Reproducing the Firm: Routines, Networks, and Identity

Wilfred Dolfsma*, Liza Chong-Simandjuntak, Amber Geurts

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Firm survival or reproduction does not occur as a matter of course. Especially under circumstances in which uncertainty and equivocality prevail is firm reproduction potentially problematic. Uncertainty prevails when there is insufficient or inadequate information to assess a situation, equivocality when the information available is multi-interpretable. Firm routines, social networks in a firm, and an organization's identity can explain how a firm reproduces. We offer suggestions as to which of these will contribute to firm reproduction under what circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-304
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Economic Issues
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • firm routines
  • organizational identity
  • social networks
  • theory of the firm

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