@BOUT TIME SEMINARS, HOSTED BY THE CHANGING IN TIME PROJECT FUNDED BY THE TUBORG FOUNDATION
Dr. Blagoy Blagoev
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
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.
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 email@example.com no later than February 18, 2019
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- Andrew Abbott, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago (fall, 2019)
- Wanda Orlikowski, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2020)
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