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SCANCOR PhD Workshop

At the 15th SCAN­COR PhD Work­shop on In­sti­tu­tional Ana­lysis in­ter­na­tional fac­ulty will present cur­rent re­search, re­view re­cent pa­pers, and dis­cuss new meth­od­o­lo­gical tools that deepen the in­sti­tu­tional agenda. Spe­cial at­ten­tion is given to in­sti­tu­tional emer­gence, per­sist­ence, and trans­form­a­tion. We also em­phas­ize meth­ods of com­par­at­ive, archival, and net­work ana­lysis. Fi­nally, we tackle is­sues in­volving con­test­a­tion and strife around in­sti­tu­tions and or­gan­iz­a­tions.

Stu­dents will take away new in­sights and meas­ures, and a deeper un­der­stand­ing of how to match con­cep­tual ques­tions with re­search meth­ods. The work­shop will pre­pare PhD stu­dents to carry out their own in­di­vidual re­search us­ing the meth­ods of in­sti­tu­tional ana­lysis. Pre­vi­ous work­shops were hos­ted at Stan­ford Uni­versity, Copen­ha­gen Busi­ness School, Aalto Uni­versity, IESE Bar­celona, Uni­versity of Man­nheim, Hebrew Uni­versity of Jer­u­s­alem, EMLYON Busi­ness School, and Stock­holm School of Eco­nom­ics.

In ad­di­tion to pub­lic morn­ing lec­tures, after­noon work­shop ses­sions for PhD stu­dents are de­voted to dis­cuss­ing both clas­sic and con­tem­por­ary the­or­et­ical devel­op­ments within in­sti­tu­tional the­ory. Hence, the work­shop con­sists of two parts each day (Mon-­Fri):

  • In pub­lic morn­ing lec­tures in­ter­na­tional fac­ulty will present and dis­cuss re­search within the field of in­sti­tu­tional the­ory. The lec­tures in the morn­ing are open to the pub­lic and guests are highly wel­come. In­ter­ested guests are kindly asked to re­gister (see link below).

  • After­noon work­shop ses­sions with in­ter­na­tional fac­ulty are lim­ited to PhD stu­dents who suc­cess­fully ap­ply to the work­shop. Ad­mit­ted PhD stu­dents do not have to re­gister sep­ar­ately for the pub­lic morn­ing lec­tures, as they will at­tend both parts of the work­shop and will re­ceive the cor­res­pond­ing course cred­its. The fol­low­ing ap­plic­a­tion cri­teria ap­ply:

In­ter­ested stu­dents should sub­mit an ap­plic­a­tion in­clud­ing a mo­tiv­a­tion let­ter, their re­sume, a re­cent course pa­per writ­ten in Eng­lish, and a let­ter of re­com­mend­a­tion from their su­per­visor. The ap­plic­a­tion dead­line is April 15. Only PhD stu­dents cur­rently en­rolled in a PhD pro­gram are eli­gible to ap­ply.

Please up­load a mo­tiv­a­tion let­ter (max­imum 1000 words) in which you briefly describe

  • your PhD Pro­ject

  • how you anti­cip­ate that the work­shop could ad­vance your dis­ser­ta­tion work, and 

  • your re­search ideas and how they re­late to in­sti­tu­tional the­ory

Please also up­load a re­sume of your aca­demic achieve­ments in­clud­ing aca­demic de­grees, rel­ev­ant work ex­per­i­ence, pub­lic­a­tions (in­clud­ing work­ing pa­pers), as well as the name of your main su­per­visor.

A let­ter of refer­ence by your main ad­visor should be sent dir­ectly to el­isa­beth.bauer­@wu.ac.at and maudee@stan­ford.edu be­fore April 15.

A de­cision on who will be ad­mit­ted to the course will be an­nounced mid-May.

PhD stu­dents from the Nor­dic coun­tries that are the core sup­port­ing mem­bers of the Scand­inavian Con­sor­tium for Or­gan­iz­a­tional Re­search, and from European and North Amer­ican part­ner uni­versit­ies are given pri­or­ity. Other PhD stu­dents are wel­come to ap­ply as well, and will be ad­mit­ted based on avail­able space.

Course Credit: 6 ECTS points

Cost: The fee is €300, in­clud­ing study ma­ter­ial, a wel­come re­cep­tion, and a gradu­ation din­ner.

Lan­guage: Eng­lish

Max­imum Num­ber of Stu­dents: 25

Dates: Monday, Septem­ber 11 - Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, 2017


Ap­plic­a­tion for PhD Work­shop
(Dead­line: April 15, 2017)

Re­gis­tra­tion for Pub­lic Morn­ing Lec­tures (will fol­low shortly)