Degree Granting Department
Frederick Steier, Ph.D.
Alexander Ratensky, M. Arch.
Janetta Mitchell McCoy, Ph.D.
Architectural research, Strategic planning, Real estate management, Interior architecture, Environmental psychology, Human capital, Knowledge management
This thesis takes a phenomenological approach to the examination of the organizational need for shared office space. Questions are developed in a reflexive narrative that introduces challenges to the assumption that space is a given in organizations. The narrative also uses the process of questioning this basis assumption to develop a new understanding of the role of space in organizations in supporting the development of common language needed for the creation of organizational knowledge. Key ideas from systems theory, autopoiesis, organizational theory, semiotics, and psychology are utilized as resources developing the ideas.
Scholar Commons Citation
Gobes-Ryan, Sheila, "Organizational Office Space in the Virtual Age: The Role of Shared Space in Communication" (2003). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.