Coworking: locating community at work

Butcher, T 2013, 'Coworking: locating community at work', in M. Grimmer (ed.) Proceedings of the 27th Annual Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Hobart, Australia, 4-6 December 2013, pp. 1-13.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Coworking: locating community at work
Author(s) Butcher, T
Year 2013
Conference name ANZAM 2013
Conference location Hobart, Australia
Conference dates 4-6 December 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 27th Annual Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
Editor(s) M. Grimmer
Publisher Macquarie University Graduate School of Management
Place of publication New Zealand
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Abstract Coworking is a contemporary phenomenon that has caught the eye of many in search of 'the future of work'. Its lead protagonists purport to offer innovative opportunities through collaborative communities, which appeal to those who have lost faith in conventional organisations' and traditional institutions' ability to lead positive change in society. Through critical ethnographic narrative, I aim to make sense of the function of community symbolism in coworking. Using critical social theory, I find organisational influences on community to identify coworking as a key structural component of contemporary social conservatism.
Subjects Organisation and Management Theory
Entrepreneurship
Organisational Behaviour
ISBN 9780987596819
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