University of Essex

Academic Staff

Professor Christian De Cock

Position in departmentHead of Management, Marketing and Organization Group
Staff positionProfessor of Management
Telephone01206 873813
RoomEBS 3.27
Office hoursby email appointment

Prior to joining the Essex Business School Christian worked as a research fellow at Manchester Business School, as Lecturer at Royal Holloway College (University of London), as Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter, and Professor of Organization Studies at Swansea University.


Lic. T.E.W. (Antwerp)

MSc, PhD (Manchester)

Current research

I have a long standing interest in the interface of the humanities and organization studies, in particular the literature/organization seam. My most recent work considers how we can redeem the ruined resources of the past – the neglected, the obsolete, the dilapidated – as sources for contemporary creativity and ways to re-imagine the future.

Research interests

Political Economy of Organization
Cultural Political Economy
Creativity and Organization
Finance Capitalism
Discourse / Literary Theory and Organization
Management and Organizational History
Future Imaginings of Organization
'White Spaces' of Organization

Teaching responsibilities

BE 465-7: Creativity and Organizations (MSc)

BE 865-7: People and Organizations (MBA)

PublicationsLink to publications for Christian De Cock
Additional information

External examining:

Manchester Business School (University of Manchester), Cass Business School (City University), Aarhus University (Denmark)

Editorial Work:

2003 – to date: member editorial board Journal of Management Studies

2009 – to date: member editorial board Culture & Organization

2009 – to date: member editorial board Organization

2015 – to date: member editorial board Finance and Society

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