SIOE 2020 : program

The Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) studies institutions and organizations, largely but not entirely from the perspective of economics. In 2020, SIOE was to hold its annual conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but the in-person conference was canceled.

All of the submissions to the conference were assessed by members of the conference's executive committee and program committee (both listed below). Accepted papers were then organized into sessions that would have been presented at the in-person conference.

There were ten broad areas for submissions. This version of the program first organizes sessions into those ten areas and then lists the papers within each session.

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1. Governance within organizations

Such as motivation & incentives, communication & decision-making, delegation, management practices, organizational culture, structure, corporate governance

2. Governance between organizations

Such as formal contracts, relational contracts, alliances, procurement, vertical integration, lateral integration, franchising, hybrid organizational forms

3. Polycentric governance *

Such as communities, cooperatives, common-pool resources, associations, leagues, organized crime, treaties, networks, social movements, collective action

* Inspired by Ostrom (2010), polycentric governance here means collaboration among at least three entities, at least two of which cannot merge with or be acquired by another.

4. Institutions and organizations in the public sector

Such as bureaucracy, legislatures, political parties, constitutions, courts, federalism, publicprivate partnerships, regulation

5. Institutions and organizations in political economy

Such as autocracy, transition, reform, corruption, rule of law, property rights, enforcement of law

6. Culture and institutions

Such as religion, slavery, race, gender, media, norms

7. Institutions and organizations in economic development and growth

Topics such as those above, in low-income and/or weakly institutionalized settings

8. Law, in the study of institutions or organizations

Topics such as those above, from the perspective of law—including case studies of institutions in action, relational contracts (in theory or practice), and public choice

9. Political Science, in the study of institutions or organizations

Topics such as those above, from the perspective of political science—including bureaucratic politics, electoral institutions, legislative institutions, parties, corruption, clientelism, regime type & change, state building & capacity, informal institutions

10. Strategic Management, in the study of institutions or organizations

Topics such as those above, from the perspective of strategy—including knowledge, capability, innovation, technology, top management teams, boards, diversi cation, alliances, nonmarket strategy, stakeholders