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Acting on distances: A topology of accounting inscriptions

Författare och institution:
Hervé Corvellec (-); Richard Ek (-); Patrik Zapata (Förvaltningshögskolan); María José Zapata Campos (Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI))
Publicerad i:
Accounting, Organizations and Society, e-pub ahead of print
ISSN:
0361-3682
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Following on the reiterated claim that accounting inscriptions make action at a distance possible, we draw on post-mathematical topology to explain that this distance work is dependent on inscriptions acting on distances. By adopting a relational understanding of space, we show that accounting inscriptions by themselves create the distances across which they operate. Our case study uses pay-as-youthrow solid waste-collection invoices in a new waste-collection program aimed at increasing the sustainability of waste management. By displaying weight and cost side by side, these invoices conduct topological operations that dissolve, create, and redefine the distance between people and their waste, between the economy and the environment, and between the city and its residents. The ability of these operations to mobilize a sense of environmental responsibility, enroll residents in the city's plans for sustainability, and translate political ambitions into individual behavior demonstrates that the performativity of accounting inscriptions resides in the efficacy of their distance work.v
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Företagsekonomi
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap ->
Studier av offentlig förvaltning
Nyckelord:
Inscription, Topology, Environmental governance, Invoice, Waste, Pay-as-you-throw
Postens nummer:
232818
Posten skapad:
2016-03-06 18:21
Posten ändrad:
2016-07-07 10:59

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