Microfoundations of Routines and Capabilities: Individuals, Processes, and Structure

  • Felin T
  • Foss N
  • Heimeriks K
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This article introduces the Special Issue and discusses the microfoundations of routines and capabilities, including why a microfoundations view is needed and how it may inform work on organizational and competitive heterogeneity. Building on extant research, we identify three primary categories of micro-level components underlying routines and capabilities: individuals, social processes, and structure. We discuss how these components, and their interactions, may affect routines and capabilities. In doing so, we outline a research agenda for advancing the field's understanding of the microfoundations of routines and capabilities.

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  • Aggregation
  • Micro-macro links
  • Microfoundations
  • Routines and capabilities

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  • Teppo Felin

  • Nicolai J. Foss

  • Koen H. Heimeriks

  • Tammy L. Madsen

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