Space, Organizations and Management Theory

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In this book, the relation between architecture, management, and organization theory is explored. By looking at processes of organizing from a spatial perspective, the contributors reveal interesting insights into how power, culture, change, and identity are embedded, enacted, and played out in and through space. Not only do we shape buildings but buildings also shape us. The interaction between how we design our environments, how these environments influence our behavior, and, by extension, who we are, is the ...
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In this book, the relation between architecture, management, and organization theory is explored. By looking at processes of organizing from a spatial perspective, the contributors reveal interesting insights into how power, culture, change, and identity are embedded, enacted, and played out in and through space. Not only do we shape buildings but buildings also shape us. The interaction between how we design our environments, how these environments influence our behavior, and, by extension, who we are, is the key issue that provides the coherent focus for this volume. Combining both theoretically inspiring as well as practically relevant contributions, the book will be of interest for people studying architecture, design, sociology, and anthropology as well as management and organization theory.
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  • ISBN-13: 9788763001649
  • Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Pages: 304

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rediscovering Space by Stewart R. Clegg and Martin Kornberger Space, Organisation and Management Thinking: a Socio-Historical Perspective by Jean-Francois Chanlat
Spaces as Process: Developing a Recursive Perspective on Organisational Space by Tor Hernes, Tore Bakken and Per Ingvar Olsen
Moving Bodies and Connecting Minds in Space: a Matter of Mind over Matter by Frank Go and Paul C van Fenema
Space, Organisation and Management by Michael Brocklehurst
Diversity Management as Identity Regulation in the Post-Fordist Productive Space by Patrizia Zanoni and Maddy Janssens
Organizational Space, Place and Civility by Michael Muetzelfeldt
Built Space and Power by Thomas A. Markus
Organising Space by Stewart Clegg and Martin Kornberger
Constructing Nomadic Organisations in Virtual Spaces? by Nina Kivinen
Electronic Stepping Stones: a Moasaic Metaphor for the Production and Re-distribution of Communicative Skill in an Electronic Mode by Stephen Little and Margaret Grieco
Trains, Planes, Billboards and People at Kastrup Airport Station: Branding a Territorial Transformation from Local to Global by Søren Buhl Pedersen
Design, but Align: the Role of Organisational Physical Space, Architecture and Design in Communicating Organisational Legitimacy by W. Trexler Proffitt Jr. and G. Lawrence Zahn
Organisations and Physical Space by Cecilia Gustafsson
Interface between Organisational Design and Architectural by Jean Bellas
Cities as Heterotopias and Third Spaces: the Example of ImagiNation, the Swiss Expo02 by Chris Steyaert
Transcultural Encounters in Cities: Convergence without Becoming Coincident by Nils Wåhlin
Empty Spaces or Illusionary Images? Stockholm as a Mobile Valley by Peter Dobers
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