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Faculty Profiles

Our professors earned their PhDs from renowned universities. Their insights and perspectives will inspire innovative business ideas.


Our faculty members serve on editorial boards of the top information systems journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, etc.. They are also frequent contributors to academic journals including those mentioned above, as well as Journal of Management Information Systems and Management Science, among others. Further, the latest knowledge gained from their research brings both currency and relevance to the classrooms.


We were awarded the Franklin Prize for Best Overall Teaching by a Department. Additionally, many of our faculty members have won the prestigious Franklin Prize for Individual Excellence in Teaching.


Published books by our faculty members include Innovated by Hong Kong, Enterprise Resource Management, Global Electronic Commerce, Chinese Telecommunications Policy, and Global Supply Chain and Technology Management, demonstrating their respective expertise and peer recognition within the industry.

Industry Collaborations

Our faculty members go beyond academia and maintain very close contact with the business world. Often they take on the role of consultant in technology transfer projects and executive education.

  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Merrill Lynch
  • 3 Hong Kong

Departmental Faculty List

Prof James Y L THONG
Chair Professor and Head (PhD, National University of Singapore)

Research interests: Technology adoption; human-computer interaction; computer ethics
             Prof Shaohui ZHENG
Professor and Deputy Head (PhD, Columbia University)

Research interests: Supply chain management; interface of marketing and supply chain; production and quality control  
Prof Kar Yan TAM

Chair Professor, Associate Provost, and Dean of Students (PhD, Purdue University)

Research interests: Web personalization; customer relationship management; and innovation adoption
        Prof Kai Lung HUI
Professor (PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Research interests: Privacy; social interaction; IT security management; and business simulation
Prof Theodore H K CLARK

Associate Professor and MScISM Academic Director (DBA, Harvard University)

Research interests: Information and innovation protection law; e-commerce; and outsourcing management
        Prof Shu Ming NG
Associate Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Associate Professor (PhD, Carnegie Mellon University) 

Research interests: Supply chain management; business process management and optimization
Prof Yan XU
Associate Professor (PhD, University of Strathclyde)

Research interests: Technology and innovation management; competitive strategy; and telecommunications policy
        Prof Michael Xiaoquan ZHANG
Associate Professor (PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Research interests: Marketing and information technology; and technology entrepreneurship
Prof Yongsuk KIM
Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Texas, Austin)

Research interests: IT-enabled knowledge sharing and coordination; knowledge management; social media used in organizations; and user innovation
        Prof Tat Koon KOH
Assistant Professor (PhD, Carnegie Mellon University)

Research interests: Digital Economy;   
e-commerce; platform design and strategy; and  open innovation
Prof Hong XU
Assistant Professor (PhD, University of Texas, Austin)

Research interests: Economics of IS, online reputation; social networks; auditing; mechanism design; and e-commerce
        Prof Rong ZHENG
Assistant Professor (PhD, New York University)

Research interests: Big data analytics; computational text analysis; and social network analytics
Prof Percy DIAS
Associate Professor of Business Education (PhD, Fudan University)

Research interests: IT auditing; network management; mobile computing; electronic commerce; web-based information systems; and intelligent computing
        Prof Jeevan JAISINGH
Associate Professor of Business Education (PhD, Purdue University)

Research interests: Information security; piracy and open source software; project management; and innovation management
Prof James S H KWOK
Associate Professor of Business Education (PhD, University of London)

Research interests: Copyright and intellectual property protection; Internet security; and e-commerce applications
        Prof Ronald LAU
Associate Professor of Business Education (PhD, University of Alabama)

Research interests: Operations management; enterprise resource planning; SAP software applications; supply chain management; and quality management