IACMR Research Seminar Series Session #21
Theme: Social Movements and Workplace Allies
Speaker: Brayden King, Northwestern University
When: 9:00- 10:15 am, Feb. 16, 2022 (China Time, UTC+8)
Research on social movements has long held that movements are more successful when targeting institutions in which there are influential allies. Activists seeking to change corporate policies may be more effective when employee allies help mobilize support for those policies and assist in implementing them. This presentation will focus on two key questions about ally mobilization in the workplace. 1) What conditions make employee allies effective in implementing social movement-led changes? And 2) why do some employees become allies of a movement whereas others do not?
Brayden King is the Max McGraw Chair of Management and the Environment and a Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is also affiliated with the Department of Sociology. Brayden studies the ways in which social movement activists influence organizational, political, and societal changes. Professor King has published research in the American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and numerous other scholarly journals. Since 2013, he has been a Senior Editor at Organization Science. Professor King received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Arizona in sociology.