Zong Dai

Professor Business Admin
College of Business
College of Business
Olin Building, Room 433
Mon: 2:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue: 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Wed: 2:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu: By Appt
Fri: By Appt
daiz@alfred.edu
607-871-2683

Education

  • DBA: Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
  • MBA: University of Saskatchewan
  • Graduate Diploma in Economics: Anhui University
  • Further graduate studies in Information Systems, successfully completed the graduate courses of Information Technology Hardware/Software, Telecommunications Technology & Management, Advanced Network Technology, Project & Change Management, Dakota State University, 2000.
  • Management Accounting & Accounting Information Systems (using SAP), SAP University Alliances 2008 Faculty Workshops at California State University, Chico, California, USA, August 2008.
  • Accounting Information Systems (using SAP), SAP University Alliances 2007 Faculty Workshops at California State University, Chico, California, USA, August 2007.
  • Supply Chain Management (using SAP), SAP University Alliances 2007 Faculty Workshops at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, July 2007.
  • Business Process Integration (using SAP), SAP University Alliances 2006 Faculty Workshops at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada, July 2006.
  • E-Business Technology, IBM 2002 Summer Scholars Program, IBM Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Biography

Competition in business intensifies with each passing day. There is a strong consensus that integrity, critical thinking, innovation, collaboration, and a broad skill set are essential for taking on complex challenges in a fast-moving knowledge economy.

It is clear that the learning needs and preferences of students rapidly evolve, and learning in the classroom should be beyond the delivery of the pre-digested knowledge of a field.

In all of my courses, I strive to foster student intellectual engagement, nurture students’ attributes of skepticism, curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, learning agility, and develop genuine learning outcomes. I encourage them to integrate knowledge, work on real-world business problems, and present or publish their experiential or research projects. They thereby experience the pure joy of discovery. My ultimate goal is to train students to be tough-minded and winning business leaders in the competitive business world.

I love to learn and teach. This passion motivates and energizes every aspect of my role as a faculty member. Along the way I strive to agilely acquire new skills, learn from experience and mistakes, advance myself professionally and effectively fill multiple roles in the community of learning. I feel validated if I can claim some credits for successfully transforming students.

Courses Taught

  • Computer Applications for Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Java
  • Visual Basic
  • Database Management
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Advanced MIS Seminars
  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Startups
  • Money and Banking
  • Business Financial Decisions
  • Investment Management
  • International Business
  • International Financial Management
  • Business Policy
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP, using SAP)
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Framing
  • Innovation Management
  • Investment Management
  • Quality Management
  • Strategic Management

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Research & Publications

  • Business incubation and acceleration
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Technology management and innovation
  • IT-enabled business strategies
  • Dai, Z. (2014). Causality of Incubatee Financial Performance, reprinted in Journal of Competitiveness Studies, Vol. 22, No. (1 and 2): 43-48
  • Dai, Z. (2013). Dark Energy for the Creation of the Firm. Competition Forum, 11(1): 44-49
  • Dai, Z. (2012). Causality of Incubatee Financial Performance, Competition Forum, 10(2): 176-179
  • Dai, Z. (2012). Toward a Learning-based View of Innovation, reprinted in Competitiveness Review, 22(1): 18 - 27
  • Summerville, K and Dai, Z. (2012). Business Process, Financial Performance and Data Management, Competition Forum, 10(2): 180-184
  • Dai, Z. (2011). Virtual Business Incubation: A Case Study, Competition Forum, 9(1): 38-41
  • Dai, Z. (2009). Toward a Learning-based View of Innovation, Competition Forum, 7(1): 167-175
  • Dai, Z. Duserick, F. and Rummel, A. (2009). Creating a Learning Culture for Competitive Advantage, Competition Forum, 7(1): 17-24
  • Dai, Z. (2008). Supply Chain Transformation by ERP for Enhancing Performance, reprinted in Advances in Competitiveness Research, 16. 1/2: 87-98
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. (2008). An Empirical Study of Learning-enabled Innovation, Competition Forum, 6(2): 366-371
  • Tang Z. and Dai, Z. (2008). A Modeling Technique for BPR Based on Extended Petri Net, Issues in Information Systems, IX(2): 351-360
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. and Huang. W. (2007). Strategic Implementation of Organizational Learning: An Empirical Study, Issues in Information Systems, VIII(2): 166-170
  • Dai, Z. and Rummel, A. (2007). E-learning As a Strategic Differentiator for Customer Services: An Empirical Investigation, Competition Forum, 5(1): 299-305
  • Dai, Z. and Duserick, F. (2007). An Empirical Study of E-learning for Improving Value-Chain Activities, Competition Forum, 5(1): 260-264
  • Duserick, F., Huang. W. and Dai, Z. (2007). The Impact of Effective Strategic Planning and Leadership on Employee Satisfaction, Competition Forum (ISSN: 1545-2581), pp. 243-252
  • Dai, Z. and Duserick, F. (2006). Redefine MIS Curriculum for the IT Offshoring Paradigm, Issues in Information Systems, VII, No. 1: 216-219
  • Dai, Z. and Duserick, F. (2006). Toward Process-oriented ERP Implementation, Competition Forum, 4(1): 148-158
  • Dai, Z. and Viggiani, F. A. (2006). Toward Creating Learning-based Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Investigation, Competition Forum, 4(1): 1-9
  • Duserick, F., Huang. W. and Dai, Z. (2006). Structural Equation Modeling for Evaluating Employee Satisfaction, Competition Forum, 4(2): 395-404
  • Dai, Z. (2005). A Derived Black Box Model of Competitive IT Infrastructure: A Case Study of Air Products, Competition Forum, 3(1): 151-162
  • Dai, Z. (2005). Supply Chain Transformation by ERP for Enhancing Performance, Competition Forum, 3(2): 404-413
  • Dai, Z. and Duserick, F. (2005). Enterprise Systems and Corporate Performance: Process, Transformation and Measurement, Communications of the ICISA, 7(1): spring 2005
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. and Dai, L. (2005). Achieving Competitiveness by Organizational Learning: Strategy, Transformation and Measurement, Issues in Information Systems, VI(2): 147-153
  • Duserick, F., Dai, Z. and Huang, W. (2005). Benchmarking Strategic Planning: An Empirical Investigation, Competition Forum, 3(1): 24-32
  • Dai, Z (2017). An Empirical Investigation of Platform Firms’ Business and Revenue Models, Proceedings of The Eighth International Conference on International Entrepreneurship: Trends, Challenges, Achievements, Varna, Bulgaria, June 2017
  • Summerville, K and Dai, Z. (2012). Strategic Data Management for Enhancing Financial Performance, Proceedings of World Finance & Banking Symposium, Shanghai, China, December 2012
  • Tang Z. and Dai, Z. (2008). Modeling Business Process Reengineering Through Extended Petri Net, Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Natural Computation, IEEE Computer Society, 458-463
  • Dai, Z. and Duserick, F. (2007). An Empirical Study of Strategic Implementation of Organizational Learning, Proceedings of Sixth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business, Alfred University Press
  • Huang, W. Duserick, F. and Dai, Z., (2007). Not-for-Profit Governance: A Case Study, Proceedings of Sixth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business, Alfred University Press
  • Dai, Z. and Duserick, F. (2006). The Impacts of IT Offshoring on MIS Education, Proceedings of Fifth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business, Volume I, Alfred University Press, pp. 97-100
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. and Dai, L. (2005). A Process Perspective on ERP Implementation, Proceedings of the North American Technology & Business 2005 Conference (NATB’05), September 22-23, Montreal, Canada
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. and Huang, W. (2005). Supply Chain Transformation for Enhancing Corporate Performance, Proceedings of Fourth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business, Alfred University Press
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. and Huang, W. (2005). Benchmarking Strategic Planning, Proceedings of Fourth Wuhan International Conference on E-Business, Alfred University Press
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. and Dai, L. (2005). Supply Chain Transformation by Implementing ERP: An Empirical Investigation, accepted by The 2005 International Conference on e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, e-Government, and Outsourcing, June 20-23, Las Vegas, USA
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F., Huang, W. and Rummel, A. (2005). Benchmarking Employee Satisfaction, Proceedings of 2005 Manila International Conference on Business & Technology, Alfred University Press
  • Dai, Z., Duserick, F. and Huang, W. (2005). ERP Integration Management, Proceedings of 2005 Manila International Conference on Business & Technology, Alfred University Press

Awards/Honors

Highly Commended Award Winner 2013 An article entitled "Toward a learning-based view of innovation" published in "Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal" has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or practitioners.

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