College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Zheng Jane Zhao

School of Business - Business
Associate Professor
Ph.D., The University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Primary office:
785-864-7557
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4134
University of Kansas
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7601


Summary

Strategic management, corporate strategy; expertise in China

Education

Ph.D., The University of Michigan Ross School of Business

M.S., Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University, Department of Automotive Engineering

Teaching

• University of Kansas

MBA Strategic Management

MBA Management and Technology I & II

MBA Entry and Operating Strategies for Doing Business in China, study abroad program

Undergraduate Business Policy and Strategy, capstone course

• University of Michigan

Undergraduate Corporate Strategy, capstone course

• Tsinghua University

Undergraduate Automotive Structure (taught in English)

Research Interests

  • Innovation capability and motivation
  • Knowledge creation, innovation, and new product development
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Multilevel perspective on firm knowledge, knowledge transfer, and knowledge creation
  • Collective motivation
  • Strategic HR management
  • Networks and business groups
  • Emerging economies

Selected Publications

Zhao, Z. J. (n.d.). Developing Innovative Capabilities in the Chinese Automotive Industry: A Survey Report. Commissioned by The National Development and Reform Commission of China (中国发改委) and SAE-China (中国汽车工程学会)

Wang, L. Zhao, Z. & Zhou, Z. (2018). How do incentives motivate absorptive capacity development? The mediating role of employee learning and relational contingencies. Journal of Business Research, 85, 226-237.

Kim, S. Zhao, Z. & Anand, J. (2014). Knowledge complexity and the Performance of Inter-unit Knowledge Transfer Structures. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding

Chi, T. & Zhao, Z. (2014). Equity Structure of MNE Affiliates and Scope of their Activities: Distinguishing the Incentive and Control Effects of Ownership. Global Strategy Journal, 4(4), 257-279.

Zhao, Z. & Chadwick, C. (2014). What we will do vs. what we can do: The relative effects of unit-level NPD motivation and capability. Strategic Management Journal, 35(12), 1867-1880.

Zhao, Z. J., & Anand, J. (2013). Beyond Boundary Spanners: The 'collective bridge' as an efficient interunit structure for transferring collective knowledge: The Collective Bridge as an Interunit Knowledge Transfer Structure. Strategic Management Journal, 34(13), 1513-1530. DOI:10.1002/smj.2080

Zhao, Z. J., & Anand, J. (2010). Beyond Boundary Spanners: The Bridge Network as a Device for Transferring Collectively-Held Knowledge. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding.

Zhao, Z. J. (2010). High-Performance Work Practices and Knowledge Creation in Organizations. International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2(2/3), 223-240.

Zhao, Z. J., Guthrie, J. P., & Liao, H. (2009). The Role of Collective and Individual-Oriented HRM Configurations in Knowledge Creation: A Multilevel Model. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding.

Zhao, Z. J., & Anand, J. (2009). A Multilevel Perspective of Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from the Chinese Automotive Industry. Strategic Management Journal, 30(9), 959-983.

Zhao, Z. J. (2007). Developing Engineering Capabilities in the Chinese Automotive Industry: A Survey Study of the Effect of Firm Size and Ownership Type. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Management of Technology. Hangzhou, China.

Zhao, Z. J., Anand, J. & Mitchell, W. (2005). A Dual Network Perspective on Inter-organizational Transfer of R&D Capabilities: International Joint Ventures in the Chinese Automotive Industry. Journal of Management Studies, 42(1), 127-160.

Zhao, Z. J., Anand, J. & Mitchell, W. (2004). Transferring Collective Knowledge: Teaching and Learning in the Chinese Auto Industry. Strategic Organization, 2(2), 133-167.

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