Man Zhang, Ph.D.


Man Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: (419) 372-6819
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  • Address: 358D Maurer Center

Dr. Man Zhang is full professor in international business at Bowling Green State University.    Her research focuses on institutional environment, international entrepreneurship, and organizational capabilities of internalization SMEs in the global context.  Her publications have appeared in outlets such as Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, Multinational Business Review, Information Systems Journal, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Journal of Global Information Management, American Journal of Business, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of Asia Business Studies, etc.

  • Ph.D., International Business Institute, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. May, 2005
  • MBA, Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 1999
  • Food Engineering, Zhongzhou University, P. R. China, July 1994
  • Associate professor of International Business, Bowling Green State University, 2011-present
  • Assistant Professor of International Business, Bowling Green State University, 2005-2011
  • Teaching Assistant, International Business Institute, Washington State University, 2001-2005
  • Instructor, Department of General Education, Maejo University, ChiangMai, Thailand, 1995-2000
  • Institutional Theory
  • Resource Based View
  • International Entreprenurial
  • Organizational Capability
  • Small and Medicum Sized Enterprises in Emerging Markets
  • Information Technology Capabililty 

Selected publications:

  1. Thoumrungroje, Amonrat; Racela, Olimpia; & Zhang, Man, (2021)"Foreign subsidiaries' relational strategic emphasis and performance implications amid environmental turbulence" August, 5, Journal of Asian Business Studies.
  2. Zhang, M., Hartley, J.,  AL-Husan, F. B. and ALHussan, F. B.(2021) Informal Interorganizational Business Relationships and Customer Loyalty:  Comparing Guanxi, Yongo, and Wasta, Accepted for publication in International Business Review, ABS 3.  You can access the manuscript at (ABS 3)
  3. Zhang, M. and Merchant, H. (2020). A causal analysis of the role of institutions and organizational proficiencies on the innovation capability of Chinese SMEs. International Business Review, Volume 29, 2. (ABS 3).
  4. Zhang, M. and Hartley, J. (2018) “Guanxi, IT systems, and innovation capability: The moderating role of proactivness.” Journal of Business Research, Volume 90, pp. 75-86. (Ranked A by BGSU’s Department of Management)
  5. Zhang, M. (2018) “Cross-cultural reliability and validity of a scale to measure international entrepreneurial capability in emerging markets.” Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp. 23-35.
  6. Zhang, M., Hartley, J. (2018) “Does Guanxi influence product performance and customer loyalty?” Accepted to be published in Journal of Asian Business Studies, Volume 12, Issue 3.
  7. Zhang, M., Gao, Q., and Cho, H. (2017) “The effect of sub-national institutions and international entrepreneurial capability on international performance of export-focused SMEs: Evidence from China and South Korea.” Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Volume15, Issue 1, pp.85-110.
  8. Zhang, M., Gao, Q., and Kwon, J. S. (2016) “A conceptual framework of influencing factors on international entrepreneurial capability in emerging markets.” International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.15-30.
  9. Zhang, M., Gao, Q.,Wheeler, J., and Kwon, J.S. (2015) “Institutional effect on born global firms in China: The role of Sun Tzu’s the art of war strategies." Journal of Asia Business Studies, Volume10, Issue1, pp.1-19.
  10. Zhang, M., Knight, G., and Tansuhaj, P. (2014) “International performance antecedents in emerging market SMEs: Evidence from China.” Journal of Global Marketing, Volume 27, pp. 161-177.
  11. Zhang, M., Sarker, S. and Sarker, S. (2013) “Drivers and export performance impacts of IT capability in ‘born-global’ firms: a cross-national study.” Information Systems Journal, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp. 419-443. (Ranked A by BGSU’s Department of AMIS)

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