The sixth 2015-2016 meeting of the Private Public Platform’s Markets and Valuation Cluster

The CBS Public-Private Platform and the cluster on Markets and Valuation is happy to invite you to the clusters sixth meeting i 2015-2016.

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:00 to 15:00

This time, Tsutomu Nakano (Professor of Corporate Strategy, International Management, and Organizations, Aoyama Business School, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo) will share some of his work in progress with a presentation titled “What is ‘Good’ Sound?: Decoding Pragmatic Valuation in the High-End Audio from a Social Network Approach”. The presentation will be followed by responses by Amalie Hauge-Helgestad (PhD fellow at Department of Organization, CBS) and Fabian Müller (PhD fellow at Department of Organization, CBS).

As preparation for the meeting, professor Nakano recommends the following readings:

  • Lucien Karpik, Valuing the Unique (2010, Princeton), Pp. 89-95.
  • Hennion, Antoine (2004) "Pragmatics of Taste." Pp. 131-44 in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture, edited by M. Jacobs and N. Hanrahan.
  • Bessy, Christian and Pierre-Marie Chauvin. 2013. "The Power of Market Intermediaries: From Information to Valuation Processes." Valuation Studies 1(1):83-117.

The seminar is free and open for participation. To attend and receive the readings, please write to


Previous Meetings

Presentation of work in progress: David Nye "Moonlight Towers" (part of “Illuminations and Expositions: American urban lighting, 1800-1915” forthcoming from MIT Press).
Presentation: Ian Hunter ‘The History of Theory’ and ‘Spirituality and Philosophy in Post-Structuralist Theory’.
Reading group: pragmatism and empiricism as stances and methods to study markets. Charles Peirce: "What pragmatism is" and Bas Van Fraassen “Lecture 2: What is empiricism and what could it be?”.
Presentation of work-in-progress: Hans Kjellberg (co-authored with David Olson) ‘Joint markets. Historical and systemic dependencies in the formation of legal cannabis markets’, November 18.
Presentation of work-in-progress: Alexandre Mallard ‘Governance of innovation through norms and standards in the construction sector’, October 21.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Paul du Gay & Signe Vikkelsø “‘Outside Organization’: The Idea of a ’Metaphysical Stance’ in Organization Studies”, June 3.

Reading group:  Göran Ahrne, Patrik Aspers and Nils Brunsson ‘The Organization of Markets’, April 15th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Peter Skærbæk & Kjell Tryggestad ‘Accounting inscriptions in outsourcing trials of strength: time-space dynamics’, February 18.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Ann-Christina Lange, ‘Crowding of Adaptive Strategies: Swarm Theory and High-Frequency Trading’, January 21.

Workshop: Markets for Collective Concerns. Speakers: Philip Mirowski, Nicholas Gane, Annelise Riles, Daniel Breslau, Daniel Neyland, Liliana Doganova, Brice Laurent, Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra and Peter Karnøe, December 12.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Rasmus Ploug Jenle (IOA), ‘Deploying markets for control – flexibility as liquidity’, November 19.

Reading group: Luc Boltanski’s book Mysteries and Conspiracies: Detective Stories, Spy Novels and the Making of Modern Societies, October 29.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Karen Boll (IOA), ‘State regulation through co-production and market mechanisms – Is ‘Neoliberal Tax Management’ taking form?’, October 22.

Reading group: Chapters 4 to 6 of Philip Mirowski’s book Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste, chapters 1 to 3, June 18th.

Reading group: Chapters 1 to 3 of Philip Mirowski’s book Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste, chapters 1 to 3, May 7th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Manuel Tironi, CSISP - Goldsmith, University of London - Instituto de Sociologia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, ‘Neoliberal electricity: economics and the purification of energy’. March 5th.

Reading group: Chapters (14, 15 and 16) of Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence. January 5th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Trine Pallesen, Copenhagen Business School, ‘The value of Price’. December 3rd.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Mariana Heredia, Universidad de San Martin – Argentinian National Scientific Council, ‘The Convertibility puzzle: The intervention of local economists in Argentina’s path to neoliberalism’. November 4th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Daniel Neyland, Goldsmiths, 'The Mosquito Multiple: Malaria and Market-Based Initiatives'. October 1st.

Workshop: ‘Paying Attention to Observation Theory: A Conversation on Finance, Networks and Observation Theory’, with Elena Esposito, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia and David Stark, Columbia University. May 27.

Presentation of work-in-progress: Dean Pierides & Jon Roffe (University of Melbourne): ‘What is a market? Melbourne research on organization, society and markets’. April 17th.

Reading group: Breslau, D. (2011) ‘What Do Market Designers Do When They Design Markets?’ and Roth, A. (2002), ‘The economist as engineer: game theory, Experimentation, and computation As tools for design economics’. March 11th.

Reading group: T. Mitchell (2011) Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil. February 4.

Presentation of work-in-progress:  Peter Karnøe (Aalborg University) & Liliana Doganova (Mines Tech), ‘Controversial valuations: Assembling environmental concerns and economic worth in clean-tech markets. January 28th.

Presentation of work-in-progress: José Ossandón (IOA) & Sebastián Ureta (Universidad Alberto Hurtado), ‘Taming Uncivilized Markets’. December 12th.


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