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Replication of Routines and Capabilities: From Knowledge Transfer to Replication as a Social Practice

Friesl, M and Larty, J (2010) Replication of Routines and Capabilities: From Knowledge Transfer to Replication as a Social Practice. Working Paper. Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    Replication of routines and capabilities has been largely neglected in recent research. In this paper we present the current state of research on replication and suggest conceptualizing replication as a social practice. Replication as a social practice goes beyond knowledge transfer between a replicator and a replicatee and involves how routines and capabilities as well as the process of replication itself are constructed and shaped by multiple actors in the organization. Moreover, this perspective acknowledges the role of artefacts in the process of replication. Based on recent literature on routines and organizational rules we differentiate replication into three interrelated sub-practices: rule (re-) creation, rule translation and rule performance. The theoretical framework suggested in this paper has several significant theoretical implications for research on replication. In addition, we point out important research design implications for future empirical research.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Replication ; routines ; capabilities ; practice ; artefacts
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Strategic Management
    Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
    ID Code: 49028
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:30
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:20
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49028

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