Researching routines: innovative lessons from a consultancy firm

Aimée Hoeve, Loek Nieuwenhuis

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    In this chapter we present the results of a study that concentrates on the relation between the innovation strategies of enterprises and learning activities on the shop floor within communities of practice. This study combines economic theories of innovation and educational theories of learning. Such a multidisciplinary approach seems fruitful to bridge individual and organisational learning. Our aim is to study the change in routines. To do so, we have to be able to determine what the existing routine is in a given situation. Until now there has research that is available is experimental research in laboratory settings The strength of a routine is that it represents automated action. As a consequence, for this chapter is: What (integration of) methods are useful to study routines in real-life settings?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Learning Potential of the Workplace
    EditorsWim J. Nijhof, Loek F.M. Nieuwenhuis
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherSense Publishers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-90-8790-372-5
    ISBN (Print)978-90-8790-371-8, 978-90-8790-370-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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