Waste as scats: For an organizational engagement with waste.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
This article coins the term ‘scatolic’ to suggest a new way for organizations to think about and engage with waste. Scatolic engagement draws on Reno’s analogy of waste as scats and of scats as signs for enabling interspecies communication. This analogy stresses the impossibility for waste producers to dissociate themselves from their waste and emphasizes the contingent, multiple, and transient value of waste. Correspondingly, the article suggests that organizations grow a semiotic competence at reading waste and develop a sense of responsibility for materials. Adopting a scatolic approach to waste is featured as a way for organizations to deal with waste in the Anthropocene.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
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|Publication status||Published - 2019 Mar 12|
Hervé Corvellec, PhD in business administration, has over 20 years of experience in interdisciplinary research environments during which he has conducted research about railroad planning, risk in public transportation, and wind power siting. This general interest in infrastructures has guided him to focus on the governance, planning, and organizing of waste management; wasting behaviors and practices; waste ethics; waste narratives and discourses; and social-scientific theories of waste. He has published his research about waste in waste journals, as well as journals within the fields of accounting, cultural geography, management, organization theory, and social anthropology.
Related research output
Waste prevention is about effective production and thoughtful consumption – not about waste: Seven lessons from the research project from waste management to waste preventionHervé Corvellec, Richard Ek, Johansson, N., Anette Svingstedt, Patrik, Z. & Zapata Campos, M. J., 2018 Sep 2, Helsingborg: Department of service management and service studies, Lund university. 22 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Report
MTP: From waste management to waste prevention. Closing implementation gaps through sustainable action nets
2014/01/01 → 2017/12/31