Finding our selves in space: identity and spatiality

Hirst, Alison and Humphreys, Michael (2019) Finding our selves in space: identity and spatiality. In: The Oxford Handbook of Organisational Identities. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. (Accepted)

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This chapter explores the management and organization studies (MOS) literature concerned with the relationships between identity, space and place. We define identity-related terms and highlight the principal ways in which space is conceptualized in MOS. We then examine three categories of empirical and theoretical studies linking organized space and processes of identity and identification: workspaces designed to enable highly interactive modes of working; homes, where work is increasingly taking up residence; and spaces that facilitate identity change in ways unanticipated by managements. We then make suggestions for future research and conclude by highlighting the powerful dynamic reciprocal connections between space and individual and organizational identities.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: identity, identity work, space, place, workplace, new ways of working, homes, liminal spaces
Depositing User: Dr Alison Hirst
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 15:11
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2019 10:20

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