“In this review article, we seek to advance the change literature by focusing attention on spaces and places as important but under-examined elements of organizational and institutional change.” (Wright et al., 2022, p. 1)


“what is the role of space and place in organizational and institutional change?” (Wright et al., 2022, p. 2)

Terminid: organisatsiooniline ja institutsionaalne muutus

“Broadly speaking, organizational change is ‘the difference in form, quality or state over time in an organizational entity’ (Van de Ven and Poole, 1995, p. 512). Institutional change is ‘the manner in which institutions are created, transformed and extinguished’ (Dacin et al., 2002, p. 45), which includes the weakening or loss of takenfor-granted and shared meaning systems, beliefs, values and practices and their replacement with new institutions (Scott, 2014).” (Wright et al., 2022, p. 2)

Ruum ja koht:

“Drawing from the space literature, we define space as ‘built environments that emerge from organizational activities, objects, arrangements, and social practices’ (Stephenson et al., 2020, p. 797). Place is a geographicallybounded location that has material form and is invested with meaning (Gieryn, 2000). Our definition of place is informed by literature in humanistic geography and sociology and assumes ‘what begins as undifferentiated space becomes place as we get to know it better and endow it with value’ (Tuan, 1977, p. 6). Put simply, place is ‘space invested with meaning’ (Cresswell, 2014, p. 19).” (Wright et al., 2022, p. 2)

Analüüsiallikad ja periood:

“We included the following journals on the Financial Times FT50 list, which is widely used by business schools: Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organization Studies, and Human Relations. Our data sources also included four management journals which are known for publishing articles on both change and space and place: British Journal of Management, Organization, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Journal of Change Management. Our search period spanned 1979 to 2020.” (Wright et al., 2022, p. 3)

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

“For example, the COVID-19 global pandemic has ushered in an unprecedented wave of remote digital work (Leonardi, 2021), broken the wall between home spaces and work spaces (Eaton and Hecksher, 2021), and forced organizations into ‘programmes of rapid and radical transformation’ (Amis and Greenwood, 2021, p. 582). Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence (Colbert et al., 2016; Hanelt et al., 2021) along with changes occurring in institutions associated with professions, the state, and markets, among others (Hinings et al., 2018) are making new spaces and places for work and organizing possible in ways that are accelerating change in countless organizations.” (Wright et al., 2022, p. 28)

Wright, A. L., Irving, G., Zafar, A., & Reay, T. (2022). The Role of Space and Place in Organizational and Institutional Change: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Management Studiesn/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12868