Materiality and Time

Historical Perspectives on Organizations, Artefacts and Practices

  • Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
  • Nathalie Mitev
  • Pierre Laniray
  • Emmanuelle Vaast

Part of the Technology, Work and Globalization book series (TWG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Time and Materiality: What Is at Stake in the Materialization of Time and Time as a Materialization?

    1. Francois-Xavier de Vaujany, Nathalie Mitev, Pierre Laniray, Emmanuelle Vaast
      Pages 1-13
  3. Materializing Time and History in Organizations: What Is at Stake?

  4. Temporal Dynamics of Artefacts and Materiality in Organizations: The Importance of Material Traces

  5. Stretching Out Time and Materiality in Organizations: From Presentism to Longue Durée

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-247

About this book


The book explores how time is materialized and performed in organizations; examines how organizations and organizational members are constituted by and constitutive of material artefacts; and reflects on what a historical perspective on these materializations can bring to the study of organizations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
    • 1
  • Nathalie Mitev
    • 2
  • Pierre Laniray
    • 1
  • Emmanuelle Vaast
    • 3
  1. 1.Université Paris-DauphineFrance
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsUK
  3. 3.McGill UniversityCanada

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