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 hoursMonday: 9-10 Thursday: 10-12

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)


Please see the University of Essex Research Repository for links to my work. 


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

Links to my work on on the web:

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