Department of Organization

  • WETO – Work, Expertise, Technology and Organization
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.91

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)
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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Trine Pallesen; José Ossandón; Christian Frankel / Market Engineering : Making and Solving Problems with Markets.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2023
Paper > peer review
Fabian Muniesa; José Ossandón / Valuation as a Semiotic, Narrative, and Dramaturgical Problem
In: Valuation Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2023, p. 1-9
Editorial > peer review
José Ossandón; Gustavo Onto / Do Ethnographers Make Markets? : Cultural Economy After Collaboration.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
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José Ossandón; Joe Deville; Jeanne Lazarus; Mariana Luzzi / Financial Oikonomization : The Financial Government and Administration of the Household .
In: Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 20, No. 3, 7.2022, p. 1473-1500
Journal article > peer review
José Ossandón / What Does Taking the Floor Do? : Commentary on Daniel Beunza’s Taking the Floor.
In: Sociologica, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2022, p. 83-88
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José Ossandón / (University) Management after Valuation Studies : Carving a Practice between the Offended Native, the Anxious Scholar, and the Useless Practitioner .
In: Valuation Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2021, p. 61-72
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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 / Hirschman’s Exit, Voice, and Loyalty and Contemporary Economic Sociology
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 14, No. 4, 8.2021, p. 498-505
Review article > peer review
José Ossandón; Trine Pallesen / The New Economic Sociologist and the Market Test (Or How to Intervene in a Market-Intervention)
Paper presented at The 6th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, 2021
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José Ossandón; Wendy Espeland; Michael Sauder / “Islands of Qualities in an Ocean of Quantification” : A Conversation with Wendy Espeland and Michael Sauder .
In: Valuation Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2021, p. 103-121
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