Department of Organization

Assistant professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.63
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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Anthropology and Sociology of Markets
  • Social Studies of Finance
  • Valuation Devices and Rankings in Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Social and Cultural Theory
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My main current subjects of interest are the role of cards and other calculative devices in finance and how markets are organized, evaluated and tamed. My Ph.D. thesis focused on the history of private health insurance in Chile, and I am currently studying the consumer credit industry and markets that are used as social policy. My work talks with research developed in economic anthropology and sociology, social studies of finance, contemporary social theory, and organization and science and technology studies. I spend some of my organizing energy trying to coordinate the collective blog Estudios de la Economía and the Copenhagen Markets and Valuations Group.

  • B144. Lock-in or hidden potential? The challenging markets for sustainable products.
  • CSCB_O1096U. Creative Business Project & Methods for Creative Industry Analysis.
Selected publications
  • Ossandón, J. (2014). Reassembling and cutting the social with health insurance. Journal of Cultural Economy, (ahead-of-print), 1-17.
  • Ossandón, J. (2013). Sowing consumers in the garden of mass retailing in Chile. Consumption Markets & Culture, (ahead-of-print), 1-19.
  • Ossandón, J., & Tironi, E. (2013) (Eds). Adaptación: La empresa chilena después de Friedman. Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales.
  • McFall, L. & Ossandón, J. (Forthcoming) ‘What’s new in the ‘new, new economic sociology’ and should Organization Studies care?’ in Adler, P.; du Gay, P.; Morgan, G.; Reed, M. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents. Oxford University Press.
  • Ossandón, J., & Vodanovic, L. (Eds.). (2012). Disturbios culturales: conversaciones con Jeffrey Alexander, Andrew Benjamin, Luc Boltanski, Sarah Franklin, Boris Groys, Antoine Hennion, Michael Hutter, Scott Lash, Esther Leslie, Brian Massumi [...]. Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales.
Publications & dissemination
José Ossandón; Tomás Ariztía; Macarena Barros; Camila Peralta / Contabilidad en los márgenes : Ecologías financieras entre big y small data.
In: Revista Critica de Ciencias Sociais, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. e1-e26
Journal article
José Ossandón / My Story Has No Strings Attached : Credit Cards, Market Devices and a Stone Guest.
In: Markets and the Arts of AttachmentAbingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 132-146 (CRESC. Culture, Economy and the Social)
Book chapter
Joe Deville; Jeanne Lazarus; Mariana Luzzi; José Ossandón / Domesticizing Financial Economies : Studying Finance In-between Market Devices, Everyday Calculation and Government.
Paper presented at SASE 28th Annual Conference, 2016
José Ossandón / Mysteries and Conspiracies: Detective Stories, Spy Novels And The Making Of Modern Societies
In: Organization, Vol. 23, No. 5, 9.2016, p. 796-798
Book review
José Ossandón; Trine Pallesen / Testing the Provoked Economy
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2016, p. 310-315
Book review
Christian Frankel; José Ossandón; Trine Pallesen / The Organization of Markets for Collective Concerns
Paper presented at The 6th Latin American and European Meeting on Organizational Studies, 2016
József Böröcz; Nigel Dodd; José Ossandón; Josh Whitford / Ákos Róna-Tas and Alya Guseva, 2014, Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries, Stanford University Press
In: Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2016, p. 185-200
Book review
José Ossandón; Tomás Ariztía; Macarena Barros; Camila Peralta / Accounting in the Margin : Studying Financial Ecologies in Between Big and Small Data.
Paper presented at SASE 27th Annual Conference, 2015
José Ossandón / Insurance and the Sociologies of Markets
In: Economic Sociology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2015, p. 6-15
Journal article
Christian Frankel; José Ossandón; Trine Pallesen / Markets of Collective Concerns
Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, 2015
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