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Dr John Desmond

Dr John Desmond

BA, Ph.D, PDMG

Honorary Reader in Management

Biography

John Desmond is interested in contributing new insights to marketing theory. Continuing preoccupations include the development of new understandings of relations between consumers and marketers and of morality and marketing. Currently he is exploring the history of marketing, the construction of marketing knowledge and relations between marketing practitioners and academics.

Prior to taking up his honorary post in 2015, John, as Reader in Management, taught the following modules at the University of St Andrews School of Management:

  • MN2001 Management and Society: Marketing
  • MN4224 Consuming Culture
  • MN5406 Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Research.

Research specialisms

History of marketing; construction of knowledge in marketing; consuming culture; morality and marketing; advertising and public policy

Selected publications

Books

Psychoanalytic accounts of Consuming Desire: Hearts of darkness
Desmond, J., 28 Nov 2012, Macmillan Publishers ( incl. Palgrave, Picador). 312 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Consuming Behaviour
Desmond, J., 2002, Macmillan Publishers ( incl. Palgrave, Picador).
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Chapters

Freud
Desmond, J., 2011, Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). London: Sage
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

Implications of the new Darwinism for consumer theory and research in relation to the human face
Desmond, J., 2010, European Advances in Consumer Research. Vol. 9. p. 1-7
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Planning the Marketing Communications Process
Desmond, J., Oct 1999, Marketing Communications: Principles and Practice. Kitchen, P. (ed.). International Thomson Business Press, p. 18-39
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Articles

Loyal now, but not forever! A study of narcissism and male consumer-brand relationships
Lambert, A. & Desmond, J., 2013, In : Psychology & Marketing. 30, 8, p. 690-706 17 p. https://doi.org/10.1002/mar.20638
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organization of dreams: the dream of organization – dreaming organization
Desmond, J., 2013, In : Journal of Organizational Change Management. 26, 4, p. 654 - 669 https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-04-2013-0050
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A summons to the consuming animal
Desmond, J., Jul 2010, In : Business Ethics: A European Review. 19, 3, p. 238-252 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8608.2010.01589.x
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Figuring knowledge and desire in critical marketing: Lacan’s four discourses
Desmond, J., Sep 2009, In : Journal of Marketing Management. 25, 7-8, p. 849-854 https://doi.org/10.1362/026725709X471695
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Morality and the Consequences of Marketing Action
Desmond, J. & Crane, A., Nov 2004, In : Journal of Business Research. 57, 11, p. 1222-1230 9 p. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0148-2963(02)00452-6
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organisation as Containment of Acquisitive Mimetic Rivalry: The Contribution of René Girard
Desmond, J. & Kavanagh, D., 2003, In : Culture and Organization. 9, 4, p. 239-253
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Relationship Marketing and Control
Desmond, J., 2003, In : Journal of Marketing Management. Nov
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Societal Marketing and Morality
Crane, A. & Desmond, J., 2002, In : European Journal of Marketing. 36, 5-6, p. 548-569 https://doi.org/10.1108/03090560210423014
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marketing and the War Machine
Desmond, J., 1997, In : Market Intelligence and Planning. 15, 7 (Nov), p. 338-352
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Other publications

Why psychoanalysis now?
Cluley, R. & Desmond, J., 15 Mar 2015, In : Marketing Theory. 15, 1, p. 3-8 6 p. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470593114558524
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Counter-culture and Consumer Society
Desmond, J., MacDonagh, P. & O'Donohoe, S., 2001
Research output: Other contribution

 

Selected other information

Enjoyed time at the University of Colorado as an associate member of staff in 2004/5.

Invited speaker at a number of events in the UK and in Ireland.

 Psychoanalytic Accounts of Consuming Desire cover Consuming Behaviour cover