2018 EGOS Paper Development Workshop Announced

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

EGOS Paper Development Workshop
34th EGOS Colloquium in Tallinn, Estonia
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 09:00-13:00 


  • Joel Gehman, University of Alberta
  • Nina Granqvist, Aalto University
  • Russ Vince, University of Bath
  • Maxim Voronov, Brock University
  • Charlene Zietsma, Pennsylvania State University


  • John Amis, University of Edinburgh
  • Eva Boxenbaum, Mines ParisTech and Copenhagen Business School
  • Giuseppe Delmestri, WU Vienna
  • Marie-Laure Djelic, Sciences Po
  • Tom Lawrence, University of Oxford
  • Michael Smets, University of Oxford

Purpose of the PDW

This workshop offers the opportunity for early career scholars and Ph.D. 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 Institutions, Innovation and Impact standing working group, and the Emotions in Social Contexts standing working group, your 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.

Application Guidelines

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 9, 2018, a single PDF file that contains the following information:

  • On the cover page, a short letter of application containing the following details: name, contact (i.e., postal address, phone, and email), affiliation, date of PhD completion (if applicable, otherwise stage in your doctoral studies), a statement of why you consider it valuable to attend the PDW, and 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 April 30, 2018.