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Time: Meanings, Perspectives And Approaches


  • Hanen KHANCHEL

    () (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisie)

  • Karim BEN KAHLA

    (Institut Supérieur de Comptabilité et d’Administration des Entreprises, Tunis,Tunisie)


This paper provides a brief review of the literature related to time. First, the paper discusses ways that individuals represent time. Then the quantitative and the qualitative perspectives of time are discussed. Temporal dimensions in organizations, such as time orientation, polychronicity, and time urgency, are described. The paper may provide implications for academics whose research is related to behaviour over time

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  • Hanen KHANCHEL & Karim BEN KAHLA, 2012. "Time: Meanings, Perspectives And Approaches," Review of General Management, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Management Brasov, vol. 16(2), pages 187-202, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:fmb:journl:v:16:y:2012:i:2:p:187-202

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    Time perspectives; organizational research; time orientation; polychronicity; time urgency.;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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