Routines in the process of organizational evolution

Open access

Summary

The purpose of this article is to outline the cognitive model of organizational evolution taking into account the routines. Organizational evolution requires explanation and understanding of the mechanisms of development: variation, selection and retention. It is necessary also to define the object of evolution. The research results show that organizational routines constitute that object. As for the research purposes, it is important to determine the types of organizational routines. The logic of Nelson and Winter presents that routines appear as operating, generic, and search ones. As a result of the findings in the article, a cognitive model of organizational evolution has been proposed, in which organizational routines are the objects that affect the pattern of organization’s behavior and consequently its effectiveness, which in evolutionary terms is manifested by organization’s survival

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • 1. Aldrich H. (1999) Organizations evolving Sage London.

  • 2. Aldrich H. Ruef M. (2006) Organizations evolving Sage London.

  • 3. Andersen E. S. (1994) Evolutionary economics: Post-Schumpeterian contributions Pinter London.

  • 4. Becker M. C. (2004) Organizational routines: A review of literature “Industrial and Corporate Change” vol. 13 no. 4.

  • 5. Brennan R. (2006) Evolutionary economics and the markets-as-networks approach “Industrial Marketing Management” 2006 no. 35.

  • 6. Campbell D.T. (1960) Variation and selective retention in creative thought as in other knowledge process “Psychological Review” vol. 67.

  • 7. Campbell D.T. (1969) Variation and selective retention in sociocultural evolution “General System” vol. 14.

  • 8. Czakon W. (2012) Sieci w zarządzaniu strategicznym Wolters Kluwer Warszawa.

  • 9. Dawkins R. (1976) The selfi sh gene Oxford University Press New York.

  • 10. Dosi G. Nelson R.R. Winter S.G. (red) (2000) The nature and dynamics of organizational capabilities Oxford University Press Oxford.

  • 11. Dyer J. H. Singh H. (1998) The relational view: cooperative strategy and sources of interorganizational competitive advantage “Academy of Management Review” vol. 23 no. 4.

  • 12. Harper D.A. Endres A.M. (2012) The anatomy of emergence with a focus upon capital formation “Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization” no. 82.

  • 13. Hodgson G.M. (2003) The mystery of the routine. The Darwinian destiny of an evolutionary theory of economic change “Revue économique” vol. 54 no. 2.

  • 14. Murmann J.P. (2003) Knowledge Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms Technology and National Institutions Cambridge University Press Cambridge.

  • 15. Nelson R. R. Winter S. G. (1982) An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change Belknap Press Cambridge.

  • 16. Nelson R.R. (1995) Recent Evolutionary Theorizing About Economic Change “Journal of Economic Literature” vol. 33 no. 1.

  • 17. Noga A. (2009) Teorie przedsiębiorstwa [Theories of an enterprise] PWE Warszawa.

  • 18. Pettigrew A. (1987) The management strategic change Basil Blackwell Oxford.

  • 19. Polowczyk J. (2010) Elementy ekonomii behawioralnej w dziełach Adama Smitha [Elements of behavioral economics in the work of A. Smith] „Ekonomista” no. 4.

  • 20. Salvato C. (2003) The role of micro-strategies in the engineering of form evolution “Journal of Management Studies” vol. 40 no. 1.

  • 21. Stańczyk-Hugiet E. (2012a) Ewolucjonizm emergentyzm i relacje międzyorganizacyjne Zmiana warunkiem sukcesu. Współczesne trendy i przeobrażenia metod i praktyk zarządzania w przedsiębiorstwach Prace Naukowe UE nr 275; G. Bełz Ł. Wawrzynek eds..

  • 22. Stańczyk-Hugiet E. (2012b) Heterodoksja ewolucyjna a zarządzanie [Evolutionary heterodoxy and management] „Przegląd Organizacji” no. 10.

  • 23. Stańczyk-Hugiet E. (2013) Dynamika strategiczna w ujęciu ewolucyjnym [A strategic dynamics in an evolutionary approach] Wyd. Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu [The publisher of Wroclaw University of Economics] Wrocław.

  • 24. Strużyna J. (2012) Efektywność organizacji w cieniu rutyn [Effectiveness of an organization under the shadow of routines] „Organizacja i Kierowanie” no. 1A.

  • 25. Van de Ven A.H. (1987) Review essay: four Requirements for Processual Analysis w: A.M. Pettigrew (ed.): The management of strategic change Blackwell Oxford.

  • 26. Venkatraman N. (1989) The Concept of Fit in Strategy Research: Toward Verbal and Statistical Correspondence “The Academy of Management Review” Vol. 14 No. 3.

  • 27. Zollo M. Winter S. G. (2002) Deliberate Learning and the Evolution of Dynamic Capabilities “Organization Science” vol. 13 no. 3.

Search
Journal information
Cited By
Metrics
All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 209 107 5
PDF Downloads 130 97 4