Department of Organization

Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.91
José Ossandn

José Ossandón was educated as a sociologist at Universidad Católica in Chile and was awarded a PhD at Goldsmiths University of London. He has been at CBS since 2013. His research relates to developments in economic sociology and anthropology, organization and science and technology studies, and social theory. His current research focuses on two main areas. The first area is the organization of markets. In particular, he studies experts that claim to be able to make markets to solve matters of collective concerns. The second is the management of households’ financial economies. Here, he expects to help bridging between studies of mundane economic practices and analyses of the calculative devices produced by financial firms. He initiated the collective blog Estudios de la Economia and is an associate editor at the Journal of Cultural Economy and member of the editorial board of Valuation Studies and Sociologica. At IOA, he actively collaborates with colleagues of the Market and Valuation research group.

Primary research areas

•    Organization of Markets
•    Social Studies of Finance
•    Cultural and Social Theory

Administrative tasks

Study Board Member for MSc in Social Sciences.

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  • Organizing Markets (MSc, Strategy, Organisation and Leadership)
  • Creating markets for sustainable products (elective MSc in Economics and Business Administration)
  • Creative Business project and Methods for Creative Industry Analysis (MSoSc in Management of Creative Business Processes)

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Selected publications

•    Ossandón (2017) ‘My story has no strings attached’: Credit cards, market devices and a stone guest
•    Ossandón (2015) ‘Insurance and the Sociologies of Markets’
•    McFall & Ossandón (2014) ‘What’s new in the ‘new, new economic sociology’ and should Organisation Studies care?
•    Ossandón (2014) ‘Sowing consumers in the garden of mass retailing in Chile’
•    Ossandón (2012) ‘¿Cómo se hace un mercado?... Agregue: formaciones sociales, conflictos políticos y economistas’

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José Ossandón / Consumer Credit and Credit Assessment
In: The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies. ed. /Christian Borch; Robert Wosnitzer. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 300-316 (Routledge International Handbooks)
Book chapter > peer review
José Ossandón; Joe Deville; Jeanne Lazarus; Mariana Luzzi / Financial Oikonomization : The Financial Government and Administration of the Household .
In: Socio-Economic Review, 1.8.2021
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José Ossandón / Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty and Contemporary Economic Sociology
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 14, No. 4, 8.2021, p. 498-505
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José Ossandón / Reading as Theorizing : A Conjecture Based on the Savage Detectives’ Mode of Inquiry.
In: Organization 2666: Literary Troubling, Undoing and Refusal. . ed. /Christian De Cock; Damian O'Doherty; Christian Huber; Sine N. Just. Wiesbaden : Springer VS 2020, p. 45-61
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José Ossandón; Christian Frankel / The Formal Market
Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Society of Social Studies of Science (4S), 2020
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José Ossandón / The Time of Money : Lisa Adkins . Stanford: California University Press, 2018. 228 pp. $25.00 paper. ISBN: 9781503607101..
In: Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 49, No. 4, 7.2020, p. 341-342
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Tomás Undurraga; José Ossandón / “Facebook te enseña a ser neoliberal” : Entrevista a Philip Mirowski.
Santiago : El Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social 2020, 20 p. (Documento de trabajo, No. 39)
Working paper
Tomás Undurraga; José Ossandón / “Los emprendedores son violentos: operan sin ningún tipo de régimen de justificación, simplemente actúan” : Entrevista a Will Davies.
Santiago : El Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social 2020, 20 p. (Documento de trabajo, No. 40)
Working paper
José Ossandón / How to Write after Performativity?
In: The Routledge Companion to Actor-network Theory. ed. /Anders Blok; Ignacio Farias; Celia Roberts. Abingdon : Routledge 2019, p. 46-55
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José Ossandón / La constitución de los objetos económicos : Los objetos del seguro.
In: Tecnopolíticas: Aproximaciones a los estudios de ciencia, tecnología y sociedad en Chile. . ed. /Alejandro Espinosa-Rada; Francisca Ortiz Ruiz; Nicolás Sanhueza Rodríguez. : Universidad Alberto Hurtado 2019, p. 91-120
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