Time for space : a narrative review of research on organizational spaces
Taylor, Scott and Spicer, Andre (2007) Time for space : a narrative review of research on organizational spaces. International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol.9 (No.4). pp. 325-346. ISSN 1460-8545Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2370.2007.00214.x
This paper presents an integrated framework for studying organizational spaces. It suggests that existing research can be classed into three categories: studies of space as distance; studies of space as the materialization of power relations; and studies of space as experience. These approaches are drawn together using Henri Lefebvre's theory of spatial production to argue that an adequate understanding of organizational spaces would investigate how they are practised, planned and imagined. Moreover, an adequate theory of space would account for multiple spatial levels, or scales. To illustrate the potential of the synthetic framework, a reading of three exemplary studies of multiple organizational spaces, from social anthropology and economic geography, is presented. The paper concludes by presenting a research agenda that indicates how data collection and analysis in established fields such as employee relations and international business might become more 'space sensitive' by integrating such theorized cross-scale analysis.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Management Reviews|
|Official Date:||December 2007|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 325-346|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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