Christy M.K. Cheung
Chair Professor in Information Systems and Digital Innovation Management, Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems ,Hong Kong Baptist University
RGC Senior Research Fellow (研資局高級研究學者)
Director, Research Office, Hong Kong Baptist University
Editor-in-Chief, Internet Research
President, Association for the Information Systems
(AIS-Hong Kong Chapter)
Christy M.K. Cheung currently holds the position of Chair Professor in Information Systems and Digital Innovation Management at Hong Kong Baptist University, where also serves as the Director of the Research Office. She is the awardee of the prestigious RGC Senior Research Fellow (研資局高級研究學者) and obtained HK$7.8 million over a period of 60 months. Throughout her career, Christy has been involved in numerous research projects, serving as the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator for over 25 research grants. These grants include prestigious funding sources such as the General Research Fund, UGC Additional Funding for Teaching and Learning Related Initiatives, Joint Research Fund from the National Natural Science Foundation of China among others. The total funding secured by Christy for these projects exceeds HK$12 million.
Christy’s research interests revolve around IT and User Behaviors, Social Media and Electronic Commerce, and IT and Societal Implications. She has made significant contributions to the field, with over 200 refereed articles in esteemed international journals and conference proceedings. Her work has been featured in prominent publications such as European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, and many others. Recognized for the quality and impact of her research, Christy has received several prestigious awards, including the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2007; 2016), and the Best Paper Awards at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2003). Her research has garnered significant attention, with over 30,000 citations on Google Scholar and over 10,000 citations on Web of Science. She boasts an impressive h-index of 74 and an i-10 index of 134. Christy has also ranked among the World’s Top 2 percent scholars in the field of Information Systems, currently holding the 29th position out of approximately 18,000 scientists. Notably, she is the top-ranked female scientist in the field of information systems. In 2020, two of her articles were listed as “Hot Paper” and seven others were listed as “Highly Cited Papers” in Essential Science Indicators (ESI).
Christy has also assumed various academic leadership roles. She has been serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Internet Research since 2016, successfully elevating the journal from AJG Level 2 to Level 3 in 2021. Additionally, she has held Senior Editor and Associate Editor positions for several major IS journals, including Information Systems Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of Association Information Systems, and others. Her commitment to scholarly excellence has been recognized with awards such as “Excellence in Reviewing” Honorable Mention and “Best Reviewer” in the Journal of Association of Information Systems in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Furthermore, she actively engages with the information systems community. She currently serves as the President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS-Hong Kong Chapter) since 2017. She has also chaired and participated in various roles at leading IS conferences, including ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, and PACIS. Her expertise is sought after internationally, leading to invitations for keynote speeches, panel discussions, and invited seminars in countries such as Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Portugal, and the United States. As a dedicated mentor and supervisor, Christy has guided three Ph.D. students at HKBU who have gone on to pursue successful academic careers at renowned institutions such as Durham University (UK), Manchester University (UK), and the University of Auckland (New Zealand).
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to scholarship and teaching, Christy has received numerous awards and accolades. These include the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work for the academic year 2021/22, the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision for the academic year 2019/20.