New Institutionalism - 19th Workshop Jena 2024
Call for Papers: 18th Workshop on New Institutionalism (NIW)

Nicolaus Copernicus University – Toruń, March 30-31, 2023

The annual New Institutionalism Workshop (NIW) after more than 18 years has achieved the status of a welcoming and vibrant academic event. Scholars from different disciplines, countries, and even academic traditions have come each year to develop theoretical and empirical frontiers of institutional research. This time we invite you to participate in the 18th Workshop that will take place in Toruń, Poland at Nicolaus Copernicus University.

We are keeping with two main NIW traditions: (1) the workshop is planned as an open forum, a space for meeting and conversation in order to share innovative research ideas and approaches regarding new institutionalism; (2) we welcome papers that are in their early stage.

We encourage 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 by experienced academics, young scholars, and doctoral students alike, and to many enjoyable and fruitful discussions during the workshop. Participants are expected to be present throughout the workshop and actively contribute to the discussions.

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Important Dates and Information
Submission of short papers:
October 1 to November 30, 2022 (between 800 and 3,000 words) via
Decision on acceptance by: December 20, 2022
Online registration starts January 16th 2023

Fees: 160 € Regular
80 € PhD Students
This includes coffee breaks, lunches and the conference dinner.

Local Organizer Committee:
Joanna Szalacha-Jarmużek, Dominik Antonowicz, Arkadiusz Karwacki, Radosław Sojak
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

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

Basic practical information:
NIW 2023 will take place in Toruń, which is a beautiful, academic city located in central Poland. Toruń is a well-known tourist attraction in Poland - for its gothic architecture and gingerbreads. The city offers many hotels, hostels and easy access by train from main international airports in Poland (Warsaw, Gdańsk or Poznań). The conference venue is located in Toruń's Old Town, close to restaurants and most hotels. More about NCU –