DW_SWG 07: Bridging Perspectives on Societal Systems: Logics, Orders of Worth, Leitideen

Ann Langley
HEC Montréal, Canada
Michael Lounsbury
University of Alberta School of Business, Canada
Renate E. Meyer
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Bernard Leca
University of Lille 1, France
Charlotte Cloutier
HEC Montréal, Canada

Call for Applications



This Joint EGOS/OMT Young Scholar Development Workshop offers the opportunity for scholars from different schools of thought covering the idea of "institutional logics" to engage in discussion and to present and develop their ongoing work.



On both sides of the Atlantic and originating from different traditions, several schools of thought have developed. These focus on how 'rationales' that pervade larger spheres of life account for heterogeneity and homogeneity, transformation and stability. The concept of institutional logics has recently inspired much research; the notion of different 'economies of worth' has been gaining more and more attention. Similar ideas, although less frequently used, are inherent in different German traditions, for example the functional differentiation of society or the notion of Leitideen that are substantiated in bundles of institutionalized practices. The workshop will discuss how similar approaches from different continents, cultures and schools of thought overlap and also differ.

The main objective of the workshop is to provide junior scholars with extensive feedback on their current research by leading researchers of the field and to help them develop their papers into publishable manuscripts. It includes panel presentations, presentation of papers by young scholars as well as plenary discussions. We invite original work, both empirical and conceptual.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 9:00am–13:00pm.



The workshop is mainly targeted at early career researchers and doctoral students, but is also open to all scholars. All scholars interested in this workshop are invited to apply. Preference will be given to the PhD and early career scholars.

Please submit – via the EGOS website! – a single document of application that includes:

  • On the first page: a short letter of application containing full details of name, address (postal address, phone and email), affiliation (date of PhD completion for early career scholars), a statement of why the applicant considers it valuable to attend the workshop as well as an indication of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to.
  • A full draft paper that you want to develop to a publishable stage.


Ann Langley is Professor in the Department of Management at HEC Montréal, Canada, and the Canada Research Chair in Strategic Management in Pluralistic Settings. Her research focuses on strategy, complex organizations, organizational change, health care management and research methods.
Michael Lounsbury is the Thornton A. Graham Chair and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Alberta School of Business. He is also a Principal Investigator at the Canadian National Institute for Nanotechnology. His research focuses on institutional emergence and change, entrepreneurship, and the cultural dynamics of organizations and practice. He serves on a number of editorial boards and is the Series Editor of 'Research in the Sociology of Organizations', Associate Editor of 'Academy of Management Annals', as well as Co-Editor of 'Organization Studies'. He received his PhD in 1999 from Northwestern University in Sociology and Organizational Behavior.
Renate E. Meyer is Professor of Public Management and Governance at WU Vienna, Austria, and Permanent Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, at the Department for Organization. She is also the current Chair of EGOS and has co-founded a European based network for research in organizational institutionalism in 2004. In her current research projects she analyzes visual and discursive framing strategies in processes of institutional emergence, maintenance and change.
Bernard Leca is Professor in Strategy and Organization Theory at the University of Lille 1. His main research focuses on institutional theory and the way organizations or individuals can initiate and implement institutional change. His current research with Hélène Delacour focuses on the emergence of a modern art market in France by the end of the 19th century.
Charlotte Cloutier is Assistant Professor of Strategy at HEC Montréal, Canada. Her research focuses on strategizing in pluralistic contexts, notably industry associations, nonprofits, hospitals and universities.