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Article Application Papers (Individual):
The application papers will be based on the articles assigned for each Module. These are some important articles in the field and it is critical that you become familiar with the content. Each paper should be 750 words minimum (Times New Roman, 12-point font). The writing style and quality should be professional and meet UCR graduate expectations. All work must be original.
Each application paper should have the following four sections:
1. Brief summary of the article.
2. What is the main theory(ies) discussed in the article?
3. The most important thing that you learned from the article.
4. One thing that you don’t agree with or you don’t fully understand.
5. How the article helps you become a better manager/future CEO.

Organizational Routines as
Patterns of Action:
Implications for
Organizational Behavior
Brian T. Pentland1 and Thorvald Hærem2

1Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
48824; email: [email protected]
2Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business
School, NO-0442 Oslo, Norway; email: [email protected]

Annu. Rev. Organ. Psychol. Organ. Behav. 2015.
2:465–87

The Annual Review of Organizational Psychology
and Organizational Behavior is online at
orgpsych.annualreviews.org

This article’s doi:
10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-032414-111412

Copyright © 2015 by Annual Reviews.
All rights reserved

Keywords

patterns of action, narrative network, practice theory, behavioral
decision making

Abstract

In recent years, organizational routines have been studied in a wide
variety of settings, including law,medicine, accounting, and engineer-
ing. This fieldwork has led to a broader understanding of organiza-
tional routines as repetitive, recognizable patterns of interdependent
action, carried out by multiple actors. Routines are seen as practices
that are situated in a social/material context.Within an organizational
routine, individual actions are situated in a broader pattern of actions
that can be represented as a network. Recognizing patterns of interde-
pendent action as a unit of analysis entails a research paradigm that
has implications for a range of topics in organizational behavior.

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