15 Nov 2019 16:00–17:00
PHD Thesis Defence - SIAVASH FARAHBAKHSH - 31st cycle
Mechanisms of Institutional change & Socioeconomic Complexity
Referent PhD candidate Siavash FARAHBAKHSH
Datum 15 Nov 2019 16:00 - 17:00Ort Room BZ F6.00 University Club, Universitätsplatz 1 - Piazza Università, 1, 39100 Bozen-Bolzano
Despite the existing literature on institutional change, few studies show mechanisms within institutional change processes. Hence, the dynamics of complexity in institutions have remained underexplored. In this thesis, I address this gap over three distinct papers using agent-based simulation and qualitative methods.
In the thesis discussion session, while providing an introduction to my PhD thesis, I will focus on the third paper. This paper focuses on the complex socioeconomic setting of the emerging French private higher education sector. It further develops an agent-based model while calibrating the model with historical data. This paper's findings advance institutional theory by explaining the role of mechanisms such as economic conditions, risk-taking, mimetism, dynamic capability, and internationalization mindset in the process of emerging institutions.