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Dr Rebecca Gill

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

Dr Rebecca Gill (PhD, University of Utah, United States) is a senior lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University. Dr Gill researches how industry, culture, and place come together in regional innovation and entrepreneurship, including how innovative sites reproduce best (and sometimes worst) practices of notable global innovation corridors. She is the lead researcher for Grow North, an initiative supported by Massey University and ATEED, which focuses on enhancing the innovation ecosystem in Auckland. She has published in several top tier journals, including Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, and Organisation. She teaches courses in innovation, entrepreneurship, and communication. 

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Organizational and occupational identity, enterprise and entrepreneurship, gender/difference, organizational communication, qualitative research methods


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205):
Entrepreneurship (150304):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)


Entrepreneurship, communication, identity, ethnography, interviewing

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs


Barbour, JB., & Gill, R. (2017). Questioning as regulatory work practice: The communicative accomplishment of reliability and safety in the oversight of nuclear power plants. Communication Monographs. 84(4), 466-487
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Dean, M., Gill, R., & Barbour, JB. (2016). “Let’s Sit Forward”: Investigating Interprofessional Communication, Collaboration, Professional Roles, and Physical Space at EmergiCare. Health Communication. 31(12), 1506-1516
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., & Larson, GS. (2014). Making the ideal (local) entrepreneur: Place and the regional development of high-tech entrepreneurial identity. Human Relations. 67(5), 519-542
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., Barbour, J., & Dean, M. (2014). Shadowing in/as work: Ten recommendations for shadowing fieldwork practice. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics. 9(1), 69-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., & Ganesh, S. (2007). Empowerment, constraint, and the entrepreneurial self: A study of white women entrepreneurs. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 35(3), 268-293
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S., Gill, R.


Gill, R., Zorn, TE., Balli, F., Marsh, K., Caughey, T., Child, R., . . . O'Brien, R. (2016). Grow North: Smart innovation district. Massey Univeristy.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Balli, F., Gill, R., Zorn, T.

Supervision and Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Sandra Barnett - Doctor of Philosophy
    The mind or psyche of the New Zealand SME owner of manager through the lens of LinkedIn.

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