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Time and Work, Volume 1
How time impacts individuals

ISBN 9781138684645
Published April 21, 2016 by Psychology Press
248 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The concept of time is a crucial filter through which we understand any events or phenomena; nothing exists outside of time. It conditions not only the question of ‘when’, but also influences the ‘what, how and why’ of our ideas about management. And yet management scholars have rarely considered this ‘temporal lens’ in understanding how time affects employees at work, or the organizations for which they work.

This 2-volume set provides a fresh, temporal perspective on some of the most important and thriving areas in management research today. Volume 1 considers how time impacts the individual, and includes chapters on identity, emotion, motivation, stress and creativity. Volume 2 considers time in context with the organization, exploring a temporal understanding of leadership, HRM, entrepreneurship, teams and cross-cultural issues.

There is an overall concern with the practical implications of understanding individuals and organizations within the most relevant timeframes, while the two volumes provide an actionable research agenda for the future. This is a highly significant contribution to management theory and research, and will be important reading for all students and researchers of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Business and Management and HRM.

Table of Contents

1. Abbie J. Shipp and Yitzhak Fried, Time Research in Management: Using Temporal Ambassadors to Translate Ideas into Reality. 2. Blake E. Ashforth, Spencer H. Harrison, and David M. Sluss, Becoming: The Interaction of Socialization and Identity in Organizations over Time. 3. Daniel J. Beal, Time and Emotions at Work. 4. Robert A. Roe, Time, Performance and Motivation. 5. Sabine Sonnentag, Alexander Pundt, and Anne-Grit Albrecht, Temporal Perspectives on Job Stress. 6. Lucy L. Gilson, Robert C. Litchfield, and Paul W. Gilson, An Examination of the Relationship between Time and Creativity: Applying a Temporal Lens to the Study of Creativity. 7. Irina Cojuharenco, Marion Fortin, and Hayley German, Organizational Justice and Time: A Review of the Literature on Justice Reactions over Time and Directions for Future Research. 8. Sharon K. Parker, Daniela Andrei, and Wen-Dong Li, An Overdue Overhaul: Revamping Work Design Theory from a Time Perspective.

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Abbie J. Shipp is Assistant Professor of Management at Texas Christian University, USA. Her research focuses on the psychological experience of time at work including: the trajectory of work experiences over time, how time is spent on work tasks and how individuals think about the past/present/future.

Yitzhak Fried is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Syracuse University, USA. His research focus is on the contribution of context in the areas of job and office design, work stress, time in the workplace, performance appraisal, diversity at work and cross-culture. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Society of Organizational Behavior.


 'Until now, there has been little attention paid to the effects of time on key topics within Organizational Behaviour. This interesting book has been put together by academics with excellent credentials in this area and presents a different way of looking at many organizational topics. As such it is likely to have an impact in terms of stimulating new research in the field, and will appeal to academic researchers in psychology and organizational behaviour. It is also a useful book for graduate students.' - Fiona Jones, Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK