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.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting Academy of Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Academy of Management Annual Meeting (68th : 2008) - Anaheim, United States|
Duration: 8 Aug 2008 → 13 Aug 2008
- organizational theory
- theory of the firm