David H. Zhu

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

Biography

One stream of Zhu's research builds on social psychological theories to examine how top executives make major decisions about corporate governance and corporate strategy. He has studied how fundamental group decision-making processes (e.g., group polarization, social categorization, social comparison) and personalities influence top executives’ major decisions (e.g., acquisitions, product and international diversification, imitation, executive compensation, board composition, executive turnover, and risk-taking spending). His current projects examine how top executives’ personalities, affect, and values influence key issues in behavioral strategy research. 

Another stream of Professor Zhu's research concerns the structure of corporate elite networks and interorganizational networks. He has examined how triads influence the formation and development of relations among top executives who have different demographic characteristics and personalities. His recent projects examine how top executives build and rebuild triads to facilitate interfirm coordination, and how structural positions in resource exchange networks influence market power, corporate strategies, and competitive advantages.

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governancen and Strategic Leadership
  • Social Psychology
  • Networks
  • Chinese Management
  • Corporate Strategy

Publications

Courses

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
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 460Strategic Management
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research

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 Reveiw
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Strategic Management Journal

Work History

Arizona State University: 2009-present Previous Appointments: University of Michigan