Ph.D. (1999) in Strategic Management, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
B.S. (1995) in Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
His research interests are in the areas of strategic leadership, corporate governance, organizational search, and research methodology. His works have been published in several scholarly journals, including the leading journals in his field such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal.
Associate Professor, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Senior Research Fellow, SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Beijing, China
Associate Professor, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida
Career and Professional Teaching Awards
Competitive Summer Research Grant, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, 2007.
Finalist for the Best Conference Paper Award, International Association for Chinese Management Research Conference, Nanjing, China, 2006.
Competitive Summer Research Grant, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, 2006.
Huber Hurst Faculty Fellow, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, 2005.
Shen, W., & Gentry, R. J. 2013. A cyclical view of the relationship between corporate governance and strategic management. Journal of Management and Governance, forthcoming.
Capasso, A., Dagnino, G. B., & Shen, W. 2013. Corporate governance and strategic management in different contexts: Fostering interchange of a crucial relationship. Journal of Management and Governance, forthcoming.
Gentry, R. J., & Shen, W. The impacts of performance relative to analyst forecasts and analyst coverage on firm R&D intensity. Strategic Management Journal, 34(1): 121-130.
Lin, C., Shen, W., & Su, D. 2011. Executive pay at publicly listed firms in China. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 59(2): 417-436.
Gentry, R. J., & Shen, W. 2010. The relationship between accounting and market measures of firm financial performance: How strong is it? Journal of Managerial Issues, 22(4): 514-530.
Shen, W., Gentry, R. J., & Tosi, H. 2010. The impact of CEO pay on CEO turnover: A test of two perspectives. Journal of Business Research, 63(7): 729-734.
ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.
DBA 705 - Global Corporate Strategy
Demonstrates that decisions affecting the international expansion of a firm are neither obvious nor totally determined by the technological or economic forces generally associated with globalization. Addresses the most transcendental decisions that multinational firms face in the course of conducting business across borders.
MGT 588 - Strategic Leadership
Explores the general manager as organizational leader. Focuses on competitive advantage and how each functional area contributes to it.
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.
MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.