David H. Zhu

Dean's Council Distinguished Scholar/Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Zhu builds on behavioral theories to examine strategic decision making of top executives and directors, innovation, Chinese management, corporate governance, and corporate strategy. He also studies the structure of corporate elite networks and resource exchange networks. His work has been published in top scholarly journals, including Academy of Management JournalAdministrative Science QuarterlyOrganization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, and has received several international awards from major scholarly associations such as the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. His most recent research advances a structural theory of organization power and resource dependence, develops a prosocial perspective of corporate governance, and examines how value, identity, personality, cognition, and emotion influence strategic decisions of top executives and directors. He currently serves on the editorial boards of AMJ, AMR, ASQ, and SMJ. He has also served the academic community in several leadership roles, such as the English program chair and macro research committee chair of International Association for Chinese Management Research, overall coordinator of Chinese Management Scholars Community, representative-at-large of Strategic Management Society (strategic leadership and governance group) and of IACMR, and research committee member of the OMT and Strategic Management divisions of the Academy of Management. Zhu is an experienced business educator and has taught and coached many top executives around the world. His research has been featured in major news media, such as the Wall Street Journal and the Forbes, and in Deloitte’s executive training programs.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • M.A. Nankai University, China
  • B.S. Nankai University, China

Research Interests

  • Strategic Decison Making
  • CEOs, Top Management Teams, Board of Directors
  • Corporate Governance
  • Social and exchange networks
  • Innovation
  • Chinese Management

Publications

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
DBA 721Seminar: Research in Action I
MGT 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
DBA 721Seminar: Research in Action I
MGT 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DBA 721Seminar: Research in Action I
MGT 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DBA 721Seminar: Research in Action I
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 589Strategic Management
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 589Strategic Management
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • Co-winner of the 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

Editorships

Editorial Board Member

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Reveiw
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Strategic Management Journal

Professional Associations

Academy of Management

International Association for Chinese Management Research

Strategic Management Soceity

Work History

Arizona State University: 2009-present

Previous Appointments: University of Michigan