Z. John Zhang, PhD

Murrel J. Ades Professor, Professor of Marketing; Director, Penn | Wharton China Center, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Channel and retail management, pricing strategies

About Z. John:

A pricing and marketing management expert, John’s research focuses primarily on competitive pricing strategies, the design of pricing structures, and channel management. He has taught at the Olin School of Business of Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School. John is the coauthor of the book Smart Pricing: How Google, Priceline and Leading Business Use Pricing Innovation for Profitability.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Advanced Management Program
Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

Global Executive Program
Academic Director
This international and multi-disciplinary program explores the latest thinking and best practices for some of the most pressing macroeconomic business issues in China today.

Pricing Strategies: Measuring, Capturing, and Retaining Value
Gain new approaches for achieving maximum value and increasing your firm’s bottom line. In this program, you’ll learn about the specific challenges facing various industries, including pricing new products, short lifecycle products, dynamic pricing, and bundling products and services.

Strategic Marketing for Competitive Advantage
Learn how leading marketers segment and target customers, analyze consumer decisions, develop unique brands, utilize distribution channels, and make effective marketing communication decisions.