• Work Zone!

    Work Zone!

    Our website is under construction. If you have questions or would like more information about our services please contact us: csoc@missouri.edu.

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  • The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    "According to widespread belief in American business, organizations are run by people who are rational, objective, driven by enlightened self-interest, and eager to increase productivity, profitability, efficiency, and competitiveness in the marketplace. However, the way that life is played out in workplaces often differs from this ideal narrative."

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  • Organizing Atrocity

    Organizing Atrocity

    "Stokes and Gabriel, if anything, reveal the heavy rationalization of brutality, atrocity, and genocide that justifies and masks evil toward fellow human beings. Whether literal mass murder or symbolic genocide, it requires considerable organization in order to be carried out."

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  • Workplace Predation: A Discussion

    Workplace Predation: A Discussion

    "We present a brief discussion of organizational psychopathy in response to the books Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths go to Work and Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Among Us. In particular, we examine how psychopaths enter the workplace and ascend to leadership, and how a psychoanalytical perspective can help organizations prevent the damage that they can cause."

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Our Mission

CSOC is dedicated to teaching, research, and scholarship that applies contemporary psychoanalytic theory and concepts to the study of organizations and organizational change.


Our Aim

CSOC aspires to be the nationally and internationally recognized home for cutting-edge, multi-sector, and interdisciplinary organizational change research, theory, and practice.


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