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Making time : time and management in modern organizations

Author: Ida Sabelis; Richard Whipp
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at the way time is constructed, made, managed, and used in organizations. It both provides an overview of some of the key concepts in time and it explores how particular features of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ida Sabelis; Richard Whipp
ISBN: 9780199253692 0199253692
OCLC Number: 254767353
Description: xvii, 222 Seiten : Diagramme ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Choreographing Time and Management: Traditions, Developments, and Opportunities ; PART I: MASKING TIME, MAKING TIME: RETHINKING BASIC ASSUMPTIONS ; 2. Towards a Theory of Timing: Kairology in Business Networks ; 3. Taking Time Seriously: Organizational Change, Flexibility, and the Present Time in a New Perspective ; 4. Now's the Time! Consumption and Time (Space) Disruptions in Postmodern Virtual Worlds ; 5. Good Times and Bad Times: The Moral Discourse of Time and Management ; PART II: TEMPORAL STRATEGIES IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD ; 6. Hidden Causes for Unknown Losses: Time Compression in Management ; 7. Cooperation Engineered: Efficiency in a Complex Division of Labour of the 'Just-in-Time' System ; 8. Hanging on the Telephone: Temporal Flexibility and the Accessible Worker ; 9. A New Time Discipline: Managing Virtual Work Environments ; 10. The Simultaneous Use of Time by Management and Consumers in Launching and Buying a New Product: An Empirical Analysis of the Computer Industry ; PART III: THE TEMPORAL IMPLICATIONS OF ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT ; 11. Contested Presents: Critical Perspectives on 'Real Time' Management ; 12. The Rhythm of the Organization: Simultaneity, Identity, and Discipline in an Australian Coastal Hotel ; 13. Interpretative Times: The Timescapes of Managerial Decision Making
Responsibility: ed. by Richard Whipp, Barbara Adam and Ida Sabelis.
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