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, one stream of my research advances a structural view on network relations among organizations and organization leaders. A second stream of my research explains how psychological factors influence network diffusion. Another closely related stream of my research advances a group decision-making perspective on corporate governance and leadership.
Arizona State University: 2009-present
Previous Appointments: University of Michigan
Editorial board member: Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal
Ad Hoc reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, American Journal of Sociology, and Organization Science
Recent Professional 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.
Zhu, D. H., W. Shen, and A. Hillman. Recategorization: New directors who are demographically different from incumbents and their subsequent positions on boards. Administrative Science Quarterly (forthcoming).
Zhu, D. H. Group polarization in board decisions about CEO compensation. Organization Science (forthcoming).
Zhu, D. H. and J. D. Westphal. 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 (forthcoming).
Zhu, D. H. (2013). Group polarization on corporate boards: Theory and evidence on board decisions about acquisition premiums. Strategic Management Journal 34: 800-822.
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 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.