Fourth Witten Conference on Institutional Change

Witten/Herdecke University

1-2 February 2018

WINIR is pleased to sponsor the Fourth Witten Conference on Institutional Change on "Institutional Pathologies"  organised by the Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa)  at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, on 1-2 February 2018.

The purpose of this conference is to improve our theoretical understanding of massively disturbed social entities (institutions, organizations, networks). This is not only a scientifically demanding task, it is also a practically very important concern, since theoretically robust diagnoses of institutional pathologies immediately imply the question, political and otherwise, whether something can and should be done about them. There is a growing research literature already dealing with dysfunctional organizations, primarily business firms and other organizations within the economic sphere. The topic of “social pathologies” finds increasing attention also within social psychology and social philosophy.

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