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Zuckerman[Ed note: This is the fifth of 14 posts in a virtual panel on The Future of Organizational Sociology.]

As I noted in my remarks at the ASA this past August, I am optimistic about the future of organizational sociology.  Why?  In short, the reason is that over the past several years, I have had the great privilege of serving on dissertation committees of students whose work demonstrates the continuing importance of organizational sociology and who have made significant progress in pushing the subfield forward. I mentioned three such scholars and their work.  If I had time, I would have mentioned a few more.  Of course, I could have followed a more quantitative route in trying to assess trends in the field.  But I care much more about quality than quantity.  That there are even a few young organizational sociologists doing such high-quality work is enough for me to be optimistic about the future. Read More