Zhenzhong Ma

Academic Director, Master of Management Program

Office: Odette Building, Room 316A
Phone: 519-253-3000, ext 4251


PhD -   OB/HRM,                          McGill University, Canada
MBA - Strategy and Organization,  Renmin University of China
BCom - Business Management,      Renmin University of China

Dr. Ma joined the Odette School of Business in 2005, and now he is a full Professor of Management and the Academic Director for the Master of Management Program. Prior to joining the Odette, he was an instructor at McGill University, Faculty of Management. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Sun Yat-sen University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Renmin University of China and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

Research Interests:
Dr. Ma’s research reflects a growing interest among scholars toward interdisciplinary and multi-level research. His research focus integrates literature from organizational behavior and human resource management, cross-cultural management, and inter-cultural negotiations. His current research projects focus on the following topics:

Conflict Management and Negotiation – examining individual differences in effective conflict management and negotiation as well as on business ethics

Cross-cultural Management – Exploring the impact of national culture on group dynamics and organizational behaviors

International Human Resources Management – investigating cross-cultural adjustment of expatriates and innovations strategies

Dr. Ma’s research has appeared in many leading journals, including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, International Business Review, Journal of Knowledge Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Technovation, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Group Decision and Negotiation, Business Ethics: A European Review, Cross-cultural Management, and International Journal of Conflict Management.

Teaching Experience:
Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Dynamics of Business Negotiation, Manufacturing Strategy, Managing Employees, and International Management

Journal Publications:
Wu, Y., Ma, Z., & Wang, S. (2017). Developing new capability: Middle managers’ role in corporate entrepreneurship. European Business Review (accepted)

Huang, Y., Ma, Z., & Meng, Y. (2017). High performance work systems and employee engagement: Empirical evidence from China. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (online)

Dong, W., Ma, Z., & Zhou, X. (2017). Relational governance in supplier-buyer relationships: The mediating effects of boundary spanners’ interpersonal guanxi in China’s B2B market. Journal of Business Research, 78(9), 332-340.

Wu, J., Ma, Z., & Zhuo, S. (2017). Enhancing national innovative capacity: The impact of high-tech international trade and inward foreign direct investment. International Business Review, 26(3), 502-514.

Wu, J., & Ma, Z. (2017). Misfit or xenophillia: The impact of oversea work experiences on returnee entrepreneurs’ venture capital funding in China. Nankai Business Review International (accepted).

Xiao, H., Wang, Y., Li, W., & Ma, Z. (2017). Intellectual structure of research in business ethics: A citation and co-citation analysis on Business Ethics Quarterly. Nankai Business Review International, 8(1), 100-120.

Wu, J., & Ma, Z., (2016). Export intensity and MNE customers' environmental requirements: Effects on local Chinese suppliers' environment strategies. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(2), 327-339.

Xiao, H., & Ma, Z. (2015). Business ethics in Canada, China, and Taiwan: A three-culture study on the perceived ethicality of negotiation strategies. Nankai Business Review International, 6(2), 106-127.

Ma, Z., Dong, W., Wu, J., Liang, D., & Yin, X. (2015). Confucian ideal personality and Chinese business negotiation styles: An indigenous perspective. Group Decision and Negotiation, 24(3), 383-400.

Ma, Z., Yu, M., Gao, C., Zhou, J., Yang, Z. (2015). Institutional constraints of product innovation in China: Evidence from international joint ventures. Journal of Business Research, 68(5), 949-956.

Ma, Z., Huang, Y., Wu, J., Dong, W., & Qi, L. (2014). What matters for knowledge sharing in collectivistic cultures? Empirical evidence from China. Journal of Knowledge Management, 18(5), 1004-1019.

Sun, J., Lan, G., & Ma, Z. (2014). Investment opportunity set, board independence, and firm performance: The impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Managerial Finance, 40(5), 454-468.

Ma, Z. (2013). A review on “Managing Human Resources in China: The view from Inside Multinationals”. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 30(4), 292-293.

Ma, Z., Liang, D., & Chen, H. (2013). Negotiating with the Chinese: Are they more likely to use unethical strategies? Group Decision and Negotiation, 22(4), 641-655.

Liang, D., Ma, Z., & Qi, L. (2013). Service quality and customer switching behavior in China’s mobile phone service sector. Journal of Business Research, 66(8), 1161-1167.

Ma, Z., Zhao, S., Wang, T., & Lee, Y. (2013). An overview of contemporary ethnic entrepreneurship studies: Themes and relationships. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 19(1), 32-52.

Ma, Z. (2012). Business students' cheating in classroom and their propensity to cheat in the real world: A study of ethicality and practicality in China. Asian Journal of Business Ethics, 2 (1), 65-78.

Ma, Z., & Yang, Z. (2012). Risk of marginalization in the process of internationalization: A case study of emerging Chinese multinationals. Nankai Business Review International, 3(1), 52-64.

Ma, Z., Wang, T., & Lee, Y. (2012). The status of international ethnic entrepreneurship studies: A co-citation analysis. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 21(2), 173-199.

Ma, Z., Liang, D., Erkus, A., & Tabak, A. (2012). The impact of group-oriented values on choice of conflict management styles and outcomes: An empirical study in Turkey. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(18), 3776-3793.

Ma, Z., Liang, D., Yu, K., & Lee, Y. (2012). Most cited business ethics publications: Mapping the intellectual structure of business ethics studies in 2001-2008. Business Ethics: A European Review, 21(3), 286-297.

Ma, Z., & Jaeger, A. (2010). A comparative study of the influence of assertiveness on negotiation outcomes in Canada and China. Cross-cultural Management: An International Journal, 17(4), 333-346.

Ma, Z. (2010). The SINS in business negotiation: Explore the cross-cultural differences in business ethics between Canada and China. Journal of Business Ethics, 91(1), 123-135.

Ma, Z., & Yu, K. (2010). Research paradigms of contemporary knowledge management studies: 1998-2007. Journal of Knowledge Management, 14(2), 175-189.

Ma, Z., Erkus, A., & Tabak, A. (2010). Explore the impact of collectivism on conflict management styles: A Turkish study. International Journal of Conflict Management, 21(2), 169-185.

Ma, Z. (2009). The status of contemporary business ethics research: Present and future. Journal of Business Ethics, 90(3), 255-265.

Ma, Z. (2009). Mapping contemporary electronic commerce research: themes, concepts, and relationships. International Journal of Electronic Business, 8(1), 16-30.

Lan, G., Ma, Z., Cao, J., & Zhang, H. (2009). A comparison of personal values of Chinese accounting practitioners and students. Journal of Business Ethics, 88 (1), 59-76.

Ma, Z., Lee, Y., & Chen, C. (2009). Booming or emerging? China’s technological capability and international collaboration in patent activities. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 76, 787-796.

Ma, Z. (2008). Personality and negotiation revisited: Toward a cognitive model of dyadic negotiation. Management Research News, 31(10), 774-790.

Ma, Z., Yu, K., Lee, Y., & Lee, Y. (2008). Mapping the intellectual structure of human resource management studies: 1996-2005. Contemporary Management Research, 4(4), 375-394.

Ma, Z., Qi, L., & Wang, K. (2008). Knowledge sharing in Chinese construction project teams and its affecting factors: An empirical study. Chinese Management Studies, 2(2), 97-108.

Ma, Z., Lee, Y., & Yu, K. (2008). Ten Years of Conflict Management Studies: Themes, Concepts, and Relationships. International Journal of Conflict Management, 19(3), 234-248.

Ma, Z., & Lee, Y. (2008). Patent Application and Technological Collaboration in Inventive Activities: 1980-2005. Technovation, 28(6), 379-390.

Ma, Z. (2007). Conflict management styles as indicators of behavioural pattern in business negotiation: The impact of contextualism in two countries. International Journal of Conflict Management, 18(3), 260-279.

Ma, Z. (2007). Chinese conflict management styles and negotiation behaviours: An empirical test. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 7(1), 101-119.

Ma, Z. (2007). Competing or accommodating? An empirical test of Chinese conflict management styles, Contemporary Management Research, 3(1), 3-22.

Ma, Z. (2006). Negotiating into China: The impact of individual perception on Chinese negotiations styles, International Journal of Emerging Markets, 1(1), 64-83.

Ma, Z. (2005). From theoretical essentials to paradigm: The development path of electronic commerce research. International Journal of Electronic Business, 3(5), 491-507.

Ma, Z., & Jaeger, A. (2005). Getting to yes in China: Exploring individual differences in Chinese negotiation styles. Group Decision and Negotiation, 14(5), 415-437.

Ma, Z., Wang, X., Jaeger, A., Anderson, T., Wang, Y., & Saunders, D. (2002). Individual perception, bargaining behavior, and negotiation outcomes: A comparison across two countries. International Journal of Cross-cultural Management, 2, 171-184.

Grants & Awards:
Odette Award for Research Excellence, Odette School of Business, 2017

Best Paper Award, Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC), 2016

Mid-Career Scholars/Researchers Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, University of Windsor, 2016

Outstanding Reviewer, The Elsevier Group, 2015

Odette Award for Research Excellence, 2014

MITACS Globalink Research Award, 2014

Best Paper Award, 2012 Global Marketing Conference, Seoul, 2012

Odette Award for Research Excellence, 2011

SSHRC Standard Research Grant 2009-2012, $58,880

Best Paper Award (ASAC), 2009

Honourable Mention Award (ASAC), 2009

The Rami Sagie New Scholar Award, 2008

University of Windsor Dean’s Special Recognition in Research Excellence, 2007

Highly Commended Award (Emerald), 2007

Odette New Researcher Achievement Award, 2007

Best Paper Award (BAI), 2006

The Udayan Rege Best Dissertation Award (ASAC), 2006

Taiwan Scholar, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C. 2005

Multiple U of Windsor HSSRG Grants and SSHRC 4A Grants ($5000.00)