From the organizers' call:
This Ph.D. workshop - this time hosted by he Hebrew University of Jerusalem - brings together scholars who are developing novel solutions to these challenges, most notably to issues of change and variety, as well as measurement of institutional influences and effects. The faculty will present current research, review recent papers, and discuss new methodological tools that deepen the institutional agenda.
We pay special attention to issues of institutional emergence, persistence, and transformation. We also emphasize methods of comparative, archival, and network analysis. Finally, we tackle fundamental issues involving globalization, competing institutional logics, and contestation.
The workshop is organized around two related features: (1) a morning public lecture series where faculty present current research; (2) sets of seminar sessions for enrolled doctoral students devoted to (a) classic and contemporary theoretical developments within institutional theory and (b) research methods that advance institutional research. Students will take away new insights and measures, and 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.
The PhD student should be working on a research project involving institutional theory. Students are required to attend all five days of the workshop and are expected to come to the course prepared by having completed the readings and ready with questions on them. The goal of the course is to enable students to use the most up-to-date methods to explore their research projects.