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Cognitive time distortion as a hidden condition of worker productivity
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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0491-2122
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 101, p. 591-596Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study advances a novel productivity function of knowledge workers. Cognitive science studies provide clear evidence that, for a given event, there is a difference between a worker's cognitive time and physical clock time; this difference gives rise to a cognitive time distortion. The proposed productivity function accounts for workers' dual experiences of time and the kinds of contracts utilized by an economic organization and its customers and workers. This function shows—for the first time and contrary to intuition—that, given certain conditions, workers' cognitive time and the form of contracts utilized are the only conditioners of knowledge worker productivity. The proposed productivity function unearths a hidden economic lever effect whereby a minor degree of time distortion generates a significant level of worker inefficiency. This constitutes a novel contribution to the literature on knowledge worker productivity.

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2019. Vol. 101, p. 591-596
Keywords [en]
Performance management, Productivity measurement, Cognitive time, Physical time, Contract form, Economic lever effect
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-385589DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.11.002ISI: 000473379000057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-385589DiVA, id: diva2:1325130
Available from: 2019-06-14 Created: 2019-06-14 Last updated: 2019-08-16Bibliographically approved

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