Book launch of Tor Hernes' book "Organization and Time"

The Centre for Organization and Time (COT, IOA) invites to the book launch of: Organization and Time: By professor Tor Hernes

Tirsdag, 26 april, 2022 - 15:30 to 18:00


Tor Hernes’ book Organization and Time published by Oxford University Press proposes an integrative theoretical framework to more fully theorize the role of time in organizational and social research.

Find the book here


Tor Hernes will give a talk about his book and commentaries will be presented by Professor Juliane Reinecke, King’s College, London and Professor Dan Wadhwani, USC, University of Southern California and Copenhagen Business School (virtually). Ass. Professor Miriam Feuls will chair the event.

The launch will be followed by a reception.

This is what scholars write about the book:

Barbara Adam, Professor emerita, Cardiff University, founding editor of Time & Society:
‘Tor Hernes presents a highly original treatise of organizational time that sets old oppositions to play, draws attention to aspects of socio-cultural time that tended to be blind-sided in organization theory, and builds a unique conceptual framework from the emerging intersections. The result is a scintillating intellectual journey that keeps the reader in challenged suspense from the beginning of the book to its very end.’

Haridimos Tsoukas, Professor, University of Cyprus and University of Warwick:
‘We live our lives in time but, strangely, when we seek to understand organizational life we abstract from time—as if the phenomena we study take place in a time-less realm. Tor Hernes is perhaps the most distinguished management scholar to take issue with this approach through his persistent effort to introduce time in organizational analysis. This book is the best epitome of his work—sophisticated, erudite, and informative. A must-read book for any scholar who wants to understand the temporal dimension of organizing.’

Tima Bansal, Professor, General management, Sustainability and Strategy, Ivey Business School:
‘Tor Hernes has written a tour de force of time in organizations. He has read widely—introducing ideas from philosophy and sociology to contemporary organization studies. He covers the classics, reaching as far back as Aristotle, Mead, and Bergson, while also showing incredible breadth in his knowledge of today’s scholarship. No student or scholar of time in organization studies should do without this book.’

Wanda Orlikowski, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Information Technologies & Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management:
‘This insightful book provides a rich and extensive treatment of time and organizations through relating four mutually constitutive temporal dimensions— events, experiences, resources, and practices. The result is an integrated and dynamic understanding of time as entailing the active interweaving of past, present, and future. This is a generative approach to time that will offer scholars an invaluable guide to examining temporal dynamics in organizing.’

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Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 11/07/2023