Quotation Kornberger, Martin, Clegg, Stewart. 2003. The Architecture of Complexity. Culture and Organization. 9 (2), 75-91.




In this paper we reflect on organizational space and its implications for organization and management. In contrast to dominant discourse in management and organization theory we address the ways in which corporate buildings, as social objects, provide a materiality to organization. Developing the concept of the architecture of complexity, we focus on space as the precondition of processes of organizing. The productive power of space lies in its potential to create and trigger complexity, as it pre-structures movement and flows of communication. Reflecting on two concrete spatial organizations (the fold and heterotopia) we suggest that the interplay of order and disorder and inside/outside relation, which these spaces provide, are spatial preconditions of organizational change and creativity.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Culture and Organization
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title The Architecture of Complexity
Volume 9
Number 2
Year 2003
Page from 75
Page to 91
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14759550302804
Open Access N


Kornberger, Martin (Details)
Clegg, Stewart (UTS, Australia)
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