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Process Studies of Organizational Space

An online seminar with Dr Ari Kuismin

19th November 2020

Warwick Business School, Coventry, from 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT)

The past decade has experienced an increase in the number of studies on organizational space or where work occurs. A number of these studies challenge traditional views of organizational space as a fixed, physical workspace because researchers fail to account for the spatial dynamics that they observe.

This review yields five orientations of organizational space scholarship that we label as developing, transitioning, imbricating, becoming, and constituting. We discuss these orientations, examine how they relate to key constructs of organizational space, and show how this work offers opportunities to theorizing about organizations.

This will be a 1.5 hour event, which will include a presentation, Q&A and some social activities.

For further information please visit the myWBS events page.

The seminar is aimed at PhD students, early career scholars and curious minds

Participation is free but registration is required. Please contact

Ari's research focuses on the changing nature of work, organizations and organizing. More specifically, he examine notions such as organizational space, temporality and diversity, and how they shape the affective experience of work. Ari identifies himself as a critical, interdisciplinary scholar. He seeks to challenge conventional wisdoms about organizational practices in order to foster more equal and sustainable forms of work. Empirically, his work draws on qualitative research materials collected in different organizational settings such as startup incubators and knowledge-intensive workplace. Ari's research contributes to process organization studies, literature on gender and diversity, as well as ethnographic studies of work.