SCANCOR PhD Workshop on Institutional Analysis, Aug 31 – Sep 5, 2015, Lyon

The goal of the workshop is to enable PhD students to pursue their research more effectively, using novel research methods to examine theoretically important questions. In recent decades, institutional theory has expanded outside its origins in the United States to many settings around the world. This perspective has been valuable in explaining, among other things, the adoption of organizational structures, the incorporation of social movement ideas and goals inside organizations, and the global spread of management practice. The course provides students with a thorough grounding in the canonical works of institutional theory, an overview of recent lines of research, and an introduction to the diverse methodological tools used by scholars pursuing these ideas.

Public Morning Lecture Series

Public lectures will be held every morning. Everyone is welcome to attend, free of charge.

All sessions will be held at Mama Shelter, 13 rue Domer, 69007 Lyon. The closest subway station is Jean Macé on line B (a mere 3-minute walk from Mama Shelter). Should you want to book a room at Mama Shelter and/or book a seat to join us for lunch after a morning lecture, please email Alice Ferraris and Typhaine Grisard:,

Please note that afternoon workshop sessions are not open to the public.

Monday, 9:30-12:30 • Institutions and materiality
Walter W. Powell, Stanford University
Bernard Forgues, EMLYON Business School

Tuesday, 9:30-12:30 • Institutions in historical perspective
Victoria Johnson, University of Michigan
Grégoire Croidieu, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Wednesday, 9:30-12:30 • Institutions and STS
Jason Owen Smith, University of Michigan
Phillipe Monin, EMLYON Business School

Thursday, 9:30-12:30 • Institutions and hybrids
Patricia Bromley, University of Utah
Anne-Claire Pache, ESSEC

Friday, 9:30-12:30 • Institutions and economic sociology
Bruce Carruthers, Northwestern University
Marie Laure Djelic, ESSEC

Afternoon workshop sessions are held everyday from 2:00 to 5:30 and are for selected PhD students only.