EGOS Book Award


The EGOS Book Award, etablished by the EGOS Board, was inaugurated at the 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
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 will be granted annually to an authored book (no edited volumes or textbooks qualify), published in the three previous years [for 2018: books published in 2015, 2016, and 2017] in a language spoken by EGOSians, which makes an original contribution to the knowledge about organizations, organizing, and the organized.
 
The EGOS Book Award attracts a prize of EUR 2,000. The winning book(s) will be reviewed in Organization Studies and featured, together with all short-listed books, on the EGOS website.
 
The EGOS Book Award 2018 will be presented during the Award Ceremony at the 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.
 

EGOS Book Award 2017: Winners

  • Roland Paulsen: Empty Labor. Idleness and Workplace Resistance. Cambridge University Press, 2014
  • Izabela Ślęzak: Praca kobiet świadczących usługi seksualne w agencjach towarzyskich [The Work of Female Sex Workers in Escort Agencies]. University of Łódź Press, 2016

Short list

  • Roland Paulsen: Empty Labor. Idleness and Workplace Resistance. Cambridge University Press, 2014
  • Paul du Gay & Signe Vikkelsø: For Formal Organization. The Past in the Present and Future of Organization Theory. Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Alaric Bourgoin: Les Équilibristes. Une ethnographie du conseil en management [The Equilibrists: An Ethnography of Management Consulting]. Presses des Mines, 2015
  • Izabela Ślęzak: Praca kobiet świadczących usługi seksualne w agencjach towarzyskich [The Work of Female Sex Workers in Escort Agencies]. University of Łódź Press, 2016
  • Jana Costas & Christopher Grey: Secrecy at Work. The Hidden Architecture of Organizational Life. 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.
  • The nomination for the 2018 EGOS Book Award should consist of a book appraisal in English of up to two pages in length and should be submitted via email to the EGOS Executive Secretariat (secretariat@egosnet.eu), noting "EGOS Book Award 2018" in the email’s heading. – Submission period: September 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
  • The award committee is chaired by a representative from 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 EGOS Board will delegate a selected number of EGOSians as ‘book scouts’ in different languages who will be asked to nominate books.
  • The EGOS Board Award 2018 will be awarded at the 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.