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2022 JAMS Sheth Foundation Best Paper Award

Dr Fine Fanni LEUNG and Dr Fang Flora GU's article titled “Online Influencer Marketing” (published in March 2022) has won the Sheth Foundation Best Paper Award for Volume 50 (2022) of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. It was chosen for the award by a vote of the members of the Editorial Review Board, after the Area Editors selected a shortlist of the top 10 papers published in 2022. They collaborated with Prof. Robert PALMATIER from University of Washington, former Editor of Journal of Marketing and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, on this paper. It is a conceptual piece that sets the theoretical foundation of online influencer marketing, a hot topic in both research and practice, and has been well cited with 110+ Google Scholar citations.   Reference:

8 Jun, 2023


PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day

PolyU organized a JUPAS Consultation Day on 20 May 2023. As part of the event, MM organized a student sharing session and an information seminar on BBA (Hons) Scheme in Management and Marketing (JUPAS Code: JS3080). More information about the program can be found here.

20 May, 2023


Hong Kong Quant Marketing End-of-Spring-Semester Symposium

MM organized Hong Kong Quant Marketing End-of-Spring-Semester Symposium on 17 May 2023 in Y306, PolyU. The event attracted around 70 researchers and students from different universities. We invited Dr Xinyu CAO, Visiting Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Assistant Professor, New York University, Dr Qiyuan WANG, Assistant Professor, PolyU and Prof. Lan LUO, Professor, University of Southern California, to be our keynote speakers.   MORE DETAILS

17 May, 2023


Asian Centre for Branding and Marketing (ACBM) welcomes new Honorary Advisors to the Advisory Board

With the knowledge and experience of our academic staff in marketing, Asian Centre for Branding and Marketing (ACBM) aims to promote professionalism and excellence in areas such as consumer behavior, digital marketing, social media communication and B2B marketing. It advocates an integrated approach to the advancement of research, executive training and management consulting. ACBM serves as a knowledge sharing platform which facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and best practices among marketing professionals, business communities, and academia. ACBM’s mission is to establish a leading branding and marketing research center in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and the Asia Pacific region and to promote best-in-class practices in the related research disciplines. With the vision to nurture, inspire and empower ethical leaders, it is committed to developing collaborative networks and making a positive impact in the wider society. Professor Wu Liu, Head and Professor, Department of Management and Marketing; Dr Flora Gu, Centre Director and Associate Head of Department and Dr Celine Ho, Centre Assistance Director welcomed six Honorary Advisors to the Advisory Board in the April meeting. The six advisors include Mr Kevin Huang, COO of The South China Morning Post; Mr Terry Iu, Head of Industries Greater China Region of Meta; Ms Dionne Kung, Deputy CEO of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation; Mr Gabriel Lee, Executive Director & Group General Manager of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Limited; Mr James Tong, Director Public Affairs, John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited; Ms Olivia Wong, General Manager Environmental & Social Responsibility of MTR Corporation Limited.

10 May, 2023

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Hong Kong Quant Marketing End-of-Spring-Semester Symposium

Hong Kong Quant Marketing End-of-Spring-Semester Symposium   You are invited to attend the Hong Kong Quant Marketing End-of-Spring-Semester Symposium on 17 May 2023. Date*    : 17 May 2023 (Wednesday) Time*   : 12:00 – 17:10 *Hong Kong Time Venue   : Y306, PolyU Campus Language: English Tentative schedule of the event: 12:00 – 13:20: Welcome lunch in the Market, Hotel Icon  13:30 – 13:40: Opening Speech by Prof. Wu LIU (Professor & Head of Department of Management and Marketing) 13:40 – 14:40: Keynote Speaker - Dr Xinyu CAO (Visiting Scholar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Assistant Professor, New York University)  14:40 – 15:40: Keynote Speaker - Dr Qiyuan WANG (Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) 15:40 – 16:00: Coffee break 16:00 – 17:00: Keynote Speaker - Prof. Lan LUO (Professor, University of Southern California) 17:00 – 17:10: Closing Speech - Prof. Junhong CHU (Professor, The University of Hong Kong) The event is open to registrants only. Please contact Dr Dai YAO at if you are interested.

4 May, 2023


Alumni Networking Happy Hour

MM organized a Alumni Networking Happy Hour in FINDS on 28 April 2023. We are happy to welcome back our alumni.

28 Apr, 2023


PolyU Joint University Summer Workshop on Information Systems 2023 JUSWIS 2023

PolyU Joint University Summer Workshop on Information Systems 2023 JUSWIS 2023   Department of Management & Marketing PolyU Business School 6-8 July 2023   About the Workshop: JUSWIS is an annual summer workshop initiated by the Management Information Systems (MIS) group in the Department of Management & Marketing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Business School in collaboration with IS groups in both the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Hong Kong University (HKU). All participating universities will take turns hosting the event on an annual basis from this year forward. All guests invited to participate in the workshop are either current Editor-in-Chief or Senior Editors of the top two journals in the IS discipline. The workshop serves as a platform for authors in all participating universities who aspired to submit their scholarly work to premium journals in the IS discipline to solicit constructive feedback directly from the editors.   Call for Papers: We invite submissions across two general themes: Behavioral Information Systems and Economics in Information Systems. The authors should format their manuscripts based on the formatting guidelines at MIS Quarterly ( For initial submissions, authors name(s) must not appear in the body of the paper (including the abstract). The language of the workshop, and of all paper submissions, is English.   For authors at PolyU All papers must be submitted as PDF files through the EasyChair submission system. Submission link: Submission deadline: 7 June 2023   For authors at CUHK and HKU All submissions will be handled by local coordinators. Please follow your local submission guideline and deadline.   Confirmation emails will be sent out to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, based on their registration time due to the limited capacity of the event venues.   Important Dates: Submission Open: 30 April 2023 Submission Deadline: 7 June 2023 Final Program Announcement: 15 June 2023 Workshop: 6-8 July 2023   Please register here.   Workshop Activities and Attendance Policy   Plenary Sessions:   Two one-hour plenary sessions featuring esteemed keynote speakers, Prof. Andrew Burton-Jones and Prof. Sarker Suprateek will take place on July 6th at 9:30 and July 7th at 8:45, respectively. During these sessions, the speakers will impart valuable ideas and strategies to all participants attending the workshop. It's important to note that both plenary sessions are open to all registered attendees. To ensure inclusivity, parallel online Zoom sessions will be organized, allowing unregistered participants to remotely join the plenary sessions.   Paper Development Sessions:   Parallel paper development sessions will be organized for attending authors of accepted papers to present their research work to guest advisors and receive valuable feedback. To create a supportive and secure environment for authors presenting their work-in-progress, these paper development sessions are exclusively open to invited guests, registered authors of accepted papers, and registered participants affiliated with the participating universities: CUHK, HKU, and PolyU. We prioritize controlling access to the paper development sessions to ensure that attending authors feel confident that their intellectual properties are respected and safeguarded throughout the process. We aim to foster a conducive environment for fruitful discussions and constructive feedback.   Speedy Mentoring Sessions:   A mentoring session will be organized exclusively to junior faculty members and senior doctoral students affiliated with all participating universities: CUHK, HKU, and PolyU. Guest advisors will be seated across three tables whereas junior faculty members and senior doctoral students will be split into three groups and rotate from table to table with a 20-minute interval. We recommend each participating faculty member and doctoral student to prepare at least one question in advance.     Invited Guests: Andrew Burton-Jones: Editor-in-Chief, MIS Quarterly Andrew graduated from UQ's Commerce program in 1998 and worked for several years in IT risk management for one of the Big-4 accounting/consulting firms. He then moved to Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA, to complete his Ph.D., followed by seven years at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he became a tenured Associate Professor. He returned to UQ in May 2012. Andrew has taught information systems in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs, in several counties. He has a particular interest in IT governance and control, IT development, and IT strategy. He undertakes research in three areas. His first area focuses on how effectively organisations use IT. For example, he has been studying the effective use of electronic health records in health authorities. His second research area focused on improving methods to analyse and design IT systems. For example, he has examined ways to improve the specification of user requirements. His third research stream focuses on improving theories and methods used by researchers in the Information Systems discipline. He has published in and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and other outlets. He recently completed a term as Representative for the Americas for the Association of Information Systems and commenced a term as International Representative for the Academy of Management (OCIS Division). He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, and Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly (2021-2023). Sarker Suprateek: Editor-in-Chief, Information Systems Research Suprateek Sarker (“Supra”) is Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor (Information Technology) at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Prof. Sarker holds an Honorary Professorship of Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia. He was formerly the Philip Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Washington State University and the Microsoft Chair of Information Systems at the Copenhagen Business School. Prof. Sarker's research, which is largely qualitative or mixed-methods in nature, has been published in many journals, including MIS Quarterly; Information Systems Research; Journal of Management Information Systems; Journal of the Association of Information Systems; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and other outlets. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of leading academic journals, including Information Systems Research (as senior editor), Journal of MIS Quarterly (as a member of the board of editors), and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (as an editorial board member). In addition, he serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member of journals such as Information & Organization; Information Technology & People; Decision Support Systems; AIS Transactions on HCI; Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems; and International Journal of Information Management. He is also a past editor-in-chief of Journal of the AIS and Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, and a past senior editor of MIS Quarterly and Decision Sciences Journal.   Pei-yu (Sharon) Chen: Senior Editor, Information Systems Research Dr Pei-yu Sharon Chen is the Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of Information Systems. She is also the co-Director of the Actionable Analytics Lab at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, she served on the faculty at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University and Fox School of Business, Temple University. She received her PhD from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Chen’s research are interdisciplinary, spanning across Information Systems, Economics, Management and Strategy, Marketing, and Operations. Her recent research focuses on data analytics, IT-enabled strategies, crowdsourcing, open innovation and AI applications and impacts. Dr Chen’s work has been published in leading business journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. Dr Chen was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Research Career Award at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Many of Dr Chen’s research has triggered industry interests and been implemented in practice. Dr Chen has also worked with many corporate partners in research, in industries such as E-commerce, Education, Financial Services, Information Technology, Health Care, Manufacturing and Retailing. Professionally, Dr Chen has served on the editorial boards of Management Science and Information Systems Research. She has also served as co-chair for several premier conferences/workshops and has been frequently invited as a speaker or panelist in top tier conferences/workshops and at other leading research universities.   Bin Gu: Department Chair, Senior Editor, Information Systems Research Bin Gu is a distinguished professor at Boston University, where he holds the title of Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar and serves as the Chair of the Department of Information Systems. Prof. Gu's achievements have been recognized by the INFORMS Information Systems Society, which named him a Distinguished Fellow. Prof. Gu’s research focuses on the areas of data analytics, online platforms, online social media and social network, mobile commerce and IT-enabled business models. His work has been widely published in leading academic journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, Management Science, and Decision Support Systems and others. He currently serves as a Senior Editor at Information Systems Research, and has previously served in the same capacity at MIS Quarterly. He has also guest edited a special issue of MIS Quarterly on "Managing AI" and associate edited special issues of Information Systems Research on "Social Media and Business Transformation" and "Fintech - Innovating the Financial Industry."   Elena Karahanna: Advisory Senior Editor, Information Systems Research Elena Karahanna is a University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor and the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Distinguished Chair in Business Administration in the MIS Department, Terry College of Business, at the University of Georgia. She was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. And she has also held visiting appointments in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, and Italy and was on the faculty at the University of Cyprus and at Florida State University. Elena’s expertise are in the implementation and use of information systems, health IT, IS leadership especially at the CIO level, social media, and cross-cultural issues. Her research has been published in leading scholarly journals in Information Systems (e.g., Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems) and other disciplines (e.g., Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science) as well as in practitioner journals (e.g., MIS Quarterly Executive, Cutter Benchmark Review, Business Horizons).   Elena has served as Advisory Senior Editor at the MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and serves or has served as Associate Editor at Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the European Journal of Information Systems. She has also guest co-edited a special issue of the MIS Quarterly on “The Role of Information Systems and Analytics and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management,” a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management on “IS Leadership,” a Special Issue of MIS Quarterly Executive on “New IS Leadership Roles in a Digital World,” and a Special Issue of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science on “The Future of Technology and Marketing.”   Arun Rai: Former Editor-in-Chief, MIS Quarterly (2016-2020) Arun Rai is Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia, holds the Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair, and is Director of the Center for Digital Innovation at the Robinson College of Business (RCB) at Georgia State University. He has held visiting appointments at universities in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Slovenia. He was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society and the Association for Information Systems LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in the Information Systems discipline. For over 30 years, Arun’s research has focused on the development and deployment of information systems to drive innovation and create value. His research has contributed to understanding the digital transformation of organizations and supply chains; governance of IT investments and platform ecosystems; and deployment of digital innovations at scale to empower individuals and address thorny societal problems including poverty, health disparities, infant mortality, and digital inequality. Arun’s work has been published extensively in premier journals in IS and other disciplines, with 250 peer-reviewed articles that include 120 refereed journal articles in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. He is ranked among the top 5 scholars for publications over the last 20 years in the IS field’s top-2 journals (MISQ and ISR). His work has received several best paper awards and has been widely cited both in leading journals in the IS discipline and in leading journals in other disciplines (e.g., Accounting, Marketing, Operations Management, Strategic Management, Computer Science, Education, Healthcare, and Psychology). He served a 5-year term (2016-2020) as Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly (MISQ), widely regarded as the premier IS journal. He has also served as Senior Editor for MISQ, ISR, and Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Associate Editor for several leading journals (e.g., ISR, MISQ, Management Science, JMIS); Panelist for the National Science Foundation; Track Co-Chair for major conferences; chair, mentor and keynote speaker for doctoral/junior faculty/mid-career faculty consortia; and President of the Special Interest Group on the Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology.   Jason Bennett Thatcher: Senior Editor, Information Systems Research Dr Thatcher holds the Milton F. Stauffer Professorship in the Department of Management Information Systems at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. He also holds faculty appointments at the Technical University of Munich, the Information Technology University-Copenhagen, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Jason studies individual decision-making, strategic alignment, and workforce issues related to the effective and secure application of information technologies in organizations. His more recent projects direct attention to cybersecurity and social media. Jason’s work appears in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, and other outlets. Jason has published (or forthcoming) papers in Financial Times 50 listed journals about once a year since earning his Ph.D. He appears on the MIS Quarterly’s most prolific authors list, placing him in the top 35 or so active researchers in the Information Systems discipline. Jason serves as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research as well as Journal of the Association for Information Systems and has served as Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly. He served on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Sciences, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He was recognized as a top Associate Editor by Information Systems Research.   Han Zhang: Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly Dr Han Zhang is a Professor in Information Technology Management (ITM) and Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology & Management. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program. He was the ITM Area Coordinator from 2007 to 2012 and he served as the Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program from 2013 to 2016. Dr Zhang held the Helen and John Taylor Rhett, Jr. Term Professorship from 2008 to 2012. He is also an affiliate research faculty member of the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr Zhang's research focuses on the economics of information technology, online trust and reputation, online word-of-mouth, and the evolution of electronic markets. His research work on the institutional setup to help small businesses grow in the digital economy has been used as the basis for testimony before the Congressional House Committee on Small Business. His research has appeared in several premier journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Decision Support Systems among others. Dr Zhang currently serves as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly. He is also a senior editor for Information & Management and Journal of Information Systems and E-Business Management.     Workshop Committee Workshop Chair Prof. Kai LIM, Department of Management and Marketing, PolyU Business School   Program Co-Chairs Dr. Yue (Katherine) FENG, Department of Management and Marketing, PolyU Business School Dr. Fei (Albert) LIU, Department of Management and Marketing, PolyU Business School   Please refer to the programme rundown for details.   If you have any question, please feel free to contact Dr Albert LIU at

25 Apr, 2023

OPAA 2023

Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department of Management and Marketing 2023

We are pleased to announce the following awardees of the Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department of Management & Marketing 2023 for their remarkable achievements.   Prof. Wing LAM Outstanding Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Department of Management and Marketing Prof. Wing Lam is currently Professor of Organisational Psychology at the University of Manchester. She received her Ph.D. from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prof. Lam’s research focuses on employee proactivity, leadership, and emotional labor. Her standing and impact are demonstrated by the quality of published outputs (54% of articles in ABS journal list 4*), its volume (26 journal articles, 3 book chapters), and citation levels (nearly 3,000 citations). Her publications have appeared in top-tier journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Currently, she is serving as an Associate Editor for Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (ABS 4) and Journal of Business Research (ABS 3).   Mr Kino LAW Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Department of Management and Marketing Mr Kino Law is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of K&K Property Holdings Limited. He co-founded the K&K Property Group with his father, Mr Raymond Law in 2012. He is also the chairman of K&K Charity, which focuses on empowering underprivileged teenagers through sports education. Before founding the K&K Property Group, he worked in investment bank and Park Hotel Group. He was involved in a range of major property transactions within the family business. For example, he participated in the disposal of the a shopping mall in Hong Kong for HK$1.9 billion in year 2012 and the sales of two hotels in Singapore for HK$8.8 billion in year 2013. Through the K&K Property Group, he has participated in land acquisitions, product design and development, sales and marketing of at least 18 projects in Hong Kong and London. Through K&K Charity, Mr Law sponsored a competition for Faculty of Business and Faculty of Construction and Environment students on sustainable housing (Smart-e Competition). The winning team was sponsored to participate in an international conference to share their ideas. The competition generated publicity for PolyU on sustainable building in 2017.

19 Apr, 2023


PolyU-CLI: A Rhodes Scholar Presentation by Prof. Ken Kamoche

Centre for Leadership & Innovation organized a Rhodes Scholar Presentation on “Toward knowledge obsolescence amongst scaffold ‘master’ craftsmen: the challenge of standardisation and occupational legitimacy” presented by Prof. Ken Kamoche, Professor of Human Resource Management and Organization Studies, University of Nottingham on 18 Apr 2023.

18 Apr, 2023


PolyU Taster Programme 2023

MM organized Taster Program 2023 on 15 April 2023. Prof. Kin-keung Vincent LEUNG shared how to achieve human-centric improvement through empathy, and how empathy is key to Management and Marketing with a group of secondary school students.

15 Apr, 2023

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