Navigating Place: Extending Perspectives on Place in Organization Studies

M. Tina Dacin*, Tammar Zilber, Mélodie Cartel, Ewald Kibler

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We draw upon the metaphor of navigation to rethink how we think about place. We highlight three extensions that dominate current place-sensitive organizational research. We draw upon a set of six important papers published in Organization Studies that showcase the diversity, multiplicity, and multidimensionality of place. The studies we select highlight three important movements in the study of place - from stable to dynamic, from physical to polymorphic, and from neutral to political. In doing so, they serve as a compass to guide our thinking and research on how place is created, negotiated and experienced.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganization Studies
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2024

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Epub ahead of print. Published online: 27 April 2024.


  • Place
  • Geography
  • Emotions
  • Institutions
  • Narrative
  • Critical theories

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