Workshop "Ownership Reloaded"

Ownership is a concept that is fundamentally linked to almost all transactions in our society. Every economic transaction also involves a transfer of ownership. It is therefore no surprise that a plethora of disciplines have investigated the phenomenon, its psychological underpinnings, and its consequences. Topics range from biological and sociological considertations to organization research, to the supply of common goods and marketing related questions. The past few years have seen an increase in the number of researchers and disciplines working on this fundamental phenomenon and in particular the notion of psychological ownership has gained traction.

This workshop is the third in a series of special topic workshops. We provide researchers with different backgrounds a platform to discuss the concepts of (psychological) ownership and the many ways in which it can enrich theoretical and applied research challenges. The goal is cross-fertilization and the joint consolidation of the existing body of knowledge. Thus, presentations and discussions will revolve around the multi-faceted aspects of ownership, including the economic, legal, and psychological underpinnings of goods that we like to call “our own”.