Institutions in the Knowledge Policy Domain - Neo-Institutional Approaches to Analyses of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation
Building: VMP 5 Floor: 4 Room: 4047
This Panel focuses on applying neo-institutional theories to the policy domain of higher education, research and innovation. The presentations and papers in this panel pursue new developments in neo-institutional theory, i.e. go beyond path-dependence and isomorphisms, such as studying institutional logics, focusing on actors and institutional work, historical institutionalist accounts of longitudinal changes, or discuss intersections of different organizational fields. In this, papers aim both at shedding light on empirical developments in higher education, research or innovation using a neo-institutional lens as well as furthering neo-institutional conceptual development based on their empirical argument. The panel is open to many different sub-groups within the neo-institutional spectrum and discussion as well as comparison among the different approaches are very much encouraged.