Conference Publication Details
Mandatory Fields
O Riordan, Niamh; Conboy, Kieran, Acton, Thomas
The JAIS sponsored Theory Development Workshop at ICIS
A Clockwork Organisation: Proposing a New Theory of Organisational Temporality
2012
December
Published
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organisational temporality monochronicity polychronicity temporal position pace timeliness temporal awareness temporal signification temporal preference time pressure time compression
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.
Grant Details
This research is supported by the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP), funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, administered by the HEA and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and also supported in part by Science Foundation Ireland grant 10/CE/I1855 to Lero.
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