Research Categories

Business and Management

NameResearch Interests
Asst Prof Ali Faraji RadAli Faraji-Rad is broadly interested in subjective and biological processes that shape people's behaviors and decisions.
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.
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
Asst Prof Arvind SainathanInterfaces of Operations Management/Marketing Pricing and Consumer Behaviour Service Operations and Supply Chain Management
Assoc Prof (Adj) Bhangu Bikramjit SinghPower electronics, power semiconductor devices, advanced machines and drives, intelligent power converters, sensorless control of high speed generators, battery storage, battery management systems, health monitoring of power converters and health monitoring of rotating electrical machines.
Dr Boey Yew TungSocial media usage and adoption including implications for consumers, organizations and society Sports marketing
Prof Boh Wai FongMy scholarship examines how information technology and other mechanisms can be used to facilitate knowledge and information sharing across individuals, groups and organizations. My research tends to focus on the problems of knowledge and information sharing, and I investigate how technology and other mechanisms can be used to effectively solve these problems. Recently, I have also began to expand my research into related areas of expertise management for innovation. I have completed several research projects ? many of which are large scale empirical studies examining knowledge and information sharing at different levels. Allocation of Human Capital Resources. My research has shown that the allocation of human capital resources to different types of work and project teams have significant implications on learning and knowledge sharing, leading to better performance. For example, my work on software developers show that organizations should consider trade-offs between allocating software developers to work on specific systems to gain specialized experience versus allocating software developers to work on related and unrelated systems to gain diverse experience (Boh, Slaughter and Espinosa, 2007). Another research project also shows that appropriately allocating experts to project teams where their expertise is required overcomes the costs of coordinating across distance (Boh et al, 2007). I am also currently engaged in a research project examining how individuals? breadth and depth of expertise influences innovation success, and how organizations should allocate individuals with different expertise profiles to work on product development projects. Knowledge Management. More recently, my work has focused on examining how various mechanisms such as the use of information technology can help organizations to more effectively share the knowledge embedded in individuals. My studies show that contrary to conventional thinking, which tends to view knowledge sharing mechanisms as either technology or people-oriented, different knowledge sharing mechanisms are complementary in nature (Boh, 2007). Hence, designing a portfolio of mechanisms (beyond simply the use of information technology) based on the characteristics and culture of the organization is critical for effective knowledge sharing. Enabling Information Sharing across Organizational Units and Organizations. I believe that information technology plays a very significant role in facilitating information sharing across business units and organizations. Hence, some of my recent work examines how organizations can make use of IT standards and enterprise architecture to facilitate the integration and sharing of data across business units in a large organization (Boh and Yellin, 2007), or across organizations in a supply chain (Boh, Soh and Yeo, forthcoming).