Master of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship Faculty

Yuan Zhang*

Professor Zhang received his PhD in accounting from University of Southern California in 2003 and B.S. in accounting from Tsinghua University in 1998. Professor Zhang is an associate professor with tenure at University of Texas at Dallas and previously was an assistant professor and the coordinator of financial accounting MBA core courses at Columbia University. Her research interests include financial accounting and reporting, role of financial analysts, options market and securities regulations. Professor Zhang has published articles in Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Accounting and Economics. Professor Zhang has also been invited to present in the Center for Accounting Research and Education Conference (2006,2007, 2011), Review of Accounting Studies Conference (2011), Journal of Accounting Research Conference (2011), AAA Annual Meeting (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), and Chinese Four School Accounting Conference (2009). Professor Zhang’s articles have been cited by The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Barron’s, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and many other high-level worldwide publications.

Werner Bonadurer

Dr. Bonadurer received his PhD in business administration with concentration in finance from University of St. Gallen (HSG) in 2007, an M.S. in business administration from University of Pennsylvania in 2002, and a B.S. in business administration from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in 1982. Dr. Bonadurer is a clinical professor of finance and a faculty director of Executive MBA program at Arizona State University. He was previously a clinical associate professor of finance at Arizona State University and a lecturer and habilitant at University of St. Gallen (HSG). He also worked as joint-chief officer, member of global executive board, and member of group managing board UBS; as global division head of trading and sales, risk management services, executive vice president and member of UBS group executive board; and as chief executive office, senior vice president, and deputy regional head Asian at UBS Hong Kong, PRC. Dr. Bonadurer was nominated “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in Geneva Switzerland in 1996 and nominated “Young Leader” by the American Swiss Foundation, New York and Zurich in 1991. His book The Performance Persistence of Equity Long/Short Hedge Funds was published by Paul Haupt Verlag in 2007. His published articles have appeared on the front page in Neue Zurcher Zeitung and in die Entwicklung der Lebensversicherungsbranche in den USA (part of textbook Versicherungen im Umbruch published by Springer Verlag, 2004).

Daniel Brooks

Professor Brooks received his PhD in statistical decision theory and mathematical economics, an M.S. in business administration at Indiana University, and M.S. and B.S. in mathematics at Colorado School of Mines. Professor Brooks is an associate professor in the department of Supply Chain Management and director of the Honors Certificate Program in Business Analysis Consulting Scholars Program, SCM Graduate Certificate Program, and the Custom Corporate MBA program at Arizona State University. He previously worked as the director of Executive MBA, member of Committee of Statistics at Arizona State University, visiting staff member in Statistic and Applied Math Group of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and assistant professor in the Department of Decision and Information Systems at Arizona State University. He was also a member of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Subcommittee on Low Probability/High Consequence Events, an organizing member of development of DOE standard on risk management, a member of Comparative Environment Risk Project Committee and a coordinator of Cross-Committee Ranking Methodology Group under Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Professor Brooks has also participated in the Division Review Committee’s annual review of research and application work conducted by University of California System, the U.S. Congress, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also worked as an associate editor for Decision Sciences. Professor Brooks has published articles in Operations Research, American Mathematical Monthly, Operational Research Society, American Statistics, American Journal of Mathematical and Management, Environmental Risk Management, Probability Safety Assessment and Management and Decision Analysis Anthology.

Dawei Xia*

Dawei Xia is a former president of Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI), as well as a professor and supervisor for doctoral candidates; secretary of SNAI's Party Committee; and secretary-general of APEC Finance and Development Program (AFDP). Professor Xia received his master's degree in economics from the Department of Industrial Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1985. From 1988 to 1990, he was a visiting researcher at Osaka City University. Beginning in 1993, he served in many capacities at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, as dean of the School of International Business Administration, assistant to president, vice president and executive vice president of the university. He was then concurrently designated to be deputy chief of China's Association of Industrial Economics Research and Development, vice president of China Accounting Society, director of Shanghai Industrial Economics Research Committee, and a member of Research Council for Listed Companies of Shanghai Stock Exchange Committee. In 1997, he was awarded as the Cross-century Talent of China by the Ministry of Finance of China. In 1998, he was listed as the Cross-century Talent on Culture and Social Science by the Ministry of Education of China, and enjoys a special government allowance authorized by the State Council.

Nancy Stephens

Professor Stephens received an interdisciplinary PhD in marketing, communications, advertising, and statistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980, and an M.S. in advertising and a B.S. with honors in communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Professor Stephens is an associate professor in Department of Marketing at Arizona State University. She previously worked as director of W. P. Carey Evening MBA Program, director of graduate admissions and interim director of admissions of the W. P. Carey MBA Program at Arizona State University. She was a visiting professor in Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, Toulouse Business School, University Hartford’s Barney School of Business and School of Management and Economics in Vaxjo, Sweden. Professor Stephens’ articles have been widely published or cited by many popular publications, including Journal of Customer Behavior, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Advertising Research, International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Zhen Zhang

Professor Zhang received his PhD in human resources and industrial relations, with a concentration in organizational behavior and a minor in entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota in 2008. He earned an management and another M.S. in accountancy at Tsinghua University. Professor Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at Arizona State University, and he has published articles in Academy of Management Journal, Personal Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process, The Leadership Quarterly, Empirical Methods in Organization and Management Research and Biological Foundation of Organizational Behavior. Additionally, he has co-chaired and presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Management and International Association for Chinese Management Research in Shanghai, China.

Yuhchang Hwang

Professor Hwang is an associate professor of accounting at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Professor Hwang received his PhD in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. Prior to teaching at ASU, Professor Hwang taught at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. His teaching and research interests include managerial accounting, supply chain management, incentive contracting, performance measurement, and healthcare. At ASU, Professor Hwang has been teaching exclusively at the MBA level, including the Executive MBA program. He received the outstanding graduate teaching award from the School of Accountancy and the Department of Information Management in 1998. Professor Hwang has published extensively in such world-famous academic journals as Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, and Auditing and Finance.

Kouqing Li*

Dr. Li is the president of Shanghai National Accounting Institute (SNAI), associate secretary of SNAI's Party Committee and associate secretary-general of APEC Finance and Development Program (AFDP). He received his PhD in management from Shanghai Finance and Economics University and studied in Thunderbird School of Global Management from 1996 to 1997. He has taught in Department of Economics at Shanghai Finance and Economics University since 1988. From 1998 to 2000, he was the Chinese director of Shanghai Finance and Economics University and Webster University MBA program. Dr. Li also serves as the associate president of Shanghai Economics Research Institution. Dr. Li’s research interests include strategic management, organizational behavior, enterprise strategy and the competitive advantage of enterprise.

Fernando Olivera*

Professor Olivera is an associate professor of organizational behavior at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He earned his PhD and M.S. degrees in industrial administration from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in electronics engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. His primary research interests are in the areas of organizational memory, group and individual learning, and the impact of communication technology on group work. His articles have been published in the Academy of Management Review, Small Group Research, the Journal of Management Studies, and the Research on Managing Groups and Teams book series. Professor Olivera has also delivered presentations in various academic conferences.

Yimin Wang

Professor Wang received his PhD in operations, technology and innovation management at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.S. in business administration at the University of British Columbia, and a B.S. in computer science from Shandong University at Weihai. Professor Wang is an assistant professor of supply chain management in W. P. Carey School of Business and was a visiting assistant professor of management science at the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. He worked as a consultant at SAS Institute Canada, as a project leader and analyst at Canadian Airlines International, and as a manager in China Artex Corporation. Professor Wang has published his articles in International Journal of Production and Economics, Production and Operations Management, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains, series on Western Research in theHumanities and Social Sciences-Business Administration (in Chinese) and many other journals. He has also presented in various academic conferences.

Gu Bin

Professor Gu earned his PhD and M.A. degrees in operations and information management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. degree in international business and computer science at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Professor Gu is an associate professor of information systems at Arizona State University. Before that, he was an assistant professor of information, risk and operations management at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Gu’s research interests include online social media, user-generated content, IT business value and IT governance. He serves on the editorial boards of Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly as an associate editor. He also served as a conference co-chair of 2011 Workshop on Information Systems Economics, and as an associate editor of Statistical Challenge in Electronic Commerce Research. Professor Gu has been invited to present in Carnegie Mellon University, Michigan State University, University of California at Irvine, University of California at San Diego, University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Taxes at Dallas, and University of Washington. His articles have been published in Management Science, Information System Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information System, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, and Decision Support Systems.

Buck Pei

Professor of Accountancy Ker-Wei (Buck) Pei currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baosteel Group, as chairman of the audit committee. Baosteel Group is a Fortune Global 200 company and is one of the largest steelmaker in the world.  Professor Pei also serves on the Board of Directors as Chairman of the nomination committee of Want-Want China Holding - one of the most recognized brands in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  He also served as the chairman of Globalization Committee of the American Accounting Association in 1997 and as the President of Chinese Accounting Professors Association –North America in 1993 and 1994.  Professor Pei consults many multinational firms such as Motorola, Intel, Honeywell, Cisco and Bank of America on various projects relating to supply chain management, customer relationship management, business process reengineering, and e-business initiatives.

Professor Pei's research interests include strategic cost management, strategic innovations in information technology, supply chain integration, behavioral decision-making, and incentive design and performance measurement. He has recently published articles in such leading academic journals as Management Science, Decision Sciences, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting, Organization & Society, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and Journal of Economic Psychology. He has won a number of teaching awards at the W. P. Carey School, including: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1996, and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 1997. He also received a state-wide teaching excellence award - Arizona Teacher of the Year (1998) - from Arizona CPA Foundation for his curriculum innovations in accounting. Professor Pei received his PhD in accounting from University of North Texas in 1986.