New Institutionalism - 16th Workshop Odense 2020
EGOS PDW 04: New Developments in Institutional Theory: Hot Topics, Cool Tools & Unexpected Surprises!

Joel Gehman
Alberta University School of Business, Canada

Nina Granqvist
Aalto University School of Business, Finland

Russ Vince
University of Bath, United Kingdom

Maxim Voronov
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Canada

Charlene Zietsma
Pennsylvania State University, USA

John M. Amis, University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom
Eva Boxenbaum, Mines ParisTech, France, & Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Giuseppe Delmestri, WU Vienna, Austria
Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic, SciencesPo, France
Tom Lawrence, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Michael Smets, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


This PDW offers the opportunity for early career scholars and PhD students who work within the wide tent of institutional theory to engage in discussion, to present their ongoing work, and to develop their ideas through extensive feedback (and warm encouragement) from leading scholars in the field. As a collaboration between the EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG) 12 on “Institutions, Innovation, Impact: How Institutional Theory Matters” and SWG 13 on “Emotions in Social Contexts: Relational, Organizational, Institutional Implications”, this PDW 04 convenors want to encourage you to bring your work using an institutional theory lens, focusing on (for example) institutional logics, institutional work, institutional complexity, emotions and institutions, social innovation and institutions, innovation and institutions, institutional change, inhabited institutions, entrepreneurship and institutions, etc.
We invite original work, both empirical and conceptual; all methodological approaches are welcome. We explicitly encourage innovative research that pushes forward theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological frontiers in the study of institutions and institutional phenomena – hot topics, cool tools, and unexpected surprises.



The PDW includes panel presentations, roundtable sessions where young scholars present their work and receive feedback, as well as plenary discussions. This is a chance not only to gain feedback on your work, but also to form relationships in the institutional community.



The workshop mainly targets early career researchers and doctoral students but is open to more experienced scholars. Everyone interested in this workshop is invited to apply; however, priority will be given to scholars in earlier stages of their careers.

Please submit – via the EGOS website – by April 30, 2018 a single document of application (.doc, .docx or .pdf file) that includes the following information:

  • On the first page: name, address (postal address, phone & email) and affiliation plus date of PhD completion (if applicable, otherwise stage in your doctoral studies);
  • A statement of why you consider it valuable to attend this PDW;
  • An indication of what journal(s) you are likely to target for the paper you are submitting to this PDW;
  • A full paper that you wish to further develop to a publishable stage and that you will bring to the PDW.

We will contact applicants to let them know whether or not they are accepted for the workshop by May 15, 2018.