Beyond routines as things : introduction to the special issue on routine dynamics

Feldman, Martha S. and Pentland, Brian T. and D'Adderio, Luciana and Lazaric, Nathalie (2016) Beyond routines as things : introduction to the special issue on routine dynamics. Organization Science, 27 (3). 505–513. ISSN 1047-7039

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    Abstract

    Research on routines has grown in recent years as scholars have increasingly recognized the centrality of this organizational phenomenon (Parmigiani and Howard-Grenville, 2011; Salvato and Rerup, 2011). This special issue is devoted to routine dynamics, one branch of research on routines that is based in the idea that routines are practices with internal dynamics that contribute to both stability and change in organizations (Feldman and Pentland, 2003). Ethnographic fieldwork has been an important source of observations from which routine dynamics has emerged