Alternative Institutionalism: Theory, Methods, and Topics

  • Derek Harmon (Panel member)
  • Yuan Li (Panel member)
  • Paul Hirsch (Panel member)
  • Meyer, R. E. (Panel member)
  • Clifford Oswick (Panel member)
  • Tammar B. Zilber (Panel member)

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


This proposed symposium gathers scholars who have critically intervened institutional theory at various junctures in its history, and who have developed perhaps alternative “brands” of institutionalism: “cultural institutionalism,” “discursive institutionalism,” “multimodal semiotic institutionalism,” and “emotional institutionalism.” The aim of the symposium is to foster a dialogue between critics of institutional theory. The dialogue will focus on three sets of questions: theory, methods, and hot topics. This symposium will provide conceptual depth in terms of philosophical underpinnings for institutional theory, and it will explore methodological tools and empirical settings most fitting for the different alternatives of institutionalism.
Period10 Aug 2020
Event titleThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020: Broadening Our Sight
Event typeConference
Conference number80
OrganiserAcademy of Management
Degree of RecognitionInternational