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Zhen Zhang

Associate Professor
Management

Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar
Management

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Office:BA 397F
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-5560
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: Zhen.Zhang@asu.edu
Zhen Zhang

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Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008; M.S., Tsinghua University, 2002; B.S., Tsinghua University, 2000.

Research Areas
Leadership process and development, interfaces between organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, biological basis of work behavior, advanced research methods.

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 2008-present.

Career and Recent Professional Awards
Early Career Achievement Award, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management, 2013; Faculty Achievement Award for Young Investigator, Arizona State University, 2013; SIOP Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research, 2013.

Professional Leadership
Editorial Board Member: Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Discoveries, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Research Methods.
Representative-at-large, AOM Research Methods Division, 2013-2016. 
Representative-at-large for Americas, International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), 2014-2016.
Member, AOM OB Division Teaching and International Sub-Committes, 2008-2009.

Representative Publications
Reina, C. S., Peterson, S. J., & Zhang, Z. (In press). Adverse effects of CEO family-to-work conflict on firm performance. Organization Science.

Li, W. D., Stanek, K. C., Zhang, Z., Ones, D. S., & McGue, M. (2016). Are genetic and environmental influences on job satisfaction stable over time? A three-wave longitudinal twin study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1598-1619.

Wanberg, C., Kanfer, R., Hamann, D., & Zhang, Z. (2016). Age and reemployment success after job loss: An integrative model and meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 400-426.

Preacher, K. J., Zhang, Z., & Zyphur, M. J. (2016). Multilevel structural equation models for assessing moderation within and across levels of analysis. Psychological Methods, 21, 189-205.

Fang, R., Landis, B., Zhang, Z., Anderson, M. H., Shaw, J. D., & Kilduff, M. (2015). Integrating personality and social networks: A meta-analysis of personality, network position, and work outcomes in organizations. Organization Science, 26, 1243–1260.

Wang, D., Waldman, D. A., & Zhang, Z. (2014). A meta-analysis on shared leadership and team effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 181-198 (Three authors contributed equally to this paper).

Cole, M. S., Carter, M. Z., & Zhang, Z. (2013). Leader-team congruence in power distance values and team effectiveness: The mediating role of procedural justice climate. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98(6), 962-973.

Zhang, Z., Wang, M., & Shi, J. (2012). Leader-follower congruence in proactive personality and work outcomes: The mediating role of LMX. Academy of Management Journal, 55(1), 111-130.

Zhang, Z., Waldman, D. A., & Wang, Z. (2012). A multilevel investigation of leader-member exchange, informal leader emergence, and individual and team performance. Personnel Psychology, 65(1), 49-78.

Wanberg, C. R., Zhu, J., Kanfer, R., & Zhang, Z. (2012). After the pink slip: Applying dynamic motivation frameworks to the job search experience. Academy of Management Journal, 55(2), 261-284.

Judge, T. A., Ilies, R., & Zhang, Z. (2012). Genetic influences on core self-evaluations, job satisfaction, work stress, and health: A mediated model. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 117(1), 208-220.

Zhang, Z., & Peterson, S. J. (2011). Advice networks in teams: The effects of transformational leadership and members’ core self-evaluations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(5), 1004-1017.


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.

MGT 400 - Cross-Cultural Management
Cultural role in international business relations; applied principles of cross-cultural communications, negotiations, and management; regional approaches to business relations.

MGT 513 - Mindful Leadership
Provides a transformative experience that aids in developing skills associated with being a mindful leader. Focuses on introducing the concept of mindful leadership and explaining how to use it to achieve personal and professional goals. Then concentrates on using mindful leadership to lead individuals and teams. Specific learning goals include: (1) to enhance understanding of mindful leadership; (2) to improve skills in using mindful leadership to achieve personal goals; (3) to improve skills in using mindful leadership to lead individuals and teams; and (4) to propose a transformative plan aimed at increasing use of mindful leadership.

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.

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