A Clockwork Organisation: Proposing a New Theory of Organisational Temporality
|Title:||A Clockwork Organisation: Proposing a New Theory of Organisational Temporality||Authors:||O Riordan, Niamh
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7254||Date:||16-Dec-2012||Online since:||2015-12-02T13:03:19Z||Abstract:||Time is an inherent quality of human life, yet it remains a hidden dimension in Information Systems (IS) research. In our 'real time' world, time has become a fundamentally important business performance indicator but the hidden costs associated with increased speed in firms are frequently overlooked. In research, there has been a lack of synthesis and coherence on the topic of time, largely because a reliance on myopic measures of time has resulted in a shortage of research on temporal construct associations. To address the conceptual weaknesses in studies of time, the aim of this research is to provide a rich definition and conceptualisation of time in an organisational context. Our framework of organisational temporal performance is based on a multidisciplinary literature review, where variants and sub-components of the concept have originated, matured, and have been applied and tested thoroughly over time. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of the study and possible avenues for future research.||Funding Details:||Science Foundation Ireland||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Keywords:||Organisational temporality; Temporal planning; Temporal execution; Temporal schemata; Temporal exactitude; Temporal flexibility; Time allocation; Improvisatory style; Monochronicity; Polychronicity; Tempo rubato; Absolute temporal position; Relative temporal position; Pace; Timeliness; Temporal awareness; Temporal; Signification; Temporal preference; Time pressure; Time compression||Other versions:||http://niamhoriordan.com/publications/
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||The Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) Sponsored Theory Development Workshop with ICIS, Orlando, Florida, USA, 16 December 2012|
|Appears in Collections:||Business Research Collection|
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