Areas of Expertise

Business Administration

Teaching Interests

Dr. Zeng has taught a wide variety of business courses to a broad range of undergraduate students. These courses include: Principles of Business, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Management, Asian Business, and Business Communication.


Dr. Zeng’s research interests include entrepreneurship support, entrepreneurship education, technology entrepreneurship, and living wage research.

Representative Publications

  • Ratinho, T., Amezcua, A., Honig, B., & Zeng, Z. (2020). Supporting entrepreneurs: A systematic review of literature and an agenda for research. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 154, Article 119956. 
  • Zeng, Z., & Honig, B. (2017). A study of living wage effects on employees’ performance-related attitudes and behavior. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 34(1), 19-32. 
  • Zeng, Z., & Honig, B. (2016). How should entrepreneurship be taught to students with diverse experience? A set of conceptual models of entrepreneurship education. In Jerry Katz and Andrew Corbett (eds), Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Models of Start-Up Thinking & Action: Theoretical, Empirical, & Pedagogical Approaches (pp.237-282). UK: Emerald.


Ph.D. in Business Administration, McMaster University, Canada

Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, McMaster University, Canada

Bachelor of Software Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Previous Appointments

  • Assistant Professor in Business, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan (2017-2020)