Strategic practices are inherently entwined with the notion of time: Their performance has a “before” and “after”, makes references to the past and future in the present, and (re)constructs the past to make sense of situations at hand and performatively invokes the future, among others. Therefore, the SO! Call for Papers on “Temporal Work: The Strategic Organization of Time” (read more) should raise particular interest among scholars engaged in the examination of strategic processes and practices. Specifically, as the Call for Papers specifies:
And yet, while considerable attention has been devoted in strategic management research to time-related constructs and their antecedents and consequences, more work is needed on what managers and others actually do or can do to intervene with respect to important time-related phenomena, and how their temporally-oriented practices and activities accomplish strategic outcomes.
Thus, the Call for Papers explicitly invites practice-based work in strategic organization on time-related phenomena in and around organizations.
This Strategic Organization special issue will be edited by Tima Bansal (Western University), Juliane Reinecke (King’s College), Roy Suddaby (University of Victoria), and Ann Langley (HEC Montréal). The deadline for submission is November 30, 2019. For more information on the aims and scope of the special issue as well as the submission procedures, read more here.