The Hidden Dynamics of Path Dependence: Institutions and Organizations

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorJorg Sydow, Georg Schreyögg

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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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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 ...

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)...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.87 × 5.65 × 0.87 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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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