Fascinating to see how worlds collide in project MONA in which I am involved – computer scientists and social scientists are working together to see how we can make sense of large datasets to understand activist groups’ tactics and their targets’ responses. Clearly, not a question for which a ready-made package is available so we’re working hard to assemble helpful tools and to provide some well-coded bits of data to serve as gold standards for the tools. Once again we note how complicated language can be – but we’re making progress, using a sample data set on oil drilling in the arctic that gives enough food for (coding) thought…
Tags: CFP, cooperatives, corporation, democracy, governance, paper, tactics
On Orgtheory.net I read a link to a call for papers for the journal Organization on “Worker cooperatives as an organizational alternative: Challenges, achievements and promise in organizational governance and ownership.”
The rise of these alternative organizational forms fits with the perspective Frank den Hond and I listed as the “radical reformist” approach to corporate social change in our 2007 AMR paper. Where we were puzzling for a while to come up with a variety of good examples of this form at the time of writing, nearly 8 years ago, we now see these forms of organizing actually being applied more and more.
Should be an interesting special issue!