Time has been a preoccupation in organizational research since its inception, where a host of works have focused on the construction
of time as linear and chronological. Others have construed time more as the background against which organizational processes
take place. Informed by economics, sociology, and partly psychology, such views are prevalent in organization studies.
During the last decade or two, however, works have emerged that offer a supplementary take on time, suggesting more situated,
event-based, on-going, multiple, and enacted conceptions of time (Orlikowski & Yates, 2002; Hernes, 2014). These works herald
a view of time that opens multiple possibilities for studying the actual workings of time in organizational life. In particular,
they invite combining perspectives across levels, going from the situated level of day-to-day actions to the level of society
via that of organizations or institutions (Granqvist & Gustafsson, 2016; Rowell et al., 2016).
This SWG aims at encouraging scholars to pursue novel and exciting studies of the role of time, moving beyond the current
reification of clock time to understand time as a social construct that affects all aspects of organizations and
organizing. In particular, SWG 01 aims to explore and advance research on organization and time by: