A Situation-behavior model of the emergence of the firm

Peter Bryant

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Abstract

A model is proposed that explains the evolution of behavioral routines and the emergence of the firm as a system of routines. The model builds on the cognitive-affective systems theory of personality in which situational contingency and variation are fundamental. The paper contributes to organizational theory by offering a new approach to the integration of individual behavior and the emergence of routines and organizational form. The paper also contributes a new perspective on the theory of the firm, and re-conceives the individual-opportunity nexus that underpins entrepreneurship. The implications for future research on these topics are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAcademy of Management Annual Meeting (67th : 2007) - Philadelphia, PA
Duration: 6 Aug 200710 Aug 2007

Conference

ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Meeting (67th : 2007)
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period6/08/0710/08/07

Keywords

  • entrepreneurship
  • organizational forms
  • behavioral routines

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    Bryant, P. (2007). A Situation-behavior model of the emergence of the firm. Abstract from Academy of Management Annual Meeting (67th : 2007), Philadelphia, PA, .