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 Valuation economies: changing forms of co-­‐production and consumption Tina Haisch Hugues Jeannerat Max-­‐Peter Menzel max-­‐[email protected]­‐hamburg.de Valuation economies refer to the ever-­‐changing modes of production and consumption, in which cultural and social values are assigned to products, technics and activities through a dynamic of quality and price construction (qualification and pricing). The developments of an economy based on experiences, aestheticization and conscientiousness are expressions of new forms of valuation economies. These developments do not in the first place describe the invention of new products, but change the way in which existing products in different industries (such as automotive, watch making, breweries, furniture, food etc.) are valued. In this respect, new prominent issues of sustainable development, post-­‐crisis paradigms or ecological transition also lead to the question of how new cultural and social values may drive or imply new forms of innovation. Economic Geographers have started to take such new forms of valuation seriously, but still much has to be done. This theme welcomes submissions on topics including: •
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New dominant forms of value creation in contemporary or future economies and geographies o value creation through experiences o value creation through aestheticization o value creation through conscientiousness o value creation through value assignment Translation of social and symbolic values into new forms of value creation o sustainable development o post-­‐crisis paradigms o ecological transition o transformation of established industries on the base of changing symbolic, aesthetic, cultural, ethical and ecological values resolution of the consumer and producer divide o consumer-­‐producer-­‐co-­‐creations o consumers as producers o consumers as entrepreneurs new institutional forms of value creation o crowd funding o social entrepreneurship