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Proceedings of JAIS Theory Development Workshop


Time is an inherent quality of human life yet it remains a hidden dimension in Information Systems (IS) research. Previous efforts to theorise organisational temporality have been hampered by problems associated with measurement model specification. At the same time, the manner in which time is structured in organisations has undergone significant changes, partly as a result of advances in IS/IT (Information Systems/Information Technology). As a result, there is a growing need for new research to improve our understanding of organisational temporal structures. To address this gap, this study develops a multidimensional model of Organisational Temporality. More specifically, the paper argues that Organisational Temporality can be modelled as second order construct, composed of three first order constructs (Temporal Structure, Temporal Schemata and Temporal Style), which can be evaluated using nine indicators. The paper describes our approach to formative construct development in detail.