Hidden Dynamics of Path Dependence: Institutions and Organizations

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The theory of path dependence continues to attract great interest in a range of disciplines. An increasing number of scholars have started to explicitly use this theory for studying organizational inertia and institutional rigidities. This volume presents a collection of papers from various international conferences that address these issues.

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Overview

The theory of path dependence continues to attract great interest in a range of disciplines. An increasing number of scholars have started to explicitly use this theory for studying organizational inertia and institutional rigidities. This volume presents a collection of papers from various international conferences that address these issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230220812
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

JORG SYDOW is Professor of Management at Freie Universitt, Berlin, Germany. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck, the University of Vienna (both Austria), and the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. From 2004-2007 he was an international Visiting Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM), London.

GEORG SCHREYGG is Professor of Organization and Leadership at Freie Universitt, Berlin, Germany. His current research interests include organizational change, organizational capabilities and path dependency. He received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Universitt Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany. In 2005-6 he served as President of the German Association of University Teachers for Business Administration (VHB).

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Table of Contents

PART I: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
Path Dependency in Institutions and Organizations--G. Schreygg and J. Sydow
Slippery Paths of (Mis)Understanding? Historically Based Explanations in Social Science--D. Breznitz

PART II: PATH DEPENDENCY IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS
Imprinting, Path Dependence and Metaroutines: The Genesis and Development of the Toyota Production System--H. van Driel and W. Dolfsma
Path Dependency, Institutionalization and the Demise of two Public Institutions--S. Kuipers and A. Boin

PART III: STRATEGIC PATH DEPENDENCY
Path Dependence through Corporate Political Activity--J. Siedentopp and A. Sllner
Continuity in Change: Path Dependence and Transformation in two Swedish Multinationals--O. Brunninge and L. Melin

PART IV: PATH-DEPENDENT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
Modularity, Path Dependency and the Offshoring of (Some) Physician Services--M. Stack and M. Gartland
The Horse's Hoof: Social Identity and Path Creation in the Equine Industry--K. Koput and D. Olson
Path Dependence and Public Timber Auctions - Historical Analysis of the Social Construction of a Merchant Institution to Sell Frances Public Timber--G. Marty
Path Dependency, Lock-in, and the Emergence of Clusters: The Case of Istanbuls Film Cluster--. z, K. zkaracalar
Regional Clusters and Path Dependency. The Case of Stuttgart--G. Fuchs

PART V: PATH DEPENDENCY OF POLICY AND INSTITUTIONS
Explaining Path Dependence through Discourse Analysis: The Case of Seasonal Farm Workers in Germany--S. Hess, D. Kleinschmit, L. Theuvsen, S. von Cramon-Taubadel and U. Zschache
Institutional Path Dependency: A Resistance to Controversies; K. van Nieuwaal

PART VI: PERSPECTIVES ON A THEORY OF PATH DEPENDENCY
Path Dependency and Strategy Evolution--R. Burgelman
Living with 'Lock-in'": Path-Constrained Melioration and its Consequences in the Evolution of Non-Ergodic Systems--P. David

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