With my colleagues and friends Andrea Bellini and Karolina Parding, we have launched a call for papers for the next ISA Rc52 Interim Meeting, to be held in Florence July 4th-6th, 2019.
Session S1 is entitled “Varieties of Professionalism. Exploring heterogeneity within and between professions”. The session aims at gathering theoretical and empirical papers that explore heterogeneity, differentiation and change within and between professions, among traditional and emerging professions, in comparative studies, either between professions within the same national context or within the same professional group between countries.
We also warmly invite contributions that explore professionalism and its national/local/contextual peculiarities in Southern and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Submit your abstract (250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating Session S1, the title of your paper, name and contact details. Deadline for submitting your proposal: March 31st, 2019.
In the new issue of CAMBIO. Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali, an open access Italian journal published by University of Florence, I review a wonderful book from Sebastien Stenger “Au cœr des cabinets d’audit et de conseil. De la distinction à la soumision“, published for PUF in 2017. (more…)
I am very proud to announce that I have been appointed as Secretary in the newly elected board of RC52 “Sociology of Professional Groups” of the International Sociological Association. It is a great honour and I am very excited to take on the task after Jens-Christian Smeby, who serve as Secretary in the last terms. (more…)
At the 34th EGOS Colloquium in Tallin, I have been taken an active role as one of the stream conveyor in the Standing Work Group 08. Together with my colleagues Daniel Muzio and Trish Reay, we call for papers on the topic “Management, Occupations and Professions in Social Context: The Emergence of New Professions and their Impact on the Established Field”, receiving more than 30 contributions from all over the world. (more…)
Whenever I present a paper in an international conference, I always struggling with communicating successfully the peculiarity of the Italian professionalism in the right way. But, at the end all my struggle can be resumed in a single (very simple) difference: the small dimensions of the Italian professional enterprises. This is the topic and the main argument of the paper which I just published with R. Cucca in the Canadian Review of Sociology: what are the organisational implication of freelance professionalism? what is its impact on the welfare of professionals? The article is entitled “Small Is Beautiful? Emerging Organizational Strategies among Italian Professionals” and it can be accessed in read-only version at this link.