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, geopolitics and 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.  

Ling has published her research widely in academic journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Gender, Work & Organization, 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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Academic Articles

2024

EDWARDS, T., K. KIM, P. ALMOND, P. KERN, O. TREGASKIS, L. E. ZHANG

Forgotten globalizing actors: towards an understanding of the range of individuals involved in global norm formation in multinational companies

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES

Academic Articles

2024

KAASILA-PAKANEN, A. -L., P. JÄÄSKELÄINEN, G. GAO, E. MANDALAKI, L. E. ZHANG, K. EINOLA , J. JOHANSSON, A. PULLEN

Writing touch, writing (epistemic) vulnerability

GENDER, WORK & ORGANIZATION, 31 (1), 264-283

Academic Articles

2024

EDWARDS, T., K. KIM, P. ALMOND, P. KERN, O. TREGASKIS, L. E. ZHANG

Forgotten Globalizing Actors: Towards an understanding of the range of individuals involved in global norm formation in multinational companies

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES

Academic Articles

2024

SAI, L., G. GAO, E. MANDALAKI, L. E. ZHANG, J. WILLIAMS

Co-constructing new ways of working: relationality and care in post-pandemic academia

CULTURE AND ORGANIZATION

Academic Articles

2024

HUG, K., L. E. ZHANG

When and how to engage with employee environmental activism: Lessons learned from a global service firm

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0263237324000653

Academic Articles

2023

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, 32 (6), 102079

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, 28 (3), 100926

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