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International Conference "Markets as Networks"


Date: September 25-26, 2009

Deadline: March 01, 2009.

The abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Please send an abstract using the form on the website and a short CV with a list of publications. Information on acceptance will be sent to participants at the end of March 2009. The final deadline for papers is set for September 05, 2009.

Site: Sofia, Bulgaria

Organiser: ISA, RC02 “Economy and Society”, the Department of Sociology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Bulgarian Sociological Association

Topics: The conference aims at reviewing the major conceptual tools that economic sociology has proposed to understand the various forms of interplay between markets and network structures:

  • Concept of Network;
  • Network Formation, Maintenance and Dissolution: the Network Structure of Social Capital;
  • Markets as Social Networks;
  • Small Entrepreneurship, Family Networks and Migration in a Globalizing World;
  • Corporation in Networks – National (Dis)Integrity?;
  • Different Market Routes – Different Networks.

The general objective of the conference is to attract papers reporting on recent empirical research, theoretical contributions and, of course, good combinations of the two.

Language: English

Fee: 80 € payable upon arrival or via bank transfer (For details see conference registration form on the website.)

For early bird registration until 1 May 2009: 50 €.

Limited grants available for young researchers and scholars from CEE who can apply for a fee waiver and contribution to their travel expenses.

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Tanya Chavdarova (Sofia University, Department of Sociology, 125 Tzarigradsko Shosse Blvd., Bl. 4, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria)

Fax: +359 2 870 6260

E-mail: netmark@bsa-bg.org  

Internet: http://www.netmark.bsa-bg.org