Best practices on collaborative spaces and cooperative governance
Our research aims to equip managers of coworking spaces with the knowledge, the tools and analytical framework that will allow them to make strategic decisions for fostering community-driven innovation in collaborative spaces. Collaboration is a capability that allows organizations to
adapt quickly to a changing economic environment and rely on “ingredients” of social interaction that have a strong impact on the innovative result (Castilho & Quandt, 2017, p.3)
How do collaborative spaces encourage their members to innovate? What are the existing tools to establish and run a coworking space in a collaborative way? To answer these questions, were analyzed 22 coworking spaces, upon which the conclusions of this report are built. The analysis was conducted thanks to semi-directed interviews of individual having a thorough knowledge of each coworking space. In addition, in situ observations of the spaces and their functioning were carried out.