College of Business congratulates Professor Yan Anthea Zhang

16 Dec 2020
Department of Management

Professor Yan Anthea Zhang, CB Distinguished Alumna 2019, is the new President-Elect of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). Professor Zhang has served in multiple roles for the SMS over the last twenty years, and for the past six years has been on the board of directors. SMS plays a critical role in fostering an inclusive academic community for strategy scholars from all backgrounds, and Professor Zhang seeks to further expand the society’s presence on a global scale whilst increasing the diversity of the SMS community.

Dean Frank Chen said, “I would like to congratulate Professor Zhang on her election as President of the SMS. I am sure she will create conditions for a period of increasing success for SMS. We very much look forward to welcoming Professor Zhang back to CityU at the earliest opportunity.”

Professor Zhang is Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Chair of Strategic Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. Her areas of specialization include CEO succession and corporate governance, as well as foreign direct investment and technology entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Her research has been published in multiple top-tier business journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Research, among others.