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Rules, Routines, and Learning in Organizations

Alfred Kieser

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the specific interplay of rules and routines in organizational learning. It is argued that rules and routines provide media of organizational learning. Organizational learning ... More


Learning How to Govern and Learning How to Solve Problems: On the Co‐Evolution of Competences, Conflicts and Organizational Routines *

Benjamin Coriat and Giovanni Dosi

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Highlights the specificity of organizational competencies and their routinized, inertial, and conflictual properties from the perspective of the individual firm, arguing that persistent and ... More


Creative Projects

David Obstfeld

in Getting New Things Done: Networks, Brokerage, and the Assembly of Innovative Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804760508
eISBN:
9781503603097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760508.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A theory of the creative project—the underexamined, nonroutine trajectory for getting new things done—is the focus of this chapter. First, the chapter draws on insights from pragmatist philosophy ... More


Architecture

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

‘Architecture’ is introduced as the first of the three primary sources of distinctive capabilities and it refers to a network of relationship contracts within, or around, the firm. It can be ... More


When “Good” is Not Good Enough: Power Dynamics and Performative Aspects of Organizational Routines

Helle Kryger Aggerholm and Birte Asmuß

in Organizational Routines: How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198759485
eISBN:
9780191818882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759485.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The chapter explores some of the performative resources available to individual actors when discursively creating and sustaining a certain organizational routine, namely performance appraisal ... More


Organizational Routines: How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Claus Rerup, Ann Langly, and Haridimos Tsoukas (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198759485
eISBN:
9780191818882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759485.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Over the past fifteen years, organizational routines increasingly have been investigated from a process perspective to challenge the idea that routines are stable entities that are mindlessly ... More


Contracts or Relationships

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

“Architecture” is introduced as the basis of competitive advantage for many companies. It refers to a network of relationship contracts within, or around, the firm. It can be sub‐divided into ... More


Theorizing Information Technology as a Material Artifact in Information Systems Research

Daniel Robey, Benoit Raymond, and Chad Anderson

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Research that includes information technology (IT) artifacts within its scope of focus (e.g., “computer impact” studies) often fails to engage adequately with the material properties of those IT ... More


Introduction: Advancing a Process Perspective on Routines by Zooming Out and Zooming In

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Claus Rerup, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

in Organizational Routines: How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198759485
eISBN:
9780191818882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759485.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Over the past fifteen years, organizational routines increasingly have been investigated from a process perspective to challenge the idea that routines are stable entities that are mindlessly ... More


The Persistence Of Inequality

Cecilia L. Ridgeway

in Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755776
eISBN:
9780199894925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755776.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Previous chapters addressed the persistence of inequality in existing institutions; this chapter examines persistence at sites of economic and social innovation. Evidence shows that gender ... More


The Multiplicity of Habit: Implications for Routines Research

Scott F. Turner and Eugenia Cacciatori

in Organizational Routines: How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198759485
eISBN:
9780191818882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759485.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter explores habit as a foundational concept for routines research. The authors examine how habit and habitus have been conceptualized in psychology and sociology, giving particular ... More


Artefacts and the Dynamics of Truces in Organizational Routines

Nicolás J.B. Wiedemann, Leona Wiegmann, and Juergen Weber

in Dualities, Dialectics, and Paradoxes in Organizational Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827436
eISBN:
9780191866289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827436.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Organizational routines can constitute a temporary settlement of individual actors’ diverging interests, described as a truce that enables the routine as a collective accomplishment to proceed. In ... More


The Structure of Learning in Organizations

D. Christopher Kayes

in Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdown

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199791057
eISBN:
9780190245351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791057.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Any consideration of learning in organizations requires a description of how individual learning translates into organizational practices. This chapter builds a template that outlines approaches to ... More


Risk and Routine in the Digitized World

Brian T. Pentland

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

While the benefits and risks of digitization are often obvious, these benefits and risks are interdependent in ways that are sometimes difficult to anticipate or understand. This chapter approaches ... More


Epistemic Virtues and Vices

Chun Wei Choo

in The Inquiring Organization: How Organizations Acquire Knowledge and Seek Information

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199782031
eISBN:
9780190459598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782031.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces virtue epistemology, a theory of knowledge based on an evaluation of the character traits of the agent. Knowledge is then a state of belief arising out of acts of epistemic ... More


The Book-of-the-Month Club as a New Enterprise

Daniel M.G. Raff

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In 1926, two entrepreneurially minded direct-mail advertising copywriters and a largely silent partner prepared test-marketing materials for a postal subscription service for recently published ... More


Instruments of Change: Contract Regulations as a Source of Flexibility in Defense Procurement, 1942–72

Glen Asner

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Procurement regulations and the details of the contracting process receive only passing mention, if any at all, in histories of the development of military technologies. Congressional politics ... More


In Pursuit of the Good Project

Monika Krause

in The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter asks how managers in humanitarian relief NGOs make decisions about where to go and whom to help. Humanitarian relief NGOs are committed to serving people “according to need”, without ... More


The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason

Monika Krause

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226131221
eISBN:
9780226131535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Since the late 1980s humanitarianism – the immediate relief of suffering in the name of respect for human dignity – has come to dominate western responses to distant suffering. Whether it is a sudden ... More


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