Welcome to SCANCOR

The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research facilitates inquiry in organizational social science among a transnational network of scholars. Its member institutions in Scandinavia and greater Europe support working visits and residencies at Stanford and Harvard Universities. SCANCOR also sponsors conferences, workshops, and mentoring opportunities worldwide.

The 14th SCANCOR PhD Workshop On Institutional Analysis: Public Lecture Series Schedule

To be held at the Stockholm School of Economics. All Public Morning lectures are in room Ragnar, SSE main floor (enter from the Atrium).

Monday August 29th
9:30–10:45 - Woody Powell, Stanford University
11:00–12:15 - Filip Wijkström, Stockholm School of Economics

Tuesday August 30th
9:30–10:45 - Sarah Soule, Stanford University
11:00–12:15 - Stefan Jonsson, Uppsala University

Wednesday August 31th
9:30–10:45 - Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
11:00–12:15 - Linda Wedlin, Uppsala University

Thursday September 1st
9:30–10:45 - Gili Droli, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
11:00–12:15 - Eero Vaara, Aalto University

Friday September 2nd
9:30–10:45 - Bruce Carruthers, Northwestern University
11:00–12:15 - Peter Hedström, Institute of Analytical Sociology, Linköping

Stanford Insights from Michael Meyer, WU Vienna

Michael Meyer, a recent visiting scholar and "southern Scandinavian" hailing from WU Vienna, spent his Winter and Spring quarters at SCANCOR writing a weekly article about his California experiences for DER STANDARD, an Austrian daily newspaper.

An archive of his articles can be found here, however as they are all written in the German language, SCANCOR conducted its own interview with Michael to gain access to some of his insights.

Q: How did the article series about your visit to SCANCOR and life in California for DER STANDARD come about?

A: WU Veinna has a long lasting cooperation with DER STANDARD. To reach a broader public, we regularly report about our research results in this Austrian daily newspaper. When I decided to go to SCANCOR, Karin Bauer, the senior editor for the career supplement of DER STANDARD, asked me to write a weekly article about my experiences at Stanford. And so I did. The title “Stanford Insights” was Karin’s idea. As usual at DER STANDARD, the article is in the printed weekend issue and then published on the web four days later.

Q: What was the initial reaction to the article series in Austria?

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