Fit between Organization Design and Organizational Routines

Helfat, Constance E. and Samina Karim (2014). “Fit between organization design and organizational routines.” Journal of Organization Design 3(2): 18-29.

12 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2014 Last revised: 27 Aug 2021

See all articles by Constance E. Helfat

Constance E. Helfat

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Samina Karim

Northeastern University

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Despite decades of research on both organization design and organizational routines, little research has analyzed the relationship between them. Here we propose a normative theory in which the effectiveness of organization design and redesign depends on the characteristics of routines. The analysis shows which types of organization designs may be useful as well as which design changes may or may not succeed depending on (a) the specificity of routines and (b) the dynamic versus static purposes of organizational routines.

Keywords: organizational structure, organizational modularity, structural embeddedness, ambidexterity, matrix structure

Suggested Citation

Helfat, Constance E. and Karim, Samina, Fit between Organization Design and Organizational Routines (2014). Helfat, Constance E. and Samina Karim (2014). “Fit between organization design and organizational routines.” Journal of Organization Design 3(2): 18-29., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2489886

Constance E. Helfat (Contact Author)

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

Samina Karim

Northeastern University ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/faculty/k/karim-samina/

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
247
Abstract Views
979
rank
161,677
PlumX Metrics