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The spaces of organisation and the organisation of space

Power, identity and materiality at work

Karen Dale og Gibson Burrell

Palgrave 2007, 344 s. ISBN 0230472685
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This book examines the role and utilization of workplace 'space': how it is organized; how it can reflect organisational values; how it can affect employee identities; and the many ways in which the physical environment can influence and affect organisational goals, especially in areas such as commitment, creativity and innovation.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
The Spaces of Organisation and the Organisation of Space
PART I: THE SPACE OF ORGANISATION
Building Organisation: Securing and Obscuring Power
Building People: Identities and Organised Spaces
PART II: THE ORGANISATION OF SPACE
A Political Economy of Organised Space
Boundary Crossings: Reproducing Organised Space
PART III: CHANGING SPACES, CHANGING ORGANISATION
Building a Social Materiality: Spatial and Embodied Politics in Organisation
Alternative Spaces of Organisation?
Conclusions: Disorganising Space
Bibliography
Index
Author Biographies
KAREN DALE is Lecturer in Organisational Analysis at the University of Leicester School of Management, Leicester, UK.

GIBSON BURRELL is Head of the School of Management and Professor of Organisation Theory at the University of Leicester, UK.