The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management

Living Edition
| Editors: Mie Augier, David J. Teece

Winter, Sidney G. (Born 1935)

Living reference work entry


This entry provides an overview of Sidney G. Winter’s academic career, some of his early work, and the ideas it built on. The evolution of the program that he and his collaborators launched more than 50 years ago is briefly described. We point out that Winter’s work is a goldmine of inspiration for those who wish to understand and address many of the problems that are challenging today’s businesses and policy-makers across the globe.


Sidney G. Winter RAND Corporation Evolutionary economics Industry dynamics Routines Capabilities 
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This article uses some material and/or builds on discussions from Becker and Knudsen (2012); Augier and March (2011) and Augier (2005). We thank Zahra Solouki for comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GSBPP, Naval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA
  2. 2.Strategic Organization Design Unit (SOD) and Danish Institute for Advanced StudyUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mie Augier
    • 1
  1. 1.StanfordUSA