Call for short papers 38th EGOS Colloquium

Kristin Asdal, Professor at TIK, and colleagues organize a prallell session at the 38th EGOS Colloquium in Vienna 7-9 July 2022. The theme of the session is "Valuation and Critique in the “Good Economy”". Deadline for submitting short papers is 11. January.

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In line with the theme of the 38th EGOS Colloquium theme on “The Beauty of Imperfection”, this sub-theme will investigate contemporary attempts at perfecting economic practices by bringing together the pursuit of profit with the pursuit of other forms of “goods”. We use the term “the good economy” to refer to a wide array of initiatives, discourses and models that aim at entangling the production of economic and social value(s) (Asdal et al., forthcoming; Doganova, 2015; Nicholls, 2009), and envisage markets as the relevant locus for addressing collective concerns and solving public problems (Frankel et al., 2019; Gond & Brès, 2020; Neyland et al., 2019). Under the motto of “doing well while doing good”, a striking variety of organizational and instrumental innovations has proliferated in the last decades: from corporate social responsibility to social entrepreneurship, impact investing and purpose-driven organizations; from shared value to environmental accounting and the triple bottom line; from clean-tech, environmental markets and conservation finance, to the bioeconomy and natural capital. Has our economy become a “good economy”? How do such shifts to “doing good” eventually happen, or how are they sought being realized? By which devices, valuation registers and competences do what is taken to be “goods” and “bads” change? And, how to relate to, critically discuss, and analyse these issues?

A more detailed description of the theme and how to submit a short paper can be found at the EGOS Colloquium webpages

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