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Qualifying infrastructures: Take-back systems in clothing retail
Lund University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0186-0358
2017 (English)In: The good organization: Aspirations - Interventions - Struggles, 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we apply to infrastructure development the notion of qualification that Callon et al. (2002) introduced to explain the dynamics of markets for products and services. Based on how Swedish clothing retailers qualify take-back systems for used clothes and textiles, we shows that qualification rests on a combination of action nets, storytelling, and agency of things. We shows also that qualification does not simply draw on existing referents; it can be a definitional effort that performs the reality that it refers to. Finally, drawing on how Swedish clothing retailers use their qualification of take-back systems to provide a concrete definition of circular fashion, we claim that infrastructure qualification is a way for corporation to behave as political actors.

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2017.
Keywords [en]
qualification, economy of qualities, infrastructure, take-back systems, clothing retail
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Business Administration
Research subject
sustainability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157842OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-157842DiVA, id: diva2:1302207
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33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6-8, 2017
Available from: 2019-04-03 Created: 2019-04-03 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved

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