SCANCOR 2023 Organization Theory workshop

SCANCOR 2023 Organization Theory workshop

You are hereby invited to the 2023 Organization Theory workshop put on by the Norwegian branch of the Scandinavian Consortium on Organizational Research (SCANCOR). SCANCOR is a 35-year research and exchange cooperative project between participating Scandinavian universities and Stanford University, California. Its remit is to advance organizational theory and its manifold applications. In 2016 Harvard University became an active partner in this ongoing program.

The workshop will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim on 15-16 November 2023. 

We are open to contributions from academics broadly focused on organization and institution theories, their empirical applications, and methodological design. The unifying element of the workshop is a shared interest in organizational and institutional approaches in the broader sense.

Please submit your name, title, affiliation, and abstract (300-500 words) to: using “SCANCOR workshop” in the subject of the email by 1 September 2023. Papers from doctoral candidates must be of excellent quality to be considered.

The deadline for full submission is 15 October 2023.

“Organizational Theory in Foreign Policy Analysis” will be the keynote speech delivered by Juliet Kaarbo, Professor Chair of Foreign Policy-Making at Edinburgh University. The talk will be an overview of where institutions currently sit in the field of Foreign Policy Analysis, how Foreign Policy Analysis has theorized institutions so far, and how Prof. Kaarbo’s application of organizational psychology to understanding leader personality has contributed to the field.

Practical matters related to accommodation etc. will be clarified subsequently.  
If you have any questions, please contact the workshop coordinators: 

The Workshop is funded by the NFR INTPART funded project SCANCOR-NEWORG which is coordinated by the Department of Political Science at UiO.


Keynote speaker

Juliet Kaarbo


Workshop coordinators

Gunnar Fermann
Cristina Parau