Know Thy Place: Location and Imagined Communities in Institutional Field Dynamics

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The author explores the relevance of “place” in institutional field dynamics by examining how actors working in the Israeli high-tech industry construct the meaning and implications of its location. She finds that place is a rich construct that goes far beyond geography and includes culture, character, and values. The discourse of space is plurivocal, offering multiple, sometimes contradictory or ambivalent depictions of the meaning and consequences of location and of the local and global more generally. Place is therefore not given. It is used by institutional actors in different, sometimes contradictory ways, in their abiding efforts to define their identity as part of institutional work.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationKnowledge and Space
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameKnowledge and Space


  • Collective identities
  • Discursive practices
  • Field-level events
  • High-tech
  • Institutional fields
  • Israel
  • Place

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance
  • General Social Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Know Thy Place: Location and Imagined Communities in Institutional Field Dynamics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this