Innovation in New Workplaces: From Coworking Spaces to Fab Labs in London

The event will take place from 9 AM to 4.00 PM.

9.00-12.30: Research seminar based on three presentations about innovation in London’s collaborative spaces:

Welcome address: “The New places, Spaces and Business Models of Innovation: Back to Communities?” Stefan Haefliger and Alessandro Giudici (Cass Business School)

TechCity and New Promises of Innovation: a French View on the (Re)Configuration of a Field

by Sabine Carton (Université de Grenoble), François-Xavier de Vaujany (Université Paris-Dauphine) and Imad Haraoubia (Université de Grenoble)

Collaborative Spaces and their Affordance for Collaboration and Work Practices: Two Case Studies

by Julie Fabbri (Ecole Polytechnique)

Makerspaces, Coworking spaces, Fab labs, Innovation and Collaboration

Doctoral panel with Altair Marroquin-Cruz (Cass Business School), Andrea Jimenez (Royal Holloway) and Anouk Mukherjee (université Paris-Dauphine). Panel chair: Alessandro Giudici (Cass Business School) and Hélène Lambrix (Warwick Business School)

12.30-14.00: Lunch and discussion about ‘Publishing and Disseminating Knowledge About Innovation, Collaboration and Collaborative Spaces in Top-tier Journals and Medias’, with Stefan Haefliger (Cass Business School), Charles Baden-Fuller (Cass Business School), André Spicer (Cass Business School), Nathalie Mitev (King’s College London), François-Xavier de Vaujany (Université Paris-Dauphine) and other scholars (TBC). Two discussion groups will be organized: one about publishing in innovation/IS/org studies oriented journals, another one about publishing in Strategic Management/org studies journals.

14.00-16.00: A more informal collective discussion with the audience will follow two, 10-minutes teasers about:

Communication and Legitimacy in and of Collaborative Spaces:

Promises and Paradoxes of New Workplaces

This will be an opportunity to critically explore the promises of these places and the broader collaborative economy. Why is this idea of ‘community’ so important? Do people really share anything? What is the relationship between the development of the collaborative and sharing economy and contemporary crises? The real estate market and coworking spaces? The emergence of fab labs and maker spaces? Loneliness and liquidity in our societies? This afternoon’s discussion will be coordinated by Magda Herchuei (UCL), Hélène Lambrix (Warwick Business School), Nathalie Mitev (King’s College London) and François-Xavier de Vaujany (université Paris-Dauphine), and will take place in the context of RGCS London Working Group.

Please confirm your participation at the following address: collaborativespaces@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you at the Cass Business School

RGCS London coordinators,

Hélène, François, Yesh and Nathalie

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