Public thesis defense of Marie ANTOINE

LOURIM Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

August 31, 2018

14:30

Louvain-la-Neuve

 

Le Recteur de l'Université catholique de Louvain et la Commission Doctorale en Sciences Economiques et de Gestion font savoir que Mme Marie Antoine soutiendra publiquement sa dissertation, pour l'obtention du titre de Docteur en sciences économiques et de gestion de l’UCL, le 31 août 2018 à 14h30 à Louvain-la-Neuve.

Title:

Unveiling the organisational identity: a spatial approach based on the office. The case of ORES Picardy Wallonia transition towards an activity-based workspace.

Summary:

The thesis studies how the transformation of the office influences the construction of an organisation’s identity. More specifically, this research focuses on the introduction of an activity-based workspace, and investigates how the transition towards this new work environment alters the ways of being and of working, and workers’ perceptions of their organisation’s identity. In order to address this question, this thesis is based on a qualitative empirical research in which data were collected through semi-structured interviews, documentary analysis, and observation. Thanks to this empirical design, this thesis shows that the transition towards an activity-based workspace challenges an organisation’s identity, and might result in a fragmentation of the organisational identity among workers, depending on their work identity.

 

Inscription à la soutenance auprès de Marie Antoine m.antoine@uclouvain.be.