Agglomeration in The Flexible Working Era: The Micro-location Choices of Co-working Spaces

Katiuscia Lavoratori, Yi Wu, Fangchen Zhang*

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Would physical location become less essential when work and communication are not limited to a fixed space? We explore the question with the micro-location choices of coworking spaces (CWS) in London. The empirical results show that the CWS tend to choose districts with more “teleworkable” jobs and high reliance on tacit knowledge in local industries. CWS also tends to co-locate with startup firms, echoing the different influences of knowledge spillover in firms’ life cycles. The study highlights how CWS facilitates businesses in a digitalised and more collaborative economy, carrying implications for business empowerment and local urban patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 20 Jul 2023
EventAREUEA International Conference Cambridge 2023 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jul 202322 Jul 2023


ConferenceAREUEA International Conference Cambridge 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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