• Zhenyu Wu.
  • Professor, Entrepreneurship and Finance
    IG Wealth Management Chair in Leadership Research

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    Room 318 Drake Centre
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

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Dr. Zhenyu Wu earned his Ph.D. (Finance), MBA (Finance), and MA (Economics) degrees from the University of Calgary, and joined the I.H. Asper School of Business in 2011. He is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and also holds the positions of Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and IG Wealth Management Chair in Leadership Research. His research primarily focuses on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance, and family business management, and has appeared widely in leading scholarly journals including some on the Financial Times-50 list. Dr. Wu is an Associate/Subject Editor for Emerging Markets ReviewEuropean Journal of Finance, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. He is also a member of the Editorial/Review Board for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Family Business Review.

Selected Refereed Publications

Haider, Z.A., J. Li, Y. Wang, & Z. Wu. Accepted 2020. Do family firms have higher or lower deal valuations? A contextual analysis. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258720910950.

Kim, K., Z. Ali Haider, Z. Wu, & J. Dou. 2020. Corporate Social Performance of Family Firms: A place-based perspective in the context of layoffs. Journal of Business Ethics 167, 235-252.

Yuan, W., & Z. Wu. 2018. Commentary: A Value Perspective of Family Firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 42(2), 283-289.

Cui, H., S. Ding, M. Liu, & Z. Wu. Forthcoming. Revisiting the Effect of Family Involvement on Corporate Social Responsibility: A Behavioral Agency Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics.

Ding, S., B. Qu, & Z. Wu. 2016. Family control, socioemotional wealth, and governance environment: The case of bribes. Journal of Business Ethics, 136(3), 639-654.

Ding, S., C. Jia, Z. Wu & W. Yuan. 2016. Environmental Management under Subnational Institutional Constraints. Journal of Business Ethics 134(4), 631-648.

Ding, S., C. Jia, & Z. Wu. 2016. Mutual fund activism and market regulation during the pre-IFRS period: The case of earnings informativeness in China from an ethical perspective. Journal of Business Ethics 138(4), 765-785.

Ding, S. & Z. Wu. 2014. Family ownership and corporate misconduct in U.S. small firms. Journal of Business Ethics 123(2), 183-195.

Wu, Z. & J.H. Chua. 2012. Second-order gender effects: The case of U.S. small business borrowing cost. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 36(3), 443-463.

Chua, J.H., J.J. Chrisman, F. Kellermanns, & Z. Wu. 2011. Family involvement and new venture debt financing. Journal of Business Venturing 26(4), 472-488.

Ding, S., C. Jia, Y. Li, & Z. Wu. 2010. Reactivity and passivity after enforcement actions: Better late than never. Special Issue on Law, Ethics and Finance, edited by D. Cumming, R. Cressy, and C. Mallin, Journal of Business Ethics 95(Supplement 2), 337-359.

Jia, C., S. Ding, Y. Li, & Z. Wu. 2009. Frauds, enforcement actions, and the role of corporate governance. Journal of Business Ethics 90(4), 561-576.

Wu, Z., J.H. Chua, & J.J. Chrisman. 2007. Effects of family ownership and management on small business equity financing. Journal of Business Venturing 22(6), 875-895.