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Anne Jerneck

Anne Jerneck

Professor, Docent

Anne Jerneck

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


  • Johan Hultman
  • Hervé Corvellec
  • Anne Jerneck
  • Susanne Arvidsson
  • Johan Ekroos
  • Clara Gustafsson
  • Fay Lundh Nilsson
  • Niklas Wahlberg

Summary, in English

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.


  • Department of Service Management and Service Studies
  • Faculty Office
  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • Marketing
  • Historical labour markets
  • Systematic Biology Group
  • Biological Museum
  • Biodiversity
  • Accounting and Corporate Finance

Publishing year





Research Policy





Document type

Journal article




  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Human Geography
  • Business Administration
  • Economic History
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified


  • Resourcification
  • Resources
  • Anthropocene



Research group

  • Systematic Biology Group


  • ISSN: 0048-7333