Greener, I. (2004) Theorising path dependence:how does history come to matter in organisations, and what can we do about it? Working Paper. Department of Management Studies, University of York , York.
This paper examines the concept of path dependence in organisational theory, attempting to utilise insights from a number of academic disciplines to improve our understanding of it. It examines the claims of the resource-based view of business, perhaps the organisational approach most commonly linked with path dependence, and reassesses them in the light of the framework presented here. It concludes by considering the role of history in organisations, the mechanisms through which it manifests itself in the present, and what we can do to break free from path dependence.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Working Paper)|
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > The York Management School|
|Depositing User:||Sherpa Assistant|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||22 May 2016 23:02|
|Publisher:||Department of Management Studies, University of York|