A Resourcification Manifesto: Understanding the Social Process of Resources Becoming Resources

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Abstract

In times of major global interconnectedness and environmental change, the pressure to identify, create, and exploit new resources is certain to intensify. Given that there are unavoidable trade-offs, conflicts, and arenas for violence involved when increasingly more material and immaterial things are turned into resources, we call for explicit research on the very process – a process that we label resourcification. The concept of resourcification shifts attention from essentialist queries about the nature of resources to a focus on the social processes through which things are turned into resources. In search of a better understanding of resources in the Anthropocene and, in particular, an understanding about the way resources emerge and are used, resourcification offers a new conceptual framework that allows for a systematic search for knowledge about the diversity of contexts, conditions, modes, and temporalities of resourcification. This Resourcification Manifesto offers a theoretical and empirical framework for a radical and disruptive approach to innovation, sustainability, and management studies and policies.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier
  • Kulturgeografi
  • Företagsekonomi
  • Ekonomisk historia
  • Ekologi
  • Genetik
  • Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer104297
Antal sidor7
TidskriftResearch Policy
Volym50
Utgåva nummer9
StatusPublished - 2021 jun 11
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa