“Issues of time and timing are absolutely central to modern management: ‘Where did the time go?’ ‘Time flies.’ ‘We must have this ready on time.’ ‘Does anybody know what time it is?’ ‘Time is money.’ ‘How long will it take?’ ‘I never seem to have enough time!’ But despite the near preoccupation with time on the part of practicing managers, students of organization and management theory have until recently paid relatively little attention to the topic of time.”