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.
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