Time and Organization Studies

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Abstract

We argue that the more time is being attended to in organization studies, the more it is concealed. The time being concealed is not the time of clocks or the linear passage of past, present and future, it is not the time of temporal structures, and it is not the time of processual flow by which all substance is held as little more than a temporary arrest. In all these understandings time is treated as something available and, potentially, affirmative. Rather, it is a time that barely a few hundred years ago was considered a force always present and yet always against us. What, we ask, has happened to this time, the time beyond organization?
Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganization Studies
Number of pages16
ISSN0170-8406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2019

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 16. May 2019

Keywords

  • Activity theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Ambiguity
  • Critical realism
  • Historical
  • Paradox
  • Philosophy
  • Practice theory
  • Process theories
  • Space
  • Structuration
  • Time

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