Finding Ourselves in Space: Identity and Spatiality

Hirst, Alison and Humphreys, Michael (2020) Finding Ourselves in Space: Identity and Spatiality. In: The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198827115

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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
Additional Information: Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press
Keywords: identity, identity work, space, place, workplace, new ways of working, homes, liminal spaces
Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
Depositing User: Dr Alison Hirst
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 15:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:53

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