Sub-theme 24: Self-reinforcing Organizational Processes: Studying Stabilizing and Destabilizing Dynamics

Georg Schreyögg, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Hüseyin Leblebici, University of Illinois, USA
Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:45, H-B44
Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Self-reinforcing Processes
Chair: Georg Schreyögg
Olof Brunninge, Anders Melander and Anna Blombäck
Imprints and self-reinforcement: The case of corporate value statements
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Arisa Shollo
Jonghoon Bae and Filippo Carlo Wezel
Fitness-enhancing errors: Organizational and population-level evolution
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Bernardo Correia Lima
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, H-B44
The Role of Structure and Initial Conditions in the Formation of Self-reinforcing Processes
Chair: Hüseyin Leblebici
Mirva Peltoniemi and Juha-Antti Lamberg
Narrative divergence and community inertia in industrial decline
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Philine Erfurt
Jannika Mattes
Processes of innovation between stability and renewal: A knowledge-based view on a classical dilemma
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mara Brumana
Nicole Zimmermann
Dynamics of adaptive and self-reinforcing mechanisms in organizations: Levers of change and their tipping point behavior
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Filippo Carlo Wezel
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, H-B44
Analysis of Self-reinforcing Processes at Inter-organizational Network and Field Levels
Chair: Hüseyin Leblebici
Uli Meyer
Inter-organizational dynamics and innovation paths. Technological development as a source of self-reinforcing inter-organizational mechanisms
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Nicole Zimmermann
Jasmin Kominek
The pursuit of rational action leads to herding behavior – An example of reinforcing dynamics shaped by organizational structures and behavioral paths in financial markets
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Olof Brunninge
Markus Burger and Jörg Sydow
Can inter-organizational networks become path dependent? Bargaining over the cooperative surplus in the photonics industry
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Hyunsang Pyo
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 11:00, H-B44
Analysis of Self-reinforcing Processes at the Organizational Level
Chair: Jörg Sydow
Mara Brumana and Giuseppe Delmestri
Divergent glocalization in a multinational enterprise. Strategies and structures in European and US subsidiaries facing the late-2000 recession
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mirva Peltoniemi
Philine Erfurt
Barriers to change in top managements: The relevance of path dependence for homogenous leadership groups
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jannika Mattes
Hyunsang Pyo, Seungwha Chung and Ji-Hyun Kim
The ambidextrous effects of path dependence
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Uli Meyer
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 16:00, H-B44
Analysis of Self-reinforcing Processes at the Micro/Cognitive Level
Chair: Georg Schreyögg
Gabriele Fassauer
Anomie as escalating dynamic and organizational path
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jutta Becker-Ritterspach
Tobias Heller and Heiko Breitsohl
Learning effects in path dependent processes: A behavioral perspective on self-reinforcing mechanisms
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Markus Burger
Arisa Shollo and Ioanna Constantiou
Self-reinforcing behaviors in decision making: The case of project prioritization in a financial institution
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Frank Schirmer
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, H-B44
The Role of Dynamic Capabilities and Organizational Practices in Self-reinforcing Processes
Chair: Jörg Sydow
Eleni Giannopoulou, Pierre-Jean Barlatier and Lidia Gryszkiewicz
Service innovation capabilities dynamisation in knowledge-intensive organisations: Evidence from research & technology organisations
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tobias Heller
Frank Schirmer, Michael Tasto and Daniel Knödler
Regimes and reflexivity: Exploring self-reinforcing mechanisms fostering and impeding innovation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jasmin Kominek
Wolfgang Güttel, Stefan Konlechner and Barbara Müller-Christensen
The boundaries of rule-breaking: Dynamic capabilities and organizational defense
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Camilla Pradies
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, H-B44
Mechanisms of Intervention and Adaptive Strategies: Responses to Path Dependency
Chair: Hüseyin Leblebici
Jutta Becker-Ritterspach
Complementarity and path dependence: How different types of complementary effect path dependence
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Gabriele Fassauer
Justin Jansen and Bernardo Correia-Lima
How high-tech firms respond to performance feedback on a multidimensional search space? Evidence from patent data
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Lidia Gryszkiewicz