New Institutionalism - 17th Workshop Madrid 2022
12th Workshop Lucerne 2016

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.

For all inquiries please contact:

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

Important Dates and Information
The deadline for submission of short papers has passed.
Online registration is open until January 31, 2016:
(please note that registration via this form is binding)
Fees: 240 CHF (regular) and 140 CHF (PhD students)
 After the registration deadline has passed, you will receive an invoice to pay the conference fee. Please make sure to indicate the name, address and affiliation correctly, so that your university (or yourself) will be able to make the payment.
Conference Program and Papers
The conference will start early morning on March 31 and end late afternoon on April 1, so please arrange your travels accordingly. Short papers will be made available a few weeks prior to the workshop. If you wish to send us an updated version of your paper, please do so by March 1, 2016 at the very latest. A detailed program will be communicated at the beginning of March 2016.
Travel and accommodation
You will have to arrange for your travel to Lucerne as well as for your accommodation. Please see for further information about how to get to Lucerne.
The conference venue will be the University of Lucerne, which is located right next to the main train station. Click here for a list of hotels commonly suggested by the university. Please make sure to book your accommodation well in advance, since Lucerne is a popular tourist destination and rooms can get quite pricy.
Local Organizer
Raimund Hasse, Prof. of Organization and Knowledge, University of Lucerne

Head of the organization committee:
Lea Fuenfschilling:

Download Program and Papers

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