The Market Studies group focuses on understanding processes of change in and around markets. How are markets formed and reformed? Empirically the group's research covers a wide variety of markets, including traditional B2B and B2C markets, markets for services, as well as financial markets.
Hans Kjellberg, Professor
Ebba Sjögren, Associate Professor (Deptartment of Accounting)
Anders Liljenberg, Associate Professor
Lars-Gunnar Mattsson, Professor Emeritus
Markets and economic ordering are central phenomena in modern society. The research performed by the Market Studies Research Group focuses on the shaping of markets and market agencies. The research issues addressed all concern some aspect of the interrelation of business, economy, technology and society. Specifically, current research projects address the roles of science, technology and regulations in shaping markets and market participants, and how business and social sciences participate in these processes. The research is conducted with the use of constructivist approaches.
The group was formed in 2003 to further focus already ongoing research within this area. The overall aim of the group is to contribute to the societal understanding of markets. A complementary aim is to contribute to theoretical development within the field of constructivist market studies which is currently emerging in the intersection between business studies, economic sociology and science and technology studies (STS).
Through it's studies, the group have acquired expertise on a large number of specific markets, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and food distribution. Current projects include studies of the pharmaceutical, airline and forest industries as well as the development of computerised procurement systems.
Sample of ongoing research
- Joint markets : the emergence of legal cannabis markets in the US
- Marketing on Trial: Studies of the market court
- Market values? Valuation and pricing of in-patient pharmaceuticals
- Market dynamic patterns: A new PhD program starting 2016
- DigCon: The digitalization of consumer culture (research co-operation with CFK, Gothenburg)
National and International research collaborations
The Market Studies Group has on-going research collaborations with several reserachers in Sweden and abroad, including C-F Helgesson, Linköping University, Johan Hagberg, Gothenburg, Susi Geiger, University College Dublin, Luis Araujo, Manchester, Debbie Harrison, BI Oslo, Carlos Diaz Ruiz, Kedge Bordeaux, Franck Cochoy, University of Toulouse, etc.