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Dr Ziyun Fan


Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Ziyun Fan

Campus Address

Room 009a, City Campus East 1
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Upon Tyne


  • PhD Management – Royal Holloway, University of London
  • MA Management and Organizational Analysis – University of Warwick
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management - University of Nottingham 

Research Themes & Scholarly Interests

Her recent research interest include gossip, informal communication, organizational socialization, and ethnography

Key Publications/Outputs

Fan, Z., Costas, J., & Grey, C. (2017). Secrecy and communication: Towards a research agenda. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 22(4), 562-566.

Örtenblad, A., Fan, Z., Peng, C., Li, B., Li, Z., Cong, X., & Zhou, J. (2013) Putting the learning organization into context: Contributions from previous works. In: Örtenblad, A., ed. Handbook of Research on the Learning Organization: Adaptation and context. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.35-50.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Secret Life of Organization: Confidential Gossip at Work, Fan, Z. 2018
  • A reflexive exploration of emotional dilemmas of researching confidential gossip, Fan, Z. Aug 2017
  • Secrecy and communication, Fan, Z., Costas, J., Grey, C. 2 Oct 2017, In: Corporate Communications
  • The ethnography of secrecy and the secrecy of ethnography: Ethical and emotional dilemmas of researching organizational secrecy, Fan, Z., Grey, C. Jul 2017
  • Extending theories of the constitution of organization, Fan, Z., Grey, C. 3 Jun 2016
  • Putting the learning organization into context: contributions from previous works, Örtenblad, A., Fan, Z., Peng, C., Li, B., Cong, Z., Zhou, J. 30 Sep 2013, Handbook of Research on the Learning Organization, Edward Elgar


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