Types of co-working spaces in Istanbul

dc.contributor.authorMavitan M.P.
dc.contributor.authorBaycan T.
dc.departmentİstanbul Beykent Üniversitesien_US
dc.description.abstractThe concept of co-working has gradually grown in importance and new types of workplaces have increased in Istanbul in step with global trends. As the most populated city in Turkey, Istanbul hosts the largest number of co-working spaces (CWSs) in the country. This paper describes the types of CWSs in Istanbul. In this context, the paper is organized around two main topics: the physical structure and the non-physical structure of CWSs. The physical structure of CWSs refers to the type of building, layout, and architectural features, as well as the facility management services and ancillary spaces that CWSs provide. The non-physical structure of CWSs covers the financial structure, community structure, organization and management structure, decision-making structure, partnership structure, and communication structure of CWSs. In this framework, 20 CWSs in Istanbul (87 locations in total, including multiple branches in the city) were empirically studied through face-to-face interviews, observations, websites, and advertisements analysis. The main result of the analysis reveals that CWSs have different characteristics and cannot be encompassed in one type for the case of Istanbul. In this context, four different co-working types were identified in Istanbul. These are chain CWSs, lifestyle CWSs, community-oriented CWSs, and service-oriented CWSs. The results of the study contribute to the literature for a better understanding of CWSs in an urban context. They also help to understand the changing working environment in Istanbul and Turkey, which has been largely overlooked by the literature to date. © 2023: Author(s). Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Cooperation in Science and Technology, COST: CA18214; Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, ITen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper is derived from the thesis titled ‘New Forms of the Creative Economy: Creative Hubs in Istanbul’ prepared by Meltem Parlak and supervised by Tüzin Baycan. This thesis was completed at Istanbul Technical University, Urban and Regional Planning Doctorate Programme in August 2021. The subject of the thesis corresponds with COST Action CA18214. In this context, some parts of the thesis were conducted in parallel with COST Action CA18214 activities.en_US
dc.publisherInstituto Universitario de Lisboa - DINAMIA CET-IULen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.subjectco-working spaceen_US
dc.subjectcreative economyen_US
dc.subjectcreative workforceen_US
dc.subjectknowledge-based jobsen_US
dc.subjectnew working spacesen_US
dc.titleTypes of co-working spaces in Istanbulen_US