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 2019: books published in 2016, 2017, and 2018 – 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 journal Organization Studies and featured on the EGOS website.
 

The EGOS Book Award 2019 will be presented during the EGOS Awards Ceremony at the 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


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.

  • The nomination for the EGOS Book Award 2019 should consist of a book appraisal in English of approximately 2 pages in length and should be submitted via email to the EGOS Executive Secretariat (secretariat@egosnet.eu), noting “EGOS Book Award 2019” in the email’s heading. Submission period: September 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019.

  • 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 2019 will be awarded at the 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.