Zhao Shuming

Zhao Shuming is Chair Professor and Honorary Dean of the School of Business, Nanjing University, the People’s Republic of China. He served as President of the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR, Third Term) and now President for Jiangsu Provincial Association of Human Resource Management.

Professor Zhao graduated from the English Language and Literature Department, Nanjing University in 1977. He holds a master’s degree in linguistics and education (1983) and Ph.D. in higher education and human resource management (1990) from Claremont Graduate University in the United States. He was a post-doctoral fellow of human resource management at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in the United States in 1990-1991.

Professor Zhao is an internationally-known scholar in human resource management and multinational business management. He was among the first group of scholars to introduce western human resource management theory to China and has conducted numerous national studies to advance the understanding of human resource management practices in Chinese firms. He has chaired several research projects for the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Jiangsu Provincial Government. He has published more than 20 books and over 300 academic papers and articles.

Professor Zhao successfully organized and held eight international symposia on multinational business management since 1992. He is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Cross Culture Management published in the United Kingdom. He received the first prize award from the Ministry of Education for his book on Research on Human Resource Management in 2006. He received an honorary doctoral degree from Seton Hill University in the United States in 2006 and the Chancellor's Medallion from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2008. He received the Management Excellency Award by Fudan Premium Fund of Management in 2010. He received the First Prize Award for his book on A Study of Professional Competencies of Chinese Managers (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2008) from Jiangsu Provincial Government 11th Philosophical and Social Sciences Outstanding Research Achievements in March 2011. He was awarded the Distinguished Visiting Professorship by the University of Missouri-St. Louis in June 2014 and the Distinguished Visiting Professor by Katz Graduate School of Business, the University of Pittsburgh in October 2014. He has been teaching at Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University since 2014. He was named as “Jiangsu Social Science Famous Expert” by Jiangsu Provincial Government in June 2015.  

Professor Zhao’s service includes Vice Chairman for the Steering Committee for National Business Degree Programs of the Ministry of Education of China, Vice President of Chinese Society of Management Modernization, a member of the Steering Committee of National Master Degree of Professional Education of China, a review committee member of National Natural Science Foundation of China, a review committee member of National Social Science Foundation of China.


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Prof. Zhao Shuming  

Email: zhaosm@nju.edu.cn


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