SCANCOR 30th Anniversary Conference: 30 Years of Organizational Learning and Educational Institutions

November 3-4, 2018

Stanford University,
CERAS Building
(Center for Education Research at Stanford)

*Registration now closed*

Program Schedule:

Saturday, November 3: Day One

8:30-9:30am: Registration/Light Breakfast Refreshments 
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

9:30–10:00am: Welcome and Introduction
CERAS Building, Room 101
by Director Francisco Ramirez, Stanford University and Board Chair Jesper Strandgaard, Copenhagen Business School

10:00-10:15 Break
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

10:15-11:45am: Panel 1. on ‘Organizational Learning and Decision-making'
CERAS Building, Room 101
Organized by Kristian Kreiner, Copenhagen Business School
Panel Members:
Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University
“Decisions in organizations - Decision as organization”
Morten Thanning Vendelø, Copenhagen Business School
"What Happened to Technology of Foolishness, and what might we do about it?”
(Co-presenter: Bøje Larsen, Copenhagen Business School)
Eero Vaara, Aalto University
“Strategy as narrative and storytelling”

11:45am-12:00pm: Break / Lunch service begins
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

12:00-1:00pm: Author Meets Critic 1. / Lunch
CERAS Building, Room 101
Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University & Mats Jutterström, Stockholm School of Economics
“Organizing and Reorganizing Markets”
Critic: John W. Meyer, Stanford University

1:00-2:30pm: Panel 2. on ‘University Organization’
CERAS Building, Room 101
Organized by Francisco Ramirez, Stanford University
Panel Members:
Lars Engwall, Uppsala University
“Universities, Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers”
Gili Drori, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“University internationalization Israel Style”
Georg Krücken, University of Kassel
“Changing University Organization: What Role Do Intended and Unintended Reform Consequences Play?”
Peter Maassen, University of Oslo
“Convergence in university reform agendas, divergence in university organization”

2:30-2:45pm: Break
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

2:45-4:15pm: Panel 3. on ‘Social Movements and Organizations’
CERAS Building, Room 101
“How Social Movement research and Organizational Studies have influenced each other”
Organized by Walter W. Powell, Stanford University
Panel Members:
Lærke Højgaard Christiansen, Copenhagen Business School
Walter W. Powell, Stanford University
Hayagreeva Rao, Stanford University
Sarah Soule, Stanford University

4:15pm: Wine Reception and Appetizers
CERAS Building Rooftop

6:00-8:00pm: Dinner / Honoring Jim March: Toast to SCANCOR’s founding director
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

 

Sunday, November 4: Day Two
*NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH. CLOCKS ARE TURNED BACK ONE HOUR.*

8:30-09:00am: Registration/Light Breakfast Refreshments
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

9:00-10:30am: Panel 4. on ‘Knowledge Transfer from Universities to Society’
CERAS Building, Room 101
Organized by Renate Meyer, WU Vienna
Panel Members:
Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
“Hyper-management: executive education, organizations, and society”
Haldor Byrkjeflot, University of Oslo
“The making and circulation of Nordic models”
David John Frank, University of California, Irvine
“Knowledge Transfer in the Knowledge Society”
Achim Oberg, WU Vienna / University of Mannheim
“Relations among Organizational Forms in Higher Education - The Case of Germany”
Kerstin Sahlin, Uppsala University
”What kind of societal impact do we want from organization research, and what impact have we seen?”

10:30-10:45am: Break
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

10:45am-12:15pm: Panel 5. on ‘Inequality and Evaluation in Higher Education’
CERAS Building, Room 101
Organized by Frank Dobbin, Harvard University and Jesper Strandgaard, Copenhagen Business School
Panel Members:
Michèle Lamont, Harvard University
“How Do University, Higher Education and Research Contribute to Societal Well-Being?”
Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University
“Universities as Evaluation Machines”
Linda Wedlin, Uppsala University
”Evaluation and status competition in Universities”.
Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Aarhus University;
"Gender inequality and scholarly impact in the medical sciences"
Frank Dobbin, Harvard University
“Do Harassment Programs Reduce Harassment: Evidence from the Workplace”

12:15-12:30pm: Break / Lunch service begins
CERAS Building, 1st floor lobby

12:30-1:30pm: Author Meets Critic 2. / Lunch
CERAS Building, Room 101
Tom Christensen and Åse Gornitzka, University of Oslo & Francisco Ramirez, Stanford University
“Universities as Agencies: Reputation and Professionalization”
Critic: W. Richard Scott, Stanford University

1:30-1:45pm: Honoring Søren Christensen: Remarks and Announcement
CERAS Building, Room 101
by his daughter, Mette Huberman

1:45-2:00pm: Closing Remarks
CERAS Building, Room 101
by Francisco Ramirez