Applying Organizational Routines in Understanding Organizational Change

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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s C. Becker

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Nathalie Lazaric

Sorbonne University - University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC)

d R. Nelson

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Sidney G. Winter

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

Organizational routines are considered basic components of organizational behavior and repositories of organizational capabilities (Nelson & Winter, 1982). They do, therefore, hold one of the keys to understanding organizational change. The article focuses on how the concept of organizational routines can be applied in empirical research to understand organizational change. We identify problems encountered in such research and present proposals for how to deal with them, in order to advance our knowledge of routines and our understanding of organizational change. Developing these themes, we also introduce the articles in the special section `Towards an Operationalization of the Routines Concept`.

Keywords: Tobacco, smoking, educational inequalities, mortality

Suggested Citation

Becker, s C. and Lazaric, Nathalie and Nelson, d R. and Winter, Sidney G., Applying Organizational Routines in Understanding Organizational Change (October 2005). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 775-791, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=914669

S C. Becker (Contact Author)

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Nathalie Lazaric

Sorbonne University - University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC) ( email )

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BP 649 Department TSH
60206 Compiegne
France
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D R. Nelson

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Sidney G. Winter

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department ( email )

The Wharton School
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
United States

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