Co-Working Spaces, Collaborative Practices and Entrepreneurship

38 page Publication by Nathalie Mitev, Francois-Xavier de Vaujany, Pierre Laniray, AmΓ©lie Bohas & Julie Fabbri , ,
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Abstract in English:

Collaborative work practices are being transformed through the growth of co-working in urban third spaces, incubators, accelerators, digital labs,… This paper is based on a 2-year project carried out by a network of academics and practitioners interested in new work practices in the collaborative economy, focusing particularly on collaborative workspaces. It concentrates on the relationships between collaboration and these new work practices according to three levels: individual, community and societal – highlighting their spatial and temporal dimensions.
Results indicate that: boundaries between waged employment and entrepreneurship are not rigid; individuals not only suffer from stress in traditional organisations but also of boredom; new collaborative practices imply rethinking their own competences and prospects, often leading to fundamental life changes; co-working communities can provide collective meaning, crucial to supporting these transformations; they can be orientated towards practice, professional identity, and emotional support to address loneliness and sense-making; public discourses about entrepreneurship and innovation and territorial policies are not clearly linked to innovative practices in collaborative spaces.

Editor(s) Full Names K. Riemer, S. Schellhammer

Open Access? Yes

Book Title Collaboration in the Digital Age
Publication Year 2018

Publisher Springer Verlag

English | Discipline Social Science