Ph.D. (2009), University of Michigan
M.A. (2002) and B.S. (1999), Nankai University
My research interests span the areas of strategic management, organization theory, and social psychology. Specifically, I am interested in understanding issues related to corporate governance and strategic leadership from social and psychological perspectives. My prior research has explored how group polarization, pluralistic ignorance, and social comparison may influence major corporate governance decisions. My recent interests include understanding how recategorization may influence the selection of minority directors and their subsequent roles on boards and how CEO narcissism may affect network diffusion.
Arizona State University: 2009-present
Previous Appointments: University of Michigan
Editorial board member: Administrative Science Quarterly (since 2011).
Ad Hoc reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, American Journal of Sociology, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal.
Recent Professional Awards
William H. Newman Award for the Best Paper Based on a Dissertation, Academy of Management, 2010; Winner of the Louis R. Pondy Award for the Best Paper Based on a Dissertation, Organization and Management Theory division, Academy of Management, 2010; Runner-up for Organizational and Management Theory Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, 2010; Winner of the Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society International Conference, Washington D. C., 2009; Winner of the Rensis Likert Dissertation Paper Prize, ICOS, University of Michigan, 2009-2010.
Zhu, D. H. (2013). Group polarization in board decisions about CEO compensation. Organization Science (forthcoming).
Zhu, D. H. and J. D. Westphal (2013). How directors’ prior experience with other demographically similar CEOs affects their selection onto corporate boards and the consequences for CEO compensation. Academy of Management Journal (conditionally accepted).
Zhu, D. H. (2013). Group polarization on corporate boards: Theory and evidence on board decisions about acquisition premiums. Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming).
Zhu, D. H. and J. D. Westphal (2011). Misperceiving the beliefs of others: How pluralistic ignorance contributes to the persistence of positive security analyst reactions to the adoption of stock repurchase plans. Organization Science 22 (4): 869-886
Ethiraj, S. and D. H. Zhu (2008). Performance effects of imitative entry, Strategic Management Journal 29: 797-817.
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MGT 460 - Strategic Management
Systems theory of organizations, strategy formulation and administration in organizations, creating organizational cohesiveness, and leading change within organizations.
MGT 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.