David H. Zhu

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

Biography

Zhu builds on behavioral theories to examine strategic decision making of top executives and entrepreneurs, innovation, corporate governance, and corporate strategy. He also studies how the structure of networks affects leadership behavior and firms' competitive advantages. 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 Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. He is incoming Deputy Editor of Management and Organization Review and editorial board member of AMJ, AMR, ASQ, and SMJ. He has also served the academic community in several leadership roles, such as the Associate Program Chair of the Strategic Leadership and Governance group of SMS, English program chair (macro) and research committee chair (macro) of International Association for Chinese Management Research, and the overall coordinator of Chinese Management Scholars Community. In addition, he serves as a research committee member of the STR division 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 Harvard Business Review, Wall Street JournalForbes, and BBC Future, among others. 

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 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
DBA 721Seminar: Research in Action I
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
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

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

Deputy Editor

  • Management and Organization Review

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

Consulting

Strategic Management, Corporate Governance, International Business