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Cognitive time distortion as a hidden condition of worker productivity
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9176-553x
Uppsala University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0491-2122
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
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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Elsevier, 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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Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86950DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.11.002ISI: 000473379000057Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85056860667OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-86950DiVA, id: diva2:1338833
Available from: 2019-07-24 Created: 2019-07-24 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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