Collaborative Spaces and Coworking as Hybrid Workspaces: Friends or Foes of Learning and Innovation?

  • Lucia Marchegiani
  • Gabriella Arcese


This contribution is oriented toward understanding collaborative workspaces and their impact on innovation. More in detail, the authors propose a focus on Coworking spaces as recent and disruptive innovation in the workspace template. Far from being just a logistic business solution, Coworking encompasses a complex social phenomenon, which combines work solutions, learning opportunities, and social relations. Thus, the contribution will speculate on Coworking as a hybrid organizational layout. Authors analyze this phenomenon from a theoretical standpoint that combines organizational design with innovation management principles. In particular, the contribution is structured in order to account for opportunities and threats provided by such collaborative spaces.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Roma Tre UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of Bari Aldo MoroBariItaly

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