Producing Values Impact Hub Birmingham as Co-working and Social Innovation Space

Long, Paul and Naudin, Annette (2019) Producing Values Impact Hub Birmingham as Co-working and Social Innovation Space. In: Creative Hubs in Question. Dynamics of Virtual Work. Dynamics of Virtual Work . Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 211-227. ISBN 9783030106522

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This chapter explores the character and specificity of Impact Hub Birmingham (IHB) through the lens of its online presentation, assessing its objectives, organisation and activities. Analysis frames IHB in terms of its status as social enterprise, detailing how this manifestation of ‘the hub’ idea engages individuals in debate and supports a particular idea of entrepreneurship that connects to wider of issues and urban disjuncture. The chapter explores the specificity of Birmingham as a setting for IHB and its commitment to place in relation to a discussion of the hub and co-working idea. A penultimate section locates projects cultivated within IHB in the context of critical perspectives on social enterprise initiatives. Conclusions reflect on the ambition of this iteration of the Impact Hub network, as well as the commitment and verve of its participants that offers a progressive space for social innovation whatever its limits in addressing the city’s considerable social and economic problems.

Item Type: Book Section
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24 March 2019Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban regeneration, Cultural policy, Clusters, Co-working spaces, Innovation spaces
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-04 - planning (urban, rural and regional)
CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-03 - design studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2020 09:47
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:52

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