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Webinar: Theorizing Time as (and in) Process

  • 1.  Webinar: Theorizing Time as (and in) Process

    Posted 05-09-2024 18:07

    Speaker: Tor Hernes (Copenhagen) 


    Time: Thursday, 16th of May at 10 am (EST) / 3 pm (London). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes, including Q&A.


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    We know a lot about time as a backdrop for organizational life. We know much less about how time constitutes organizational life. Emergent views of organizations and time invite reflections on the different roles of time for strategizing, identity, materiality, practices, and narratives. Our understanding of time also influences how we study and analyse organizational processes. In this session, I will discuss how actors translate between present, past and future when confronted with the need to consider near and distant times. I will draw upon Hernes and Schultz (2020) and discuss some broader implications of that paper.


    Recommended readings:

    • Hernes, T. and Schultz, M. (2020) Translating the Distant into the Present: How actors address distant past and future events through situated activity. Organization Theory, 1(1)
    • Blagoev, B., Hernes, T., Kunisch, S., & Schultz, M. (2023). Time as a Research Lens: A Conceptual Review and Research Agenda. Journal of Management
    • Hernes, T., Feddersen, J., and Schultz, M. 2020. 'Material Temporality: How Materiality 'Does' Time in Food Organizing'. Organization Studies, 42(2): 351-371.
    • Schultz, M. and Hernes, T. (2019) Temporal interplay between strategy and identity: Punctuated, subsumed and sustained modes. Strategic Organization 18(1): 106-135.
    • Hernes, T., & Obstfeld, D. (2022). A temporal narrative view of sensemaking. Organization Theory, 3(4)
    • Dille, T., Hernes, T., & Vaagaasar, A. L. (2023). Stuck in Temporal Translation? Challenges of discrepant temporal structures in interorganizational project collaboration. Organization Studies, 44(6), 867-888.


    About the speaker

    Tor Hernes is a Professor of Organization Theory and the Director of Centre for Organizational Time at Copenhagen Business School. His main research interests focus on questions of organization and time, particularly in what may be called an event-based understanding of time, inspired by Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy.

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Imperial College London