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Advanced Introduction to Institutional Theory 2021

Short course: An advanced introduction to institutional theory

Date: Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Wednesday 26 May 2021

Time: 16:00 - 18:00 (UK time)

Venue: Online - Click here to access your course meeting details (password protected).

This five-session online short course with Professor Trish Reay, for PhD students and curious minds, is organised by the WBS Doctoral programme in collaboration with the PPI Research Programme.

In this short course we will read and discuss some of the foundational articles that ignited academic attention to (neo) institutional theory in the organisational literature. We will also examine specific topics in the debate such as the social construction of legitimacy, institutional entrepreneurship and change, institutional logics, and the micro foundations of institutions. In the final session, we will examine some of the current development and emerging directions in the debate on organisation and institution.

Participation is free but registration is required. (Please note all places have now been allocated)

All participants will be expected to participate in all of the sessions, read all of the assigned papers and chapters, and be prepared to engage in thoughtful discussions. Click here to access the short course reading list.

It is anticipated that participants will gain a broad sense of the institutional literature and develop new insights that could lead to future publications. No previous knowledge of institutional theory is required. The short course is not credit bearing but a participation certificate can be provided upon request.

Click here to access your course meeting details (password protected).

Trish Reay

Trish Reay holds the TELUS Chair in Management at the University of Alberta School of Business in Edmonton, Canada. She is also a Warwick Business School Distinguished Research Environment Professor. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, organisational and institutional change, professions, and professional identity. She studies these topics in the context of health care and family firms. Published articles from these research streams appear in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Management Studies.