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Guorong Zhu

Guorong Zhu

Professional Details

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: CC-202
Phone: 978-542-6378
Email: guorong.zhu@salemstate.edu

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2164 03 BUS170 Introduction to Business
2165 04 BUS170 Introduction to Business
2205 03 MGT332 Organizational Behavior
2206 04 MGT332 Organizational Behavior

Professional Biography

  • Dr. Guorong Zhu is an assistant professor in the Management Department at Bertolon School of Business.
  • She received her Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University, and worked as a Management Consultant at the Hay Group's Boston Office for 9 years before joining Salem State University.
  • Her areas of consulting expertise include leadership development, executive assessment, talent management, and international human resource management. Using understanding of both behavior and work, Dr. Zhu helped clients develop stronger leaders and improve performance by conducting leadership development programs, executive assessments, and executive coaching. Her client work at the Hay Group had been with leading global organizations, such as British Petroleum, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Microsoft, Standard and Poor's, Toyota, Unilever, and United Nations.
  • At Salem State University, she teaches at the Bertolon School of Business and conducts research on leadership development and career management. She has regularly published in scholarly journals and presented at research conferences. 

Professional Interests

Executive Development; Career Pathing; Human Resources Management; Management Consulting; Chinese CEOs.

Responsibilities

Here at Bertolon School of Business, I have been teaching undergraduate courses including:

Introduction to Business,

Organizational Behavior,

Management of Diversity ,

International Business.

Selected Publications

Zhu, G., Wolff, S., Hall, D.T., Las Heras, M., Gutierrez, B., & Kram, K. (2013). Too much or too little? A study of the impact of career complexity on executive adaptability. Career Development International, 18(5), pp.457 – 483.

Doucet, L., Jehn, K., and Zhu, G. (2012). Intra and Inter-Cultural Conflicts in China: An Exploratory Study. Frontier of Business Research in China, 6(4), pp 169–186.

Gutierrez, B., Spencer, S., and Zhu, G.(2012) Thinking globally, leading locally: Chinese, Indian, and Western leadership. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 19(1), pp.67 – 89.

Yan, A., Zhu, G., & Hall, D. T. (2002). International Assignments for Career Building: Agency Relationships and Psychological Contracts. Academy of Management Review, 27(3), 373-392.

Hall, D. T., Zhu, G., & Yan, A. (2002). Career Creativity as Protean Identity Transformation. In M. Peiperl, M. B. Arthur, R. Goffee, & N. Anand (Eds.), Career Creativity: Explorations in the Remaking of Work. London: Oxford University Press.

Hall, D. T., Zhu, G., & Yan, A. (2001). Developing Global Leadership: To Hold on to Them, Let Them Go! In W. H. Mobley, & M. McCall (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership. Vol. 2: 327-349: JAI Press.

Foulkes, F., & Zhu, G. (2000). Recruiting in China: The Battle Moves to Colleague Campus. HRMagazine: International Update, Issue 2: 1-6.

Selected Presentations

Zhu, G. & Wang, L. (2014). Too Early or Too Late: A Sequence Analysis of Executive Career Timing. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wang, L., Zhu, G., & Hall, D. T. (2014). Misfit and Shortcut: A Sequence Analysis of Executive Career Paths. Paper presented at the European Group for Organizational Studies, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Zhu, G. & Sharaai, R. A. (2013). Bridging Cultures: A Case of Global Executive Coaching.  Case presented at the East Academy of Management and CASE Association, Baltimore, Maryland.

Zhu, G. (2012). Let It Unfold: Teaching Live Cases. Pearls and Perils Conference, Salem, Massachusetts.

Zhu, G., (2011)  No Crying for Training. Case accepted and to be presented at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Doucet, L., Jehn, K. E., & Zhu, G. (2010) Inter and Intra-culture Conflicts of Chinese and American Managers in Mainland China. Paper presented at the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), Shanghai, China.

Wolff, S., Zhu, G., Hall, D. T., Heras, M. L., & Gutierrez, B. (2009). Impact of Career Complexity on Leadership Competencies: A Longitudinal Study of Senior Executives. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Gutierrez, B., Spencer, S., & Zhu, G. (2008). Thinking Globally, Leading Locally: A Comparison of Chinese, Indian, and Western Leadership. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Zhu, G., & Wolff, S. B. (2006). Executive Competencies: Unraveling the Myth of the Generic Leader. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

Craig, E., Las Heras, M., Kram, K. E., Hall, D. T., & Zhu, G. (2006). Career Complexity as a Lens for Understanding Careers. Paper presented at the symposium "Learning from Career Histories" at the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

Zhu, G. (2003). Psychological Contract Alignment and Repatriation Success. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.

Zhu, G., Doucet, L. & Jehn, K. (2001). Intercultural and Intracultural Conflict in Sino-American Joint Ventures. Paper presented at the International Association for Conflict Management, Cergy (Paris), France.

Zhu, G., & Foulkes, F. (2000). HyperTech (China), Ltd.: College Recruiting by a Foreign-owned Enterprise in China. Proceedings of the Western Case writers Association. Wailoaka, Hawaii.

Zhu, G., (1999). International Assignments for Executive Development: A Psychological Contract Analysis. Presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management, Annapolis, Maryland.

Yan, A., Zhu, G., & Hall, D. T., (1999). International Assignments for Career Building: Agency Relationships and Psychological Contracts. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Personal Interests

Travel, yoga, and raising my two kids.