Areas of Expertise
1. Corporate governance
3. Business strategy & structure
Ph. D., Corporate Governance (2008)
Norwegian School of Management BI, Norway
Master of Science, Finance and Economics (2000)
Norwegian School of Management BI, Norway
University of Central Lancashire, UK
Bachelor of International Trade (1997)
GuangDong Foreign Studies University, P.R.China
Pingying Zhang is an associate professor of management at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Corporate Governance from the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway. She teaches strategy, organization theory and entrepreneurship. Her research has appeared in various conferences and journals of corporate governance, management, and entrepreneurship. Her main research interests cover boards of directors’ tasks design, entrepreneurial behavior, venture capital diversification, and various strategic issues in multinational corporations.
Coggin College of Business Exemplary Researcher Award, 2010-2014
Coggin College of Business Exemplary Teacher Award, 2010-2014
Academy of Management
Southern Management Association
International Academy of Business Disciplines
Grants and Contracts Awarded
2013: UNF Summer Research Grant.
2013: TLO Grant to develop a business plan for a zero discharge shrimp processing plant in Jacksonville, FL.
2008-2010: Scholarship KIP Grant from Coggin College of Business, UNF
Publications & Presentations
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Zhang, P., Hart, D, & Guo, Y. (2018). A Study of temporal dimension of entrepreneurial intention. Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines. Forthcoming.
Bankewitz, M., Kanadli, S. B. & Zhang, P. (2018). Job-Related Diversity - Comprehensiveness and Speed of Board Decision-Making Processes: An Upper Echelons Approach. Journal of Management and Governance. 22(2), 427 – 456
Goel, L. Zhang, P. & Rehm, S. (2017). Social media in small business operations. Journal of Digital & Social Media Marketing. 5(3), 1 – 14.
Zhang, P., Cain, K. (2017). Reassessing the link between risk aversion and entrepreneurial intention: The mediating role of the determinants of planned behavior. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. 23 (5), 793-811
Che, Limei & Zhang, P. (2017). The impact of family CEO ownership and the moderating effect of the second largest owner in private family firms. Journal of Management and Governance. 21(3), 757 – 784.
Zhang, P., Templeton, M. & Gallo, A. (2015) Is more better? Diversification strategy in venture capital market. Journal of International Business Disciplines. 10(1), 41 – 56
Zhang, P., Wang, D. & Owen, C. A (2015) A study of entrepreneurial intention of university students. Entrepreneurship Research Journal. 5(1), 61 – 82
Zhang, P., Fadil, P. & Baynard, C. (2015) Understanding board-CEO power dependency perspective under symbolic management. Competitiveness Review. 25(1), 50 – 73.
Baynard, C., Schupp, R. W., Zhang, P. & Fadil, P. (2014). A Geospatial Approach to Measuring Surface Disturbance Related to Oil and Gas Activities in West Florida. Advances in Remote Sensing, 3(2), 77 - 93
Zhang, P. (2014) Understanding diversification strategy in venture capital market. Entrepreneurship Research Journal. 4(3), 277 – 296.
Zhang, P. (2013). Power and trust in board-CEO relationships. Journal of Management and Governance, 17(3): 745 – 765.
Zhang, P., Van Deusen, C. & Fadil, P. (2013). A model of control parity and strategic stakes. Journal of International Business Disciplines, 8 (1): 52 – 71.
Zhang, P., Gallo, A. & Baynard, C. (2013). Do late movers have advantages? An empirical investigation into the global wine export industry. Advances in Competitiveness Research, 21 (1&2): 29 – 45.
Goel, L., Zhang, P. & Templeton, M. (2012). Transactional distance revisited: Bridging face and empirical validity. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(4), 1122 - 1129.
Gao, J. & Zhang, P. (2012). Understanding entrepreneurial teams and governance effects on growth strategy adopted by privately-owned Chinese startups. Business Management and Strategy, 3(2): 54 – 75.
Zhang, P & Gao, J. (2011). Exploring the fit between growth strategy and governance structure in Chinese entrepreneurial firms. MAGMA – Econas Tidsskrift for Økonomi og Ledelse, 2012(7): 64 – 78.
Zhang, P. & Goel, L (2011). Is E-learning for everyone? A strategic perspective of E-learning initiatives in universities. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7(2), 193-205.
Zhang, P. & Van Deusen, C. (2010). From the power of strategic stakes to control mechanisms in international joint ventures in China. International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice, 4(1): 82-100.
Zhang, P. (2010). Board information and strategic tasks performance. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 18(5): 473 – 487
Pugliese, A. & Zhang, P. (2007). Board members’ contribution to strategic decision-making in small firms. Journal of Management and Governance, 11(4): 383 – 404
Zhang, P., Voordeckers, W., Gabrielsson, J. & Huse, M. From boards as value assemblers to value creators, in Young, S. (ed.), Contemporary Issues in International Corporate Governance, Tilde University Press, Australia, 2010.
Zhang, P. Consequences of board power, in Huse, M. (ed.), Value Creating Board. London: Routledge, 2009.
Zhang, P. The temporal tension of entrepreneurial intention across culture. Southern Management Association Meeting, November 6-10, 2018, Lexington, KY.
Derdowski, L. A. & Zhang, P. Boards of directors’ impact on organizational innovation: A process-based approach, Academy of Management Meeting Proceedings, August 10-14, 2018, Chicago, IL.
Zhang, P. Temporal tension of entrepreneurial intention. International Academy of Business Disciplines, April 6 – 8, 2018, San Francisco, CA.
Kanadli, S. and Zhang, P. Board diversity's effects on network tasks and process innovation: Role of a high-power individual. Academy of Management Meeting Proceedings, August 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.
Zhang, P. and Wang, Y. Cultural contingency in entrepreneurial intention. International Academy of Business Disciplines, April 6- 9, 2017, New Orleans, LA.
Che, L. & Zhang, P. Assistance or hindrance? Exploring the effect of ownership structure in private family firms. The 12th Workshop on Corporate Governance, October 29-30, 2015, Brussels.
Zhang, P., Templeton M. & Gall, A. Exploring the Nature of Diversification Strategy in Venture Capital Firms, Southern Management Association Meeting, Oct 28-30, 2015, St Petersburg, FL.
Zhang, P. and Cain, K. Risk aversion in entrepreneurial intention. International Academy of Business Disciplines, March 30-April 2, 2015, Orlando, FL.
Zhang, P. Venture capital investment strategy, International Academy of Business Disciplines, March 30-April2, 2015, Orlando, FL.
Zhang, P. Understanding diversification strategy in venture capital market, International Academy of Business Disciplines, April 10-12, 2014, San Diego, CA.
Zhang, P., Fadil, P. & Owen, C. Board Performance: An empirical investigation of the concept of board power. International Academy of Business Disciplines, April 11-13, 2013, Atlanta, GA.
Zhang, P., & Van Deusen, C. A model of control parity and strategic stakes. Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, October 30 – November 3, 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Zhang, P., Gallo, A. & Baynard, C. Does a late mover have an advantage? An empirical investigation in global wine export industry. Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, November 9-11, 2011, Savannah, GA.
Zhang, P. & Van Deusen, C. Control parity and strategic stakes: Study of IJVs in China. International Academy of Management and Business, November 6-8, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
Zhang, P. & Goel, L. Is e-learning for everyone? Academy of Management Meeting, August 2010, Montréal, Canada.