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Coworking Spaces, Proximity, Innovation and the 4th Space

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posted on 2022-07-04, 09:34 authored by Nick CliftonNick Clifton
Coworking spaces – shared work-spaces in which freelancers, entrepreneurs, but also employees ‘work alone together’ – are presented as an example of the blurring of spaces within the knowledge economy. These are spaces in the which key current issues (digitalization, knowledge flows, flexibility and innovation) play out at the micro level. Post-pandemic, coworking spaces are likely to play a greater as remote working remains a permanent feature. But how should we reassess their role in the advent of a ubiquitous digital space, and what might this mean for how the role of proximity itself is (re)conceptualized in relation to innovation?


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The 2021 Summit of the International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI), September 12-19, 2021

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Clifton, N. (2022) 'Coworking Spaces, Proximity, Innovation and the Fourth Space',. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings, 81(1), 153. DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2022081153

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  • Cardiff School of Management

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Nick Clifton

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  • Welsh Centre for Business and Management Research

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