Call for Papers: New Institutionalism - 10th Workshop Rome 2014

The 10th workshop of the new institutionalism network will be held in the city of Rome, 20-21 March 2014. Deadline for paper submission: November 15, 2013.


The 10th workshop of the new institutionalism network will be held in the eternal city of Rome. Rome is not only a worldwide symbol of persistence but also a venue for change, like the one experienced in 2013 by the Roman Catholic Church, perhaps the most persistent among the institutions in Rome. Institutional views of persistence and change therefore find a perfect environment in the eternal city.


Hosted at LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali) Guido Carli, the workshop seeks to bring together kindred spirits from different disciplines, countries and academic systems who share 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 completed papers that have already been published or 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 methods, and/or advances fresh perspectives of inquiry; approaches that drift away from present mainstream themes takes on research about institutions. We are especially keen to hear voices of authors who do not belong to the standard list of institutional theory references and/or draw on literature that is 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 are looking forward to receiving submissions reporting well--‐advanced research as well as work in progress by experienced academics, young scholars and PhD students, and to fruitful discussions during the workshop. More details about the workshop can be found at

LUISS organizing committee
Carmelo Mazza and Luca Giustiniano

New Institutionalism Network
Georg Krücken (INCHER,University of Kassel)
Renate Meyer (WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna and Copenhagen Business School)
Peter Walgenbach (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena)

Futher Information

Deadline for submissions:

November 15th, 2013

New Institutionalism Workshop Website