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Legitimacy and its Absence in Strategy and Organization Theory

In the afternoon of Wednesday September 7th, 2016, an academic workshop titled “Legitimacy and its Absence in Strategy and Organization Theory” will take place. In this workshop, Renate Meyer (WU Vienna), Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris), and Xavier Martin (Tilburg University) will present their ideas and findings on this and related topics, and discuss new avenues for future research in the intersection between Strategy and Organization Theory.

The Material and Visual Turn in Organization Theory: Objectifying and (Re)acting to Novel Ideas

Special Issue of Organization Studies: Contemporary organizations increasingly rely on images, logos, videos, building and office design, building materials, physical product design and a range of other material and visual expressions to form identity, communicate, organize their activities, and compete.  How do ideas take form through visual and material representation? How do audiences experience visual and material artefacts and how do they enact those experiences? How do visual and material artefacts (and the ideas they represent) take on a collective form? Deadline: February 28th 2015.

International Conference on QCA in the Social Sciences at Tilburg University

Qualitative Comparative Analysis - Social Science Applications and Methodological Challenges - 15-16 January 2015 - Tilburg, the Netherlands

Triage Devices: How Organizations Manage Commitments

Call for papers for a Workshop on February 27-28 2015 at Goldsmiths College London: This workshop will explore how organizations and individuals in organizations pick among the different things they could be doing in their everyday work. This will include consideration of explicit decision-making processes but also of routines and taken-for-granteds. The workshop aims at developing a better understanding of how organizations manage their commitments in view of limited means.

NEW INSTITUTIONALISM ACROSS BORDERS: Workshop on Recent Developments in Institutional Theory and the MNC Research Context

Copenhagen Business School, 30‐31 October 2014


We invite submissions for a 2‐day workshop on recent developments in New (Organizational) Institutionalism and research on multinational firms (MNCs). The aim of this workshop is to offer a supportive setting for participants to receive feedback on papers at various stages of development, and to provide opportunities for meeting others interested in organizational institutionalism and the MNC research context. 

EGOS 2014: Observing newness generation at conferences

Ariane Berthoin Antal writes about EGOS 2014: Conferences are interesting places for checking out how newness is generated. The professional purpose of these events is to share new research ideas and collect feedback in the hopes of getting their value recognized in the academic community. In other words, it is about establishing the newness of our work as scholars. The interactions between participants and with our materials in this process various kinds of moves between new and old. The EGOS 2014 symposium in Rotterdam this week, specifically in the track “Art, Design, and Organization” (ADO) offered a fruitful platform for observing and contributing to these moves.

11th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory (26/27 March 2015)

In its 11th edition, the annual workshop of the new institutionalism network returns to Vienna where it was first held in 2005. Hosted at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, 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.

8th International Research Workshop "Methods for PhD" near Flensburg, September 28-October 3, 2014

Our workshop tackles these steps of your research project: (1) Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardized survey data, (2) using the computer for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Helsinki Paper Development Workshop on Explaining Change

The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the publication of empirical research in quality outlets by doctoral students and faculty members. The broad theme of the workshop is on "explaining change", with primary emphasis on research methods and connection between theory and data.
Helsinki on 4th and 5th of September, 2014

EGOS Colloquium Montreal Videos

Watch highlights of the EGOS 2013 Colloquium in Montreal: Opening keynotes, keynote, subplenary sessions and awards ceremony. It was a great time! Thank you HEC + Montreal!

2014 The Medici Summer School in Management Studies in Florence

The Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers will be held in Florence, June 1-6, 2014. The School is sponsored in collaboration with organizing faculty from Alma GS (University of Bologna), HEC School of Management, and Stern School of Business (New York University).

International Network of Analytical Sociologists (INAS) Conference in Mannheim

Now in its seventh year, the Annual Meeting of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists (INAS) will convene at the historic Baroque palace that is home to the University of Mannheim in Germany - June 6 and 7, 2014.

EGOS Rotterdam 2014: pre-Colloquium Paper Development Workshops (PDWs)

Eleven pre-Colloquium Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) will take place on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, i.e. prior to the upcoming EGOS Colloquium 2014 in Rotterdam. Submission period: February 1 to March 31, 2014

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

International Conference at Goethe-University, November 22-23, 2013: The conference this year will include three panels on cutting-edge topics in set-theoretic research, a round table discussion focusing on future developments in QCA-based research, a poster session, and two panels on more or less far developed QCAs. On the following pages you will find further information on the conference and your stay at Frankfurt.

Global Economics and Management Review (GEMRev) re-launched after 17 years

The journal publishes theoretical, empirical and experimental papers both quantitative and qualitative – in various fields of management and economics, including non-profit organizations and the social economy. The geographical scope of the studies may be global, national or «mega-regional», with a special interest, but not limited to, in emerging economies and Portuguese-speaking countries.

10th Workshop New Institutionalism, Rome 2014, March 20-21

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.

2014 OMT Professional Development Workshop: Call for Proposals

In Philadelphia, August 1-5, 2014, we would like to see PDW sessions creatively and innovatively addressing the Division's Mission of attracting, developing and serving academics and practitioners who wish to advance understanding of organizations and organizing. Possible PDWs might, for example, introduce participants to novel, under-utilized or developing theoretical perspectives, and offer insight into directions for future research.

Sub-theme 09: Newness in the academy – the burden of formatted spaces

Ariane Berthoin Antal from the WZB (Berlin/Germany) writes about her experiences in sub-theme 09 at the EGOS Colloquium in Montreal.

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