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

Process as the Becoming of Temporal Trajectory

Process as the Becoming of Temporal Trajectory

Process as the Becoming of Temporal Trajectory
Tor Hernes

At a meeting of the Royal Society in London in 1919, the empirical confirmation of the validity of Einstein's general theory of relativity was formally declared. Alfred North Whitehead, who was present at the meeting, described it as the formal ending of the Newtonian era:

The whole atmosphere of tense interest was exactly that of a Greek drama: we were the chorus commenting on the decree of destiny as disclosed in the development of a supreme incident. There was a dramatic quality in the very staging: the traditional ceremonial, and in the background the picture of Newton to remind us that the greatest of scientific generalisations was now, after more than ...

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