Research Workshop

24 September 2019, 2.00 PM - 24 September 2019, 4.30 PM

Glenn Morgan, Harry Pitts and Malu Villela (School of EFM, Department of Management, University of Bristol).

1.01 Howard House.

Title: Research Workshop on Co-working, communities and the gig economy in urban spaces: conversations and debates

Abstract:

This workshop aims to bring together a broad range of researchers interested in how the gig economy and associated phenomena such as coworking spaces are reshaping the future of work and with this the political economy of local labour markets and urban spaces. The workshop will take the form of a series of short provocations on themes emergent from ongoing research on these processes followed by open discussion on key areas for future research and potential collaborations.

Themes to be explored in the workshop include:

  • Coworking spaces: communities, networks or markets?
  • The nature of work for the individual in the coworking space – time, space and work-life balance.
  • Coworking spaces and local labour markets: the rise of the self-employed, freelance, mobile worker.
  • Coworking spaces, technologies and their relationship to the platform economy.
  • The business models of coworking space: rents, profitability and social mission.
  • The impact of coworking spaces on the urban environment, spatial inequalities and local property markets.
  • Policy implications of the growth of coworking spaces.

Current confirmed external participants (others to be added):

  • Zlatko Bodrozic(Leeds University).
  • Odul Bozkurt (University of Sussex).
  • Greig Charnock (University of Manchester).
  • Jennifer Johns (University of Bristol).
  • Ed Yates (University of Sheffield).
  • Alex Wood (University of Birmingham).

Co-Organizers: Glenn Morgan, Harry Pitts and Malu Villela (School of EFM, Department of Management, University of Bristol).

 

 

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