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Making Time: Time and Management in Modern Organizations

Making Time: Time and Management in Modern Organizations


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ISBN-13: 9780199253692
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/05/2002
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Richard Whipp is a Professor at Cardiff Business School and is the Chair of the British Academy of Management. He has taught and researched at Warwick Business School and Aston Business School as well as holding visiting positions at the University of Uppsala and the LSE. He has published widely in the areas of innovation and strategic change. Barbara Adam is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. She is the founding editor of the journal Time & Society and has published extensively on the social relations of time. Ida Sabelis is Senior Lecturer of Organisation Anthropology with the research group Culture, Organisation & Management at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Before her current position, she was co-founder and consultant of Kantharos, Institute for the Management of Diversity in Amsterdam. She is review editor for non-English publications of the journal Time & Society.

Table of Contents

1. Choreographing Time and Management: Traditions, Developments, and Opportunities, Barbara Adam, Richard Whipp, and Ida Sabelis
Part I: Masking Time, Making Time: Rethinking Basic Assumptions
2. Towards a Theory of Timing: Kairology in Business Networks, Laurids Hedaa and Jan-Åke Törnroos
3. Taking Time Seriously: Organizational Change, Flexibility, and the Present Time in a New Perspective, Christian Noss
4. Now's the Time! Consumption and Time (Space) Disruptions in Postmodern Virtual Worlds, David Knights and Pamela Odih
5. Good Times and Bad Times: The Moral Discourse of Time and Management, Alf Rehn
Part II: Temporal Strategies in a Rapidly Changing World
6. Hidden Causes for Unknown Losses: Time Compression in Management, Ida Sabelis
7. Cooperation Engineered: Efficiency in a Complex Division of Labour of the 'Just-in-Time' System, Nishimoto Ikuko
8. Hanging on the Telephone: Temporal Flexibility and the Accessible Worker, Emma Bell and Alan Tuckman
9. A New Time Discipline: Managing Virtual Work Environments, Heijin Lee and Jonathan Liebenau
10. The Simultaneous Use of Time by Management and Consumers in Launching and Buying a New Product: An Empirical Analysis of the Computer Industry, Paul Sergius Koku
Part III: The Temporal Implications of Alternative Approaches to Management
11. Contested Presents: Critical Perspectives on 'Real Time' Management, Ronald E. Purser
12. The Rhythm of the Organization: Simultaneity, Identity, and Discipline in an Australian Coastal Hotel, Dirk Bunzel
13. Interpretative Times: The Timescapes of Managerial Decision Making, Tom Keenoy, Cliff Oswick, Peter Anthony, David Grant, and Iain Mangham

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