On routines and generative systems: investigating the emergence of duty prosecutors using critical realist case study principles

Iannacci, F. and Resca, A. (2016) On routines and generative systems: investigating the emergence of duty prosecutors using critical realist case study principles. In: UNSPECIFIED, ed. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems - Digital Innovation at the Crossroads, ICIS 2016, Dublin, Ireland, December 11-14, 2016. Association for Information Systems. ISBN 09780996683135

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Abstract

Drawing on the notion of mechanisms as systems of constitutive rules, this paper advocates a reappraisal of the generative systems metaphor in routines studies. While the recent practice-turn to routines studies has turned a blind-eye to the notion of generative systems, this paper endeavours to use critical realist tenets to shed a new light on the notion of generative systems. By analyzing the emergence of Duty Prosecutors as an instance of routinization in the making, the paper deploys critical realist case study principles that unpack the underlying structural mechanisms in a counterfactual fashion. Theoretical implications are discussed by highlighting that the structural nexus of position-practice relations is constitutive and, therefore, generative of patterns in variety.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > The Business School
Depositing User: Dr Federico Iannacci
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 12:18
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 12:03
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15179

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