Centre for Organizational Time (COT)

'Quid est ergo tempus? Si nemo ex me quaerat, scio; si quaerenti explicare velim, nescio. - 'What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.' St. Augustine, 4th century AC.

NEWS

Majken Schultz and Tor Hernes had a debate column in "Børsen" about Leadership in Corona times
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Tor Hernes, Jonathan Feddersen and Majken Schultz publish a paper in Organization Studies
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@bout Time Seminar with Ann Langley
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@bout Time Seminar with Hari Tsoukas
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Tor Hernes and Majken Schultz published a paper in the inaugural issue of Organization Theory
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The team behind the VELUX funded project "The Temporality of Food Innovation"
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At the Centre for Organizational Time at Copenhagen Business School we work from different perspectives within the social sciences, philosophy and history to better understand how organizational actors enact their time and how their time enactment shapes them in turn. We believe that by developing more dynamic and expansive models of time we can better understand, not just the working of organizations, but also how organizations take part in shaping our societies. A temporal focus applies to several areas of research and teaching, including organization studies, entrepreneurship, innovation studies, business history, strategy, management and leadership.


The sort of questions the Centre staff are working on include, but are not limited to, questions such as:

- How do actors bring distant past horizons and long future horizons into decision-making processes ?

How do differences in time horizons, pacing, speed and acceleration between actors influence their interaction and mutual impact ?

How do different temporal standards and institutions favour or challenge particular types of actors and activities ?

How do novel types of organizational actors emerge and sustain themselves through changing temporal patterns within or across industries?

 

The page was last edited by: Department of Organization // 04/08/2020