A Two-Day Workshop on Writing a Journal Article: Problem Definition and Literature Review

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.

Internet Research: Welcome to the Editorial Team

As an Editor-in-Chief of Internet Research, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Editorial Team members. We thank Yang Chen, Juho Hamari, Christian Maier, Christian Matt, Ayoung Suh, Manuel Trenz, Ofir T., Kem Zhang for their continuous support to Internet Research as Senior Editors.

I also welcome our new Associate Editors, Zhao Cai, Tommy K. H. Chan, Raymond Lau, Jian Mou, Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Marten Risius, Isabella Seeber, Wen-Lung Shiau, Barney Tan, and Lena Waizenegger and new ERB members, Snehasish Banerjee, Annika Baumann, Meng Chen, Xusen Cheng, Francesca D’Errico, Chunmian Ge, Hamid Khobzi, Lin Jia, Na Liu, Shan Liu, nianxin wang, Yi Wu, Randy Wong, Nannan Xi, Jie YU (Joseph), and Xiabing Zheng.

I want to thank all our existing and retiring team members for making a great contribution to the achievements of Internet Research. Special thanks to our Distinguished Board of Advisors, Izak Benbasat, Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian, Andrew Burton-Jones, Carol, Wei-Yuan Hsu, Jim Jansen, Atreyi Kankanhalli, Matthew K O Lee, M. Lynne Markus, Chee-Wee Tan, Monideepa Tarafdar, Jason Thatcher, Daniel Veit, Viswanath Venkatesh for their guidance and support over the years.

To have a review of the full Editorial Team, please visit https://bit.ly/2BTryEa.

Research Publication: “One app to trace them all? Examining app specifications for mass acceptance of contact-tracing apps” (EJIS)

Our article,  “One app to trace them all? Examining app specifications for mass acceptance of contact-tracing apps” has been published in the European Journal of Information Systems. 

In this study, we investigate how COVID-19 tracing apps need to be specified to facilitate mass acceptance across heterogeneous parts of the population.

Thanks to my co-authors Simon Trang, Manuel Trenz, Welf Weiger, and Monideepa Tarafdar.

Source from: Simon Trang, Manuel Trenz, Welf H. Weiger, Monideepa Tarafdar & Christy M.K. Cheung,  (In Press), One app to trace them all? Examining app specifications for mass acceptance of contact-tracing apps, European Journal of Information Systems, DOI: 10.1080/0960085X.2020.1784046

Internet Research Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence 2020

We are pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Internet Research Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence. The awards celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of our authors, reviewers, and editorial team.

Outstanding paper
Hornik, J., Shaanan Satchi, R. and Rachamim, M. (2019), “The joy of pain: A gloating account of negative electronic word-of-mouth communication following an organizational setback”, Internet Research, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 82-103. https://doi.org/10.1108/IntR-11-2017-0415

Highly recommended papers
Khobzi, H., Lau, R. and Cheung, T. (2019), “The outcome of online social interactions on Facebook pages: A study of user engagement behavior”, Internet Research, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 2-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/IntR-04-2017-0161

Park, S., Kwak, K. and Lee, B. (2019), “Policy compliance and deterrence mechanism in the sharing economy: Accommodation sharing in Korea”, Internet Research, Vol. 29 No. 5, pp. 1124-1148. https://doi.org/10.1108/INTR-03-2018-0098

Wang, N., Liang, H., Ge, S., Xue, Y. and Ma, J. (2019), “Enablers and inhibitors of cloud computing assimilation: an empirical study”, Internet Research, Vol. 29 No. 6, pp. 1344-1369. https://doi.org/10.1108/INTR-03-2018-0126

Outstanding Associate Editor
Hongxiu Li, Tampere University, Finland
Xiaoliang Shen, Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China

Outstanding Reviewers
Tommy Chan, Northumbria University, UK
Yi Wu, Tianjin University, People’s Republic of China
Xiabing Zheng, University of Science and Technology of China, People’s Republic of China

Deadline Extension [HICSS2021 Mini-track]: Social Media and e-Business Transformation

Track: Collaboration Systems and Technologies

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

More information: https://bit.ly/2ytAgXM

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.

Mini-track Co-Chairs:

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