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Leadership in Spaces and Places
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Leadership in Spaces and Places

9781783477913 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Arja Ropo, Professor, University of Tampere, Finland, Perttu Salovaara, Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University, US and Research Fellow, University of Tampere, Erika Sauer, Adjunct Professor, University of Tampere, Finland, Donatella De Paoli, Associate Professor, Norwegian Business School BI, Norway
Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78347 791 3 Extent: 288 pp
By combining new research on leadership and workspaces, Leadership in Spaces and Places argues for a radical reconceptualization of leadership. They argue leadership is not only about leaders themselves, but is also affected by the built environment.

With contributions from both scholars and practitioners alike, the authors discuss leadership in six different contexts:

• workspaces in change
• open-office spaces
• virtual workspaces
• service spaces
• cultural spaces
• institutional spaces.

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Work that used be tied to offices, cubicles and desks is undergoing a major transformation in terms of where, when and how it is carried out. Space and materiality of workplaces have long been taken for granted amongst organization studies scholars. But the changing definition of work and workspace has, in recent years, inspired a growing number of scholars to reconsider organizational theories and practices.

By combining new research on leadership and workspaces, Leadership in Spaces and Places argues for a radical reconceptualization of leadership. Leadership is not only defined by leaders themselves, but is also affected by the built environment.

With contributions from both scholars and practitioners alike, the authors discuss leadership in six different contexts:

• workspaces in change
• open office spaces
• virtual workspaces
• service spaces
• cultural spaces
• institutional spaces.

The book is aimed at two audiences: leadership, organization and management scholars interested in cutting-edge leadership research; and managers, architects and workplace designers who want to update their knowledge on how workplace design contributes to organizational purposes and leadership.



Critical Acclaim
‘A wise person once said, ‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.’ The editors of Leadership in Spaces and Places have choreographed a masterpiece. They have assembled a superb collection of scholarship that sheds light on the relationship between humans and their environments, specifically in regard to the socio-materiality between leadership and space. The contributors to this twelve-chapter volume include scholars who are on the cutting edge of thinking about the embodiment of leadership, specifically as it applies to the constructed environment. . . The bibliographies alone are superb resources for anyone interested in this area of scholarship.’
– Leadership and the Humanities
Contributors
Contributors: S.H. Blakstad, G. Burrell, K. Dale, D. De Paoli, K. Greenlees, T. Grenness, R. Höykinpuro, A. Ropo, P. Salovaara, E. Sauer, N. Uolamo, A.L. Vaagaasar, M. Vartiainen

Contents
Contents:

Why Space Need to be Taken Seriously in Leadership and Organization Studies and Practice?
Arja Ropo, Donatella De Paoli, Perttu Salovaara and Erika Sauer

PART I WORKSPACES IN CHANGE
1. What Can Coworking Movement Tell Us About the Future of Workplaces?
Perttu Salovaara

2. Work Isn’t Where It Used To Be
Siri Hunnes Blakstad

PART II OPEN-OFFICE SPACES
3. A Spatial Perspective to Leadership in Knowledge-Intensive Projects
Anne Live Vaagaasar

4. Leading Employee Wellbeing by Workspace Experiences
Niina Uolamo and Arja Ropo

PART III VIRTUAL WORKSPACES
5. Virtual Organizations. A Call for New Leadership
Donatella De Paoli

6. Virtual Spaces as Workplaces. Working and Leading in Virtual Worlds
Matti Vartiainen

PART IV SERVICE SPACES
7. The Symbolic Dimension of Space and Artefacts in a Bookstore. Leadership Without a Leader?
Kaisa Greenlees

8. Front Stage With No Front-Stage Employees. Customer Perceptions of Self-Service Hotels
Ritva Höykinpuro

PART IV CULTURAL SPACES
9. Cities Lead
Erika Sauer

10. Culture Matters. Space and Leadership in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Tor Grenness

PART V INSTITUTIONAL SPACES
11. Leadership and Space in 3D. Distance, Dissent and Disembodiment in the Case of a New Academic Building
Karen Dale and Gibson Burrell

12. Hospital as a Space of Power. Ownership of Space and Symbols of Power in the Hospital Setting
Erika Sauer

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