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Studying intra-actions: A processual analysis of the Triple Helix innovation system
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management. University of Exeter Business School.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2898-9995
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2018 (English)In: European Group of Organization Studies, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Studies of innovation systems often focus their analyses on ‘interactions’ between different actors, such as governments, universities, industries and civil society, with the aim to facilitate collaborations. Due to their intellectual base in various normative models that seek economic progression, these policy driven innovation systems have nevertheless neglected interactions with non-human agents. To theorize differently on interactions in the nexus of human-non-human in the implementation of innovation systems, we thus turn to ‘intra-actions’, as suggested by Karen Barad. After a theoretical overview of how we conceptually may shift from interactions to intra-actions, we provide a few illustrative empirical examples that shed light on the possibility to analyze innovation systems with a post-human approach. We specifically look into a regional development project in Uppsala, where the renovation of a bridge is merged with the attempt to commercialize renewable energy technology via the implementation of the Quadruple Helix (QH) model. We thus make the technology part of the QH and explore how to theoretically consider the fifth helix as an actor in itself, bringing it ‘closer’ to the other intra-actors. We conclude that a shift to intra-actions furthers our understanding of the evolving relationships between human and non-human agentic matter, and the non-linear dynamism involved in innovation system collaborations. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
Intra-actions, regional development, entrepreneurship, renewable energy, renewable energy technology, citizen participation, quadruple helix, innovation system, post-human performativity
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Business Administration
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Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390562OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-390562DiVA, id: diva2:1342012
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EGOS: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected, sub theme 7: Doing Process Research: Performativity in the Unfolding Actions of Organizing, July 5-7, Tallin, Estonia
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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