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The Human Organization of Time


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Allen C. Bluedorn is Professor of Management at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


"This is a wonderful and important book, full of fascinating information, insights, conjectures, and constructs. Bluedorn forges a compelling, often brilliant, case for the importance of time, and of our roles as current stewards of the temporal commons. The scholarship is impeccable. The book's language-sensitive, evocative, sweeping-is often transcendental. From the Big Bang to the Bolshevik revolution to the puzzles of Deep Time, from the social construction of zero to the theory of relativity, from the clock in the Royal Tower of Charles V to the Atomic Watch, from a time capsule on Omaha Beach to the Vietnam Memorial, from the gates of Trenton State Prison to the gates of Dante's Inferno, from hominids of the Great Rift Valley to zebras of the Serengeti, the book weaves a compelling fabric of temporal threads. Bluedorn has found power and poetry in time." - Ramon J. Aldag, University of Wisconsin, Madison "The Human Organization of Time is a broad look at how we truly think about time. It unifies the many human patterns of time-scale concepts and gives depth and perspective to a complex field. Thorough and insightful, it will become the standard work." - Gregory Benford, Department of Physics, University of California, Irvine and author of Deep Time "Recently, there has been an explosion in research on time. This book provides a much needed summary of that work. The Human Organization of Time will prove a valuable resource to anyone interested in temporal research in organizations." - Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business School. "A remarkable and original contribution to our understanding of the social construction of time and its effects on people and organizations. Playing off against a backdrop of work preoccupied with enduring and stable features of social life, Bluedorn underscores the importance of temporal features - pace, tempo, rhythm, entrainment, and historical turning points." - Alan Meyer, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon "...I found the book intriguing, provocative, and valuable. I applaud Allen Bluedorn for having done the field a great service, creating a masterpiece of and on time." - Mark A. Mone, School of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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