Department of Organization

Assistant professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.63
José Ossandn

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.

Primary research areas
  • Anthropology and Sociology of Markets
  • Social Studies of Finance
  • Valuation Devices and Rankings in Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Social and Cultural Theory
Curriculum Vitae
Social media
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  • 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 sorted by:
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
Journal article > peer review
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)
Book chapter > peer review
José Ossandón; Tomás Ariztía; Macarena Barros; Camila Peralta / Contabilidad en los márgenes : Ecologías financieras entre big y small data.
In: Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. e1-e26
Journal article > peer review
José Ossandón; Joe Deville; Jeanne Lazarus; Mariana Luzzi / Domesticizing Financial Economies : Studying Finance In-between Market Devices, Everyday Calculation and Government.
Paper presented at 24th International Conference of Europeanists, 2017
Paper > peer review
José Ossandón / The Concept of Market
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
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
Paper > peer review
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 > peer review
José Ossandón; Trine Pallesen / Testing the Provoked Economy
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2016, p. 310-315
Book review > peer 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
Paper > peer review
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