WINIR Symposium – Global Capitalism and its National Varieties in an Era of Crisis

The Fourth World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) Symposium will be hosted by the Institute for International Management between 16-18 December 2019 at Loughborough University London.

The World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) brings together scholars from across the social sciences and the humanities to promote the study of institutions and institutional thought around the world.

The fourth WINIR symposium in December will explore themes and questions related to ‘global capitalism and its national varieties in an era of crisis’.

Keynote lecturers will be given by Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern University), Kathleen Thelen (MIT), Gregory Jackson (Free University of Berlin) and Jonas Pontusson (University of Geneva).

Key dates within the process include:

Date Details 
30 May 2019 Abstract submission deadline 
15 June 2019 Notification of acceptance 
16 June 2019 Registration opens 
31 August 2019 Early-bird registration deadline 
30 October 2019 Registration deadline for accepted authors
1 November 2019 Non-registered authors removed from programme
15 November 2019 Late surcharge applies 
1 December 2019 Full paper submission deadline 

Submissions must be made online and should directly address the symposium theme and WINIR’s aims and research priorities.

Submissions are evaluated by the WINIR Scientific Quality Committee, which includes Professor Geoffrey Hodgson, Professor in Management within the Institute for International Management.  

You can find more about the symposium and the call for papers on the WINIR webpage


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