Ziyun joined the School for Business and Society as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Organization Studies in September 2021. Prior to that, she was a lecturer in Organization Studies in Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, where she led the research interest group ‘critical perspectives in management studies’.
Ziyun has a BA (Hons) in International Business Management from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Management and Organizational Analysis from the University of Warwick. She obtained her PhD in Management (specializes in Organization Studies) from Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2018.
Ziyun’s research interests have a sociological and historical focus and draw on qualitative and ethnographic approaches. She is fascinated by the ‘irregularities’ and ‘peculiarities’ in our everyday organizational life and has explored topics such as organizational secrecy, (confidential) gossip, silence, and temporality.
Fan, Z. & Liu, Y. (forthcoming) Spatializing gossip as chaotic and multiple liminal space. Human Relations.
Fan, Z., & Liu, Y. (2022). Decoding secrecy as multiple temporal processes: Co-constitution of concealment and revelation in archival stories. Human Relations, 75(6), 1028-1052.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
Fan, Z. & Dawson, P. (2021). Gossip as evaluative sensemaking and the concealment of confidential gossip in the everyday life of organization. Management Learning, Epub ahead of print (CABS 3*)
Fan, Z., Grey, C. & Kärreman, D. (2021). Confidential gossip and organization studies. Organization Studies, 42(10), 1651-1664 (CABS 4*)
Fan, Z. & Grey, C. (2021). Everyday secrecy: Boundaries of confidential gossip. Culture and Organization, 27(3), 209-225 (CABS 2*)
Fan, Z. & Liu, Y. (2021). Decoding secrecy as multiple temporal processes: Co-constitution of concealment and revelation in archival stories. Human Relations, Epub ahead of print (CABS 4*)
Vu, M. & Fan, Z. (2021). Sounds of silence: The reflexivity, self-decentralization, and transformation dimensions of silence at work. Journal of Management Inquiry, Epub ahead of print (CABS 3*)
Fan, Z., Costas, J. & Grey, C. (2017). Secrecy and communication: Towards a research agenda. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 22(4), 562-566 (CABS 1*)
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.
Fan, Z. (2020). Book review: David Graeber, Bullshit jobs: A theory. Organization Studies. Epub ahead of print,
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