PDW-04 [SWG-07_ST-26+60]: Institutional Theory: Theoretical Contributions and their Methodological Basis

Tammar B. Zilber
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Renate E. Meyer
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Michael Lounsbury
University of Alberta School of Business, Canada
Markus A. Höllerer
University of New South Wales, Australia

Call for Applications



This pre-Colloquium Paper Development Workshop (PDW) offers the opportunity for scholars who work within the wide tent of institutional theory to engage in discussion, and to present and develop their ongoing work through extensive feedback by leading researchers of the field.

The PDW will include 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 2, 2014, 09:00am–14:00pm.






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. However, preference will be given to the PhD and early career scholars.

Please submit – via the EGOS website! – a single document of application (.doc, .docx or .pdf file) 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 this PDW as well as an indication of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to.
  • A full draft paper that is to be developed to a publishable stage.


Tammar B. Zilber is Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her research focuses on the dynamics of meaning and action in institutional processes, including the translation of institutions over time, across social spheres and given field multiplicity; the role of discursive acts (like narrating) in constructing institutional realities; and the institutional work involved in creating and maintaining field-level collective identity.
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. Renate is the current Chair of EGOS.
Michael Lounsbury is the Thornton A. Graham Chair and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Alberta School of Business, Canada. 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' and Associate Editor of 'Academy of Management Annals'. He received his PhD in 1999 from Northwestern University in Sociology and Organizational Behavior.
Markus A. Höllerer is Senior Lecturer in Organization Theory at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia. Current research interests include the dissemination and local adaptation of global ideas, in particular the heterogeneous theorizations and local variations in meaning, as well as the relationship between different bundles of managerial concepts and their underlying governance and business models in the public and private sector. Recent work has been concerned with discursive framing as well as with visual and multi-modal rhetoric.