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.

Get to know SCANCOR/Stanford's new director - Chiqui Ramirez

SCANCOR recently announced the appointment of Professor Francisco (Chiqui) Ramirez as the new director of SCANCOR at Stanford University beginning January 1, 2018. SCANCOR conducted an interview with Dr. Ramirez to get his perspective on this new role.

Q: What kind of research are you conducting currently? How does it tie in with your new role at SCANCOR?

A: I have been comparing the organization of universities across different countries. The underlying strategy is to assess how much universities are shaped by historical legacies and organizational path dependencies relative to the influence of world models of what constitutes a good university and the homogenizing impact of a global educational environment. I have several papers that in different ways address this issue.

More recently some of my students and I are examining a national probability sample of American universities. The goal is to trace organizational changes, both at the structural and discursive levels. We especially focus on the emergence and expansion of university development and communications offices, diversity or inclusion offices, student counselling offices, and lastly, internationalization offices...

SCANCOR Symposium on Institutional Analysis 2017: Public Morning Lectures

All lectures will be held from 09:30h – 12:30h at WU Vienna

Monday, September 11th (AD Sitzungsaal 1)
Organizations, Institutions and Change 
Walter W. Powell (Stanford University)
Renate E. Meyer (WU Vienna & CBS)

Tuesday, September 12th (AD Sitzungsaal 1)
Civil Society Institutions
Sarah Soule (Stanford University)
Michael Meyer (WU Vienna)

Wednesday, September 13th (LC Clubraum)
Management as both Profession and Institution
Patricia Bromley (Stanford University)
Silviya Svejenova (CBS & WU Vienna)

Thursday, September 14th (AD Sitzungsaal 1)
Institutions and Crises
Bruce Carruthers (Northwestern University)
Markus Höllerer (WU Vienna & UNSW Sydney)

Friday, September 15th (LC Clubraum)
How Local are Global Institutions?
Gili Drori (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Giuseppe Delmestri (WU Vienna)