Dr. Thomas Xiyu Zhou

Dr. Thomas Xiyu Zhou

Thomas Zhou

Professor, Business Administration
Office 218B, Bunnell Building
(907) 474-2788


Research and Scholarly Interests

Financial Institutions

Oil and Gas Industry




Ph.D., 2004, Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.S., 1999, Economics, Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland

MBA, 1996, Business Administration, CEIBS, Shanghai

Bachelor of Engineering, 1990, International Commerce, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai


Recent Publications

Chiang, K., Wachtel, G. J., & Zhou, X. (2019). Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and growth opportunities: The case of REITs’ CSR disclosure. Journal of Business Ethics, 155(2), 463-478.

Rui, Z., Cui, K., Wang, X., Chun, J., Li, Y., Zhang, Z., Lu, J., Chen, G., Zhou, X., & Patil, S. (2018). A comprehensive investigation on performance of oil and gas development in Nigeria: Technical and non-technical analyses. The Energy, 158, 666-680.

Rui, Z., Wang, X., Zhang, Z., Lu, J., Chen, G., Zhou, X., & Patil, S. (2018). A realistic and integrated model for evaluating oil sands development with steam assisted gravity drainage technology in Canada. Applied Energy, 213, 76-91.

Rui, Z., Li, C., Peng, F., Ling, K., Chen, G., Zhou, X., & Chang, H. (2017). Development of industry performance metrics for offshore oil and gas project. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 39, 44-53

Rui, Z., Li, C., Peng, F., Ling, K., Chen, G., & Zhou, X. (2017). Investigation into the performance of oil and gas projects. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 38, 12-20.

Goldman, E., Sun, Z., & Zhou, X. (2016). The effect of management design on the portfolio concentration and performance of mutual funds. Financial Analysts Journal, 72(4), 49-61.

Chiang, K., Rui, Z., Wisen, C., & Zhou, T. (2013). The strategic setting of real estate mutual fund expense ratios. Journal of Applied Business Research, 29(6), 1641-1656.

Rui, Z., Metz, P. A., Chen, G., Zhou, X., & Wang, X. (2012). Regressions allow development of compressor cost estimation models. Oil & Gas Journal, 110 (1a), 110-115.

Rui, Z., Metz, P. A., Reynolds, D. B., Chen, G., & Zhou, X. (2011). Historical pipeline construction cost analysis. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 4 (3), 244-263.

Chiang, K. C., Wisen, C. H., & Zhou, X. (2011). Investor sentiment and close-end country funds. International Business and Economics Research Journal, 10 (1), 119-142.

Rui, Z., Reynolds, D., Chen, G., & Zhou, X. (2011). Regression models estimate pipeline construction costs. Oil & Gas Journal, 109 (14), 120-127.

Chiang, K., Sankaran, H., & Zhou, T. (2010). Long-run underperformance and the offering price clustering phenomenon. Journal of Business and Economics Research, 8 (1), 49-58.

Chiang, K. & Zhou, T. (2009). Do aggressive funds reallocate their portfolios aggressively? Accounting and Finance, 49, 481-503.