Speed - of production, of information flow, of capital moving through deregulated financial and trading systems - is apparently ubiquitous, as indeed is its seemingly inexorable increase in the consequently ever shorter here and now that we inhabit. But with so much going on, and going on so quickly, how can it all - can any of it - be attended to? This text assembles a range of thoughtful contributors who have bent their minds to deploy a range of different perspectives to consider our current fascination with speed and its implications for our organizing and organizations. Through writings ordered into three key themes - The Speed of Organizational Identity, The Speed of Organizational Technology and The Speed of Organizational Imagery - these authors invite you to take gulps of theoretical and reflective air, to hold in abeyance for a moment the breathless talk of a faster tomorrow, to pause to look at the hurdy gurdy. Fast food, dotcoms, hotdesking and international travlers fly across the page, skilfully illuminated by insights drawn from theorists past and present. The speed of organization will certainly be more vivid for you after having read this book. Advances in Organization Studies is a channel for cutting edge theoretical and empirical works of high quality that contributes to the field of organizational studies. The series welcomes thought-provoking ideas, new perspectives and neglected topics from researchers within a wide range of disciplines and geographical locations.
The term speed is discussed in relation to organizational identity, organizational technology and organizational imagery. Several authors contribute with different perspectives to the fascination with speed and its implications for the present organizations of today. Includes references and index.
Advances in organization studies