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The Next Decade of Legitimacy Research: Advancing the Multilevel Theory of Legitimacy

Paper Development Workshop & Expert Panel

To be held in person


University of Lausanne

May 8th and 9th, 2023

Organized by

  • Anna Jasinenko (University of Lausanne)
  • Patrick Haack (University of Lausanne)

Confirmed Experts

  • Alex Bitektine (Concordia University)
  • David Deephouse (University of Alberta)
  • Michael Etter (King’s College London)
  • Patrick Haack (University of Lausanne)
  • Derek Harmon (University of Michigan)
  • Laura Illia (University of Fribourg)
  • Roy Suddaby (University of Victoria)

Sponsored by

Swiss National Science Foundation (see SNSF project here)

Purpose and Agenda

This workshop seeks to build upon the multi-level theory of legitimacy and define the research agenda for the next decade. We welcome the submission of research projects with a conceptual, empirical and/or methodological orientation to help consolidate the multi-level theory of legitimacy in organization and management studies. The workshop should be of special interest for doctoral students, postdocs, and junior faculty; scholars more advanced in their careers are also invited to submit their work.

It will offer participants an opportunity to discuss and learn about recent advancements in legitimacy research, to develop a network in this field, and to receive individual feedback on project ideas and work in progress.

In the afternoon of May 8th, we will start with presentations and discussions of current trends and future directions in legitimacy research. Senior scholars will share their insights and experience in the field. In the evening, we will provide a networking program including a dinner. The morning of May 9th will be focused on roundtable sessions to help develop participants’ working papers and project ideas. Each paper will have a senior scholar discussant with a track record of multiple publications in leading management journals. Authors will also receive feedback from peers with similar research interests.

Selection of papers and project ideas will be based on an abstract of 500 words. Early-stage work is welcome and full papers are not expected. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11:59 pm, April 1st, 2023.

Logistics and Support to Participants

Accepted participants are invited to stay for two nights in the Starling, a four-star hotel close to the HEC campus in Lausanne. There is no conference fee, and no charge for lunch, coffee breaks and dinner. Participants must make their own travel arrangements to Lausanne. Participants are expected to attend the full program starting with a lunch at 12 am on May 8th and ending around 2 pm on May 9th.

Key Dates

11:59 pm, April 1st, 2023

Deadline for the submission of abstract (500 words)

April 5th, 2023

Notification of acceptance

April 15th, 2023

Deadline for final registration

May 8th and 9th, 2023


For questions regarding the workshop please contact Anna Jasinenko (anna.jasinenko@unil.ch).

Workshop location

The workshop will take place in Lausanne, one of the economic and intellectual hubs of Switzerland and Europe, 40 minutes train ride from Geneva airport