PDW 07: Enlightening the Future with Institutional Theory?

Silvia Dorado
University of Rhode Island, USA
Nina Granqvist
Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Bryant A. Hudson
IESEG School of Management, France
Charlene Zietsma
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Call for Applications


Raghu Garud, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Royston Greenwood, University of Alberta, Canada
Candace Jones, University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom
Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance, Germany
Pinar Ozcan, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Jill Purdy, University of Washington Tacoma, USA
Tyler Wry, University of Pennsylvania, USA


This Pre-Colloquium Development Workshop (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 with extensive feedback (and warm encouragement) from leading scholars in the field. As a collaboration between two EGOS Standing Groups connected to institutional theory – SWG 12 on “Institutions, Innovation, Impact: How Institutional Theory Matters” and SWG 13 on “Emotions in Social Contexts: Relational, Organizational, Institutional Implications” –, the convenors of this PDW want to encourage you to bring your work using an institutional theory lens, focusing on, for example, innovation and institutions, emotions and institutions, social innovation and institutions, entrepreneurship and institutions, institutional change, institutional work, inhabited institutions, institutional fields, institutional voids, institutional complexity, etc. We invite original work, both empirical and conceptual; all methodological approaches are welcome. We explicitly encourage research in novel empirical contexts pushing forward theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological frontiers in the study of institutions and institutional phenomena.
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 also 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 2, 2019 a single document of application (.doc, .docx or .pdf file) that includes the following information:

  • A short letter of application containing full details of name, contact (postal address, phone, and email), affiliation, and date of PhD completion (if applicable, otherwise stage in your doctoral studies)

  • A statement of why you consider it valuable to attend the PDW

  • An indication of what journal(s) you are likely to target for the paper you are submitting to the 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 mid/end of April 2019.

Silvia Dorado is Associate Professor of Management at University of Rhode Island, USA, and Associate Editor of ‘Business & Society’. Her interests include institutional entrepreneurship, hybrid organizations, and social innovation.
Nina Granqvist is Associate Professor of Management at Aalto University School of Business, Finland. 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.
Bryant A. Hudson is Full Professor of Human Research Management at IESEG School of Management, France. He conducts research on the areas of stigma, shame, and taboos within organizations.
Charlene Zietsma is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania 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.