The Origins of organizational routines

Peter Bryant

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Abstract

Building on the Cognitive-Affective Personality System (CAPS) theory of personality, the paper develops a model of the origins of organizational routines defined as recurrent action patterns. It proposes that routines evolve from repeated group-level behaviors that are triggered by features of situations and mediated by cognitive-affective processes. Comparable processes mediate personality in the CAPS theory. As a consequence, the paper conceives of personalities and organizations as complementary situation-behavior systems mediated by similar cognitiveaffective processes. Implications are discussed for research into organizational routines, organizational learning and change, and the theory of the firm.

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Organizational routines
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  • routines
  • organizational theory
  • psychology
  • theory of the firm

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The Origins of organizational routines. / Bryant, Peter.

In: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting Academy of Management, 2008, p. 1-29.

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