Microfoundations of Routines and Capabilities: Individuals, Processes, and Structure

Teppo Felin, Nicolai Juul Foss, Koen H. Heimriks, Tammy L. Madsen

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    We discuss the microfoundations of routines and capabilities, including why a microfoundations view is needed and how it may inform work on organizational and competitive heterogeneity. Building on extant research, we identify three primary categories of micro-level components underlying routines and capabilities: individuals, social processes, and structure and design. We discuss how these components, and their interactions, may affect routines and capabilities. In doing so, we outline a research agenda for advancing the field’s understanding of the microfoundations of routines and capabilities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDjøf Forlag
    Number of pages46
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Routines
    • Capabilities
    • Micro-Foundations
    • Routines and Capabilities
    • Agregation

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