2015 Conference Summary

The 4th triennial Alberta Institutions Conference took place from June 12 to 14, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Banff, Alberta. The conference, which was organized by the Alberta School of Business Strategic Management and Organization Department, brought together top scholars in the field of organization theory, institutional theory, sociology and more to present papers, participate in panels and offer mentorship to doctoral students. A total of 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different academic institutions took in the spectacular views from the hotel and attended over 35 presentations and panels over the weekend. Sessions included topics such as entrepreneurship, institutional complexity, logics, processes, social problems and industry dynamics which all together contributed to a thorough examination of the conference theme of how institutions (and institutionalists) matter. This was the largest Alberta Institutions Conference yet.

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 What participants are saying:

“Just wanted to express my appreciation for a wonderful time in Banff!  It was a terrific conference — one of the best ever, in my experience — and I was so happy to be a part of it!  You did an amazing job of convening and organizing — spectacular setting but (perhaps even more importantly), spectacular participants.  I learned a lot.”
Mary Ann Glynn
Joseph F Cotter Professor of Management & Organization
Boston College
Vice President-Elect and Program Chair-Elect, Academy of Management

“Enjoyed every bit of the conference and the spectacular surroundings.”
Raghu Garud
Professor and Research Director,
Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Smeal College of Business

“Many thanks for a wonderful conference and the opportunity to present our paper in the opening plenary. The conference did provide a wonderful mix of new and old ideas, moments for reflection and interaction.”
Johanna Mair
Professor for Organization, Strategy and Leadership
Hertie School of Governance

“Many thanks for organizing a great conference; it was a privilege to be part of it! “
Markus Perkmann
Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management
Imperial College Business School
Imperial College London

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