New book on self-reinforcing processes

Five JIBS researchers have contributed to a new book that directs attention to self-reinforcing processes in and among organisations.

The publishers have this to say about the book: “The study of individual agency, innovation and entrepreneurship is currently experiencing a new birth in management and organization research. (…)While this is certainly welcome, one runs the danger of overlooking the power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations. Such dynamics run, to a large extent, beyond the control and attention of individuals and organizations and may thus constitute tenacious limits to the innovative endeavours aforementioned. This volume is dedicated to the theoretical and empirical study of self-reinforcements and decidedly redirects attention to these processes, including: escalating commitment, organizational imprinting and path dependence, and sheds light on the genesis and rise of their pervasive influence.

Assistant Professor Anna Blombäck and Associate Professors Olof Brunninge and Anders Melander have written the chapter Imprints, Self-reinforcement and Active Reinforcement: The Case of Corporate Value Statements . Another chapter, entitled Locking in and Unlocking – Adding to Path Dependence is written by professors Mona Ericson and Rolf A. Lundin .

The title of the book is Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations , it is published by Palgrave Macmillan and edited by Professors Jörg Sydow och Georg Schreyögg of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

The book at Palgrave Macmillan