TITLE

Resources in Emerging Structures and Processes of Change

AUTHOR(S)
Feldman, Martha S.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Organization Science;May/Jun2004, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper I argue that understanding resources through a social practice perspective enables us to understand more about the role of resources in change. In particular, social practice theory enables us to view resources in context as mutable sources of energy rather than as stable things that are independent of context, and to analyze the reciprocal relationship between actions and resources as they change. This approach to understanding resources requires an elaboration on current social practice theory and provides a new way to understand organizational change. This perspective is used to show how resources transform in unexpected ways as a result of change in organizational routines and how this transformation of resources makes resistance to change difficult to predict.
ACCESSION #
13425140

 

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