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Coworking and local development outside metropolitan areas in Sweden
Remote Lab, Ostersund, Sweden..
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE). KTH Royal Inst Technol, Stockholm, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2080-6859
2024 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 105, article id 103185Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Through a mixed methods approach, this paper explores how coworking as a phenomenon manifests itself in Sweden, and, using the foundations of agglomeration economy theory as a lens, discusses what impact the occurrence of coworking spaces might have on local and regional development in Sweden's rural regions.Our findings show that the occurrence of coworking providers in Sweden is much more widespread than previously known, as there are far more spaces than popular aggregation sites suggest -our study found that for Sweden they only show 14-18 percent of the actual number of spaces available. In our interviews with members and owners, we used Duranton and Puga's (2004) pillars for agglomeration as a sorting mechanism, which showed that sentiments that fit the themes "matching", "sharing" and "learning" crop up frequently when respondents explain their experiences. There is reason to go forward from this first, small study to explore how agglomeration economies at the micro level may influence surrounding society and regional economic growth in rural regions.We argue that the emergence of these spaces in rural regions might be a factor in the development of local economies by enabling agglomeration economies at the micro level. We also make the suggestion that gaining accurate information about the number and characteristics of coworking spaces in rural regions will allow for better informed policy decisions and labor market legislation when it comes to regional development.

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Elsevier, 2024. Vol. 105, article id 103185
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63399DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103185ISI: 001133073500001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85183650714Local ID: HOA;;929079OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-63399DiVA, id: diva2:1829583
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, DIA 2019/28Swedish Research Council Formas, 2021-00416, 2021-02223Available from: 2024-01-19 Created: 2024-01-19 Last updated: 2024-02-12Bibliographically approved

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