Release of Volume 1, Issue 1, 2013
We are very proud to release the first issue of Valuation Studies, a new open access journal connecting several vibrant research fields working on the study of valuation as a social practice. The first issue contains five items:
An inaugural editorial “For what it's worth” by the editors Claes-Fredrik Helgesson and Fabian Muniesa that address the many questions that arise when you venture to make a new journal.
- In “Valuation studies? Our collective two cents” 19 board members in the lead of advisory board members Hans Kjellberg and Alexandre Mallard share why they think the study of valuation is topical, what they think are pressing issues to explore as well as what would be interesting sites and methods for studying valuation.
- “Valuation as evaluating and valorizing” is a contribution by François Vatin translated and adapted from French, where he discusses the distinction between processes of assessment (in which things undergo judgements of value) and processes of production (in which things are produced so as to be of value).
- In “The Economic Valuation and Commensuration of Cultural Resources” Alexander Styhre reports a study of processes of valuation and commensuration in the allocation of regional culture budgets.
- The final article, “The Power of Market Intermediaries: From Information to Valuation Processes”, is by Christian Bessy and Pierre-Marie Chauvin and look at how intermediaries can contribute to shaping valuations performed in the market.
Valuation Studies is committed to foster valuable conversations in the new transdisciplinary and emerging field of valuation studies. The journal provides a space for the assessment and diffusion of research that is produced at the interface of a variety of approaches from several disciplines, including: sociology, economic sociology, science and technology studies, management and organisation studies, social and cultural anthropology, market studies, institutional perspectives in economics, accounting studies, cultural geography, philosophy, and literary studies.
Download the call for papers here.
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