Innovation and logics in coworking spaces. a template for contemporary innovation spaces?

Ricarda B. Bouncken, Martin Ratzmann, Till Marius Gantert, Mahmood Aslam

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Coworking spaces (CWS) are contemporary organizations that foster innovation by facilitating collaboration, learning, and knowledge exchanges in shared work and social spaces. Yet, these positive effects can be offset by risks of knowledge leakage, conflicts, and competition. Our multi-method study thus investigates the complementary versus trade-off relationships and their innovation consequences in the settings of CWS. Based on data from a five-year exploratory study, we identify three emerging institutional logics, i.e., ‘a sense of community’ logic, a ‘traversity’ logic, and a ‘competitiveness’ logic. Our study concludes that each logic benefits the innovation and has complementary and trade-off relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11799
JournalAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2023 - Boston, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20238 Aug 2023

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