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Date(s) - 25/10/2017
12 h 15 min - 14 h 00 min




Searching for the ‘reliable pattern’: Routines, materiality and multiplicity


Luciana d’Adderio

Reader in Management, Strathclyde Business School, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship


Date: Mercredi 25 octobre 2017, de 12h15 à 14h00

Lieu: Salle Hélène-Desmarais (1er étage, section bleue), HEC Montréal


Conférence en anglais


Abstract: The dominant view of transfer as the reproduction of routines has provided valuable scope for theorizing replication. The prevailing focus on routines as single, discrete entities moving across stable contexts has however left a gap in our understanding of the more complex dynamics that underpin replication, such as how routines may be made the same across contexts. Building on recent advances in Routine Dynamics, I have conducted an in-depth inquiry into how organizations may be able to (re)create the ‘same’ routine within a background of difference and multiplicity. This involved drawing on a three-year ethnographic study of the transfer of a complex manufacturing capability at a leading US-based high technology organization, to theorize how routines were enacted into being the same through a range of practices which help coordinating difference and multiplicity while producing similarity and singularity.


Bio: Dr Luciana D’Adderio is Reader in Management at Strathclyde Business School/Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. She is an innovation and organisational scholar specializing in (information) technology and organisational change. Her research focuses on the effects of technology over infra- and inter- organizational practices or routines and business models. She was recently awarded the ‘New Professor Fund’ as well as the ‘Research Excellence Award’ at Strathclyde. Earlier in her career she was awarded one of only seven ‘Innovation Fellowships’ with the ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research. Her AIM Fellowship, titled ‘Dependable Innovation’, explored the challenges and opportunities to Open Innovation in the context of the network organisation and high technology production. She has since acted as principal investigator and co-applicant on a number of prestigious RCUK and Scottish Government grants including the ESRC “Software Biographies”, the AHRC “Practices and Business Models for 3D Printing”, and the Scottish Enterprise “Open Innovation Initiative”. Luciana has published articles in high impact academic journals such as Organization Science, Organization Studies, Accounting, Organization and Society, Research Policy, Information and Organization, and Industrial and Corporate Change. Her publications include the monograph ‘Inside the Virtual Product: How Organizations Create Knowledge through Software’ (Edward Elgar). Luciana is a member of the Organization Science Editorial Board as well as acting as Senior Editor for the recent Special Issue of Organization Science on ‘Routine Dynamics’.


Cette conférence est présentée en collaboration avec le Groupe d’étude sur la pratique de la stratégie et la Chaire de recherche en gestion stratégique dans un contexte pluraliste





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