Dr. Shuming Zhao
Dr. Shuming Zhao is Dean, Professor, and Ph.D. Advisor of the School of Business, Nanjing University. He received his B. A. (English Language and Literature) from Nanjing University and his M. A. (Education) and Ph. D. in Higher Education Administration and Human Resource Management from Claremont Graduate School, U.S.A..
He is one of the leading business educators in China. Under his leadership, Nanjing University has been selected as a National Key Program in Business Administration. He is a member, Science and Technology Academic Committee of the Ministry of Education; Vice Chairman, Advisory Committee for Business Programs, Ministry of Education; member, Review Committee for Management Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China; member, National MBA Advisory Committee; and member, Human Resource Development Committee of Macau Special Administration Region Government.
Dr. Zhao is one of China’s leading academic authorities in the field of human resource management. He is Vice President, China Human Resource Management Research Association; President, Jiangsu Province Human Resource Association; Vice President, Jiangsu Province Enterprise Management Association; and Vice President, Jiangsu Province Entrepreneur Association.
He has served as Visiting Professor at many international universities, including clinical professor at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He also serves as an independent director for several companies, including KHD Humboldt Wedag International Ltd. in Germany. He has also been serving as one of the three members of Selection Committee for Tao Shing Pee Education Foundation (TSPEF) – Harvard Business School since 2000.
Among his main honors, he was selected to be one of the first scholars in management to receive support from China’s Excellent Young Scholars Fund; Best Scholar by eight ministries of China; and First Level Scholar by the “333 Trans-century Academic and Technological Chairperson Project”. He received the Best Book Prize from the Ministry of Education for Research on Human Resource Management in 2006; and Best Teaching Award, and Outstanding Professor recognition from Jiangsu Province in 2006. He received an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Seton Hill University, U.S.A. in May 2006.
His major areas of interest are human resource management and multinational business management.