Poltavskaya M.B. Institutionalization of New Forms of Social Interaction: Coworking Space

Poltavskaya Mariya Borisovna
Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Volgograd Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
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Abstract. Coworking is an understudied phenomenon in Russian science. Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. The study traces the hыistory of coworking spaces and the process of institutionalization of coworking. In the article coworking is treated as a space for collaborative work and as a community, which contributes to professional growth of freelancers, entrepreneurs/innovators and all independent workers. The author uses data of the 4th Global Coworking Survey 2013 which was conducted by the online Deskmag journal. The author gives examples of coworking centers support by municipalities and government structures in Russia and European countries.

Key words: social interaction, coworking, coworking space, social community, community, collaborative work, new workspaces, freelancers.

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