Rethinking the Agility Puzzle – Toward an Understanding of Endogenous Dynamics in Becoming Agile

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Published Dec 16, 2021
Florian Ritter Anja Danner-Schröder Gordon Müller-Seitz

Abstract

Extant research on organizational agility leans more toward flexibility in the face of environmental changes and dynamics. Although such a view is needed and seems plausible initially, it lacks a thorough theoretical underpinning that explains how agility is actually enacted endogenously in the form of effortful and emergent accomplishments. By drawing on research on routine dynamics, we seek to offer an emergent and endogenous understanding of routines that allows for theorizing the underlying dynamics and mechanisms of organizational agility. Therefore, we consider routine dynamics insights to theorize organizational agility and, thus, uncover the emergent unfolding of agility.

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Ritter, F., Danner-Schröder, A., & Müller-Seitz, G. (2021). Rethinking the Agility Puzzle – Toward an Understanding of Endogenous Dynamics in Becoming Agile. Journal of Competences, Strategy & Management, 11, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.25437/jcsm-vol11-12
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Organizational agility, organizational routines, endogenous dynamics, becoming agile

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