Conclusion: Time and Political Organizing: Five Avenues for Further Research on the Way to Power and Emancipation

François-Xavier De Vaujany, Robin Holt, Albane Grandazzi

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As we have seen in the context of this rich, edited volume, numerous ways are possible for the exploration of organization as time and the political description of this process as power, emancipation or ethics. A politics of time, at the intersection of critical management studies and process studies, is particularly promising. In this short conclusion, we would like to invite Management and Organization Studies (MOS) researchers to explore five continents: digitality, narrativity, materiality, time-space and subjectivity as five promising ways to think of a politics of organization as time.
Firstly, digitality, in particular digital images (see Barker, 2012 and Chapter 1, this volume, or de Vaujany, 2022a), are more and more central to our ways of working and organizing. Beyond a new visuality, they often settle new temporalities for what is produced through their happening, and these new temporalities also correspond to new forms of power, of agencement, of violences, of state domination.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganization as Time : Technology, Power and Politics
EditorsFrançois-Xavier de Vaujany, Robin Holt, Albane Grandazzi
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)9781009297257
ISBN (Electronic)9781009297288
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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