My greatest honor to receive the President’s Award in Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the support from Prof. Ed Snape and Prof. Aristotelis Stouraitis. Special thanks to my PhD students, Zach Lee, Tommy Chan, and Randy Wong.
Special thanks to Prof. Viswanath Venkatesh (Dr Kennedy Y.H. Wong Distinguished Visiting Professor at HKBU and Distinguished Professor and Billingsley Chair at the University of Arkansas) for giving our faculty members and students a 2-day workshop on “Writing a Journal Article: Problem Definition and Literature Review”.
The activity/event is organised with the generosity of Dr Kennedy Y.H. Wong who supported the establishment of ‘Dr Kennedy Y.H. Wong Distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme’ to promote international academic exchange and strengthen HKBU’s status in the international academic community.
Mini-track: Social Media and e-Business Transformation
HICSS-54 | January 5 – 8, 2021 | Grand Hyatt Kauai
Paper Submission Deadline (July 15, 2020: 11:59 pm HST)
Social media are online platforms that facilitate global collaboration and information sharing among users. New social media applications in e-business and e-commerce appear everyday and results in enormous shocks to the ecosystem of individuals and businesses. Consumers can easily obtain information from a vast, geographically dispersed group of people in social platforms. Meanwhile, social media data provides a wealth of valuable insights for companies to build strategies that help to create value for customers and promote their business. Furthermore, social media are commonly used in organizations to improve relationships among employees and nurture collaboration and the sharing culture.
The aim of this mini-track is to provide a forum for the exchange of innovative research ideas and dissemination of research results related to social media in nowadays e-business environments, such as AI and machine learning, omnichannels, innovation. It also aims to raise awareness in terms of the latest developments in social media and address the business and techno-social challenges of using social media data. This mini-track is open to all types of research, conceptual, theoretical and/or empirical. Examples of possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
The adoption, usage, and impact of social media upon consumers and businesses
Social media strategies and e-business models
Social commerce and omnichannels
Social media for customer relationship management
Social media engagement and consumer behavior
AI and machine learning and social media strategies
Enterprise social media, organizational learning and knowledge management
Crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, collaboration, problem solving with social media
Innovation and social media
Social identity, social capital, and social roles related to the use of social media
Dark side of social media: privacy invasion, security issues, online storming and online shaming
Policy, governance, and security issues related to the use of social media
High quality and relevant papers from this mini-track will be selected for fast-tracked development towards Internet Research (www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/intr). Internet Research (IntR) is an international and refereed journal that is indexed and abstracted in major databases (e.g., SSCI, SCI, ABI/INFORM Global), with the impact factor 4.109 in 2018.
Christy M.K. Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University (Primary Contact) Matthew K.O. Lee, City University of Hong Kong Christian Wagner, City University of Hong Kong Marten Risius, University of Queensland
The Annual School Awards of the HKBU School of Business recognise the importance of teaching, research and service excellence. Nine faculty members were honoured in the School Awards 2019-20 for their contributions in these areas.
Research Supervision Award Prof. Christy Cheung, Professor, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences As a multi-award winning and internationally recognised scholar, Prof. Cheung has been a devoted supervisor to her PhD students, helping pave their road to success in academia. Over the past eight years, Prof. Cheung has been enabling her students to become among the best in the field, from publishing research papers in top-tier journals and encouraging international exposure, to connecting them to scholars and alumni and securing prestigious placement before graduation. Prof. Cheung has a sharp eye for potential students, based in part on her supervision of BBA students’ honours projects. A researcher raised and educated in Hong Kong, Prof. Cheung also recognises her responsibility to drive the development of academia in Hong Kong.
My PhD student Randy Wong has successfully defended her PhD thesis. Thanks to the examination committees, Professor Yulin Fang (City University of Hong Kong), Professor Jason Thatcher (The University of Alabama), Dr. Emily Huang (Hong Kong Baptist University), and Dr. Mengxiang Li (Hong Kong Baptist University). Randy’s work has mainly focused on cyberbullying. With some of the work already published in top academic journals, Congratulations to Randy! All the best in your future career in Europe!