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Contribution Details

Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Toward a spatial perspective: An integrative review of research on organizational space
Organization Unit
  • Tania Ulrike Weinfurtner
  • David Seidl
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published electronically before print/final form (Epub ahead of print)
  • English
Journal Title Scandinavian Journal of Management
Geographical Reach international
Page Range 1 - 50
Date 2019
Abstract Text Although the notion of space has gained considerable attention in organisation studies, it remains vague, and therespective literature is fragmented. In this paper, we review the empirical literature on organisational space withthe aim of synthesising thefindings of existing research and thereby facilitating the development of cumulativeknowledge in thisfield. We highlight three dominant concepts that define space: boundaries, distance andmovement. Furthermore, we identify four major spatial themes: the distribution of positions in space, the iso-lation of space, the differentiation of spaces and the intersection of distinct spaces. On that basis, we develop acomprehensive research framework and propose an agenda for future research on organisations from a spatialperspective.
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