PDW 04: New Developments in Institutional Theory: Hot Topics, Cool Tools & Unexpected Surprises!

Joel Gehman
Alberta University School of Business, Canada
Nina Granqvist
Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Russ Vince
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Maxim Voronov
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Canada
Charlene Zietsma
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Call for Applications

John M. Amis, University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom
Eva Boxenbaum, Mines ParisTech, France, & Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Giuseppe Delmestri, WU Vienna, Austria
Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic, SciencesPo, France
Tom Lawrence, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Michael Smets, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


This PDW offers the opportunity for early career scholars and PhD students who work within the wide tent of institutional theory to engage in discussion, to present their ongoing work, and to develop their ideas through extensive feedback (and warm encouragement) from leading scholars in the field. As a collaboration between the EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG) 12 on “Institutions, Innovation, Impact: How Institutional Theory Matters” and SWG 13 on “Emotions in Social Contexts: Relational, Organizational, Institutional Implications”, this PDW 04 convenors want to encourage you to bring your work using an institutional theory lens, focusing on (for example) institutional logics, institutional work, institutional complexity, emotions and institutions, social innovation and institutions, innovation and institutions, institutional change, inhabited institutions, entrepreneurship and institutions, etc.
We invite original work, both empirical and conceptual; all methodological approaches are welcome. We explicitly encourage innovative research that pushes forward theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological frontiers in the study of institutions and institutional phenomena – hot topics, cool tools, and unexpected surprises.



The PDW includes panel presentations, roundtable sessions where young scholars present their work and receive feedback, as well as plenary discussions. This is a chance not only to gain feedback on your work, but also to form relationships in the institutional community.



The workshop mainly targets early career researchers and doctoral students but is open to more experienced scholars. Everyone interested in this workshop is invited to apply; however, priority will be given to scholars in earlier stages of their careers.

Please submit – via the EGOS website – by April 30, 2018 a single document of application (.doc, .docx or .pdf file) that includes the following information:

  • On the first page: name, address (postal address, phone & email) and affiliation plus date of PhD completion (if applicable, otherwise stage in your doctoral studies);
  • A statement of why you consider it valuable to attend this PDW;
  • An indication of what journal(s) you are likely to target for the paper you are submitting to this PDW;
  • A full paper that you wish to further develop to a publishable stage and that you will bring to the PDW.

We will contact applicants to let them know whether or not they are accepted for the workshop by May 15, 2018.

Joel Gehman is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Canada. His research examines strategic, technological, and institutional responses to sustainability and values concerns. His research has been published in the ‘Academy of Management Journal’, ‘Academy of Management Review’, ‘Organization Studies’ and ‘Research Policy’, among others.
Nina Granqvist is Associate Professor of Management at Aalto University School of Business, Finlad. Her interests include institutional work, temporality and institutions, categorization in markets, and more generally, processes related to emergence of novelty and transitions from margins to mainstream.
Russ Vince is Professor of Leadership and Change at the School of Management, University of Bath and Honorary Professor of Management at St Andrews University, UK. He is an Associate Editor at the ‘Academy of Management Learning and Education’ (AMLE) journal. He is interested in emotions and the psychodynamic study of institutions.
Maxim Voronov is Professor of Management at the Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Canada. He is interested in institutional stability and change, emotions and the construction and use of cultural resources. His publications have appeared in 'Academy of Management Review', 'Journal of Management Studies', 'Human Relations', and 'Organization', among others.
Charlene Zietsma is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the Smeal College of Business, Penn State University,USA, and Senior Editor of ‘Organization Studies’. She is interested in processes of institutional change, field theory, emotions and institutions, social innovation and entrepreneurship.