Sub-theme 21: Self-Reinforcing Processes in Organizations, Networks and Professions

Jörg Sydow, Dept. of Management, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Amalya L. Oliver, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Georg Schreyögg, Dept. of Management, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, E-122 – Arkadia
Introduction and Theoretical Issues
Chair: Amalya L. Oliver
Georg Schreyögg and Jörg Sydow
The power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations: Introduction
John L. Kmetz
Self-reinforcement and negative entropy: The black hole of business-school research
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Zied Guedri
Tim Brady and Harvey Maylor
The non-adoption of best/accepted/promising practices: Towards a theory of complicity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): John Child
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, E-122 – Arkadia
Stabilizing Processes in Organizations
Chair: Georg Schreyögg
Martin Löwstedt and Christine Räisänen
Bringing on-site identities into the boardroom: A self-reinforcing mechanism in construction
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Heeeun Jang
Mantas Vilkas
Multidimensional model of routines' embeddedness
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jörg Funder
Ola Bergström and Andreas Diedrich
When corporations become too socially responsible
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Patrick Haack
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, E-122 – Arkadia
Transcending Boundaries
Chair: Jörg Sydow
Jean-Denis Culié and Annick Valette
Self-reinforcing processes between clusters and careers. A career script approach
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Florian Zock
Rouslan Koumakhov
Organizational and professional identifications: Self-reinforcement and conformity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Amalya L. Oliver
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, E-122 – Arkadia
Stabilizing Processes beyond Organizations
Chair: Amalya L. Oliver
Ziad Guedri and Christophe Roux-Dufort
Conservatism and inertia in the U.S. motion picture industry: An examination of self-reinforcing drivers
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tim Brady
Xuanwei Cao
Path convergence vs. path divergence: An institutional entrepreneur perspective on regional development
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Martin Löwstedt
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, E-122 – Arkadia
Organizational Learning
Chair: Georg Schreyögg
Pushyarag Puthusserry, John Child and Suzana Rodrigues
Development of learning capabilities among internationalizing British and Indian partner SMEs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ola Bergström
Florian Zock and Suleika Bort
Effects of business model design and internationalization on new venture survival: An organizational learning perspective
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christophe Roux-Dufort
Saeed Khanagha, Henk W. Volberda, Jatinder S. Sidhu and Ilan Oshri
Organizational learning via innovation in routines – Adoption of the cloud computing technology in Ericsson AB
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Eeva-Lotta Apajalahti
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, E-122 – Arkadia
Destabilizing Processes
Chair: Amalya L. Oliver
Heeeun Jang
Identity change and organizational learning
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rouslan Koumakhov
Jörg Funder
Breaking the code – Stability and change within routines and its impact for strategy formation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Saeed Khanagha
Eeva-Lotta Apajalahti and Raimo Lovio
'Destabilisation' of self-reinforcing mechanisms – The case of carbon lock-in in a large energy company
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Henk Volberda
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, E-122 – Arkadia
Not the End
Chair: Jörg Sydow
Patrick Haack, Dirk Martignoni and Dennis Schoeneborn
Is organizational hypocrisy merely a transitory phenomenon? On the self-reinforcing destabilization of decoupling
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jean-Denis Culié
Henk W. Volberda, Frans A.J. van den Bosch and Ignacio G. Vaccaro
Self-managing teams as management innovation: A longitudinal case-study at Royal DSM (2001–2010)
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mantas Vilkas
Amalya L. Oliver: Conclusions and Directions