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Zhu Zhu

Associate Professor, Management

BA, CUNY, Macaulay Honors College
MA, CUNY, Baruch College
PhD, CUNY, Baruch College
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Zhu Zhu (PhD, CUNY-Baruch) is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University. Her research interests revolve around applying network theory and relational perspectives to corporate governance, especially in the context of international management. She has fifteen years of industry experience in promoting international cultural exchange with a focus on contemporary and postmodern fine art.


Corporate governance, CEO decision-making, Family Business, Board interlock, Network theory, International Business, Business ethics, Innovation

Honors & Awards

  • Young Scientist Honoree, Queens College, City University of New York (December 2009)
  • Hortense Powdermaker Award, Queens College, City University of New York (May 2010)
  • John A. Elliott Teaching Award, Zicklin School of Business (October 2013)

Refereed Published Articles

  • R. Kopelman, A. Chiou, L. Lipani, Z. Zhu (2012). Interpreting the Success of Zappos, Four Seasons, and Nordstrom: Customer Centricity is but One-Third of the Job. Global Business and Organizational Excellence
  • D. Chugh, M. Kern, Z. Zhu, S. Lee (2014). Withstanding Moral Disengagement: Attachment Security as an Ethical Intervention. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Z. Aytug, H. Rothstein, M. Kern, Z. Zhu (2017). Is There Social Consensus Regarding Researcher Conflicts of Interest?. Ethics & Behavior
  • W. Shi, S. Sun, D. Yan, Z. Zhu (2017). Institutional Fragility and Outward Foreign Direct Investment from China. Journal of International Business Studies
  • W. Zhou, Z. Zhu, D. Vredenburgh (2020). Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Safety, and Team Decision Making. Team Performance Management
  • M. Rigolizzo, Z. Zhu (2020). Motivating Reflection Habits and Raising Employee Awareness of Learning. Evidence-based HRM
  • T. Wu, Z. Zhu (2020). The chief project officer: a new executive role for turbulent times. Journal of Business Strategy
  • Z. Zhu, F. Lu (2020). Family Ownership and Corporate Environmental Responsibility: The Contingent Effect of Venture Capital and Institutional Environment. Journal of Risk and Financial Management
  • M. Rigolizzo, Z. Zhu (2021). The Ebb and Flow of Learning Motivation: The Differentiated Impact of the Implicit Theory of Intelligence on Learning Behaviors. Human Resource Development Quarterly
  • H. Nguyen, Z. Zhu, Y. Jung, D. Kim (2021). Determinants of M&A acquisition premium: A social capital perspective. Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal
  • F. Lu, H. Kwan, Z. Zhu (2020). The Effects of Family Firm CEO Traditionality on Successor Choice: The Moderating Role of Socioemotional Wealth. Family Business Review
  • S. Kessler, L. Lucianetti, S. Pindek, Z. Zhu, P. Spector (2020). Job satisfaction and firm performance: Can employees’ job satisfaction change the trajectory of a firm’s performance?. Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • M. Rigolizzo, Z. Zhu, J. Harvey (2022). Leader Humility, Perceived Leader Authenticity and Informal Learning: How Humble Leaders Model Everyday Workplace Learning. Journal of Workplace Learning
  • F. Lu, Z. Zhu, L. Zhu, H. Gao (2022). Political tie hot potato: The contingent effect of China's anti-corruption policy on cash and innovation. Research Policy
  • M. Rigolizzo, Z. Zhu, A. Cruz (2021). The Influence of Past Situations on Present Behaviors: How School Life Predicts Managerial Learning. Journal of Workplace Learning
  • F. Lu, Z. Zhu, X. He (2021). Aspirations of Chinese Families-in-Business: Development of a Reliable Measurement Instrument. Journal of Family Business Strategy
  • Y. Jung, Z. Zhu, H. Nguyen (2021). Revisiting foreign market entry motivations: The case of Korean commercial banks. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management
  • S. Sun, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhu (2021). Turning Disruption into Growth Opportunity: The Red Team Strategy. Journal of Business Strategy

Published Proceedings

  • Z. Zhu (5s). 2018. Board-Performance Linkage Revisited: A Relational Pluralistic Perspective Eastern Academy of Management Conference Proceedings
  • Z. Zhu, F. Lyu, L. Zhu (5s). 2019. When Do Politically Connected Firms Use Their Cash on Innovation? The Contingent Effect of China’s Anti-Corruption Policy Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
  • L. Wang, Z. Zhu (5s). 2020. Venture Capital Syndication Power Source Mismatch on the Growth Performance of Later Stage Venture Academy of Management Proceedings
  • M. Rigolizzo, Z. Zhu (5s). 2020. The Ebb and Flow of Learning Motivation Academy of Management Proceedings
  • M. Rigolizzo, Z. Zhu (5s). 2021. Leading Employee Learning Academy of Management Proceedings