Revista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas: Investigación y Reflexión
Print version ISSN 0121-6805
MONTOYA RESTREPO, IVAN A. and MONTOYA RESTREPO, LUZ ALEXANDRA. SOME CONCEPTIONS OF TIME IN SOCIAL SCIENCES AND IMPLICATION FOR RESEARCH ON STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. Rev.fac.cienc.econ. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.1, pp. 57-76. ISSN 0121-6805.
The present document examines some approaches about time conception associated to work on social sciences and on different scientific perspectives, mainly originated in the simplicity and order paradigm; the document starts by analyzing the subject, research through time and emergence of time concept since various approaches, in order to explore some implications in strategic management research. The document studies the development of simplicity paradigm from its mechanist version to identify that this approach conceives time as a given parameter. This work aims to show that the inclusion of consideration about the subject and the existence of internal observers in systems allow suggesting that time can be a variable that must be considered in social sciences and in studies about organization strategy.
Keywords : Complexity; time; strategy.