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Areas of Research

Current faculty research programs span a wide range of topics. Examples include:

  • Analytics in organizations and social media
  • Organizational diffusion, adoption, and use of information technologies
  • Role of routines and organizational work processes in IT-mediated transformations
  • The roles of trust in the adoption of new technology and Sharing Economy services
  • Organizational capabilities, structures, and skills for leveraging IT value
  • Impacts of IT investments on customer relationship, supply chain, and knowledge management
  • IT capabilities and the dynamics of competitive action

Our doctoral students work with faculty members on many intriguing topics. Here are some research projects involving faculty and either current students or graduates:

“Dynamics of Online Word of Mouth Spillover Effects” (Yen-Yao Wang)

“Community Engagement and Collective Evaluation in Crowdfunding” (Eun Ju Jung)

“Understanding User Participation in Crowdsourced Mobile Apps: A Geo-Spatial Analysis” (Tae Hun Kim)

“Technology, Humanness, and Trust: Rethinking Trust in Technology” (John Tripp)

“The Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Firm Performance: Evidence from Digital Industries” (Kangkang Qi)

“How Peripheral Developers Contribute to Open-Source Software Development” (Pankaj Setia)

“A Process Theory of Technology Trust Change” (Peng Liu)

“The (N)Ever-Changing World: Stability and Change in Organizational Routines” (Derek Hillison)


Eli Broad College of Business

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