Research Categories

Business and Management

NameResearch Interests
Asst Prof Alper DarendeliVoluntary Disclosure Information Dissemination Role of Information Environment in Capital Markets Geographic Location and Firm Performance
Assoc Prof Alton Chua Yeow KuanDr Chua’s research interests lie mainly in information and knowledge management, with a particular focus on user-generated content. The themes of his research include community question-answering system, online reviews and rumors in social media. For example, he studied the quality of answers submitted to Yahoo!Answers and whether prompt answers were necessarily of good quality. He also investigated the way questions ought to be phrased to maximize their chances of attracting good answers. On online reviews, he has identified a number of factors that make a given reivew helpful to other users. Another related line of inquiry is the distinctions between authentic reviews and fake reviews. Given the prevalence of online rumors in recent times, Dr Chua's efforts have been trained on understanding the virality of rumors, and how the ill effects of rumors can be curbed through the use of counter-rumors.
Asst Prof Andrew PrahlOrganizational Communication, Human-Automation Trust, Interpersonal Advice, Automated Advice, Automation Ethics
Assoc Prof Ang Beng Wee, StevenPresent research and writing involvements: is in the intersection between ethics and intellectual property; and, co-writing a text on the employment law of Singapore.
Prof Ang SoonCultural Intelligence International Business International Organizational Behavior Outsourcing Talent Management Human Resource Consulting
Assoc Prof Angie Low An CheeCorporate Governance, Managerial Compensation, Corporate Culture, Capital Structure
Assoc Prof Appa Iyer SivakumarAdvanced Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Design, Planning, & Scheduling of Manufacturing systems; Supply Chain and Logistics Analysis; Operations Research; Planning & design of Supply Chain; Multi-Objective Optimization, Discrete Event Simulation, Scheduling, Logistics, and Research Methodology
Dr Arvind SainathanInterfaces of Operations Management/Marketing Pricing and Consumer Behaviour Service Operations and Supply Chain Management
Dr Boey Yew TungSocial media usage and adoption including implications for consumers, organizations and society Sports marketing
Prof Boh Wai FongI work in 2 main streams of research: Knowledge and information management, and Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship. Knowledge management, information processing and knowledge sharing: In examining the topic of knowledge management, information processing and knowledge sharing, I do not restrict my study to the use of IT in facilitating knowledge management. Rather, my perspectives are highly influenced by my work published in Information & Organization (Boh 2017, Information & Organization), which states that a firm needs to use a portfolio of knowledge sharing mechanisms to effectively facilitate knowledge sharing within the firm. Hence, I focus on understanding how individuals share knowledge, and examine what influences the effectiveness of individuals’ knowledge sharing, and in different contexts. As a result, my work straddles both IS and management, as I draw on behavioral theories. This work has appeared in top IS and management journals such as the Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. In my current stream of work in this area, I apply big data and analytical tools, and integrate them with behavioral theories to gain a more in-depth understanding of knowledge sharing and information transfer in different contexts. For example, I apply text mining and text analysis to identify different types of social exchanges Taobao sellers engage in via different types of communication in online forums, to understand how individuals’ social exchanges on Taobao affect sellers’ sales performance on the e-commerce platform. These current projects aim to leverage the advantage of such data, to combine the power of big data analytics (combining recent advances in machine learning and data analytics) with the rich theories in the area of information sharing and social networks. Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. In this research, I examine innovation in large corporations and in start-ups. Working with a network of collaborators, this stream of work aims to provide a thorough understanding of the management of innovation both in large corporations and in start-ups. For example, working with 3M and a large local organization, I investigated how the profile of individuals expertise (whether they are generalists with broad expertise, specialists with deep expertise, or T-shaped experts with both broad and deep expertise), as well as how their social network positions influence the innovativeness of individuals (Research Policy 2014, JMS 2014). Extending this work, I am examining different aspects of innovation, both in large and small companies. For example, I examine how the breadth of experience of different types of investors influence external cooperations and innovation performance amongst listed companies in Taiwan, how managers’ power and resource allocations in large conglomerates influence their resource allocations for innovation, and how startups and individuals make use of crowd funding to support innovation. Leveraging on my interest and knowledge of this research stream, I have obtained two large grants (amounting to almost a million SGD each) from the National Research Foundation in Singapore and the Social Science Research Council. One grant focused on studying innovation in start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore. Another grant focused on examining whether individuals can be effectively trained on opportunities identification.