We are proud to announce that Daniel Geiger, Anja Danner-Schröder and Waldemar Kremser have just published their paper on the temporal coordination of multiple routines in emergencies in the prestigious ASQ Journal.
The paper is the result of an ethnographic study conducted with the Hamburg firefighters in 2013/14 which enabled us to closely observe the firefighters in action. The study shows how firefighters coordinate routines in highly-dynamic and dangerous situations by a) de-coupling the performance of routines from disturbing influences from the outside to avoid chaos and stay focused and b) by timely responding to the emerging situation by performing temporal boundaries between routines. It builds on a newly developed method to analyze and code ethnographic data and shows how firefighters are able to bend time in the performance of routines.
ASQ is the world-leading journal in the field of management science and publications undergo a rigorous and highly selected review process.
You can find the full paper here.