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)


Other teaching activities

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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¿Una sociología simétrica de la deuda? Reflexiones a partir del análisis de los créditos de consumo en Chile. Entrevista a José Ossandón’


Isapre más allá del Enactment: Un Hangout con José Ossandón

Généalogie du miracle chilien

Généalogie du miracle chilien

Estudios de la Economía: An Interview with José Ossandón

Estudios de la Economía: An Interview with José Ossandón


Isapre más allá del Enactment: un Hangout con José Ossandón

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