The Missing Link between the Theory and Empirics of Path Dependence: Conceptual Clarification, Testability Issue, and Methodological Implications

@article{Vergne2010TheML,
  title={The Missing Link between the Theory and Empirics of Path Dependence: Conceptual Clarification, Testability Issue, and Methodological Implications},
  author={Jean-Philippe Vergne and Rodolphe Durand},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Management Studies},
  year={2010}
}
  • Jean-Philippe Vergne, Rodolphe Durand
  • Published 2010
  • Economics, Engineering, Psychology
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Management Studies
  • Path dependence is a central construct in organizational research, used to describe a mechanism that connects the past and the future in an abstract way. However, across institutional, technology, and strategy literatures, it remains unclear why path dependence sometimes occurs and sometimes not, why it sometimes lead to inefficient outcomes and sometimes not, how it differs from mere increasing returns, and how scholars can empirically support their claims on path dependence. Hence, path… CONTINUE READING
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