Artifacts at the centre of routines: performing the material turn in routines theory

Luciana D'Adderio

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    Abstract

    Existing theories of organisational routines have generally had simplistic and extreme views of artifacts as fully deterministic or largely inconsequential. Artifacts have been treated as either too solid to be avoided, or too flexible to have an effect. This paper endeavours to improve our understanding of the influence of artifacts on routines dynamics by proposing a novel and deeper conceptualisation of their mutual relationship. In drawing from recent advances in Routines and STS/Performativity Theory, the paper contributes to advancing our understanding of routines dynamics by bringing artifacts and materiality from the periphery to the very centre of routines and Routines Theory.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages197-230
    Number of pages34
    JournalJournal of Institutional Economics
    Volume7
    Issue number2 Special Issue
    Early online date16 Jul 2010
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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    Conceptualization
    Organizational routines
    Performativity
    Materiality

    Keywords

    • firms
    • work
    • organizational routines
    • technology
    • knowledge
    • boundaries
    • performativity
    • economics
    • order
    • centre of routines
    • material turn
    • routines theory

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    In: Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 7, No. 2 Special Issue, 06.2011, p. 197-230.

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