Microfoundations of Routines and Capabilities: Individuals, Processes, and Structure
Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 5, 2012
We discuss the microfoundations of routines and capabilities, including why a microfoundations view is needed and how it may inform work on organizational and competitive heterogeneity. Building on extant research, we identify three primary categories of micro-level components underlying routines and capabilities: individuals, social processes, and structure and design. We discuss how these components, and their interactions, may affect routines and capabilities. In doing so, we outline a research agenda for advancing the field’s understanding of the microfoundations of routines and capabilities.
Keywords: Microfoundations, routines and capabilities, aggregation, micro-macro links
JEL Classification: B52, D21, L21, M1
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