BPS Seminars (Fall 2008)

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BPS seminar's this semester include:

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions meet in E52-598 (the Forrester room).


  • September 29th (Classic session) Ramana Nanda
  • October 6th (Strategy Seminar)
  • October 20th (Lab Session) Ethan Mollick
  • October 27th (Strategy Seminar) Scott Stern
  • November 3rd (Lab Session) Sung Joo Bae and Chuck Eesley
  • November 17th (Classic session) Alan MacCormack
  • December 1st (Strategy Seminar) Nick Bloom
  • December 15th (Classic session) Danny Breznitz


Information and papers can be found on the IWER seminar website.

  • September 30: Charles Heckscher, Rutgers University (Collaborative Organization and the Quality of Health Care Delivery)
  • October 7: Special Lunchtime Presentation: Arnold Zack and Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University (The Adoption and Diffusion of Organizational Innovation: Evidence for the US Economy)
  • October 14: Peter Doeringer, Boston University (Garment District Performance: S(weatshop)-efficiency vs. I(innovation)- efficiency)
  • October 21: Aparna Joshi, University of Illinois (Cat's in the Cradle: A Theory of Generations in the Workplace)
  • October 28: Helen Hsi, MIT Sloan School of Management (TBA)
  • November 4: Carola Frydman, MIT Sloan School of Management (Executive Compensation: A New View from a Long-Term Perspective, 1936-2005)
  • November 18: John-Paul Ferguson, MIT Sloan School of Management (Space Invaders: Category Reconfiguration and Diversification in Union Organizing Drives 1961-1999)
  • November 25: Ryan Hammond, MIT Sloan School of Management (Dolly's Dilemma: The Dynamics of Replicating Knowledge Intensive Projects at the IFC)
  • December 2: Alan Benson, MIT Sloan School of Management (Employer Concentration and Staffing Strategies: The Case of Hospital Nurses)
  • December 9: Special Lunchtime Presentation: Lynn Pyun, MIT, DUSP and Seth Pipkin, MIT Sloan School of Management (The ‘Institutional Switchmen’ of Industrial Upgrading: Observations From Apparel Manufacturing in Guatemala and Columbia)

Economic Sociology

More information on the ESS Seminar website.

  • October 1st (Harvard location): Sim Sitkin, Duke
  • October 8th (MIT location): Matt Jackson, Stanford
  • October 15th (Harvard location): Lauren Rivera, Harvard
  • October 22nd (MIT location): Cat Turco, Harvard
  • October 29th (Harvard location): John-Paul Ferguson, MIT
  • November 5th (MIT location): Elizabeth Pontikes, Chicago
  • November 12th (Harvard location): Eva Boxenbaum, Copenhagen Business School
  • November 19th (MIT location): Yanbo Wang, MIT
  • December 3rd (Harvard location): Jason Greenberg, MIT
  • December 10th (MIT location): Greta Hsu, UC Davis

Organizational Studies

More information is on the OSG Colloqium website.

  • September 26: Sim Sitkin, Duke University
  • October 3: Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, University of Michigan
  • October 10: Erin Leahey, University of Arizona
  • October 17: Heng (Alice) Xu, MIT Sloan
  • October 24: No meeting (SIP week)
  • October 31: Tanya Menon, University of Chicago
  • November 7: Ellen Kossek, Michigan State University
  • November 14: Jason Greenberg, MIT Sloan
  • November 21: Jared Curhan, MIT Sloan
  • November 28: No meeting (Thanksgiving)
  • December 5: Sigal Barsade, University of Pennsylvania