11th SCANCOR PhD Workshop on Institutional Theory hosted by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Institutional theory has been a dominant school of thought in organization theory for over four decades.  Nonetheless, this approach faces several pressing theoretical and methodological challenges.

This Ph.D. workshop brings together scholars who are developing novel solutions to these challenges, most notably to issues of change and variety, as well as measurement of institutional influences and effects. The faculty will present current research, review recent papers, and discuss new methodological tools that deepen the institutional agenda. We pay special attention to issues of institutional emergence, persistence, and transformation. We also emphasize methods of comparative, archival, and network analysis. Finally, we tackle fundamental issues involving globalization, competing institutional logics, and contestation.

The workshop is organized around two related features: (1) a morning public lecture series where faculty present current research; (2) sets of seminar sessions for enrolled doctoral students devoted to (a) classic and contemporary theoretical developments within institutional theory and (b) research methods that advance institutional research. Students will take away new insights and measures, and a deeper understanding of how to match conceptual questions with research methods. The workshop will prepare PhD students to carry out their own individual research using the methods of institutional analysis.

Previous workshops were hosted at Stanford University, Copenhagen Business School, Aalto University, IESE Barcelona, University of Mannheim, and WU-Vienna.

Application deadline August 1, 2013.

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