Centre for Organization and Time (COT)





Innan Sasaki - @bout Time Webinar




Daniel Geiger - @bout Time Webinar 



Nicolas Bencherki - @bout Time Webinar 



Jonatan Pinkse - @bout Time Webinar 



Tima Bansal - @bout Time Webinar 



Ann Langley - @bout Time Seminar 



Hari Tsoukas - @bout Time Seminar



Juliane Reinecke - @bout Time Seminar



Marc Stierand - @bout Time Seminar



Daniel Nyberg - @bout Time Seminar



David Obstfeld - @bout Time Seminar



Stéphanie Dameron - @bout Time Seminar



Dr. Blagoy Blagoev - @bout Time Seminar

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
How do extreme work hours persist?
Temporal uncoupling as a new way of seeing

Information about the event

Date: Wednesday 20th of February 2019
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14 A, 2000 Frederiksberg - KL 4.74
Organized by: The Centre for Organizational Time

Extreme work hours constitute a peculiar temporal phenomenon: a temporal structure that persists in a state of asynchrony relative to deeply entrenched societal rhythms, such as the 40-hours work week. In his talk, Blagoy Blagoev will examine the dynamics and the effects of this asynchrony. For this, he will draw on a longitudinal case study of the genesis, reinforcement, and maintenance of extreme work hours in an elite consulting firm. To theorize his findings, Blagoy borrows from Luhmann’s theory of social systems and develops the notion of temporal uncoupling. Not only does this notion offer a new way of seeing the persistence of extreme work hours as a temporal problem, it also furthers current theorizing on organizational temporality. More specifically, temporal uncoupling reveals the paradoxical co-constitution of synchrony and asynchrony in organizations and, thus, challenges the orthodox view of entrainment as an ideal temporal relation between organizations and their environments.

Brief Biography
Dr. Bla­goy Bla­goev is Lec­tu­rer in Or­ga­niza­t­i­on Stu­dies at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg, Germany. Bla­goy holds a doc­to­ral de­gree from Freie Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin and his work fo­cu­ses on the in­ter­play of time and tem­po­ra­li­ty with pro­ces­ses and prac­tices of or­ga­ni­zing. Among other things, he has con­duc­ted re­se­arch on the for­ma­ti­on and per­sis­tence of or­ga­niza­t­io­nal time re­gimes, the tem­po­ral co­or­di­na­ti­on of or­ga­niza­t­io­nal rou­ti­nes, and the ent­an­gle­ment of or­ga­niza­t­io­nal re­mem­be­ring with ma­te­ria­li­ty. Cur­rent­ly, Bla­goy is stu­dying the temporal structuring of work in new forms of or­ga­ni­zing.

Please register to sls.ioa@cbs.dk no later than February 18, 2019


Professor Philippe Lorino - @bout Time Seminar

ESSEC Business School, France
Pragmatism and the relational approach to organizational temporality
Based on his book “Pragmatism and Organization Studies”
Published February 2018 by Oxford University Press
Date: Tuesday, 29th of January 2019
Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14 A, 2000 Frederiksberg - KL 4.74
Organized by: The Centre for Organizational Time
In this seminar, Professor Philippe Lorino from ESSEC Business School will focus on a specific aspect of pragmatist thought: the pragmatist approach to temporality and sociality, in particular Dewey and Bentley’s concept of “trans-action” and Mead’s philosophy of temporality. He will suggest that Mead’s notion of sociality simultaneously entails a definition of temporality, as the constant emergence of new events leading to the ongoing re-invention of the past and the future. The discussion will be illustrated with examples from professor Lorino's research on management and organizations. 
Brief Biography
Philippe Lorino is a distinguished Emeritus Professor of management control and organization theory at ESSEC Business School, Paris.


Professor Tor Hernes awarded Honoray Doctorate at EBS Estonian Business School in Tallinn


Professor Tor Hernes is appointed as Honoray Doctorate at EBS Estonian Business School in Tallinn. The appointment was part of a grand gala celebrating the school's 30th anniversary. Link to Estonian Business School: https://ebs.ee/en



Christina Lubinski has published on "Contextualizing the uses of the past" in Organization Studies


Research has made great strides in understanding how and why organizational actors use the past. So far, scholars have largely focused the level of analysis on the organization, without exploring the intertwined nature of historical claim-making with the organizational field or society at large. This article extends the status quo by conceptualizing the role of context for organizational uses-of-the-past. It identifies three key aspects of context that shape how history contributes to the social construction of reality: the existence of multiple audiences, the landscape of pre-existing historical narratives and the experience of social practices giving credibility to historical claims.

By analysing the historical case of German business in colonial India, the paper makes three broader claims that could move research toward a more contextualized conception of the uses-of-the-past: (i) historical claims are validated in a continuous dialogue with multiple audiences; (ii) they revise previously existing narratives by critiquing or ‘outpasting’, i.e. invoking earlier origins; (iii) they often result in ‘rhetorical frictions’ that require continuous and skilful history revisions to mitigate emerging conflicts in their reception. By contextualizing the uses-of-the-past in this way, the paper moves beyond ‘hypermuscular’ organizational actors bending history to their will and foregrounds the situated nature of historical rhetoric.

Lubinski, C. (2018). From ‘History as Told’ to ‘History as Experienced’: Contextualizing the Uses of the Past. Organization Studies, 39(12), 1785–1809


Inauguration Event for COT

Welcome to the inauguration event for centre for organizational time


Drawing on insights from various scholars at CBS and elsewhere, the Centre aims to be a hub for thinking about organizations and time. The main focus of the centre will be on how organizational actors enact their near and distant pasts and futures and how that enactment shapes processes, practices and policies in, between and around organizations.

We believe that by developing more dynamic and expansive models of time we can also be in a better position to understand how organizations can take an active and responsible part in shaping and sustaining the economic and institutional fabric of society.
For this inauguration event, we have invited scholars across CBS to share their ideas about time and discuss how those ideas might be reconceived or extended. We hope this will open up new opportunities for re-imagining, debating, and academically exploring matters of time.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tor Hernes (IOA), Christina Lubinski (MPP), Majken Schultz (IOA) and Silviya Svejenova (IOA).
Date and time: 22.1.18, at 15-17 
Venue: Råvarebygningen, PHRS20
15.00: Welcome by Tor Hernes, Director of COT, Dep. of Organization
15.10: Opening remarks Søren Hvidkjær, CBS Dean Research
15.15: IOA and time Signe Vikkelsø, Head of Dep. Of Organization
15.20: Panel presentations:
Jan Damsgaard, Dep. of Digitalization
Mitchell Dean, Dep. of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Brooke Harrington, Dep. of Business and Politics
Lasse Heje Pedersen, Dep. of Finance
Christina Lubinski, Dep. of Management, Politics and Philosophy 
Michael Mol, Dep. of Strategic Management and Globalization)
Thomas Plenborg, Dep. of Accounting and Auditing) 
Andreas Rasche, Dep. of Management, Society and Communication
16.00: Discussion Majken Schultz (moderator), Dep. of Organization
16.30’ish: Closing remarks Silviya Svejenova, Dep. of Organization
Until 18.00: Mingling time and drinks


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