Time in Individual-Level Organizational Studies: What Is It, How Is It Used, and Why Isn't It Exploited More Often?

Abbie J. Shipp, Michael S. Cole
2015 Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior  
Time is an important concern in organizational science, yet we lack a systematic review of research on time within individual-level studies. Following a brief introduction, we consider conceptual ideas about time and elaborate on why temporal factors are important for micro-organizational studies. Then, in two sections-one devoted to time-related constructs and the other to the experience of time as a within-person phenomenon-we selectively review both theoretical and empirical studies. On the
more » ... al studies. On the basis of this review, we note which topics have received more or less attention to inform our evaluation of the current state of research on time. Finally, we develop an agenda for future research to help move micro-organizational research to a completely temporal view. 237 Annu. Rev. Organ. Psychol. Organ. Behav. 2015.2:237-260. Downloaded from www.annualreviews.org by ${individualUser.displayName} on 04/16/15. For personal use only.
doi:10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-032414-111245 fatcat:amje26fy7ffdrcjaqj2voujrha