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Institutions and power


Cambridge Judge Business School helps international scholars develop their papers

Cambridge Judge Business School recently hosted an international paper development workshop, which was attended by more than 30 scholars from leading universities around the world.

Having taken place on 27 and 28 April, the workshop focused on papers related to ‘Institutions and Power’ and was organised and sponsored by the business school, in collaboration with the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) and with the support of Organization Studies, a leading European journal, its publisher, Sage and the Organisation and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management.

The aim was to offer the opportunity for young scholars to develop their on-going work, which they might like to eventually submit to Organization Studies. The workshop was developmental as each paper had a senior editor or a senior scholar as a discussant and authors also received feedback from peers with similar research interests.

Scholars who participated represented some of the top universities in the US, Canada, France, Israel, Germany, Austria, Holland, Sweden and the UK. The OMT Division of the Academy of Management also provided travel bursaries enabling five international PhD students to attend the workshop.

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, who was a key organiser of the event, commented:

The workshop was of special interest for colleagues recently graduated with a PhD and with manuscripts under development, but was also suitable for papers that would benefit from presentation, commentary and discussion.

The workshop was extremely successful with the atmosphere collegial and informal, but centred around making progression on the working papers, as well as deepening our understanding of coordination within and across organisations.”