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

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T1 - A Resourcification Manifesto: Understanding the Social Process of Resources Becoming Resources

AU - Hultman, Johan

AU - Corvellec, Hervé

AU - Jerneck, Anne

AU - Arvidsson, Susanne

AU - Ekroos, Johan

AU - Gustafsson, Clara

AU - Lundh Nilsson, Fay

AU - Wahlberg, Niklas

PY - 2021/6/11

Y1 - 2021/6/11

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Resourcification

KW - Resources

KW - Anthropocene

U2 - 10.1016/j.respol.2021.104297

DO - 10.1016/j.respol.2021.104297

M3 - Article

VL - 50

JO - Research Policy

JF - Research Policy

SN - 0048-7333

IS - 9

M1 - 104297

ER -