Valuation Studies: A Collaborative Valuation in Practice

  • Gordon Haywood The University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
  • Johan Nilsson Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Michael Franklin Institute for Capitalising on Creativity, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Paul Gilbert University of Sussex, UK
  • Linus Johansson Krafve Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Lisa Lindén Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Mark MacGillivray Social Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Robert Meckin Science and Technology Studies stream of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, University of Sheffield, UK

Abstract

This discussion note provides a perspective on valuation studies by a group of PhD students. Based on impressions from the Valuation as Practice workshop at The University of Edinburgh in early 2014 we were inspired by the example of Kjellberg et al. (2013) to debate how we see, understand, and are inspired by the field of valuation studies. It is the hope of the editors that sharing the concerns of early-stage researchers starting out in a field in flux, may be of use to, and perhaps spur, senior contributors to further develop this emerging research landscape. Using the workshop experience as a springboard, we argue that the domain of valuation studies still relies heavily on influences from the study of economics, with a strong emphasis on processes of quantification and calculation. With apparent pragmatism within the field, concern as to what might be lost by this narrower perspective is raised. Additionally, we call for the exploration of the possibility of a common language of valuation, to better define shared features, and identify as well as manage conflicts within the field.

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Published
2014-05-26
How to Cite
Haywood, Gordon, Johan Nilsson, Michael Franklin, Paul Gilbert, Linus Johansson Krafve, Lisa Lindén, Mark MacGillivray, and Robert Meckin. 2014. “Valuation Studies: A Collaborative Valuation in Practice”. Valuation Studies 2 (1), 71-85. https://doi.org/10.3384/vs.2001-5992.142171.
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