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Temporary Organizing

Temporary Organizing

News vom 29.05.2017

As from June 2017, a new network of young researchers will be launched, funded by the German Research Foundation (“Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” [DFG]) and working on the topic "Temporary Organizing under Tension: Between Stability and Change". Temporary organizing in the form of projects, events or temporary work is a widespread empirical phenomenon which is still gaining relevance in research and practice. It reflects both the uncertainty as a result of intensified competition in globalized markets as well as the social mindset in times of acceleration and time limitation. Temporary organizing offers high potential to organizations striving for flexibility and is, not only because of that, the predominant organizational form for implementing innovative and transformative activities.

The research on temporary organization is analyzed from the perspective of different disciplines (e.g. management research, organizational sociology, innovation research, economic geography), which makes the research rather fragmented due to the lack of an integrated view and the combination of sometimes even contradictory findings. Thus, the aim of the network is to illuminate temporary organization from the perspective of different disciplines and therefore to promote transdisciplinary theory development.


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