Michael Lounsbury, University of Alberta School of Business and National Institute for Nanotechnology, Canada
Renate Meyer, Institute for Public Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU), Austria
Tammar B. Zilber, School of Business Administration, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Markus A. Höllerer, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia
Institutions reside in intersubjectively shared knowledge about the world. This fundamental link between institutions and social knowledge is highlighted by many different strands of institutional thinking: It has been the central point of departure for cognitive institutionalism in Northern America; it is the core contribution of the sociology of knowledge that has its origins in the continental European sociology and of American pragmatism; it is a central characteristic in the so called Scandinavian institutionalism with its emphasis on meaning, interpretation and transmission of knowledge, and is also inherent in many other theoretical traditions and lines of thought
The relationship between institutions and knowledge addresses a number of key themes that will be at the centre of the SWG's program:
The relationship between institutions and knowledge touches a number of key themes that will be addressed in the four-year program of this SWG.