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Dr Ling Eleanor Zhang is Associate Professor in Management at ESCP Business School, London Campus, UK. Her expertise covers a wide range of topics in cross-cultural management, such as global mobility, multiculturalism, language in international business, workplace diversity and qualitative research method.

Ling’s research contributes to a deeper understanding of people management in organisations. Specifically, she researches migrants, business expatriates and transnational workers from a language, identity, gender, and geopolitical perspective. A central thread of her research is interaction across boundaries, which is manifested in various research settings such as the firm-level activities employees of multinational corporations engage in across national borders.  In terms of geographical area, Ling’s research focuses on employees and organisations in the UK, China and Nordic countries.

Ling has published her research widely in academic journals such as Gender, Work & Organization, the Journal of World Business and International Business Review. She also disseminates her research findings in both academic and commercial book format.

Ling co-founded CYGNA Supporting Women in Academia Network in June 2014. The main objective of the group is to promote interaction among female academics based in the London area and to provide a forum for learning, support, and networking.

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23 publications

Academic Articles

2022

PELTOKORPI, V., L. E. ZHANG

Host country culture and language identification, and their workplace manifestations: A study on corporate expatriates in China and Japan

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Academic Articles

2022

ZHANG, L. E., S. ZHAO, P. KERN, T. EDWARDS, Z. -X. ZHANG

The pursuit of indigenous innovation amid the Tech Cold War: The case of a Chinese high-tech firm

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW

Chapters

2022

VESA, M., L. E. ZHANG, Y. X. SHEN

Re-emergence of geopolitics and façades of responsibility

In: Transformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes, Maria Sandberg, Janne Tienari (eds) Routledge, 38-42

Chapters

2022

KERN, P., L. E. ZHANG, T. EDWARDS, L. SVYSTUNOVA

The transfer of employment practices across borders in multinational companies: From context to actors.

In: International Human Resource Management, Reich, S., Harzing, A-W. & Tenzer, H. (eds) Sage

Chapters

2022

ABOIM, S., M. MACHADO-LOPEZ, L. E. ZHANG

Masculinities in the wasteland: (Post)colonial capitalism in the West, China and Africa.

In: Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations: Theories, Practices and Futures of Organizing, Hearn, J., Aavik, K., Collinson, D., & Thym, A. (eds) Routledge

Academic Articles

2021

ZHANG, L. E., J. LAURING, T. LIU

A sense of belonging helps! The alleviating effect of national identification on burnout among diplomats

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL MOBILITY

Academic Articles

2021

ZHANG, L. E., K. EINOLA, A. ELKINA, G. GAO, J. HAMBLETON, A. -L. KAASILA‐PAKANEN, E. MANDALAKI, A. PULLEN

Writing multi‐vocal intersectionality in times of crisis

GENDER, WORK & ORGANIZATION

Books

2021

ZHANG, L. E.

Spouses of the World: Bullet Dodging Behind Diplomatic Glamour

Sabrestorm Stories

Chapters

2021

LI, C., L. E. ZHANG, A. -W. HARZING

Expatriate Cultural Identity Negotiation Strategies: A Dynamic Framework

In: Intercultural Management in Practice, Chavan, Meena and Taksa, Lucy, eds. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 131-140

Academic Articles

2020

PELTOKORPI, V., L. E. ZHANG

Exploring expatriate adjustment through identity perspective

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW, 29 (3)