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Acceleration through Digital Communication: Theorizing on a Perceived Lack of Time

Elisa Maria Entschew ()
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Elisa Maria Entschew: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Humanistic Management Journal, 2021, vol. 6, issue 2, No 8, 273-287

Abstract: Abstract Digital communication between humans fundamentally changes the nature of communication. One inherent change is the acceleration of communication as a systematic change in societal life, particularly in the workplace. Often, the aim is to release time resources. However, the acceleration of communication also leads to the opposite: a lack of time. This paradoxical development can be based on an acceleration cycle whereby technologies seem to be a solution on the micro-level, but they are also a significant part of the problem on the meso-level.

Keywords: Digital communication; Digitalization; Acceleration; Permanent availability; Time; Rebound effect; Ethics; Moral (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s41463-020-00103-9

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