Organizational Routines: Advancing Empirical Research

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Markus C. Becker, Nathalie Lazaric
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 302 pages
One of the major challenges facing organization studies has been for a long time to develop an operational content to the notion of routines . This book offers important advances in this direction, both conceptually and through illuminating case studies.
 

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Contents

introduction
1
PART I Conceptual foundations
9
2 Routines as technologies and as organizational capabilities
11
3 The nature and replication of routines
26
PART II Methods for analysing organizational routines
45
4 Using workflow data to explore the structure of an organizational routine
47
5 The contribution of eventsequence analysis to the study of organizational routines
68
6 The inheritance of organizational routines and the emergence of a firm genealogy in the fashion design industry
103
PART III Organizational routines and stability in organizations
129
7 Is it the same? Observing there generation of organizational character at Camp Poplar Grove
131
PART IV Organizational routines and organizational change and innovation
183
from representation to performation
185
exploring the role of procedures and stable behaviour patterns in innovation
223
persistence of old habits and renewal of knowledge base in French SMEs
248
Index
277
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