How Do Different Concepts of Time Further Our Understanding of Managing and Organizing Innovations?

Miriam Feuls, Iben Sandal Stjerne, Juliane Reinecke, Raghu Garud, Davide Ravasi, Majken Schultz, Natalie Slawinski

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The symposium establishes a discussion that unfolds the role of temporality in managing and organizing for innovations. Innovations cannot be defined by a clear beginning or an end but are rather processual, nor are they linearly developing due to their temporal complexity shaped by the multiple temporal rhythms, paces, and experiences, building on both past, present, and future. By adopting an inter-temporal lens on innovations, exploring and interweaving a variety of temporal perspectives, recent studies of innovations analyze the iterative processes by which actors interpret, negotiate, and enact different combinations of past knowledge and future projections in the present in order to manage future trajectories. Each panelist will elaborate on various aspects of the emerging inter-temporal approach to innovations. Whereas, the discussion aims to bring together these perspectives reflecting on the implications that an inter-temporal view adds to the managing and organizing for innovations in different empirical fields.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
EditorsGuclu Atinc
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2020
Article number14748
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020: Broadening Our Sight - Virtual
Duration: 7 Aug 202011 Aug 2020
Conference number: 80


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020
Internet address
SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings

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