Organizational Routines: A Sceptical Look

Teppo Felin, Nicolai Juul Foss

    Research output: Working paperResearch

    323 Downloads (Pure)


    Organizational routines and capabilities have become key constructs not only in evolutionary economics, but more recently also in business administration, specifically strategic management. In this chapter we explicate some of the underlying theoretical problems of these concepts, and discuss the need for micro-foundations. Specifically, we focus on some of the explanatory
    problems of collective-level theorizing, and what we think are tenuous assumptions about human beings. We argue that individual-level considerations deserve significantly more consideration, and that evolutionary economics and strategic management would be well served by building on methodological individualism
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDRUID - Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Print)8778731631
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    SeriesDRUID Working Paper

    Cite this