研資局資助浸大學者 研「花生友」網絡欺凌

【明報專訊】「社交平台最初的交流好正面,後來開始變質,愈來愈多網上公審、激進言論等負面互動。」浸大工商管理學院財務與決策學系教授張美君自2014年開始研究網上欺凌現象,她指出負面網上互動為全球趨勢,近年更加嚴重化,出現有組織的惡意言論攻擊(coordinated trolling)。張認為,問題主因或與社交平台設計相關,她近日獲研究資助局選為10名高級研究學者之一,獲780萬元資助進行為期5年研究,向社交平台提供網路欺凌解決方案。

明報記者 林穎茵

More information: https://m.mingpao.com/pns/article/20201113/

ISJ Special Issue has been Published – The Digitization of the Individual

Our Information Systems Journal (ISJ) special issue – The Digitization of the Individual has been published.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/13652575/2020/30/6

Thanks the authors for contributing their excellent works to our special issue:

De Moya, J. F., & Pallud Jessie, From panopticon to heautopticon: A new form of surveillance introduced by quantified‐self practices. 
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12284

Obi Ogbanufe, & Natalie Gerhart, N. The mediating influence of smartwatch identity on deep use and innovative individual performance.  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12288

Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian, Johannes Klumpe, J., & Oliver Hinz. Mitigating the intrusive effects of smart home assistants by using anthropomorphic design features: A multimethod investigation. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12243

My co-editors, Ofir T. Turel, Christian Matt, and Manuel Trenz, and I have introduced the intertwined three‐layer framework and outlined important perspectives for studying the interactions between technology and the digitised individual. More can be found in our editorial paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12304

Prof. Christy Cheung named RGC Senior Research Fellow with HK$7.8m funding

Prof. Christy Cheung, Professor of the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, has been conferred  the title “RGC Senior Research Fellow” in the inaugural Research Grants Council (RGC) Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS). HKBU will hence receive a fellowship grant of around HK$7.8 million over a period of 60 months.

Prof. Cheung is an internationally-recognised scholar with research expertise in the field of technology use and well-being. The research project she leads in the SRFS will examine cybermobbing on social media. It will identify technology-based prevention and intervention strategies, and examine their effectiveness. The findings are expected to provide practical insights and also advance  theory on cyberbullying.

The RGC SRFS was introduced to provide sustained support to exceptionally outstanding academics to facilitate their research and promote research excellence. The ten SRFS awardees were selected for their research capability, contribution and potential impact of the proposed research project, proven research track record, leadership quality and vision in the chosen area of research. Christy is one of just three SRFS awardees from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies (HSSB) disciplines. The selection panel highly commended  the nominees and the research proposals submitted, and recognised the enthusiasm displayed by the finalists during their interviews.

Source: https://bus.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/bus/news-and-events/bus-news/NewsDetails?uid=GPIQ1XQCSTH5XSGG

“Hot Paper” in Web of Science (2020)

My recent publication in Information & Management, “Alone or together? Exploring the role of desire for online group gaming in players’ social game addiction”, is listed as “Hot Paper” in Web of Science. Special thanks to my coauthors, Gong Xiang, Kem Zhang, Chongyang Chen, Matthew K. O Lee!

* This hot paper was published in the past two years and received enough citations in May/June 2020 to place it in the top 0.1% of papers in the academic field of Social Sciences, general.*