18th SCANCOR PhD Workshop on Institutional Analysis, Aalto University (Finland), Monday, August 31- Friday, September 4, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the 18th SCANCOR PhD Workshop on Institutional Analysis held at Aalto University (Finland) has been postponed until fall 2021. New workshop dates will be announced during fall 2020.

A unique learning opportunity in Helsinki! Join us for a one-week intense PhD workshop on institutional analysis.

At the 18th 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 and the contribution of institutional analysis to understand current social, ecological, and economic challenges. We also emphasize methods of comparative, archival, and visual analysis. Finally, we tackle issues involving contestation and strife around institutions and organizations.

Students will take away new insights and tools, along with 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, IESE Barcelona, University of Mannheim, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, EMLYON Business School, Stockholm School of Economics and WU Vienna.

In addition to public morning lectures, the 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 the 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. 

Teaching Faculty PhD Workshop

  • Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
  • Bruce Carruthers, Northwestern
  • Gili Drori, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Woody Powell, Stanford University
  • Sarah Soule, Stanford University

More information about applying can be found here:

The application form can be found here (Deadline May 31, 2020):

Registration for Public Morning Lectures (Deadline: August 20, 2020):