Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets


Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets

9781782544463 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Susanna Alexius, Research Fellow, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and Kristina Tamm Hallström, Associate Professor in Management, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research and Lecturer, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 978 1 78254 446 3 Extent: 232 pp
Based on fourteen empirical case studies, this far-reaching book explains why and how markets are organized, through examining the role of values and value work in markets.

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Based on fourteen empirical case studies, this far-reaching book explains why and how markets are organized, through examining the role of values and value work in markets.

Economic values shape markets, as do sustainability, safety, decency, public health and democracy. Based on micro-process studies in a large number of markets, this innovative volume presents a typology of strategic responses to value plurality in markets and helps explain how such value work influences market reform. Value plurality may be reinforced and turned into open conflicts, but may also be played down in configurations that neutralize, align, balance, or hierarchize values.

A multi-disciplinary work, this book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners interested in markets, particularly in the creating, organizing and development of markets, including the consequences of such undertakings. It will also be an invaluable resource to politicians and their advisors, who often initiate market reforms or have to deal with the consequences of previous reforms.
Contributors: S. Alexius, S. Botzem, D. Castillo, J. Cisneros-Örnberg, M. Dahl, C. Garsten, I. Gustafsson, M. Gustavsson, A. Mennicken, A. Nyqvist, M. Rosenström, A. Sörbom, K. Tamm Hallström, R. Thedvall, K. Windell

1. Value Work in Markets – Configuring Values, Organizing Markets
Susanna Alexius and Kristina Tamm Hallström

2. Accounting for Values in Prison Privatization
Andrea Mennicken

3. Customer Satisfaction Over Patient Security? – Value Hierarchization in Pharmaceutical Retail
Jenny Cisneros-Örnberg

4. Trust in Transparency – Value Dynamics and the Reorganization of the Baltic Financial Markets
Sebastian Botzem and Matilda Dahl

5. Value-neutralizing in Verification Markets – Organizing for Independence through Accreditation
Ingrid Gustafsson and Kristina Tamm Hallström

6. Harmony or Hidden Conflicts? – Proactive Self-regulation in the Personal Insurance Market
Martin Gustavsson

7. ‘The Word’ and ‘the Money’ – Balancing Values in the Online Newspaper Market
Karolina Windell

8. Polarization and Convergence of Values at the Intermediary Position
Anette Nyqvist and Renita Thedvall

9. Values Aligned – The Organization of Conflicting Values within the World Economic Forum
Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom

10. Contestation in Transition – Value Configurations and Market Reform in the Markets for Gambling, Coal and Alcohol
Susanna Alexius, Daniel Castillo and Martin Rosenström

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