Daniel Zyung

Assistant Professor

PhD, Rice University

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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  • Bio

    My research focuses on strategic leadership – the study of senior executives and their effects on organizational outcomes. Most of my work examines the psychological and cognitive drivers of managerial decision-making – how senior executives’ construal of and responses to environmental stimuli, such as market uncertainty, economy-wide shocks, and institutional change, are guided by their psychological attributes and information processing. Relatedly, I am interested in the topics of behavioral strategy and corporate governance. My research also seeks to go beyond studying the senior-ranked individuals in firms, based on the belief that understanding the psychology of lower-ranked decision-makers in the firm as well as those outside the firm can eventually supplement our understanding of top executives’ behavior.
  • Teaching

    STRA 5370 Strategic Management in a Global Economy

  • Research

    Strategic leadership, Behavioral strategy, Corporate governance

  • Select Publications

    Zyung, J. D. & Shi, W. In retrospect: The influence of CEOs’ historical relative pay on overconfidence. Strategic Organization, forthcoming. Zyung, J. D., Mittal, V., Kekre, S., Hegde, G. G., Shang, J., Marcus, B., & Venkat, A. 2020. Service providers’ decision to use ethics committees and consultation in complex services. Journal of Marketing Research, 57: 278-297. Kim, H., Hoskisson, R. E., & Zyung, J. D. 2019. Socioemotional favoritism: Evidence from foreign divestitures in family multinationals. Organization Studies, 40: 917-940. Han, K., Jihye, J., Mittal, V., Zyung, J. D., & Adam, H. 2019. Political identity and financial risk-taking: Insights from social dominance orientation. Journal of Marketing Research, 56: 581-601. Connelly, B., Shi, W., & Zyung, J. 2017. Managerial response to constitutional constraints on shareholder power. Strategic Management Journal, 38: 1499-1517. Hoskisson, R. E., Chirico, F., Zyung, J., & Gambeta, E. 2017. Managerial risk-taking: A multi-theoretical review and future research agenda. Journal of Management, 43: 137-169. Crossland, C., Zyung, J., Hiller, N.J., & Hambrick, D. C. 2014. CEO career variety: Effects on firm-level strategic and social novelty. Academy of Management Journal, 57: 652-674.