Hans Kjellberg - Professor
Hans Kjellberg is a Professor at the Department of Marketing and Strategy. His research revolves around market(-ing) practice and the strategic efforts of various actors to change how markets work. This includes activities that shape individual economic exchanges, activities through which rules and norms for such exchanges are shaped and activities through which such exchanges are represented as markets.
The research approach is inspired by the sociology of science and techniques and could be characterised as constructivist market studies.
In his PhD thesis, Organising Distribution, he studied the modernisation of Swedish food distribution in the 1940s and 50s. He also takes interest in methodological issues and in particular the use of sociological methods in studying markets. Over the years Hans has worked with a number of such methods such as quantitative network analysis, historical methods and narratology.
In his work on market(-ing) practice he has been fortunate enough to co-operate closely with C-F Helgesson, formerly at SSE, now at Linköping University. Over the past 10 years he has also been involved in the establishment of an international Market Studies group with a number of likeminded colleagues across Europe: Luis Araujo, Manchester; John Finch, Glasgow; Susi Geiger, UC Dublin; Debbie Harrison, BI; C-F Helgesson, Linköping; Robert Spencer, Euromed Marseille, Alexandre Mallard, Ecole de Mines ParisTech, among others.