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Books, Reports and News Articles

Geiger, Susi (2023), included in the European Research Council funded PatentsInHumans Project, A report on the Launch Event for the project which Prof Geiger gave a presentation at, 20 April

Geiger, Susi and Conlan, Ciara (2022), “Comment: The route to global vaccine equity is not through the status quo”, 4 March 2022, Business Post

McMahon, Aisling and Geiger Susi (2022), Securing a future without COVID-19: The need to prioritise concerted global action on global access to vaccines, 8 February 2022 BMJ-Journal of Medical Ethics website

Geiger, Susi (2021) “MISFIRES’ Market Studies Doctoral Workshop”, UCD College of Business Annual Report 2021, p60.

Bourgeron, T., Metz, C. and Wolf, M (2021) “They Don’t Care – How Financial Investors Extract Profits from Care Homes: A Study on Private Equity Investments in Care Homes in France, Germany & the UKBerlin: Finanzwende/Heinrich-Böll-Foundation.

Benquet, M. and Bourgeron, T. (2021) “L’ère de la finance autoritaire”, Le Monde Diplomatique, January 2021, p. 13.

Benquet, M. and Bourgeron, T. (2021) La Finance autoritaire. Vers la fin du néolibéralisme, Paris, Raisons d’Agir.

Geiger, Susi (2020) “Research Seminars Spotlight: Covid- 19”, Research, Innovation & Impact:Annual Report 2020, December 2020, p6-8

Geiger, Susi (2020) “The Medicines Assessment and Reimbursement Process: New and Existing Challenges”, IPPOSI Summary Report, September 10th, p3.

Benquet, M. and Bourgeron, T. (2020) Accumulating Capital Today: Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies, Abingdon (UK), Routledge (edited collection).

Benquet, M. and Bourgeron, T. (2020) “Accumulating Studies” in Benquet, M. and Bourgeron, T. (eds) Accumulating Capital Today: Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies, Abingdon (UK), Routledge.

Bourgeron, Theo (2020): Au Royaume-Uni, la tentation de l’inéluctable. Le Monde Diplomatique, April 1, pp. 1, 18-19.

Keynote Lectures and Invited Talks

Geiger, Susi (2023) was invited to give a research seminar entitled “Organizing for recognition in changing conditions of visibility: Anosmia activism and the Covid-19 crisis” at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, University of Edinburgh, May 4th.

Geiger, Susi (2023) was an invited speaker at the launch of the ERC “Patents in Humans” project, Maynooth University, to discuss the bioethical and economic implications of patents on 20th April.

Geiger, Susi (2023) was invited to give a public lecture entitled “Global solidarity, vaccine equity and the responsibility of the pharmaceutical industry” at the University of Nairobi on 7th March.

Geiger, Susi (2023) presented a guest seminar at KEDGE Buseiness School, Bordeaux, entitled “MISFIRES and market innovation: Some tales from the field (of healthcare)”, on January 24.

Geiger, Susi (2022) was invited to present a paper entitled “In the name of transparency: Organizing European pharmaceutical markets through post-political struggles” at the Centre de la Sociologie d’Organisations, SciencesPo Paris, on 25th November.

Galasso, Ilaria (2022) was invited to present a talk entitled “Citizen Science per una scienza piu’ giusta? Limiti e opportunità/Citizen Science for a fairer science? Limits and opportunities.”, at the seminar “Citizen Science and Ricerca Scientifica”, at Istituto di Cultura Italiana, Dublin, 22 November.

Geiger, Susi (2022) was invited to present a seminar entitled “Transparency as a mode of organising and contesting a market: the European Pharmaceutical Market 1980 to 2022” at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, 10 November.

Simeon Vidolov (2022) “The Flesh of Virtuality: Reflecting on how the human body rematerializes through technology”, UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Center for Nursing Philosophy, 26 October (virtual).

Galasso, Ilaria (2022) “Genetic data and the collective good: participants as leaders to reconcile individual and public interes”, invited talk at the “Vital Circulations: Vital Data Symposium”, 22 July (virtual).

Geiger, Susi and Conlan, Ciara (2022)presented a paper entitled “Global Access to Medicines and the Legacies of Coloniality in COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity” at the Development Education and Health webinar, June 30th.

Geiger, Susi (2022) was invited as a speaker at a Roundtable on Transparency at the Annual Meeting of the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines, Rome June 9-10.

Geiger, Susi (2022) gave a research seminar on a paper co-authored with Dr Alessio Cozzolino entitled “Ecosystem disruption and regulatory positioning: How digital health entrepreneurs innovate in the healthcare ecosystem”, EM Lyon, France June 1st.

Geiger, Susi (2022) performed her paper as a dialogue in three acts entitled “At a distance and at volume, but not at scale: Resonant organizing in the case of SpesaSospesa” with Simona D’Antone and Gregorio Fuschillo at the 16th Organization Studies Workshop ‘Dialogic Organizing: Affirming Public Engagement for a Better World and Solidarity’, Chania, Greece, 19-21 May.

Geiger, Susi (2022) presented a paper entitled “Transparency as a flank movement to patent activism in pharmaceutical markets” at the PASSIM Patents as Capital Workshop, Norrkoping, Sweden, May 11-14.

Geiger, Susi (2022) gave a keynote presentation entitled “Health Equity and Global Markets” at the 8th International Marketing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium, University of Notre Dame, May 2nd.

Bourgeron, Théo (2022) was part of an online roundtable discussion organised in partnership with Alternatives Economiques on the occasion of the publication of the report “Financiarising old age” by Finanzwende and the Veblen Institute, January 31.

Geiger, Susi (2021) gave a seminar on activist research as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the DYNPROB research project (Dynamic Problematizations of the Bio-Economy) in Copenhagen, Denmark, November 1-2.

Geiger, Susi (2021) was invited to present a research seminar at Lancaster University Management School entitled “From collective concern to collective good: Intellectual property rights, global pharma markets, and Covid-19 vaccinations”, October 27th.

Geiger, Susi (2021) was an invited plenary and panel speaker at the Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Grenoble, June 2-4.

Stendahl, Emma (2021), “Control changes in multinational corporations: Adjusting control approaches in practice”, Gothernburg University, 19th May 2021.

Stendahl, Emma (2021), “The case of #WeAreNotWaiting”. Entrepreneurship & Innovation students at Stockholm University, 22nd April.

Stendahl, Emma (2021), “Collective does not need to be (all that) Cohesive: Institutional Entrepreneurship and Radical Flank Effects”. Entrepreneurship, Organisation and Society (EOS) group at Stockholm University, 12 March.

Stendahl, Emma (2021), “Control changes in multinational corporations: Adjusting control approaches in practice”, BI Norweigen Business School, 4 March.

Geiger, Susi (2020) presented a research seminar on ‘The public good and the promise of ubiquity: Market convergence and differentiation in digital health”. Institute of Management and Communication Management (IMCA), University of Lugano, Switzerland, virtual, 20 November.

Geiger, Susi (2020) was an invited panel speaker at the IPPOSI (Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry) Access to Medicines Webinar on September 10 discussing European frameworks for pharmaceutical innovation and access.

Stendahl, Emma (2020) ‘Collective does not need to be all that Cohesive: Collective Institutional Entrepreneurship and Radical Flank Effects ‘. NUI Galway Research Seminar series, 22 January.

Stendahl, Emma (2019) UCD Research symposium, Dublin, Ireland, December.

Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘Silicon Valley’s Knights in Shining Armour: How digital technologists came to save healthcare (and why they may do so despite themselves’. Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 20 November.

Track Chairs & Special Issue Editors

Galasso,Ilaria; Geiger, Susi and Rosés, Alejandra (2022) organizers for the panel track “Science, Technology and the Collective Good: When and for Whom is Innovation Beneficial?” at the 4S/ESOCITE Conference, Cholula (Puebla, Mexico), 09 December. Sessions chairs: Ilaria Galasso and Olya Loza

Geiger, Susi (2022) acted as a sub-theme and session chair for a track on “The Beauty of Market Imperfections” at the 38th EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, 5th-9th July.

Geiger, Susi (2021) track chair and session organiser of SASE “Markets in Times of Catastrophe” 3-4 July.

Geiger, Susi (2020) was an invited Chair of the session on “Implications for Public Policy and Calls to Action”, at the Healthcare Network Conference on 19th September.

Galasso, Ilaria and Bourgeron, Théo (2020) acted as the session organizers and chairs for the panel track: “The Era of Voice: STS and Emerging Healthcare Activism around Science, Politics and Markets” at the virtual EASST/4S conference, August 18 – 21 with co-track chair Sonja Erikainen

Geiger, Susi (2020) acted as the lead track chair for subtheme 45 “‘Re-organizing Markets: Questions, Resistances, Responsibilities” at the 36th EGOS Colloquium, July 2-4, with co-track chairs Jean-Pascal Gond and Philip Roscoe.

Conference Papers

Vidolov, Simeon (2022) presented a full paper co-authored with Susi Geiger and Emma Stendahl “Emergent leadership in online communities: an interactive process of co-influencing” at the International Conference for Information Systems, December 11-14, Copenhagen.

Galasso, Ilaria and Geiger, Susi (2022) “What Does It Take to Make a Global Collective Good?”, oral presentation at the 4S/ESOCITE Conference, Cholula (Puebla, Mexico), 09 December.

Alessio Cozzolino with Pistilli Luca and Geiger Susi (2022), “Ecosystem Emergence when Demand and Supply are Scarce, Scattered, and Valuable: The Emergence of the Clinical Trials Ecosystem for Rare Disease Patients”, 2022 R&D Management Conference, 9-13th July.

Bourgeron, Theo and Susi Geiger (2022) “The Movement for Pharmaceutical Transparency: A Flank Movement in Access to Medicines Activism?” SASE Conference, Amsterdam, July 9 to 12.

Geiger, Susi and Bourgeron, Theo (2022) “Disrupting the ‘quiet politics’ of the pharmaceutical sector: The confluence of the Access to Medicines movement and State-Led Activism around Pharmaceutical Price Transparency.” 38th EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, July 5th-9th.

D’Antone, Simona, Fuschillo, Gregorio and Geiger, Susi (2022) “Resonant Organizing and Scaling without Scale in a Solidaristic Platform Market” 38th EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, July 5th-9th.

Geiger, Susi and Loza, Olya (2022), “Making room for care in markets and in market studies”, 38th EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, July 5th-9th.

Galasso, Ilaria and Susi Geiger (2022), “Private, private, public? Paving a democratic route to protect data donors and the collective good in genomics – a case study from Ireland”, EASST Conference 2022, Madrid, 6th – 9th July.

Galasso, Ilaria and Susi Geiger (2022) “Medical innovation for the global good? A bottom-up collaborative approach to tailor investments to actual needs”, Global Health and Bioethics International Conference, Oxford, 27th to 28th June.

Galasso, Ilaria and Susi Geiger (2022), “Genetic Data and the Collective Good: Participants as Leaders to Reconcile Individual and Public Interest”, at 5th ELSI Congress (virtual), 2nd June.

Galasso, Ilaria (2022) “Precision Medicine for Whom? Upstream and Downstream Exclusion”, at 5th ELSI Congress (virtual), 31st May.

Galasso, Ilaria (2021) ‘Private Vices with Public Consequences: Moral Responsibility around Health’, Aretai Center 5th Annual Conference, Genoa 1-2 October.

Galasso, Ilaria and Susi, Geiger (2021) ‘Public engagement to conciliate “duty to share” and “self-ownership” for equitable inclusion in genetics research’. 4S Conference, Toronto 6-9 October, virtual.

Ongolly, Fernandos, (2021) “Navigating through health in Ireland: A migrant story”. Presented at the 18th Gay Health Forum, 14th October.

Vidolov, Simeon, Emma Stendahl and Susi Geiger (2021): Contests and Collaborations: Hashtag Activism and Connective Innovation. Presented at the 12th International Process Symposium (PROS), 1-3 September.

Vidolov, S. & Geiger, S. (2021) “Uncovering the incipient becomings of (digital) social movements: The example of health data privacy activism”, EGOS Colloquium virtual, 8-10 July.

Geiger, S. Galasso, I & Watts, G (2021) “Care, contagion and Control; Shopping in times of a Pandemic”, SASE virtual, 3-4 July

Bourgeron, T & Benquet, M (2021) “Authoritarian Finance towards the end of neoliberalism”, SASE virtual 3-4 July

Galasso, I. (2021) “Public or Private Genome Sequencing? Comparing Ideologies, Ethical Concerns and Patterns of Exclusion”, 8th STS Italia Conference “Dis/Entangling Technoscience: Vulnerability, Responsibility and Justice”,  17 June.

Bourgeron, T. & Geiger, S. (2021) “Building the weak hand of the state. The market politics of high drug pricing in France, 1989-2020”, Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, 2-4 June.

Vidolov, S. (2021)  “The epistemology of practice”, Practice theory and social media analytics, After Method in Organization Studies IV (AMOS), Sweden, 3-4 June (rescheduled to 2022).

Galasso, I. & Geiger, S. (2021) “Health Datafication and Justice: Casting a Comparative Analysis on Democratic Approaches to Foster Inclusion and Equitable Outcomes”, Data Justice Conference virtual, 20-21 May.

Geiger, Susi (2020). “Silicon Valley’s Knights in Shining Armour: How Digital Therapeutics Came to Save the Planet’s Mental Health”, 4S/EASST virtual, 18 – 21 August.

Vidolov, Simeon; Stendahl, Emma and Geiger, Susi (2020). “Hybridity and Fluidity of Crowd Organizing in Biomedicine”. 4S/EASST virtual,  18 – 21 August.

Galasso, Ilaria and Bourgeron, Théo (2020). “Reconfiguring Healthcare for Capital Accumulation: “Neoliberal Activism” in Financialised Pharmaceutical Firms and Precision Medicine”. 4S/EASST virtual,  18 – 21 August.

Stendahl, Emma and Geiger, Susi (2020). “Collective does not need to be all that Cohesive: Collective Institutional Entrepreneurship and Radical Flank Effects”. AOM virtual, 7 – 11 August.

Bourgeron, Théo and Geiger, Susi (2020). “Building price opacity, fighting for price transparency”. SASE virtual, 18 – 24 July.

Bojovic, Neva and Geiger, Susi (2020). “Organizing the invisible: Field formation, visibility and recognition in the case of anosmia”. EGOS Colloquium  virtual, 2 – 4 July.

Gross, Nicole and Geiger, Susi (2020). “The Political Making and Unmaking of a Market. The case of HIV/AIDS”. EGOS Colloquium  virtual, 2 – 4 July.

Mountford, Nicola and Geiger, Susi (2020). “Collaborative Governance in Bureaucratic Contexts”. CSSI (Cross-sector partnerships) conference virtual, 24 -27 June.

Bourgeron Théo (2019) ‘Gendering Financial Profit. Hegemonic masculinity performances and the uneven distribution of profit in investment funds’. Finance & Society Annual Conference, City University London, UK, 10 – 12 December.

Bourgeron Théo (2019) ‘Building price opacity, fighting for price transparency’. LancStockBurgh workshop, University of Edinburgh, UK, 4 – 5 December.

Galasso, Ilaria and Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘Participatory healthcare between perpetuation and contestation of inequalities: comparing inclusiveness and effectiveness of different collaborative formats’. “The In/humanity of Technoscience: Environments, Imaginaries, and Inequalities”, CPERI 7th Annual International Workshop, New Orleans, 7 – 8 September.

Galasso, Ilaria and Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘Innovating Biomedical Markets for Social Justice: Potentials and Limits of Technical Democracy to Reduce Inequality’. 4S Conference, New Orleans, 3 – 7 September.

Nicola, Stephen and Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘Patent, Asset, Lifesaver: The Multiple Ontologies of an Essential Drug’. 4S Conference, New Orleans, 3 – 7 September.

Mountford Nicola and Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘A tale of two concepts: ‘Market’ and ‘field’ in organizational studies’. EGOS Colloquium, Edinburgh, 3 – 6 July.

Galasso, Ilaria and Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘From segregation to representation for health equity: engaging migrants in medical research and markets (poster presentation)’. Oxford Global Health & Bioethics International Conference, UK, 1 – 2 July.

Mountford, Nicola and Geiger, Susi (2018) ‘(Re)-Organizing the evolving healthcare market: collaborative governance in bureaucratic contexts’. Academy of Management, Chicago, 10 – 14 August.

Geiger, Susi (2018) ‘It’s Like Playing Pinball’: How Digital Entrepreneurs Overcome Friction in Complex Ecosystems’. Academy of Management, Chicago, 10 – 14 August.


Geiger, Susi and Galasso, Ilaria (2023) co-organized a workshop with Prof Martyn Pickersgill and Dr Sone Erikainen at the University of Edinburgh entitled ‘Transforming Publics’ Health? Interpolating Biomedical Logics within Population Healthcare’ on May 5th. This is the first of a series of five co-organised workshops, funded through a joint research grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.

Bourgeron, Théo (2021) ‘Market opacity politics: Price multiplication in the French pharmaceutical market’. UCD College of Business Research Symposium, virtual 11th June.

Galasso, Ilaria (2021) ‘Public or private genome sequencing? Comparing ideologies, ethical concerns and patterns of exclusion’. UCD College of Business Research Symposium, virtual 11th June.

Fernandos, Ongolly (2021) ‘The Role of Health Advocates in Access to Medicines: A Comparative Study of Essential Medicines Last Mile Issues in Low and High Income Settings’. Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School PhD Symposium, virtual 30th April.

Galasso, Ilaria (2021) ‘Collaborative Decision-Making in Health-Related Data Sharing: a Comparative Analysis’. International Spring School on Own Data. Systems Medicine between Sovereignty and Solidarity, virtual, 15-17 March.

Galasso, Ilaria (2021) ‘Democratic approaches to precision medicine and genetics research: comparing inclusiveness and effectiveness of PPI practices to the pursuit of the public good’. ELSIconversations, virtual, 5 March.

Bourgeron, Théo (2020) ‘Constructing the double circulation of capital and social impact. Ethnographic study of an impact investing fund’. ERC The Hau of Impact workshop, webinar, 25 – 26 March.

Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘Presenting MISFIRES’. Healthcare Activism between Markets and Morals, Dublin, 20 September.

Stendahl, Emma & Geiger, Susi (2019) ‘Contests and Collaborations: Hashtags Activism and Connective Innovation’. Social Movements, Stakeholders, and Non-Market Strategy PDW Academy of Management (AOM), Boston, 9 – 13 August.

Awad, Sula (2019) ‘Illegitimate Consumers and Alternative Markets’. Lancstockburgh Market studies PhD workshop, Edinburgh University Business School, 3 – 5 December.

Geiger, Susi (2018) ‘Misfires and Market Innovation: Toward a Collaborative Turn in Organising Markets’. UCD Geary Institute Research Day, Dublin, 18 December.


Geiger, Susi and Ongolly, Fernandos Ongolly (2023) co-organised a PhD Colloquium with the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya on March 7th 2023.

Geiger, Susi (2023) served as the external PhD examiner for a PhD thesis entitled “Infrastructuring Digital Health through making the European Digital Health Space”, with the viva held at KU Leuven on January 27.

Galasso, Ilaria; Geiger, Susi and Loza, Olya (2022) “The Healthcare Innovation Race: Transparency and Collaboration versus Distrust (a Boardgame)”, Making and Doing exhibit at the 4S/ESOCITE Conference, Cholula (Puebla, Mexico), 08 December.

Fernandos, Ongolly (2022) gave a presentation on “How can we improve PrEP Access in Ireland?” at the SSSTDI Conference- Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, 25th November.

Fernandos, Ongolly (2022) gave a presentation on “Barriers to Accessing PrEP through Public HIV Clinics (CCC) among Gay Men in Kenya” at the All Ireland LGBT+ Symposium at UCD, 24th November.

Fernandos, Ongolly (2022) gave a presentation on “Access to PrEP & HIV Services Among Marginalized Groups: A Comparative Case of Kenya and Ireland” at the 19th Annual Gay Health forum, Dublin, 18 November.

Fernandos, Ongolly (2022) was part of a speaker tour and went to six Irish universities with two other PhD students/Health Activists for a series of talks on pandemic preparedness and equity in access to medicines, 14th to 25th November.

Geiger, Susi (2022) has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board of Organization Studies (FT50, ABS4).

Geiger, Susi and Galasso, Ilaria (2022) were awarded a networking grant entitled ‘Targeting Therapies: Exploring the Cultural and Normative Dimensions of ‘Targeted’ Approaches to Biomedicine and Public Health’ of £30,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK in collaboration with Prof Martyn Pickersgill, Univ. of Edinburgh, and Dr Sone Erikainen, Univ. of Aberdeen. This funding will facilitate an interdisciplinary network of researchers in medical humanities and the social sciences.

Geiger, Susi (2022) is taking up a position of Invited Senior Research Fellow at MaxPo Paris, a collaboration between the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Cologne and Sciences Po Paris, for the month of November.

Geiger, Susi (2022), gave a presentation on “MISFIRES and market failures: An ERC project, six cases, and a long journey’s tale. Sharing lessons learned from gaining and running a large research grant”, UCD School of Business, 28th October, virtual.

Geiger, Susi & Gross, Nicole (2021) paper on “A tidal wave of inevitable data? Assetization in the consumer genomics testing industry”, was in the Business & Society 2021 Best Paper Award Finalists.

Fernandos, Ongolly (2022) discussed his research on “The Role of Health Advocates in Access to Medicines: A Comparative Study of Essential Medicines Last Mile Issues in Low and High Income Settings”, Lancaster Intellectual Party 2022/Summer Conference 11th – 13th July.

Geiger, Susi (2021) was appointed as a Senior Visiting Fellow 2022/23 at SciencesPo Paris, Centre de la Sociologie des Organisations.

Geiger, Susi (2021) Alma Mata Uni Mannheim #alumnaofthemonth, 10th June

Geiger, Susi and Gross, Nicole (2021) “If it’s free, you are the product – The perils of assetizing consumers’ genetic profiles”, Business & Society, 9th June

Bourgeron, Théo (2020) collaborated with Unbewitch finance on a magic ritual in Brussels (Quinzaine de la solidarité) on 15 October and in Liège organised as part of #BIP2020 (Biennale de l’Image Possible) on 17 October. Its aim was to Unbewitch the healthcare market.

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Image taken from the magical ritual

Bourgeron, Théo (2020) provided the text for the “In the ruins of capitalism. An audioguided fiction”, with contributors: Alix Denambride (voice), Madame Patate and Vincent Matyn (editing and mixing), Camille Lamy and Amandine Faugère (direction), Unbewitch finance (production), at the exhibition “Cabinet de Curiosités Economiques”, 18 September – 25 October. Biennale de l’Image Possible, Liège (Belgium).   

Bourgeron, Théo (2020) made a contribution to “Glossary of sorcery and finance”, by Fabrice Sabatier, Aline Fares and Unbewitch Finance, at the exhibition “Cabinet de Curiosités Economiques”, 18 September – 25 October. Biennale de l’Image Possible, Liège (Belgium). 

Geiger, Susi (2020) was invited to be a panel member at an Irish Research Council ERC interview training event on Thu 24th Sept.

Galasso, Ilaria & Geiger, Susi (2019) digital archive at 4s conference in 2019  

Geiger, Susi (2018 & 2019) Market Studies Reading Group, UCD