EGOS Book Award

The EGOS Book Award, etablished by the EGOS Executive Board, was inaugurated at the 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is sponsored by Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

The EGOS Book Award seeks to celebrate the linguistic diversity of scholarship in the field of organization studies performed with the depth and richness of detail afforded by a monograph. It's granted annually to an authored book (no edited volumes or textbooks qualify), published in the three previous years – for 2020: books published in 2017, 2018, and 2019 – in a language spoken by EGOSians, which makes an original contribution to the knowledge about organizations, organizing, and the organized. It attracts a prize of EUR 2,000. The short-listed books will be reviewed in the EGOS journal Organization Studies and featured on the EGOS website.
 

The EGOS Book Award 2021 will be presented during the EGOS Awards Ceremony at the 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021.

 

EGOS Book Award 2020: Winners

  • Daniel Beunza: Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019

  • Kate Lockwood Harris: Beyond the Rapist: Title IX and Sexual Violence on US Campuses. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019

SHORT LIST

  • Daniel Beunza: Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2019

  • Antonio A. Casilli: En attendant les robots: Enquête sur le travail du clic. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2019

  • Kimberly Chong: Best Practice: Management Consulting and the Ethics of Financialization in China. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018

  • Kate Lockwood Harris: Beyond the Rapist: Title IX and Sexual Violence on US Campuses. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019

  • Peter Payer: Der Klang der Großstadt: Eine Geschichte des Hörens. Wien 1850–1914. Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2019

  • Anne Vorre Hansen & Sabine Madsen: Theorizing in Organization Studies: Insights from Key Thinkers. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019

     

EGOS Book Award 2019: Winner

Philippe Lorino: Pragmatism and Organization Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018

SHORT LIST

  • Tricia Cleland Silva: Transnational Management and Globalised Workers. Nurses Beyond Human Resources. London: Routledge, 2018

  • Marianna Fotaki & Nancy Harding: Gender and the Organization. Women at Work in the 21st Century. London: Routledge, 2018

  • Philippe Lorino: Pragmatism and Organization Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018

  • Fabrizio Montanari: Ecosistema creativo. Organizzazione della creatività in una prospettiva di network. Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2018

     

EGOS Book Award 2018: Winners

  • Mark de Rond: Doctors at War. Life and Death in a Field Hospital. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017

  • Danièle Linhart: La comédie humaine du travail. De la déshumanisation taylorienne à la sur-humanisation managériale. Toulouse, France: Érès, 2015

SHORT LIST

  • Mark de Rond: Doctors at War. Life and Death in a Field Hospital. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017

  • Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek & Paul Spee: Making a Market for Acts of God. The Practice of Risk-Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015

  • Danièle Linhart: La comédie humaine du travail. De la déshumanisation taylorienne à la sur-humanisation managériale. Toulouse, France: Érès, 2015

  • Damian P. O’Doherty: Reconstructing Organization. The Loungification of Society. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

  • Andreas Reckwitz: Die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten. Zum Strukturwandel der Moderne. Berlin, Germany: Suhrkamp, 2017

     

EGOS Book Award 2017: Winners

  • Roland Paulsen: Empty Labor. Idleness and Workplace Resistance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014

  • Izabela Ślęzak: Praca kobiet świadczących usługi seksualne w agencjach towarzyskich [The Work of Female Sex Workers in Escort Agencies]. Lodz: University of Łódź Press, 2016

SHORT LIST

  • Roland Paulsen: Empty Labor. Idleness and Workplace Resistance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014

  • Paul du Gay & Signe Vikkelsø: For Formal Organization. The Past in the Present and Future of Organization Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016

  • Alaric Bourgoin: Les Équilibristes. Une ethnographie du conseil en management [The Equilibrists: An Ethnography of Management Consulting]. Paris: Presses des Mines, 2015

  • Izabela Ślęzak: Praca kobiet świadczących usługi seksualne w agencjach towarzyskich [The Work of Female Sex Workers in Escort Agencies]. Lodz: University of Łódź Press, 2016

  • Jana Costas & Christopher Grey: Secrecy at Work. The Hidden Architecture of Organizational Life. Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books, 2016

     

Nominations, selection process, rules and time schedule

  • A nomination for a book can be made by any active EGOS member with fluency in the language in which the nominated book is written. Self-nominations by the author(s) will not be accepted. Books authored by EGOS Board members cannot be considered for the award during their mandate.

  • A nomination for the EGOS Book Award 2021 should consist of a book appraisal in English of approximately two pages in length and should be submitted via email to the EGOS Executive Secretariat (secretariat@egosnet.eu), noting “EGOS Book Award 2021” in the email’s heading.
    Submission period: September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

  • The Award Committee is chaired by (a) representative(s) appointed by the EGOS Board and includes EGOSians who are renowned authors of academic books. The Committee will assign two evaluators to the short-listed books with fluency in the book’s language and will finally select the winner.

  • In addition to the nominations submitted via email, to ensure a range of books for the selection, the Committee’s chair(s) will delegate a selected number of EGOSians as ‘book scouts’ in different languages who will be asked to nominate books.

  • The EGOS Book Award 2021 will be awarded at the 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021.