Beyond routines as things: introduction to the special issue on routine dynamics

Martha S. Feldman, Brian T. Pentland, Luciana D'Adderio, Nathalie Lazaric

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Research on routines has grown in recent years as scholars have increasingly recognized the centrality of this organizational phenomenon (Parmigiani and Howard-Grenville, 2011; Salvato and Rerup, 2011). This special issue is devoted to routine dynamics, one branch of research on routines that is based in the idea that routines are practices with internal dynamics that contribute to both stability and change in organizations (Feldman and Pentland, 2003). Ethnographic fieldwork has been an important source of observations from which routine dynamics has emerged
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505–513
Number of pages9
JournalOrganization Science
Issue number3
Early online date19 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2016


  • organizational change
  • routine dynamics
  • static organizations

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