Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations

  • Jörg Sydow
  • Georg Schreyögg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Path Dependence by Self-Reinforcing Processes

  4. Explaining and Monitoring Self-Reinforcing Processes

  5. Research Perspectives and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Mona Ericson, Rolf A. Lundin
      Pages 185-203
    3. Huseyin Leblebici
      Pages 251-263
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 264-266

About this book


Management and organization research has rediscovered individual agency, innovation and entrepreneurship. As such, there is a risk of overlooking the power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations. This volume redirects attention to these processes, including: escalating commitment, organizational imprinting and path dependence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Sydow
    • 1
  • Georg Schreyögg
    • 1
  1. 1.Freie Universität of BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35207-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-39283-0
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