To reciprocate or not to reciprocate : exploring temporal qualities in reciprocal exchanges in networks

Abualqumboz, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1681-2930 and Chan, PW 2014, To reciprocate or not to reciprocate : exploring temporal qualities in reciprocal exchanges in networks , in: 30th EGOS Colloquium - Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping : organizational scholarship in unsettled times, 3rd-5th July 2014, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

In this article, we sought to draw theoretical explanations of reciprocal exchanges in networks and how reciprocity is seen as the building block of network sustainability through employing a temporal perspective. The article’s main contribution was to provide fresh insights into how temporality, drawn upon Bergson’s philosophy, advanced the way we look at reciprocity and consequently provided three perspectives of time, namely; emergent networks, discursive practices, and possible times. The practical implications of such perspectives inform organisation on how to select networks and predict their benefits. The research method included 28 interviews and casual observation of network sessions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: 30th EGOS Colloquium - Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping : organizational scholarship in unsettled times
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 13:10
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 13:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57227

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