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Routines and Other Recurring Action Patterns of Organizations: Contemporary Research Issues

Michael D. Cohen, Roger Burkhart, Giovanni Dosi, Massimo Egidi, Luigi Marengo, Massimo Warglien, and Sidney Winter

in Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269426
eISBN:
9780191710179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269426.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reports and extends discussions at a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute in August 1995. It considers the following topics: the importance of carefully examining research on routine, ... More


Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Michelle M. Nickerson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of 1950s Southern Californian housewives who shaped the grassroots right in the two decades following World War II. The book describes how red-hunting homemakers mobilized ... More


Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Stewart Gordon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book offers advice for all performers to achieve performance mastery. It defines performance in the broadest terms as being applicable to many life situations and challenges in many professions. ... More


The Essential Hirschman

Albert O. Hirschman

Jeremy Adelman (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. The author was a master essayist, one ... More


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


Incentives, Routines, and Self-Command *

Steven Postrel and Richard P. Rumelt

in Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269426
eISBN:
9780191710179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269426.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In explaining the advantages of the principle of hierarchy representing organizations over market exchanges, coordination of specialized efforts and control of opportunistic behaviour are often ... More


Finding Patterns in the “Open and Undefined” Organization: Gray Flannel Man Is Mostly Dead

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This concluding chapter pieces together some practical proposals based on the findings set out in the previous chapters. Like any other kind of organization, Snowy Prairie's empowerment projects had ... More


Forms of Institutional Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Institutional investors adopt different methods of engagement. Much investor engagement is routine and informal; other engagement is extraordinary and arises from specific circumstances, such as ... More


Everyday Accounting Practices and Intentionality

Thomas Ahrens

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter explores some of the ways in which intentionality is played out in everyday accounting practices. From a practice perspective accounting is an array of activities that is ordered by ... More


The Story of right and wrong and Its Cultural Implications

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

One of the most interesting phenomena in the history of the English language is the remarkable rise of the word right, in its many interrelated senses and uses. This chapter tries to trace the ... 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


Evaluating the Worry

David S. Wendler

in The Ethics of Pediatric Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730087
eISBN:
9780199776689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730087.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter begins with Paul Ramsey's argument which offers the most prominent and persuasive argument against nonbeneficial pediatric research. Ramsey argues that nonbeneficial pediatric research is ... More


Gifting and Grace: Patterns of Lay‐Mendicant Interaction

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The world‐renouncing monks and nuns – the mendicants of the Jain tradition – are the living examples of the path to liberation. This chapter details their daily practice, which revolves around ... 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


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


Children at Risk

David Finkelhor

in Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342857
eISBN:
9780199863631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342857.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses the various factors that put children at risk for victimization including geography, family factors, emotional problems, risk-taking, and prior victimization. It provides a ... More


Transfer and Replication of Organizational Capabilities: Japanese Transplant Organizations in the United States

Richard Florida and Martin Kenney

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Organizational theory has long held that it is difficult to transfer organizations from one environment to another and that organizations that are transferred will take on characteristics of the new ... More


Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management

David J. Teece, Gary Pisano, and Amy Shuen

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter tries to conceptualize different forms of competence and relate them to both organization theory and strategic management. A general premise is that organizations embody coherent ... More


Organizational Capabilities in Complex Worlds

Daniel A. Levinthal

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter provides a theoretical framework for the analysis of organizational capabilities, underlining complementarity and interdependence among organizational routines and assets. A crucial ... More


Talking About Routines in the Field: The Emergence of Organizational Capabilities in a New Cellular Phone Network Company

Alessandro Narduzzo, Elena Rocco, and Massimo Warglien

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter is concerned with two sets of capabilities developed and implemented by a cellular phone network company. One of these capabilities is for the installation of new stations, the other is ... More


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