consult. We also encourage contributors to propose their own entries not on our list for consideration. Interested contributors can send an initial 250-word outline that contains a precis of the content they wish to submit, and why it is important to include in the Encyclopedia. The editors seek entries that provide a concise summary of the most relevant accumulated knowledge on a subject or concept. We expect that the length of entries will vary but, as a guide, more complex entries should be 2,000-3,000 words, while less complex entries (e.g., the definition of a key concept) as little as 1,000 words. More information can be found in the full Call for Entries.