The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster is the main international scholarly association for the study of socio-economic phenomena. Just as the phenomena concerned, it is a highly interdisciplinary scholarly network comprising academics from disciplines such as economics, sociology, political economy, political science, organization studies, management, psychology, law and history. SASE is organized decentrally in the form of different research networks, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster such as a network on “ Globalization and Socio-Economic Development”, one on “Global Value Chains” or one on “Finance and Society”.
In 2019, Elke Schüßler from the Institute of Organization Science co-founded a new network for the study of the “Digital Economy” together with colleagues from Germany, France and the UK. The network has so far been hugely successful, with about 100 submissions to the annual SASE conference in two successive years, organizing about 15 paper sessions in addition to several “Author meets Critics” sessions for recent publications on the digital economy. At this year’s virtual SASE conference, Elke Schüßler moderated the “Author meets Critics” session for the new publication “The Digital Economy, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster” by Tim Jordan (Sussex University), serves as a critic for the book “The Social Meaning of Extra Money, öffnet eine externe URL in einem neuen Fenster” and hosted two further sessions, one on “Regulating the Platform Economy” and one on “Organizing the Platform Economy”, with contributions by some of the prime theorists of the platform economy like professors Martin Kenney (UC Davis), John Zysman (Berkley) and Juliet Schor (Boston University), among others.