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Organizational Routines

Advancing Empirical Research

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Mar 2009
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm d 25mm
Weight: 593g
ISBN-10: 1847201946
ISBN-13: 9781847201942
Barcode No: 9781847201942
Synopsis
This book showcases advanced empirical research that applies the concept of organizational routines to understanding organizations and how they change and evolve. The contributions gathered in the book cover qualitative, quantitative, and archival methods for empirical research applying the concept of organizational routines. Specific issues highlighted include the use of event-sequence methods in the analysis of organizational routines, the impact of standard operating procedures on recurrent behaviour patterns, and the stability, resilience, and change of organizational routines. The book thus provides an overview of different empirical methods applied to study organizational routines, and of their prerequisites, analytical power, and contribution. This comprehensive book will be of great interest to scholars and postgraduate students in the fields of organization theory, strategy, and organization behaviour. Researchers in organization, management and economic science, organizational change and evolutionary theories will also find this book invaluable.

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'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.' -- Giovanni Dosi, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy