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  Hong (Heather) XU
Assistant Professor
Email:hxu@ust.hk

PhD 2010 The University of Texas at Austin, Information Systems
M.Sc. 2007 The University of Texas at Austin, Information Systems
B.M. 2005 Tsinghua University, Information Systems


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2010
  • Research & Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-2010
     


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Strategic Information Communication, Auditing, Supply Chain Management,
    User-generated Content, Online Reputation, Game Theory

     

PUBLICATIONS

  • Cao, Z., Hui, K.L., and Xu, H. “An Economic Analysis of Peer Disclosure in Online Social Communities,” Information Systems Research, forthcoming
     
  • Xu, H. “Is More Information Better? An Economic Analysis of Quality Signals on Group Buying Platforms,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, forthcoming
     
  • Xu, H., Chen, J., and Whinston, A. B., (2016), “Identity Management and Tradable Reputation,” MIS Quarterly, 2016, forthcoming
     
  • Chen, J., Xu, H., and Whinston, A. B., "Moderated Online Communities and Quality of User-Generated Content," Journal of Management Information Systems, 28, 2, 2011, 237-268
     
  • Xu, H., Chen, J., and Whinston, A. B., "Audited Reputation," Economics Letters, 100, 3, 2008, 359-362


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Xu, H., Chen, J., and Whinston, A. B., "Reputation, Privacy, and Economic Efficiency in Virtual Worlds: An Economic Analysis and System Implementation," Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Paris, France, December, 2008.
     
  • Xu, H., Chen, J., and Whinston, A. B., "Virtual Worlds, Real Economy," INFORMS 2008 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, October, 2008.
     
  • Chen, J., Xu, H., and Whinston, A. B., "Moderated Online Communities," International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 2007.
     


HONORS

  • Mike Hogg Endowed Fellowship, 2009
  • McCombs School of Business Dean’s Fellowship 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
     


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • AIS, INFORMS