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Chen Zhang

Title: Dean's Professor in Information Systems and Business Analytics / Associate Professor
Department: Information Systems and Business Analytics
Office: 3438 Gerdin

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Academic History

  • Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Purdue University, 2008
  • MS, Computer Science, Wright State University, 2002
  • MBA, Management Information Systems, Bowling Green State University, 2000
  • BA, Economics, Beijing Normal University, 1998


  • Digital
  • Digital platform ecosystems
  • IT leadership
  • Strategy and governance
  • Sharing economy
  • IT innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Online communities

Selected Publications

  • Hoogstra, B., Velichety, S. & Zhang, C. (2024) "Developing a contextual model of poverty prediction using data science and analytics – The case of Shelby County", Decision Support Systems, 177Link to Paper
  • Totty, S., Li, H., Zhang, C., & Janz, B. (2024) "Information security research in the information systems discipline: A thematic review and future research directions", The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 55 (3)
  • Zhang, C., Yoo, S., Li, H., & Kettinger, W. J. (2023) "The impact of incumbents' operational and governance responses on the sharing economy: An asset orchestration perspective", Journal of Operations Management, 69 (5):719-741. Link to Paper
  • Agrawal, D., Zhang, C., Kettinger, W. J., & Adeli, A. M. (2022) "Spy it before you try it: Intrinsic Cues and Open Data App Adoption", Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 50 (1):30. Link to Paper
  • Li, H., Zhang, C., & Kettinger, W. J. (2022) "Digital platform ecosystem dynamics: The roles of product scope, innovation, and collaborative network centrality", MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 46 (2):739-770. Link to Paper
  • Henningsson, S., Kettinger, W. J., Zhang, C., & Vaidyanathan, N. (2021) "Transformative rare events: Leveraging digital affordance actualisation", European Journal of Information Systems, 30 (2):137-156. Link to Paper
  • Zhang, C., Kolte, P., Kettinger, W. J., & Yoo, S. (2018) "Established Companies' Strategic Responses to Sharing Economy Threats", MIS Quarterly Executive, 17 (1):23-40. Link to Paper
  • Zhang, C., & Simon, J. C. (2016) "An Empirical Investigation of Decision Making in IT-Related Dilemmas: Impact of Positive and Negative Consequence Information", Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC), 28 (4):73-90. Link to Paper
  • Zhang, C., Hahn, J., & De, P. (2013) "Continued Participation in Online Innovation Communities: Does Community Response Matter Equally for Everyone?", Information Systems Research, 24 (4):883-1167. Link to Paper
  • Kettinger, W. J., Zhang, C., & Chang, K. C. (2013) "A View from the Top: Integrated Information Delivery and Effective Information Use from the Senior Executive's Perspective", Information Systems Research, 24 (3):499-882. Link to Paper
  • Meservy, T. O., Zhang, C., Lee, E. T., & Dhaliwal, J. (2012) "The business rules approach and its impact on software testing: A case study", IIE Transactions, 29 (4):60-66. Link to Paper
  • Ambartsoumian, V. L. A. D. I. M. I. R., Dhaliwal, J. A. S. B. I. R., Lee, E., Meservy, T., & Zhang, C. (2011) "Implementing quality gates throughout the enterprise IT production process", Journal of Information Technology Management, 22 (1):28-38. Link to Paper
  • Kettinger, W. J., Zhang, C., & Marchand, D. A. (2011) "CIO and Business Executive Leadership Approaches to Establishing Company-Wide Information Orientation.", MIS Quarterly Executive, 10 (4):157-174. Link to Paper
  • Hahn, J., Moon, J. Y., & Zhang, C. (2008) "Emergence of New Project Teams from Open Source Software Developer Networks: Impact of Prior Collaboration Ties", Information Systems Research, 9 (3):243-396. Link to Paper