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 / 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
Book chapter > peer review
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
Book chapter > peer review
José Ossandón / Notes on Market Design and Economic Sociology
In: Economic Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2019, p. 31-39
Journal article > peer review
José Ossandón; Sebastián Ureta / Problematizing Markets : Market Failures and the Government of Collective Concerns.
In: Economy and Society, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2019, p. 175-196
Journal article > peer review
José Ossandón / Situating Zelizer : A Beginners’ Guide.
In: Sociologica, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2019, p. 185-190
Journal article > peer review
Christian Frankel; José Ossandón; Trine Pallesen / The Organization of Markets for Collective Concerns and Their Failures
In: Economy and Society, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2019, p. 153-174
Journal article > peer review
José Ossandón; Tomás Ariztía; Camila Peralta / Accounting in the Margin : Financial Ecologies in between Big and Small Data.
In: Money at the Margins: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion, and Design. . ed. /Bill Maurer; Smoki Musaraj; Ivan Small. : Berghahn Books 2018, p. 200-220 (The Human Economy, Vol. 6)
Book chapter > peer review
Paul du Gay; José Ossandón / Introduction : “Science as a Vocation” as a Spiritual Exercise.
In: Sociologica, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2018, p. 117-124
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José Ossandón / 'My Story Has No Strings Attached' : Credit Cards, Market Devices and a Stone Guest.
In: Markets and the Arts of Attachment. ed. /Franck Cochoy; Joe Deville; Liz McFall. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 132-146 (CRESC. Culture, Economy and the Social)
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José Ossandón; Tomás Ariztía; Macarena Barros; Camila Peralta / Contabilidad en los márgenes : Ecologías financieras entre big y small data.
In: Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. e1-e26
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