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

Friedrich Schiller University Jena,
March 21–22, 2024

The annual New Institutionalism Workshop (NIW) after more than 19 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 19th Workshop that will take place in Jena, Germany at Friedrich Schiller 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 20, 2023 (between 800 and 3,000 words) via
Decision on acceptance by: December 15, 2023
Online registration starts January 15, 2024

Regular: Up to March 1, 2024: 250 € (Early Bird), after March 1, 2024: 300 €
PhD Students: Up to March 1, 2024: 200 € (Early Bird), after March 1, 2024: 250 €
This includes coffee breaks, lunches and the conference dinner.

Local Organizer Committee:
Peter Walgenbach, Lisa-Maria Gerhardt, Philipp Poschmann, Jan Goldenstein, Michael Hunoldt
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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 Jena

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
… is a long-standing and research-oriented university offering a broad range of subjects. Its cutting-edge research focuses on three profile areas: Light – Life – Liberty. The University also boasts a dense collaborative network including external research institutions, research-driven companies, and renown cultural institutions. With almost 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the University significantly shapes the character of Jena as a cosmopolitan and forward-thinking city.

Basic practical information:
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