Organizational routines


Point of Contact: Sebastian Achter

Simulation experiments contribute to advance the research on organizational routines. A citation analysis indicates that a study by Miller, K. D., Pentland, B. T., & Choi, S. (2012): “Dynamics of performing and remembering organizational routines” in the “Journal of Management Studies” is the most relevant agent-based simulation study in this research field. The reproducibility of experimental results is a crucial aspect in all scientific disciplines and an appropriate method for model validation. Therefore the original model is implemented in another simulation environment. The outcome of the replication model is distributional equivalent in terms of results. The successful replication gives evidence for reproducibility of results and may further enhance the credibility of the model. The original study illustrates the relation of micro foundations on the routine formation and organizational performance in stable environments as well as under conditions with an induced external shock. Complementary to the initial study, additional experiments with the validated model show how routine formation and organizational performance are affected by volatile environments.







Hauke, Jonas and Achter, Sebastian and Meyer, M. (2020). Theory Development Via Replicated Simulations and the Added Value of Standards. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 23(1) 12, 2020 [doi] [BibTex]