Casual and Constitutive Relations and the "Squaring of the Coleman Diagram": Reply to Vromen

Abell, Peter, Felin, Teppo and Foss, Nicolai J. (2010) Casual and Constitutive Relations and the "Squaring of the Coleman Diagram": Reply to Vromen. Erkenntnis, 73 (3). pp. 385-391.

Abstract

We respond to Jack Vromen’s (this issue) critique of our discussion of the missing micro-foundations of work on routines and capabilities in economics and management research. Contrary to Vromen, we argue that (1) inter-level relations can be causal, and that inter-level causal relations may also obtain between routines and actions and interactions; (2) there are no macro-level causal mechanisms; and (3) on certain readings of the notion of routines and capabilities, these may be macro causes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: organization theory
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 12:08
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 12:08
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5755

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