Show simple item record Kavanagh, Donncha Araujo, Luis 2014-08-18T15:03:47Z 2014-08-18T15:03:47Z 1995 Elsevier en 1995
dc.identifier.citation Accounting, Management & Information Technologies en
dc.description.abstract Time is a construct or variable that is fundamental to a variety of theories of organizational change and strategic planning, as well as numerous mid-range models such as the product life cycle. In virtually all of these models, time is assumed to be unproblematic, independent, 'out there', and unilinear; time follows its own arrow. In contrast, a long standing tradition of research in the social sciences points out that time is socially constructed and that in any society a repertoire of chronological codes is employed. This paper seeks to build on the constructivist understanding of time by presenting a multi-layered view of time and by attempting to illustrate the processes through which time is constructed. In doing so, it draws heavily on actor-network theory with its emphasis on the heterogeneous processes involved in the construction of nature and society. This use of actor-network theory is illustrated with field material from a longitudinal, ethnographic study of the dynamics of organizing in the context of a construction project associated with the replacement of a control system in a pharmaceutical plant. Five different and interrelated categories of time are introduced to account for the multiple chronological codes we detected in our field study. The chronigami metaphor—a fusion of the Greek word for time, 'chronos' and the word for the Japanese art of paper-folding 'origami'—is introduced to illustrate our understanding of the processes involved in the construction and deconstruction of different forms of time. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Accounting, Management and Information Technologies. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Accounting, Management and Information Technologies (VOL 5, ISSUE 2, (1995)) DOI: 10.1016/0959-8022(95)00010-7 en
dc.subject Time en
dc.subject Actor-network theory en
dc.subject Constructionism en
dc.subject Ethnography en
dc.subject Cyborgs en
dc.title Chronigami: Folding and unfolding Time en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 103 en
dc.identifier.endpage 121 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/0959-8022(95)00010-7
dc.neeo.contributor Kavanagh|Donncha|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Araujo|Luis|aut|
dc.internal.rmsid 345271387 2014-08-05T11:57:12Z

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