SCANCOR (The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research) facilitates cooperation between member institutions in Scandinavia and greater Europe and Stanford University. Every year it holds a PhD workshop on institutional analysis. The 11th SCANCOR PhD Workshop on Institutional Theory hosted by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem at January 5-9, 2014.
Theme: Institutional theory has been a dominant school of thought in organization theory for over four decades. Nonetheless, this approach faces several pressing theoretical and methodological challenges. This Ph.D. workshop brings together scholars who are developing novel solutions to these challenges, most notably to issues of change and variety, as well as measurement of institutional influences and effects.
The workshop is organized around two related features: (1) a morning public lecture series where faculty present current research; (2) sets of seminar sessions for enrolled doctoral students devoted to (a) classic and contemporary theoretical developments within institutional theory and (b) research methods that advance institutional research. Students will take away new insights and measures, and a deeper understanding of how to match conceptual questions with research methods. The workshop will prepare PhD students to carry out their own individual research using the methods of institutional analysis.
More information can be downloaded here (pdf).
Application deadline August 1, 2013 by online submission.