We argue that the role of organizations as agents in the construction of place has been overlooked in the management and organizations literature. Using concepts from sociology, cultural geography, and management, we develop a typology that illustrates how organizations contribute to the social construction of place. This typology presents an analytic scheme for examining the place-building characteristics of organizations and a basis for developing theories on the interdependence between places and organizations.
Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management
Organizational behavior; Social responsibility; Organizational theory
Place of Publication
Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management
Thomas, David F. and Cross, Jennifer E., "Organizations as Place Builders" (2007). Department of Management Faculty Publications. Paper 1.