Business Administration

Business Administration
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  • Biography

  • Research & Achievement

  • Projects

  • Teaching

Research Areas

Corporate strategy and sustainable competitiveadvantages (SCAs) of firms, International strategy and governance ofenterprises in emerging economies


Directorof Center for Case Studies of Business School


1997.9-2000.7,PhD in Business Management, NanjingUniversity

1986.9-1989.7,Master in Northeast Normal University

Further Educationand Training Experience

2005.7-2005.8,Training for case teaching and writing of Business Management in HarvardBusiness School in the United States

2002.7,Training for Business Management cases teaching in Western Ontario University’sIvey School of Business in Canada

1996-1997,As a Chinese Fulbright Scholar for the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program, workedwith Professor Jay Barney (One of the founders of “Resource-based View” ofcorporate strategy) for advanced studies about Advanced Strategic Management inthe United States

Professional Experience

2004-Present,Professor and Ph.D. Advisor, Business School of Nankai University

2002-2004,Professor, Business School of Nankai University

2000-2002,Associate Professor, Business School of Nankai University

2000.9-2002.8,Post doctor in Business Management, Nankai University

1997-2000,Associate Professor, Business School of Nanjing University


[1]    2014.9, China National MBA EducationSupervisory Committee, The 5th National Top 100 Excellent ManagementCases Award

[2]    2014.6, Guided the graduation thesis ofBusiness Management major student to gain the Excellent Undergraduate ThesisAward of Nankai University

[3]    2014, Nankai University, ExcellentAchievements Award in Social Sciences Research

[4]    2013, Nankai University, ExcellentAchievements Award in Social Sciences Research

[5]    2012.6, Nankai University, ExcellentAchievements Award in Social Sciences Research

[6]    2012.6, Guided the graduation thesis ofBusiness Management major student to gain the Excellent Undergraduate ThesisAward of Nankai University

[7]    2012, UK-based Emerald, Emerald LiteratiNetwork 2012 Highly Commended Award, Research paper “Cross-listing, CorporateGovernance and Corporate Performance: Empirical Evidence of Hong Kong-listedChinese Companies”

[8]    2011.9, China National MBA EducationSupervisory Committee, The 2nd National Top 100 Excellent ManagementCases Award

[9]    2010, Tianjin Municipal Government, 3rd Prize of Tianjin 12th Excellent Achievements in Social SciencesResearch

[10]     2010.7, Guided the master thesis ofBusiness Management major student to gain the Excellent Master Thesis Award ofNankai University

Social Service

WorkingExperience Related with Profession

[1]    2014.6, Study and Training Class forPhilosophy and Social Sciences Research of Central Party School

[2]    2014.5, Part time editor and columnmoderator of Foreign Economics &Management journal of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

[3]    2014.9, Judge, The 2nd NationalManagement Case Elite Contest Final Competition, University of Science andTechnology Beijing

[4]    2013.9, Judge, The 1st NationalManagement Case Elite Contest Final Competition, East China Normal University

[5]    2013.8, Annual Conference on ManagementCase Studies and Harvard Business School McFarlan Case Studies Seminar,Tsinghua University

[6]    2013.7, Part-time Professor, ZhejiangUniversity of Finance & Economics

[7]    2013.1, Standing Director, ManagementCases Sharing Center “National Case Studies Center Strategic Alliance” of ChinaNational MBA Education Supervisory Committee

[8]    2013.1, Member, 13th TianjinBranch of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee

[9]    2013-Present, Member, SpecializedCommittee for Case Studies of Chinese Society for Management Modernization

[10]     2013-Present, Qualification of IndependentDirector for Listing Companies in China

[11]     2013-Present, Deputy director, TianjinMunicipal Committee of Enterprises of China National Democratic ConstructionAssociation

[12]     2012-Present, Director, Marketing Major ofBinhai college of Nankai University

[13]     2011-Present, Standing Director, AnnualConference on Management Case Studies

[14]     2011.2-2012.2, Assistant of President,Federation of Industry and Commerce of Tianjin Heping District

[15]     2010-Present, Part-time Professor, GuizhouUniversity, Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, Inner MongoliaUniversity

[16]     2010-Present, Standing Director, Nationalmanagement case studies center federation

[17]     2010-Present, Member, Academic Committeeof PekingUniversity Case Research Center Newsletter

[18]     2009-Present, Interviewer for ChinaScholarship Council Western Area Program

[19]     2008-Present, Member, Tianjin branch ofCPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference)

[20]     2008-Present, Member of Editorial Boardfor CorporateGovernance Review

[21]     2008-Present, Supervisor for BusinessSchool, Nankai University “One Hundred Outstanding Teachers Program”

[22]     2006-Present, Member, Asia Academy ofManagement (AAOM)

[23]     2006-Present, Member, InternationalAssociation of Chinese Management Research (IACMR)

[24]     2006-Present, Anonymous Reviewer forDoctoral Thesis in Management for several Chinese Universities

[25]     2005-2013, Member, Committee for ForeignCommunications of Central Committee of China National Democratic ConstructionAssociation

[26]     2005-2009, External Examiner forDissertation or Research Portfolio of DBA Program at the University of SouthAustralia

[27]     2005-Present, Member, Tianjin Committee ofChina National Democratic Construction Association

[28]     2005-Present, Member, Nankai UniversityCommittee of China National Democratic Construction Association

[29]     2004-Present, Reviewer, NationalNatural Science Foundation, National Social Science Foundation, ChinaPostdoctoral Research Foundation and several provincial level naturalscience foundations in China

[30]     2004-Present, Member of Academy ofManagement (AOM), Reviewer for the annual conferences of the academy,particularly for the division of Business Policy and Strategic Management, andthe division of Organizational Theories and Management

[31]     2004-Present, Director, Research Office ofTransnational Enterprise Governance of Corporate Governance Research Center ofNankai University, which is one of the Humanities and Social Sciences KeyResearch Bases of the Ministry of Education

[32]     2002-Present, Reviewer, NankaiBusiness Review, Chinese Journal of Management Science, Journalof Management Science



[1]    Zhou J., Yang S., Fan X.and Ren X. The Integration Strategy of the Fanxing Drama Village, Making theBroadway in Alley. Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, 2014.12, Beijing,China.

[2]    Zhou J. Is there anydifficulty and problem in Strategic Management education? Strategic Management Education Forum(Organization and StrategicManagement Specialized Committee of China National MBA Education SupervisoryCommittee), 2014.12.3, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou.

[3]    Zhou J. What canManagement Case Studies Bring to Us? NationalManagement Case Forum, 2014.11.25, University of International Business andEconomics, Beijing.

[4]    Zhou J., Yang S. 2013.Research on the Influence of Board Structure on the Strategic Change ofEnterprises. Chinese Strategic ManagementScholars’ Forum .2013.12, Xinjiang University, Urumqi.

[5]    Zhou J., Yu Y., Zhai M.Research on the Influence of Enterprise M&A Experience and BoardCharacteristics on the Strategic Decisions of M & A. The 4th International Academic Conference of StrategicManagement. 2013.12, Sichuan University, Chengdu.

[6]    Zhou J. Is the EnterpriseCompetitive Advantage Really Sustainable? Conference on Innovation andSustainable Development of Fudan University, 2013.7, Fudan University,Shanghai.

[7]    Zhou J. Challenges andCountermeasures of Chinese Enterprises’ Investment in the United States—The Caseof Huawei and ZTE, The Fulbright AnnualMeeting. 2012.12.1, Nanjing University, Nanjing.

[8]    Zhou J., Yuan D., ZhangW., Chen S. Review of Literatures on Cross-border Listing Based on CorporateGovernance. The 6th International Symposium of Corporate Governance. 2011.9, Dongbei Universityof Finance and Economics, Dalian.

[9]    Zhou J., Liu X. and JinY., Fang G., Cui S. China EnterprisesManagement Case and Theory Construction Research Forum. 2010.11.5-7, Beijing,China.



[1]    Zhou J., Yang S. and GuoW. A Study of the Impact of GEM Private Enterprises' Strategic Decision-makingMechanism on Corporate Performance. Journal of Management Science. 2014,Vol.27. No.2:1-14. (Published in Chinese)

[2]    Zhou J., Yang S. and YuY. FoundersVentureCapital and Board Independence: Evidence from Chinese Private Enterprises’Implementation of IPO in GEM. Management Review. 2014, Vol.26.No.4:142-153. (Published in Chinese)

[3]    Li X.and Zhou J. The Connotation andSource of Board Group Fault lines and Their Influence on Decision-makingBehavior: Literature Review and the Construction of Theoretical ResearchFramework. Foreign Economics & Management. 2014, Vol.36. No.3:3-9. (Published in Chinese)

[4]    Zhou J., Yuan D., Xue N.and Jin Y. The Joint Impact of Marketization Process and Board Governance onCorporate Performance: Empirical Evidences of A-shares in China. Journalof Applied Statistics and Management. 2014, Vol.33. No.6:1021-1030. (Published in Chinese)

[5]    Yin C.,Chen S. and Zhou J. Research on theInfluence of Board Power on Strategic Changes. Modern Management Science. 2014, No.6:30-33,114. (Published in Chinese)

[6]    Zhou J., Yu Y., Zhai M.and Zhou F. The Effect of Board Characteristics on a Firm's Strategic Change. Frontierof Business Research in China. 2014, Vol.8. No.3:299-326.



[1]    Yu Y., Zhou J. and Zhang H. Impact ofInstitutional Investors Shareholding on Firm's InternationalizationPerformance—The Moderating Effects of Board of Directors and Capital Market. Researchon Economics and Management. 2013, No.11:14-24. (Published in Chinese)

[2]    Zhou J., Yin C. and ChenS. Research for the Impact of Boards’ Team Attributes on Firm’sInternationalization Strategy. Management Review. 2013, Vol.25. No.11:132-142. (Published in Chinese)

[3]    Zhou J., Yin C. and ChenS. a Review of the Literature of Corporate Strategic Governance and Prospects. ForeignEconomics & Management. 2013,Vol.35. No.10:31-42. (Published in Chinese)

[4]    Zhou J. and Yuan D.Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Performance with Agency Costs as Mediators. Forecasting. 2013, Vol.32. No.2:18-25.

[5]    Zhou J., Jin Y. and YuanD. The Effect of Board Human Capital and CEO Power on R&D Investment:Evidence from the Listed High-tech Firms in China A-share. Science of Science and Managementof S.&T. 2013, Vol.34.No.3:170-180. (Published in Chinese)



[1]    Zhou J. and LiX. Empirical Study on the Effect of Cognitive Heterogeneity of Board on FirmInnovation Strategy. Journal of Management Science. 2012,Vol.25. No.6:1-12. (Published in Chinese)

[2]    Li X. and Zhou J. Study on the Effect of Heterogeneity of Board Informationon Corporate R&D Expenditure—Based on the Empirical Evidence of ListedCompanies in High-tech Industry. Soft Science. 2012, Vol.26.No.7:113-117. (Published in Chinese)

[3]    Zhou J., RenS., Jin Y. and Li X. The Impact of Board Capital on R&D Spending—EmpiricalEvidence from the Listed High-tech Companies in China. R&D Management. 2012,Vol.24. No.1:67-77. (Published in Chinese)

[4]    Zhou J., WangJ., Li W. and Chen S. Research of Relationship Between Corporate GovernanceStructure and Performance in Innovative Enterprises—Based on Empirical Evidenceof Companies Listed on China's GEM. Research on Economics and Management.2012, No.4:106-115. (Published in Chinese)

[5]    Zhou J., ZhangW. and Liu Q. Board Governance and Innovation of Commercial Banks—An EmpiricalStudy from A-Shares in Both Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. Journalof Shanxi University of Finance and Economics. 2012, Vol.34, No.3:45-52. (Published in Chinese)

[6]    Zhang W., Yu Y. and Zhou J. A Study on the Relationship between Professional Competenceof the Board of Directors and the Growth Strategic Decision. ModernManagement Science. 2012, No.5:12-14. (Published in Chinese)

[7]    Zhang W., Yuan D. and Zhou J. Research on the Influence of Strategic Change onSustainable Competitive Advantage. Modern Management Science. 2012, No.2:15-17. (Published in Chinese)



[1]    Zhou J. andCheng G. The Strategy Alliances between Chinese Commercial Banks and TheirForeign Partners. Journal of Finance and Economics. 2011, Vol.26. No.6:50-60. (Published in Chinese)

[2]    Wang P. and Zhou J. 2011. A Study on the Strategic Intervention Model of theBoard of Directors: An Analysis Based on the Board’s Competency. ForeignEconomics and Management. 2011, Vol.33. No.12:33-41. (Published in Chinese)

[3]    Zhou J. and LiX. 2011. A Review of Board-CEO Relationship and Firm Performance: Based onMultiple Theories Perspective. Foreign Economics and Management. 2011,Vol.33. No.7: 49-57. (Published in Chinese)

[4]    Zhou J., ZhangT. and Cui S. 2011. Cross Listing, Corporate Governance and CorporatePerformance: Empirical Evidence of Hong Kong-listed Chinese Companies. NankaiBusiness Review International. 2011, Vol.2. No.3:275-288.

[5]    Yin C., Zhou J., Jin Y. and Wang P. 2011. Research on Value CreationMechanism of Strategic Governance—Based on Resources Based View. LuojiaManagement Review. 2011, No.2:31-41. (Published in Chinese)



[1]    Zhou J., JinY. and Liu X. A Review of Board Capital Research. Foreign Economics and Management.2010, Vol.32. No.12: 27-35. (Published inChinese)

[2]    Wang P., Li S. and Zhou J. Financial Risk Management and Enterprise Value Creation:Evidence from Non-Ferrous Metal Listed Companies in China. Nankai Business ReviewInternational. 2010, Vol.1. No.1:5-9. (Published in Chinese)

[3]    Zhou J., XiaoS. and Fang G. Impact of Institutional Environments in Host Countries on theOutward FDI of China: Mediating Effect of Macro Economy of Host Country. Researchon Economics and Management. 2010, No.7:86-93,122 (Published in Chinese)

[4]    Zhou J., FangG. and Liu X. External Institutional Environments, Internal GovernanceStructure and Firm Competitive Advantage: Based on Empirical Evidence of ListedCompanies in China. Chinese Journal of Management. 2010, Vol.7. No.7:963-972. (Published in Chinese)

[5]    Zhou J., LiuX. and Cheng G. Study on the Strategy of Listing Abroad and the Dynamics ofFirm Performance—Evidence from Chinese Firms Listed in American StockExchanges. Journal of Shanxi University of Finance and Economics. 2010, Vol.32.No.1:79-86. (Published in Chinese)

[6]    Zhou J., LiuX. and Fang G. Study on the Path of Listing Overseas on the Improvement ofCorporate Governance—Analysis Based on the Transition Effect of Ownership. Reviewof Corporate Governance. 2010, Vol.2. No.1:13-23.



[1]    Yin C., Cui S. and Zhou J. 2011. The Relationship between Board of Directors andCorporate Strategy: Focus on Strategic Governance. China Social Sciences Newspaper. 2011-4-6(11). (Published in Chinese)

[2]    Jin Y., Cui S. and Zhou J. 2010. The Board Capital Facilities the Efficiency ofInternationalization Strategy Management of Firms. China Social Sciences Newspaper.2010-10-28(10). (Published in Chinese)

[3]    Zhou J. andChen X. 2010. Strategic Governance: A New Source of Sustainable CompetitiveAdvantage for Enterprises. China Social Sciences Newspaper. 2010-9-30(10). (Published in Chinese)


Conference Presentations

[1]    Zhou J., JinY., Ren S. Why Do R&D Investments Differ in Different High-techEnterprises? The Role of Board Background [C] // 2012 International Conference on Management Science & Engineering19th Annual Conference Proceedings (Volume I). pp: 671-678. Dallas, USA, 2012.9.20-22.

[2]    Li X., Zhou J. Research on the Relationship between Board Diversity andFirm Technology Innovation [C] // 2012International Conference on Management Science & Engineering 19th AnnualConference Proceedings (Volume I). pp: 1612-1617. Dallas, USA, 2012.9.20-22.

[3]    Li X., Zhou J. Et al. Board Information and Board Strategic Involvement[C] // International Conference onManagement Science & Engineering 18th Annual Conference Proceedings.Rome, Italy, 2011.9.13-15.

[4]    Zhou J., FangG. and Xue N. Research on the Relationship of Two Dimensions of FirmInternationalization Degree and Board Structure. The 5th Chinese Academy of Management Annual Meeting.Dalian, China, 2010.9.13-14.

[5]    Ren S., Zhou J., Fang G. Study on the Impact of High-tech Company BoardComposition and Directors' Ownership Structure on Performance—Evidence from theListed Companies of China. The 5th Chinese Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Dalian, China, 2010.11.13-14.


Books and Chapters

[1]    Zhou J. etal. 2010. Report on the Developmentof Humanities and Social Sciences in Foreign Universities. Secretariat of theSocial Science Committee of the Ministry of Education. Business Management.Beijing: High Education Press, 2010. (Participate in Writing)

[2]    Jay B. Barney. (Translated by) Zhou J Et al. Gaining and SustainingCompetitive Advantage. Beijing: China Machine Press, 2013.


[1]    2013.1-2016.12, China National NaturalScience Foundation funded project, Research on Strategic Governance andSustainable Competitive Advantage of Enterprises Based on Strategic DecisionCapital (PI)

[2]    2011.10-2014.12, Humanities and SocialSciences Key Research Project of Ministry of Education, Research on theStrategic Governance in Corporate Investment and Financing Based on theCompetency of Board of Directors (PI)

[3]    2009.1-2012.12, China National NaturalScience Foundation funded project, Study on Institutional Transitions,Strategic Choices and the Source of Competitive Advantage in the Process ofChinese Enterprises’ Internationalization (PI)

[4]    2008.12-2011.12, The New Century TalentsProgram Project of the Ministry of Education, Study on Corporate GovernanceEvaluation and Competitive Advantages of Chinese SOEs under the InternationalStrategy (PI)

[5]    2007.9-2010.9, Tianjin Philosophy andSocial Science Research Project, Study on Corporate Strategies and CompetitiveAdvantages Based on Corporate Governance (PI)


Undergraduate:Introduction to Business, Strategic Management,


Master: Corporate Strategy, NetworkOrganization, Strategic Management Theories,

CorporateGovernance (MBA)

GeneralManagement (MBA, MPM, EMBA, MEM)

StrategicManagement (MBA, MPM, EMBA, MEM)

PhD:Transnational Corporate Governance