Emergence of Organizational Routines in Entrepreneurial Ventures

(2017) Chinese Management Studies, Vol. 11 Issue: 3, pp.498-519, DOI/10.1108/CMS-05-2017-0130

34 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2018

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Haifen Lin

Dalian University of Technology

Michael Murphree

University of South Carolina

Sali Li

University of South Carolina

Date Written: January 27, 2016

Abstract

Organizational shared schemata, the common understanding of the overall task of an organization and agreement about business practices, are the core component of organizational routines and source of internal cohesion. The emergence of shared schemata and organizational routines in entrepreneurial ventures are both under-researched areas. Using an exploratory case study we focus on the process through which shared schemata emerge to lay the foundation for routines in new firms. Shared schemata emerge through a three-stage process: individual schemata emergence, partially shared schemata emergence and organizationally shared schemata emergence. Analogical transfer, strong foundational leadership, and horizontal interaction among employees facilitate the development of individual schemata and their evolution into the shared schemata underlying organizational routines.

Keywords: Organizational Routines, Entrepreneurship, Shared Schemata, Interaction Patterns, Role Taking

Suggested Citation

Lin, Haifen and Murphree, Michael and Li, Sali, Emergence of Organizational Routines in Entrepreneurial Ventures (January 27, 2016). (2017) Chinese Management Studies, Vol. 11 Issue: 3, pp.498-519, DOI/10.1108/CMS-05-2017-0130, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3239473 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3239473

Haifen Lin

Dalian University of Technology ( email )

Huiying Rd
DaLian, LiaoNing, Liaoning 116024
China

Michael Murphree (Contact Author)

University of South Carolina ( email )

United States

Sali Li

University of South Carolina ( email )

701 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

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