Organizational Routines Meet Experimental Psychology

The Role of Implicit Learning in the Modification of Organizational Routines

  • Maximilian Eberl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-182

About this book


Using an experimental approach, Maximilian Eberl evaluates the role of implicit learning (CBM/AAT) for the modification of organizational routines. Taking a vertical perspective on the (collective) entities in organizations shows an increasing role of impulsive processes the lower the level gets. The horizontal perspective demonstrates the potential of implicit learning for the replication of routines. Finally, the time perspective highlights the contributions of implicit learning strategies for change in and of routines, as well as the contributions of implicit learning to deal with the path-dependence of routines.


  • Organizational Routines
  • Replication
  • Organizational Change and Learning
  • Dual Process Theory
  • Implicit Learning
  • Approach-Avoidance Task Training (AAT)

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of organizational theory, evolutionary economics, and experimental psychology
  • Practitioners in the areas of knowledge management, human resources development, and learning & development

The Author

Dr. Maximilian Eberl did his doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stephan Kaiser at the chair for Human Resources & Organization at the Bundeswehr University Munich. He began his career as an officer at the German Air Force and is currently working as a knowledge manager in an internationally operating logistics enterprise, being responsible for knowledge, digitalization, and transformation topics.


Dual Process Theory Organization Change Micro-Foundations Replication AAT Cognitive Bias Modification Processes Implicit Knowledge Experimental Economics

Authors and affiliations

  • Maximilian Eberl
    • 1
  1. 1.NeubibergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-23561-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-23562-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2570-0219
  • Series Online ISSN 2570-0227
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