Visiting Scholars

Dr. Zhang Ran (Andy) is a visiting scholar at the Co-operatives Research Group at the Burren St. Campus.

Andy was granted his Ph.D's Degree in Management Science from School of Economics and Management, Tongji University and is now Associate Professor in School of Public Administration, East China Normal University. His main research interest recently are Membership-based organizations including Non-profit Organization (e.g. Trade Associations and co-operatives), as well as organization behavior and emotional labour.

Andy is the responsible investigator of several important state-level and provincial level grants, and some of those in recent 3 years include :'Branding approach of social organizations'(National Social Science Fund, 2014), 'The Crisis, Re-construction and Evaluation of Reputation of Not-for-profit Organizations in China' (The Ministry of education of Humanities and Social Science Fund, 2012) '"The Government-oriented Approach for the Constructions of Public Trust of Charitable Organization in China'(The Ministry of Civil Affairs Research Fund, 2013).

He is developing a project comparing co-operatives in Australia and China with members of the CRG.

He will be here until November and is happy to share his research with any staff and student.

He can be contacted either at or