Amy L. Fraher


Fraher, A. L. (Forthcoming). Organizations, Change and Crisis: A Psychodynamic Approach to Leadership. Cambridge University Press.

The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit-Seeking Trumps Airline Safety. New York: Cornell University Press. Silver Medal winner, 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards.

2011. ‘Thinking Through Crisis’: Improving Teamwork and Leadership in High Risk Fields. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2005. ‘Group Dynamics of High-Risk Teams'. New York: iUniverse.

2004. A History of Group Study and Psychodynamic Organizations. London: Free Association Books.


Fraher, A. L. & Grint, K. 2018. “Agonistic Governance: The Antinomies of Decision-Making in U.S. Navy SEALS”. Leadership, 14 (2): 220-239. 

Fraher, A. L., Branicki, L. J., & Grint, K. 2017. “Mindfulness in Action: Discovering How U.S. Navy SEALs Build Capacity for Mindfulness in High-Reliability Organizations (HROs)”. Academy of Management Discoveries, 3 (3): 239-261. 

Fraher, A. L. 2017. “Intergenerational Conflict at US Airlines: An Unresolved Oedipal Complex?” Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32(1): 1-16.

Fraher, A. L. 2017. “Invisibilized Dirty Work: An Occupational Identity Study”. Culture and Organization, 23(2):131-148. Selected Editor’s Choice for original, thought-provoking interdisciplinary research advancing understanding of organizational phenomena”. 

Fraher, A. L. 2016. “The Vulnerability of Quasi-Professional Experts: A Study of the Changing Character of US Airline Pilots’ Work”. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 10:1-23.

Fraher, A. L. & Gabriel, Y. 2016. “Meeting and Resisting the Corporate Body-Snatchers: The US Piloting Profession in Times of Downsizing and Restructuring”. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 14(1): 37-53. 

2016. “A Toxic Triangle of Destructive Leadership at Bristol Royal Infirmary: A Study of Organizational Munchhausen-by-Proxy Syndrome”. Leadership, 12(1): 34-52.

“Technology-Push, Market-Demand and the Missing Safety-Pull: A Case Study of American Airlines Flight 587”. New Technology, Work and Employment, 30(2): 109-127.

Fraher, A. L. & Gabriel, Y.
2014. Dreaming of Flying When Grounded: Occupational Identity and Occupational Fantasies of Furloughed Airline Pilots”. Journal of Management Studies, 51(6): 926-951.

2014. “The Manic Culture of the Post-9/11 Airline Industry in America”. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 14(1): 53–75.

2013. ‘Airline Downsizing and its Impact on Team Performance’. Team Performance Management, 1/2: 109-126.

2011. 'Hero-making as a Defense against the Anxiety of Responsibility and Risk: A Case Study of US Airways Flight 1549.' Organisational and Social Dynamics, 11(1): 59-78.

2007. ‘Collective Guilt as a Force for Change’. Socio Analysis: Journal of Group Relations Australia, 9: 1-18.

2005. ‘Team Resource Management (TRM): A Tavistock Approach to Leadership in High-Risk Environments’. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 5(2): 163-182.

2004. 'Systems Psychodynamics: The Formative Years of an Interdisciplinary Field at the Tavistock Institute'. History of Psychology, 7(1): 65-84.

2004. 'Flying the Friendly Skies: Why U.S. Commercial Airline Pilots Want To Carry Guns'. Human Relations, 57(5), 573-595.

2004. 'Systems Psychodynamics: The Formative Years (1895-1967)'. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 4(2): 191-211.


2012. “A Breakdown In Team Leadership”. In G. Graen (ed.) Management of Team Leadership in Extreme Contexts. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

2012. 'When Profit-Seeking Trumps Safety: The Risks and Opportunities of Liminality in Commercial Aviation in Post-9/11 America.' In S. Long & B. Sievers (eds.) Beneath the Surface of the Financial Industry: Towards a Socioanalysis of Money, Finance and Capital(ism). New York: Routledge.

2006. '[Re]Thinking Leadership in a Global Economy.'
In E. B. Klein and I. L. Pritchard (Eds.), Relatedness in a Global Economy, pp. 190-210. London: Karnac Books.


2009. ‘Sticky Fingers and “The Perverse Organization and its Deadly Sins”’. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 9(1): 155-157.

2007. Organization in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy’. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 7 (1): 138-40.

2009. Crisis Management in High-Risk Fields: An Introduction to Team Resource Management

2008. The Life and Reflections of Isabel Menzies-Lyth.