5-9 August 2024 in Bodø, Norway

An increasing number of research communities acknowledge the need for an interdisciplinary approach in management and accounting research. Understanding the contemporary streams of institutional theory and their potential to extend previous knowledge becomes crucial in the quest for contribution to the literature.

The aim of this course is to deepen knowledge and reflect upon the contemporary streams of institutional theory and their application to management and accounting studies. Specifically, the course’s ambition is to equip PhD students with a deeper understanding of institutional logics, institutional entrepreneurship and institutional work, and how these streams can be connected to their own research projects. These streams of institutional theory have become increasingly valuable in management and accounting research. At the same time, they are challenging to use under theoretical pluralism agendas. In this regard, the opportunities and challenges of these streams will be examined during the course. In a long-term perspective, the course seeks to contribute to the development of PhD students’ analytical and critical skills, and therefore facilitate the number of individual and joint international publications.

Course faculty:

The course will be arranged through combining the competencies of Nord University Business School and its partners from other Nordic universities, therefore, enhancing the Nordic research cooperation. Faculty will be represented by:

  • Anatoli Bourmistrov (Professor, Nord University Business School, Norway)
  • Daniela Argento (Associate Professor, Kristianstad University, Sweden)
  • Evgenii Aleksandrov (Associate Professor, Nord University Business School, Norway)
  • Giuseppe Grossi (Professor, Nord University Business School, Norway; Kristianstad University, Sweden)
  • Jan-Erik Johanson (Professor, Tampere University, Finland)
  • Jarmo Vakkuri (Profaqessor, Tampere University, Finland)


Application deadline: 31st of May 2024. Decision for acceptance to the course: 16th of June 2024.

Read more about the course and apply on the course website (the link will direct you to NORD university’s website)

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