The role of objects for institutional work in energy efficient renovation
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Energy efficient renovation measures for public buildings implicates organizational change. Involved in the processes of change are both humans and objects. Studies on institutional work has hitherto mainly focused on human actors as agents for change, thus taken less consideration in objects’ role. In this paper, a sociomateriality lens is applied with the aim to increase the understandings of objects’ role for institutional work in energy efficient renovation. The paper is conceptual and data is derived from three empirical case studies encompassing research on organizational change and energy efficient renovation. The cases are used as illustrations on how different types of objects relate to different forms of institutional work. It is concluded that objects, together with the roles and attributes they are given, have effect on the changing organizational practices related to energy efficient renovation and that objects are part of institutional work.

Renovation

Institutional work

Sociomateriality

Objects

Energy efficiency

Author

Ingrid Svensson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Pernilla Gluch

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Proceeding of the 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 461-470.

461-470

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Construction Management

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

ISBN

978-099554631-8

More information

Created

10/8/2017