Configuring the 'industrial collective':: A controversy on the use of Swedish forests, 1989–2009
2011 (English)In: Paper presented at the 27th EGOS Colloquium Gothenburg 2011: Sub-theme 17: Markets Inside the Ecological Revolution. / [ed] Fabian Muniesa, Peter Karnoe, and Petter Holm, 2011, 1-31 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We introduce a theoretical vocabulary highlighting a neglected area in industrial change theory, the outsider role. Industries cannot be fully examined without considering the influence of concerned groups, i.e. actors concerned with the industrial activity. Our empirical focus is a mature, stable, and highly homogeneous industrial sector, namely, the Swedish forest industry. We identify, analyse, and discuss the development and configuration of various truth claims and standpoints regarding the characteristics and potential uses of Sweden’s forest resources, 1989–2009. We follow the translation of the forest industry from producing solely pulp and paper products to producing electricity, heat, and bio-fuels. We argue that, without the pressure of concerned groups and ‘industrialists in the wild’ on the industry, forest industrial activity would never have been reconfigured.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1-31 p.
industrial collective, translation, concerned groups, confined industry, forest industry, industrialists in the wild, bio-energy
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70439OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70439DiVA: diva2:439449