Department of Organization

De Cock

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My research seeks to understand the social and historical conditions of contemporary organization. One particular research question that has guided my most recent work is how we can redeem the ruined resources of the past – the neglected, the obsolete, the slightly dilapidated – as sources for contemporary creativity and ways of re-imagining the future. I have a long standing interest in the interface of the humanities and organization studies. Using a conceptual lens inspired by the work of Walter Benjamin, Fredric Jameson, and Cornelius Castoriadis I look for clues and traces of temporal actions and strategies that point to novel engagements with the past, the future and our contemporary (organizational) situation. 

Primary research areas
  • Organizations Studies
  • Finance Capitalism
  • Organizational Creativity
  • The 'White Spaces' of Organization
  • Literature and Organization
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Selected publications
  •  Beyes, T. & De Cock, C. (2017). ‘Adorno’s Grey,Taussig’s Blue: Colour, Organization and Critical Affect’, Organization, vol. 24 (1), 59-78. []
  • De Cock, C. & O’Doherty, D. (2017). ‘Ruin and Organization Studies’, Organization Studies, vol. 37 (1), 129-150.  []
  • O’Doherty, D. & De Cock, C. (2017). ‘Management as an Academic Discipline?’ in A. Wilkinson, S. Armstrong and M. Lounsbury (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p.461-480 (ISBN 978-0198708612)
  • De Cock, C. (2016). ‘From Creativity to Imagination with Cornelius Castoriadis’ in T. Beyes, C. Steyaert and M. Parker (eds.). Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. Oxford: Routledge. p. 234-248 (ISBN 9780415727372)
  • De Cock, C. & Nyberg, D. (2016). ‘The Possibility of Critique under a Financialized Capitalism: The Case of Private Equity in the UK’, Organization, vol.23 (4), 465-484. []
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Christina Berg Johansen; Christian De Cock / Ideologies of Time : How Elite Corporate Actors Engage the Future.
In: Organization, Vol. 25, No. 2, 3.2018, p. 186-204
Journal article > peer review
Christian De Cock / We Are Going to Have to Imagine Our Way Out of This One.... : Climate Change, Fiction and Organization.
In: Organization, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018, p. 150-153
Book review > peer review
Christian De Cock; Sine N. Just; Emil Husted / What’s He Building? : Activating the Utopian Imagination with Trump.
In: Organization, Vol. 25, No. 5, 10.2018, p. 671-680
Journal article > peer review
Timon Beyes; Christian De Cock / Adorno’s Grey, Taussig’s Blue : Colour, Organization and Critical Affect.
In: Organization, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2017, p. 59-78
Journal article > peer review
Damian O’Doherty; Christian De Cock / Management as an Academic Discipline?
In: The Oxford Handbook of Management. ed. /A. Wilkinson; S. Armstrong; M. Lounsbury. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press 2017, p. 461-480
Book chapter > peer review
Christian De Cock / 1199 : Of Fiction and Finance.
In: Organization, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2016, p. 932-935
Book review > peer review
Christian De Cock / From Creativity to Imagination with Cornelius Castoriadis
In: Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. ed. /T. Beyes; C. Steyaert; M. Parker. Oxford, UK : Routledge 2016, p. 234-248
Book chapter > peer review
Christian De Cock / Of No Interest Except in Economic Terms : Benjamin on Business.
In: Organization, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, p. 451-454
Book review > peer review
Christian De Cock; Damian O’Doherty / Ruin and Organization Studies
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2016, p. 129–150
Journal article > peer review
Christian De Cock / How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Finance : The Politics of Workers' Inquiry.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2014, p. 563-569
Book review > peer review
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