Reconceptualizing Organizational Routines as a Source of Flexibility and Change

@article{Feldman2003ReconceptualizingOR,
  title={Reconceptualizing Organizational Routines as a Source of Flexibility and Change},
  author={M. Feldman and B. Pentland},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={48},
  pages={118 - 94}
}
  • M. Feldman, B. Pentland
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • In this paper, we challenge the traditional understanding of organizational routines as creating inertia in organizations. We adapt Latour's distinction between ostensive and performative to build a theory that explains why routines are a source of change as well as stability. The ostensive aspect of a routine embodies what we typically think of as the structure. The performative aspect embodies the specific actions, by specific people, at specific times and places, that bring the routine to… CONTINUE READING
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