Associate Professor

Research center : Lifestyle Research Center

Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration


Research topics

1. Collective dimensions of value and value creation

2. Consumer lifestyles and consumer collective action

3. Community engagement

Prices and awards

Research grant
Project “Political consumerism in conflict economies: Food sovereignty organising in the occupied Palestinian territory”, ACR research grants on TCR
Teaching Prize
Royal Holloway College
Research grant
Project “Consuming opera: A multi-actor inquiry on institutions, consumption practices, and interventions”, Royal Holloway Research Strategy Fund



  • Co-coordinator (2021-) and Board Member (2019-) of the Sociology of Consumption Research Network (RN05), European Sociological Association
  • Associate member, Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS), Royal Holloway University of London
  • Association for Consumer Research (ACR)
  • European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • European Network for Opera, Music and Dance Education (RESEO)
  • European Sociological Association (ESA)
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)

Communications & Seminars

  • Forno, F., Laamanen, M., & Wahlen, S. (2021). Lifestyle transformations: Revealing changes in sustainable food provisioning practices in Italy during COVID-19. Paper presented at the 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bor, S., Sveijby, K-E., & Laamanen, M. (2021). Horizontal relating: An alternative starting point of organization. Paper presented at the 37th European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Arantola-Hattab, J., Laamanen, M., & Polsa, P. (2020). Re-examining beneficiary value: Conflict and impact of development interventions in local communities. In A. Barrios, J. G. Fowler, C. Shultz & J. Gentry (Eds.), Proceedings of the 45th Annual Macromarketing Conference (pp. 126-128). Bogota: Macromarketing Society.
  • Laamanen, M., & Eckhardt, G. (2020). A commons approach to consumer ethics. In J. Argo, T.M. Lowrey & H.J. Schau (Eds.), Advances in Consumer Research (Vol 48) (pp. 482-483). Duluth: Association for Consumer Research.