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Aspers, Patrik
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Brunsson, N., Alexius, S., Andersson, C., Aspers, P., Garsten, C., Erlandsson, M., . . . Tamm Hallström, K. (2015). Att organisera marknader: Slutrapport från ett forskningsprogram. Göteborg, Stockholm: Makadam Förlag
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg, Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2015. p. 100
Series
RJ:s skriftserie ; 7
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124060 (URN)978-91-7061-193-3 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M2007-0244:1-PK
Available from: 2015-12-11 Created: 2015-12-11 Last updated: 2022-10-27Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. (2013). Marknader. Stockholm: Liber
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2013 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2013. p. 236
Series
Att organisera marknader
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94012 (URN)978-91-47-09865-1 (ISBN)
Projects
Organisering av marknader
Available from: 2013-09-24 Created: 2013-09-24 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. (2013). Quality and Temporality in Timber Markets. In: Jens Beckert and Christine Musselin (Ed.), Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets (pp. 58-76). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quality and Temporality in Timber Markets
2013 (English)In: Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets / [ed] Jens Beckert and Christine Musselin, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, p. 58-76Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94015 (URN)10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677573.003.0003 (DOI)978-0-19-967757-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-09-24 Created: 2013-09-24 Last updated: 2022-09-22Bibliographically approved
Kjellberg, H. & Mallard, A. (2013). Valuation Studies? Our Collective Two Cents. Valuation Studies, 1(1), 11-30
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2013 (English)In: Valuation Studies, E-ISSN 2001-5992, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 11-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents the results of a poll made among the members of the editorial and advisory boards of Valuation Studies. The purpose is to overview the topic that is the remit of the new journal. The poll focused on three questions: 1. Why is the study of valuation topical? 2. What specific issues related to valuation are the most pressing ones to explore? 3. What sites and methods would be interesting for studying valuation? The answers to these questions provided by sixteen board members form the basis of the article. Based on these answers, it identifies a number of themes concerning the study of valuation, elaborating on the rationale for attending to valuation, the conceptual challenges linked to this, and the specific issues and sites that deserve further attention.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94014 (URN)10.3384/vs.2001-5992.131111 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-09-24 Created: 2013-09-24 Last updated: 2022-03-23Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. (2011). Economic Sociology. In: Southerton, Dale (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. USA: Sage Publications
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2011 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture / [ed] Southerton, Dale, USA: Sage Publications , 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
USA: Sage Publications, 2011
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64739 (URN)9780872896017 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-11-22 Created: 2011-11-22 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. (2011). Markets (1ed.). Cambridge: Polity
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2011 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives.

Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being.

This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Polity, 2011. p. 202 Edition: 1
Keywords
Markets
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64735 (URN)978-0-7456-4577-3 (ISBN)
Projects
M2007-0244:1-PK2009-1958
Available from: 2011-11-22 Created: 2011-11-22 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. (2011). Markets, Evaluations and Rankings. Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, 36(3), 19-33
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2011 (English)In: Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, ISSN 0172-6404, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 19-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Markte, Bewertungen und Klassifizierungen. Starting from the problem of economic coordination, this article defines markets as a social structure for the exchange of rights in which offers are evaluated and priced, and compete with one another. It identifies temporality, the roles of buyers and sellers, the voluntary nature of trade, property rights and competition as key features distinguishing markets from trade and other forms of economic coordination. In order to function, markets require a shared understanding of a product, a common culture as rules of behavior and an agreement over the economic value of an offer. Finally, the article distinguishes between fixed and switch-role markets to show that it is necessary to speak of markets in plural.

Keywords
market order, definition of markets, evaluation
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66836 (URN)000294888200003 ()
Projects
M2007-0244:1-PK from the Riksbankens JubileumsfondlCEV-263699 from the European Research Council2009-1958 from Vetenskapsrådet
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M2007-0244:1-PKSwedish Research Council, 2009-1958EU, European Research Council, CEV-263699
Note
authorCount :1Available from: 2011-12-27 Created: 2011-12-21 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. (2011). The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press
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2011 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. p. 346 s.
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64733 (URN)978-0-19-959464-1 (ISBN)
Projects
M2007-02441:1-PK
Available from: 2011-11-22 Created: 2011-11-22 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. & Darr, A. (2011). Trade shows and the creation of market and industry. Sociological Review, 59(4), 758-778
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trade shows and the creation of market and industry
2011 (English)In: Sociological Review, ISSN 0038-0261, E-ISSN 1467-954X, Vol. 59, no 4, p. 758-778Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the question of the constitution of markets in advanced societies.Specifically, the article studies the role of the traveling trade show in creatingthe real time computing market, which is part of the US electronics sector, duringthe mid-1990’s. Real time computing products assist the transfer, storage and processingof digital signals in real time and support many of the internet applicationswe use today.By applying ethnographic methods,we explore the general question ofhow economic actors cope with uncertainty in the phase of market-making and atthe cutting edge of technology. The paper makes two contributions to the existingliterature. First, it shows that the attempt to organize a trade show in real timecomputing was triggered by the uncertainty experienced by sellers regarding theidentity of prospective buyers and about the exact use to which they would put theemergent technology which is offered for sale. Secondly, we trace the history of anemergent market.We claim that trade shows for innovative products are importantvenues at which markets coalesce.The identification and ordering of market actors,the institutionalization of a distinct business culture and the social networks developedamong market actors and across the subsidiary markets provided the basicsocial infrastructure for what later became known as the real time computingindustry.

Keywords
Market Trade Fair Trade Show
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64736 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-954X.2011.02031.x (DOI)000296466400006 ()
Projects
M2007-0244:1-PKEuropean Research Council ERC-2010- StG 263699-CEVVR 2009–1958
Funder
Swedish Research Council, VR 2009–1958EU, European Research Council, 263699
Available from: 2011-11-23 Created: 2011-11-22 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Aspers, P. & Beckert, J. (2011). Value in Markets. In: Beckert, Jens and Aspers Patrik (Ed.), The Worth of Goods: Valuation & Pricing in the Economy (pp. 3-40). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Value in Markets
2011 (English)In: The Worth of Goods: Valuation & Pricing in the Economy / [ed] Beckert, Jens and Aspers Patrik, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2011, p. 3-40Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64734 (URN)978-0-19-959464-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-11-22 Created: 2011-11-22 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
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