Dr Zhiyan "Z" Wu

Zhiyan "Z" Wu

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


I am a “product” made in China. After being assembled with a Ph.D. in Management, I was “exported” overseas. Prior to joining Rotterdam School of Management as an assistant professor, I held visiting/postdoctoral positions at Texas Christian University, and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

My research seeks to understand the behavior of organizations, particularly as regards why organizations look and act the way they do. To unpack this broad question, my work emphasizes the microfoundations of organizational decision-making. Commonly, I study this topic in the context of corporate governance and/or entrepreneurship.

I spend my free time on bouldering as a beginner, coached by my wife, Siyu.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship


Scholarly Publications


Content Analysis

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMAMC020
  • Level: Master

New Business Development

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME079
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Venture Governance

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME137
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master