New Institutionalism - 19th Workshop Jena 2024
The 8th Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management: Call for Application

The Eighth Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management is an opportunity for advanced PhD students and academics in early career stages from all countries to present their research and discuss it with colleagues and professors from international and Austrian universities. Deadline: March 10

In addition to facilitating intellectual exchange, this program supports the development of a global network of young graduates interested in management and organization studies from institutional, organizational and behavioral perspectives.

Workshop Conveners & Faculty Members

  • Robert M. Bauer, Professor of Organization & Innovation (JKU)
  • Giuseppe Delmestri, Professor of Change Management & Management Development (WU Vienna)


  • John Amis, Professor of Strategic Management & Organisation (University of Edinbrugh)
  • Regine Bendl, Professor of Gender & Diversity (WU Vienna)
  • Elango Elangovan, Professor of Organizational Behavior (University of Victoria)
  • Matthias Fink, Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (JKU & ARU Cambridge UK)
  • Royston Greenwood, Professor of Strategic Management (Alberta University)
  • Bob Hinings, Professor of Strategic Management (Alberta University)*
  • Renate Meyer, Professor of Organization Studies (WU Vienna & Copenhagen Business School)
  • Renate Ortlieb, Professor of Human Resources (University of Graz)
  • Markus Reihlen, Professor of Strategic Management & Digital Transformation (Leuphana University)
  • Elke Schüßler, Professor of Organization (JKU Linz)
  • Michael Smets, Professor in Management & Organization Studies (Oxford University)

Target Group and Eligibility

The target group of the workshop is early career scholars who intend to pursue an academic career inthe fields of organization and management theory, strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, HRM, international management or public management. The workshop is open to academics in early stages of their academic careers and PhD students who have already completed a substantial part of their dissertation projects.

The Austrian Early Scholars Workshop is open to and invites research that draws from a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Given several faculty members’ extensive expertise in institutional theory, the Workshop provides an environment particularly conducive to research in this area.

Application Process

Applicants are requested to email a CV and a short essay (max. 2,000 words; excluding bibliography) to by March 10, 2020. This short essay should summarize the research to be presented in the workshop. Notification of acceptance is sent no later than March 20, 2020. A longer paper – either an extended essay (max. 4,000 words) or a full paper (max. 8,000 words) – must be sent by April 30, 2020 for distribution to discussants and workshop participants.

Workshop Format

All participants present a research study during the workshop. A selection of works is presented in plenary sessions (eighteen minutes for presentation, followed by ten minutes for feedback from two discussants and ten minutes for open discussion); others are discussed at roundtables consisting of three or four early scholars and two faculty members (five minutes for presentations followed by everyone at the roundtable providing feedback based on their advance reading of the paper, and open discussion).

To be able to contribute fully to the discussions and help their fellows’ research, participants are required to prepare by reading their colleagues essays and papers prior to the workshop. Essays and papers are distributed electronically one week prior to the workshop.

Program and Fees

The workshop commences on at 10 a.m. on May 14. We adjourn no later than 5 p.m. on May 15.

There are no workshop fees for accepted participants. The workshop dinner on Thursday is covered by the organization.

Program Coordination

Georg Reischauer & Roman Duffner, Institute of Organization Science at JKU Linz.

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Conference Venue:

The workshop is held at the JKU Campus in Linz, Austria. For more information, see


Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements and accommodation. We reserved hotel rooms close to the campus. The program coordinators will contact accepted participants and, if desired, provide support with booking suitable accommodation.