About time seminar with Blagoy Blagoev

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02/20/2019

DR. BLAGOY BLAGOEV

Leuphana University of Lüneburg
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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

Abstract
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.

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

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