Routine Dynamics

EGOS Standing Working Group Website

Editorial team: Martha S. Feldman, Brian T. Pentland,

Luciana D'Adderio, Nathalie Lazaric








Special Issue on Routine Dynamics

Exploring Sources of Stability and Change in Organizations


Organization Science - Volume: 27, Number: 3 (May-June 2016) Special Issue on Routine Dynamics


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Beyond Routines as Things: Introduction to the Special Issue on Routine Dynamics  Martha S. Feldman, Brian T. Pentland, Luciana D’Adderio, Nathalie Lazaric

Organization Science Volume: 27, Number: 3 (May-June 2016): 505-513



Research Articles


Coordinating Flexible Performance During Everyday Work: An Ethnomethodological Study of Handoff Routines.  Curtis LeBaron, Marlys K. Christianson, Lyndon Garrett, Roy Ilan


Rethinking Stability and Change in the Study of Organizational Routines: Difference and Repetition in a Newspaper-Printing Factory.  Jeremy Aroles, Christine McLean


Routines as Shock Absorbers During Organizational Transformation: Integration, Control, and NASA’s Enterprise Information System.  Nicholas Berente, Kalle Lyytinen, Youngjin Yoo, John Leslie King


Cultural Molding, Shielding, and Shoring at Oilco: The Role of Culture in the Integration of Routines.  Stephanie Bertels, Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Simon Pek


The Interplay of Reflective and Experimental Spaces in Interrupting and Reorienting Routine Dynamics.  Silke Bucher, Ann Langley


Always Playable: Recombining Routines for Creative Efficiency at Ubisoft Montreal’s Video Game Studio.  Patrick S. Cohendet, Laurent O. Simon


Unravelling the Motor of Patterning Work: Toward an Understanding of the Microlevel Dynamics of Standardization and Flexibility.  Anja Danner-Schröder, Daniel Geiger


Generating Novelty Through Interdependent Routines: A Process Model of Routine Work.  Fleur Deken, Paul R. Carlile, Hans Berends, Kristina Lauche


Talking About Routines: The Role of Reflective Talk in Routine Change.  Katharina Dittrich, Stéphane Guérard, David Seidl


The Dynamics of Interrelated Routines: Introducing the Cluster Level.  Waldemar Kremser, Georg Schreyögg


Unpacking the Dynamics of Ecologies of Routines: Mediators and Their Generative Effects in Routine Interactions.  Kathrin Sele, Simon Grand


Routines and Creativity: From Dualism to Duality.  Scott Sonenshein


The Influence of Routine Interdependence and Skillful Accomplishment on the Coordination of Standardizing and Customizing. Paul Spee, Paula Jarzabkowski, Michael Smets


Inertia in Routines: A Hidden Source of Organizational Variation.  Sangyoon Yi, Thorbjørn Knudsen, Markus C. Becker