Time Perspective, Firm Resources, and Dynamic Capabilities

Ludvig Levasseur, Nicolai J. Foss, Peter G. Klein

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Research on time has received significant and continued attention in the management domain. However, few management scholars have investigated subjective/psychological time (i.e., the individual and collective experience, interpretation, and perception of time), and the specific aspect of time perspective (TP). This is problematic because the (positive and negative) affective, cognitive, psychological, and temporal dynamics (investigated through the TPs) of decision-makers (e.g., CEOs, business unit managers) can lead to firm resources that are differently deployed and firm dynamic capabilities that are differently developed and, concomitantly with efficiency, yield benefits that vary in magnitude. We discuss the relevance and importance of studying TP in strategic management research and we develop propositions on how TP influences the deployment of firm resources and development of dynamic capabilities, challenging the overreliance on objective/clock time in strategy research. We develop TP-related theoretical and methodological implications for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
EditorsSonja Taneja
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022: Creating a Better World Together - Seattle, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20229 Aug 2022
Conference number: 82


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings

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