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The first Emotions and Institutions Workshop was held at Schulich School of Business in Toronto this December, organized by Charlene Zietsma and Madeline Toubiana. Despite the Canadian cold, participants from across North America and Europe came together to map the domain of scholarship and present interesting research on the topic. We kicked off with a round of massively-multi player thumb wrestling, an overview of the papers in session, and a dinner in downtown Toronto.
The next day featured presentations of eight working papers, and a keynote by Douglas Creed who presented the forthcoming AMR article “Swimming in a Sea of Shame: Incorporating Emotions into Explanations of Institutional Reproduction and Change” which he coauthored with Bryant Hudson (in attendance), Gerardo Okhuysen, and Kristin Smith-Crowe. The papers showcased emotions as ubiquitous, used strategically, triggered by violations of institutional expectations, connected to identification, socially constrained, socially constituted, and derived and amplified within institutional communities. They covered a broad empirical terrain from Ontario Wine, Pediatric nursing in West Africa, Alberta oil sands, Sustainable seafood, Non profit organizations, and Communities. The workshop ended with a closing panel featuring Christine Oliver, Maxim Voronov, Douglas Creed, Lianne Lefsrud and Bryant Hudson.
Plans are underway for a follow-up workshop next year, and a special themed section of Organization Studies on the topic. If you missed the workshop and want to be included in future communications, contact Charlene Zietsma (
) or Madeline Toubiana (
). Pictures from the event can be found on OMT's facebook page.
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