A Clockwork Organisation: Proposing a New Theory of Organisational Temporality

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Title: A Clockwork Organisation: Proposing a New Theory of Organisational Temporality
Authors: O Riordan, Niamh
Conboy, Kieran
Acton, Thomas
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7254
Date: 16-Dec-2012
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
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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