Entrepreneurship of an institutional field: The emergence of coworking spaces for digital business models

17 page Publication by Ricarda B. Bouncken, Sascha Kraus & Juan F. Martínez-Pérez , ,
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Abstract in English:

Coworking spaces have been proliferating world-wide in urban and rural areas while facilitating entrepreneurship and new, especially digital business models. Our research analyzes the worldwide expansion by drawing upon mechanisms from institutional theory. We argue that the sense of community, emotional activation, the local communities together with the digital linkages and the open office allowed coworking spaces to evolve as a real space for entrepreneurship. The common lifestyle and the high digital identity of the users further explain the emergence of this entrepreneurship field that shows high convergent forms of coworking spaces. The key divergence comes with different ownership models.

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Journal International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
Publication Year 2020
Volume 15

DOI 10.1007/s11365-020-00689-4

English | Discipline Management