Workshop "Ownership Reloaded"

July 3rd - 4th, 2023

WU Vienna

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.