Dr Victoria Pagan
Lecturer in Strategic Management
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- Address: Newcastle University Business School
Floor 8, Room 8.08
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Before joining the Business School in May 2011, Victoria worked for 8 years in commercial research and consultancy for the public sector, local government and non-departmental public bodies. Prior to this, she worked as a researcher for an audience development agency and as a learning support assistant within a local comprehensive school.Current Roles and Responsibilities
Lecturer: BUS 3054
Module Leader: BUS 3051
Previous Roles and Responsibilities
Research Assistant to the REF Taskforce, Newcastle University Business School
Research Assistant to Professor Charles Harvey, History and Practice of Entrepreneurial Philanthropy
Research Assistant to Dr Stefanie Reissner, ESRC project 'Managerial Storytelling in Practice: Dynamics and Implications
BA (Hons) Anthropology
PGCert Academic Studies and Practice
PGCert Research Training
PhD Organisation Studies
Member of EGOS
Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Victoria's research interests include: business anthropology, organizational studies, human relations, ethnographic inquiry, social psychology and communication.
The overall aim of Victoria's PhD research is to examine how the current socio-economic order is challenged by different forms of organizing in sustainability debates. Particularly, how different forms of organizing are putting forward new ideas to solve the world's biggest social, environmental and economic problems, and what is the motivation and interests demonstrated through their proposals. The research sites are the World Economic Forum and the World Social Forum as collective forms of organizing that are debating and discussing different ways to respond to issues of sustainability. The main research questions are:
1) What are the relationships between incumbent and challenging forms of organizing in sustainability debates?
2) How do different forms of organizing perceive and respond to global inequalities?
3) What effects do these forms of organizing have on the current socio-economic order?
In her previous research and consultancy role, Victoria managed and delivered fieldwork on a range of projects for a number of clients. Example reports for which she was lead author are as follows.
Scottish Arts Council
Review and Evaluation of the Quality Framework
Scottish Arts Council
Monitoring and Evaluation of the Cultural Co-ordinators in Scottish Schools Programme
Scottish Arts Council
Final Reports - Cultural Coordinators in Scottish Schools
Cultural Co-ordinators in Scottish Schools Programme: Monitoring Report - Executive Summary
Evaluation of What Money Means
Victoria has a keen interest in teaching and has previous experience of delivering learning in classroom and workshop settings. She has completed the City and Guilds 7302 Certificate in Delivering Learning and Part A of the Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has completed the Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Studies and Practice and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Pagan V. Rethinking capitals: global capital beyond the financial. ICAEW, 2016. Available at: http://www.icaew.com/~/media/corporate/files/technical/sustainability/rethinking%20capitals/tecplm14996-1%20victoria%20pagan.ashx.
- Pagan V. Thriving in turbulent times = Perpetuating the status quo?. In: British Academy of Management. 2016, Newcastle University, UK: British Academy of Management.
- Pagan V. What does it mean to be a dangerous woman in the workplace?. University of Edinburgh, 2016. Available at: http://dangerouswomenproject.org/2016/08/15/workplace-inequality/.
- Pagan VK. State of Global Power - Definitions, Distributions and Functions in Our Globalised World. Transnational Institute, 2015. Available at: http://www.tni.org/briefing/definitions-distributions-and-functions-our-globalised-world.
- Pagan V. Resistance from within and without. In: 9th Organization Studies Summer Workshop: Resistance, resisting and resisters in and around organizations. 2014, Corfu.
- Reissner SC, Pagan V. Generating employee engagement in a public-private partnership: management communication activities and employee experiences. International Journal of Human Resource Management 2013, 24(14), 2741-2759.
- Pagan V. 'Same' goal, different worldviews: Comparing and contrasting the World Economic Forum and the World Social Forum. In: 29th EGOS Colloquium. 2013, Montreal, Canada.
- Reissner SC, Pagan V. Storytelling in management practice: Dynamics and implications. London: Routledge, 2013.
- Richter P, Pagan V. An evaluation of the Staff Development Unit’s CASAP/ITLHE Programmes at Newcastle University. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: KITE Research Centre, Newcastle University, 2012.
- Reissner SC, Pagan V. Anatomy of resistance in a partnership workspace. In: 7th Organization Studies Summer Workshop: Organizations as spaces of work. 2012, Rhodes, Greece.
- Pagan V. She’s ‘good at her job’: Reflections on the intersectionality of age and gender in the workplace. In: Gender, Work and Organization 7th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference. 2012, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.
- Reissner SC, Pagan V. Employee engagement: The use of storytelling. London: Chartered Management Institute, 2011. Available at: http://cmilibrary.managers.org.uk/Library/Download.aspx?id=2199.
- Reissner SC, Pagan V, Smith C. 'Our iceberg is melting': Story, metaphor and the management of organisational change. Culture and Organization 2011, 17(5), 417-433.
- Reissner SC, Pagan V. Storytelling in organisational communication. Chartered Management Institute, 2011. Available at: http://www.managers.org.uk.