The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives
Chapter 25: Time, Temporality, and Process Studies
Time, Temporality, and Process Studies
‘Look at this gateway! Dwarf!’ I continued, ‘it hath two faces. Two roads
come together here: these hath no one yet gone to the end of.
This long lane backwards: it continueth for an eternity. And that long
lane forward–that is another eternity.
They are antithetical to one another, these roads; they directly abut on
one another:–and it is here, at this gateway, that they come together.
The name of the gateway is inscribed above: ‘This Moment.'
But should one follow them further–and ever further and further on,
thinkest thou, dwarf, that these roads would be eternally antithetical?'–
‘Everything straight lieth,’ murmured the dwarf, contemptuously. ‘All
truth is crooked; time itself is a circle.'
The £1 million ‘Cambridge Chronophage’ or ‘Cambridge time ...