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Wei Shen


Associate Dean, China Programs
Graduate Programs

Office:BA 323D
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-1422
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: weishen@asu.edu
Wei Shen

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Ph.D. Strategic Management, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
B.S.   Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China

Research Interest
His research interests are in the areas of strategic leadership, corporate governance, organizational search, and research methodology. His works have been published the leading journals in his field, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal.

Academic Positions
Professor, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Recent Publications

Zhu, D. H., & Shen, W. 2016. Why do some outside successions fare better than others? The role of outside CEOs’ prior experience with board diversity. Strategic Management Journal, 37: 2695-2708..

Shapiro, D. L., Hom, P. W., Shen, W., & Agarwal, R. 2016. How do leader-departures affect subordinates’ organizational attachment? A 360-degree relational perspective. Academy of Management Review, 41(3): 479-502

Shen, W., Zhou, Q., & Lau, C. M. 2016. Empirical research on corporate governance in China: A review and new directions for the future. Management and Organization Review, 12(1): 41-73.

Zhu, D. H., Shen, W., & Hillman, A. 2014. Recategorization: New directors who are demographically different from incumbents and their subsequent positions on boards. Administrative Science Quarterly, 53(2): 240-270.

Shen, W., & Gentry, R. J. 2014. A cyclical view of the relationship between corporate governance and strategic management. Journal of Management and Governance, 18(4): 959-973.

Gentry, R. J., & Shen, W.  2013. The impacts of performance relative to analyst forecasts and analyst coverage on firm R&D intensity. Strategic Management Journal, 34(1): 121-130.







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.

ACC 595 - Continuing Registration
Used in situations where registration is necessary but where credit is not needed. Replaces arbitrary enrollment in reading and conference, research, thesis, dissertation, etc. Used by students when taking comprehensive examinations, defending theses or dissertations, or fulfilling the continuous enrollment requirement in doctoral programs. Credit is not awarded, and no grade is assigned.

ECN 591 - 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.

REA 591 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.

WPC 580 - Practicum
Structured practical experience in a professional program, supervised by a practitioner and/or faculty member with whom the student works closely.

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