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12th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory - Call for Papers

Lucerne, March 31-April 01, 2016

The 12th annual workshop of the new institutionalism network will be hosted by the University of Lucerne in Switzerland. Beautifully located between mountains and the lake, Lucerne is easily accessible by train from Zurich airport (ca. 60 min.).

The workshop seeks to bring together kindred spirits from different disciplines, countries, and academic systems who share an interest in pushing forward theoretical and/or empirical frontiers of institutional research. The workshop does not have a specific focus. Further, it is not about presenting polished papers that have already been submitted to major international journals. It is an open forum, a space for meeting and conversation, and for coining bold new research ideas.

The participants are therefore expected to be present throughout the workshop and actively contribute to the discussions. We welcome work that brings forward novel topics, employs innovative methodology, and/or advances fresh perspectives of inquiry; approaches that drift away from present mainstream themes will enhance and develop our understanding of institutions and institutional phenomena. We are especially keen to hear voices from literature that does not belong to the standard reference list of institutional theory, and/or to learn about scholarly endeavors that draw on work not available in English. Also, in line with the new institutionalism network’s spirit, the workshop encourages collaboration, particularly among scholars drawing on or bridging different disciplines. We look forward to receiving submissions reporting well-advanced research as well as work in progress by experienced academics, young scholars, and doctoral students alike, and to many enjoyable and fruitful discussions during the workshop.

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Important Dates and Information
Submission of short papers via email by November 15, 2015 (max. 3,000 words,
Decision on acceptance by December 15, 2015
Online registration starts December 15, 2015
Fees will be moderate (with a discount for PhD students) and depend on the number of accepted papers

Keynote Speaker
John W. Meyer, Stanford University (Prof. emer.)

Local Organizer
Raimund Hasse, Prof. of Organization and Knowledge, University of Lucerne
Head of the organization committee: Lea Fuenfschilling:

New Institutionalism Network Initiators
Georg Krücken, University of Kassel; Renate Meyer, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business & Copenhagen Business School; Peter Walgenbach, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena