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

Date and time

Tuesday 26. April 2022 at 15:30 to 18:00

Registration Deadline

Tuesday 26. April 2022 at 14:00


Kilen Room KS54, Frederiksberg, 2000 Copenhagen Kilen Room KS54
2000 Copenhagen

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

Event Description

The Centre for Organization and Time (COT, IOA) invites

to the book launch of:

Organization and Time:

By professor Tor Hernes

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.

Link to the book 


15:30 Opening by Ass. Prof. Miriam Feuls (session chair)

15:40 Welcome by Prof. Carsten Greve, Head of the Department of


15:45 Book presentation by Prof. Tor Hernes

16:15 Commentaries by:

 Prof. Juliane Reinecke, King’s College, London

 Prof. Dan Wadhwani, USC, University of Southern California and
 Copenhagen Business School (via link).

 Prof. Eva Boxenbaum, Copenhagen Business School

16:45 Discussion

17:00 Reception


Book Summary:

Observed through a temporal lens, organizational life fluctuates among moments of instantaneity, enduring continuity, and imagination of distant times. This movement stems from the fact that actors are continually faced with multiple intersecting temporalities, obliging them to make choices about what to do in the present, how to understand the past they emerge from, and how to stake out a possible future. Although scholars have widely recognized actors’ multitemporal reality, it remains to be more fully theorized into an integrative framework.

In this book, Tor Hernes takes up this challenge by combining foundational ideas from philosophy, sociology, and organization theory into an integrative theoretical framework of organizational time. Based on a review of the literature, his definition of time includes four dimensions: experience, events, resource, and practice. He provides examples of how these four dimensions evolve through mutual interplay and how they are underpinned by what he calls narrative trajectory. He then discusses implications for key topics in organizational research, including materiality, leadership, and continuity and change. Organization and Time is for scholars and advanced students of organization studies, management studies, technology studies, and sociology


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Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815