Christy M.K. Cheung

Professor, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University

RGC Senior Research Fellow (研資局高級研究學者)

Director, Research Postgraduate Programme,
School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University

Editor-in-Chief, Internet Research

President, Association for the Information Systems
(AIS-Hong Kong Chapter)

Online Bios 



Christy M.K. Cheung is a Professor of Management Information Systems and the Director of Research Postgraduate Programme of School of Business at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is the awardee of RGC Senior Research Fellow (研資局高級研究學者) and obtains HK$7.8 million over a period of 60 months. She serves as the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of over 25 research grants (including General Research Fund, UGC Additional Funding for Teaching and Learning Related Initiatives, Joint Research Fund from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Faculty Research Grant, and etc.) totally over HK$12 million.

Her research interests include IT and User Behaviors, Social Media and Electronic Commerce, and IT and Societal Implications. She has published over 200 refereed articles in international journals and conference proceedings, including European Journal of Information SystemsInformation Systems JournalInformation Systems ResearchJournal of Information TechnologyJournal of Management Information SystemsJournal of the Association for Information SystemsJournal of the Association for Information Science and TechnologyMIS Quarterly and among others. Her works have been recognized with research awards such as the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2007; 2016), Distinguished Paper Awards at the International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (2011, 2014, 2015), Best Paper Awards at the International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (2014) and International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2003). 

Her works have been cited about 25,000 times and about 7,000 times per Google Scholar and Web of Science, respectively, with an h-index of 67 and i-10 index of 121. She has been recognized to be among the World Top 2 percent scholars, with a recent ranking of 29th out of ~18K scientists in the field of information systems (and ranked 1st among all female scientists in the field of information systems). Two of her articles are listed as “Hot Paper” and seven other articles are listed as “Highly Cited Papers” in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) between 2020-2021.

Her academic leadership roles include being the Editor-in-Chief of Internet Research (since 2016) – an SSCI journal with an impact factor of 6.773 in 2020. She has successfully brought the journal from AJG Level 2 to Level 3 in 2021. She has also served in many different Senior Editor and Associate Editor roles for several major IS journals, including Decision Support SystemsEuropean Journal of Information SystemsInformation & ManagementInformation Systems Journal, Journal of Association Information Systems, and others. She is the award recipient of “Excellence in Reviewing” Honorable Mention and “Best Reviewer” in the Journal of Association of Information Systems in 2018 and in 2019 respectively. She is the President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS-Hong Kong Chapter) since 2017. She has served as Conference Chair and Track Chair in leading IS conferences (e.g., ICISECISAMCIS, and PACIS). She has also been invited to give keynote speeches, panel discussions, and invited seminars in Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Taiwan, and the United States. Since 2011, she has supervised three Ph.D. students at HKBU. They are now placed at Durham University (UK), Northumbria University (UK), and the University of Auckland (New Zealand).

She is the recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision (Hong Kong Baptist University) 2019/20, Faculty/School Performance Award in Scholarly Work (Hong Kong Baptist University), 2018/19, Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work in the School of Business (Hong Kong Baptist University) in 2009 and 2018 and Outstanding Performance in Teaching in the School of Business (Hong Kong Baptist University) in 2010 and 2019.