Dr James Freund


Research Interests

My research investigates how people cope with the joys and fears of living within organizations and macro-processes - especially Earth, financialization, climate change and Anthropocene.

(I am part of the editorial team of a forthcoming Special Issue of Organization called 'Organizing and the Anthropocene' - submissions by 28th Feb 2017).

Many organizations tacitly or specifically promise to protect people from macro-processes, whether they can or not. The public face of an organization created by employees and agencies is often dramatically different to images of it created by critics. Such image conflicts provide insights into the dysfunctional relations between people, organizations and the non-human world.

This post-disciplinary research combines ontology, Terror Management Theory and the psychodynamics of power.

Journal of Business Ethics (Journal)
Editorial activity

Organization (Journal)
Editorial activity

Journal of Macromarketing (Journal)
Publication peer-review

European Journal of Marketing (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Marketing Management (Journal)
Publication peer-review

  • Centre for Consumption Insights
  • Networks, Knowledge and Strategy