New Institutionalism - 17th Workshop Madrid 2021
Call for Applications: Managing and Organizing in Contexts of Change

A Paper Development Workshop for PhD Students and Early Career Scholars in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Co-sponsored by European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Organization & Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management, and Organization Studies
October 29–30, 2015
University of Warsaw

Mike Geppert, Vice-Chair of EGOS, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Frank den Hond, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies (OS), Hanken Business School, Helsinki, Finland
Mikołaj Pawlak, University of Warsaw, Poland
Nelson Phillips, OMT Division Chair-Elect and Editorin-Chief of Journal of Management Inquiry (JMI), Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Thomas Steger, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of East European Management Studies (JEEMS), Uni-versity of Regensburg, Germany
Silviya Svejenova, Chair of EGOS, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

This joint Paper Development Workshop (PDW), co-sponsored by EGOS, OMT and OS, seeks to provide developmental opportunities for late stage PhD students and early career scholars who are based in the CEE and do research in the field of organizational and management studies. The PDW aims to help participants develop their academic writing. It also seeks to increase partici-pants’ awareness of the requirements, expectations, and procedures involved in the review pro-cesses at peer-reviewed academic journals through presentations and discussion with the Editors-in-Chief of JEEMS, JMI, and OS.

In particular, we aim to support participants to develop their papers into conference papers to be submitted in January 2016 to the upcoming EGOS Colloquium in Naples, July 7–9, 2016, or to the OMT Division of the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Anaheim (Cali-fornia), August 5–9, 2016. In addition, there will also be opportunities for some of the papers pre-sented at the workshop to be considered for publication. Best papers developed out of the work-shop will also have the opportunity to be published in the JEEMS, which “aims to promote the development, advancement and dissemination of knowledge about management issues in Central and East European countries”.

The workshop is free of charge. Food and accommodation will be provided to all selected partici-pants. There is a limited number of travel grants that will be offered depending on needs and funds’ availability. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for travel funding.
To be considered for the PDW, please submit a brief letter explaining why you think you are a good candidate for the workshop and an extended abstract (1,500 words) of a paper that you would like to develop.

Applications should be sent by August 15, 2015 to Mikołaj Pawlak ( The abstract should include an explanation as to the purpose of the paper, the theoretical back-ground and the approach. Empirical papers should identify the methods of analysis. Authors should also explain in their brief motivation letter how they fit into overall aim and format of the planned PDW, in terms of stage of career and research.

Submitters will be informed whether they have been accepted for participation in the PDW by September 15, 2015.