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Dr. J.J. Po-An Hsieh is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems, as well as a research associate in the Center of Digital Innovation, at the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University (alma mater). He was voted by the Master of Science Information System (MSIS) students as recipient of the Top Professor 2017 Teaching Award. He is now serving as (1) the Association Editor (AE) for two premier journals in the information systems area: Information Systems Research (since 2020) and Journal of Management Information Systems – Special Issue on Metaverse and (2) a Senior Editor (SE) for the Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems. He has also served as the AE for MIS Quarterly (2011-2014, two terms), MIS Quarterly (2019) - Special Issue on Managing AI, and for Decision Support Systems – Special Issue on Omnichannel Business (2016-2017), as well as an editorial review board member of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2018-2019) which is ranked the 4th journal in the IS field. Recently, he received the Information Systems Research 2022 Associate Editor Award - a prestigious recognition for his editorial contributions to this premier outlet. He has further served as one of the three panel members from the world to oversee competitive annual grant applications in the IS area for Hong Kong Research Grant Council (akin to NSF in the US) for three consecutive terms (2014-2019). Before joining GSU, he was a professor of MIS in the Department of Management and Marketing, as well as the director of the flagship Doctor Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Business Management (DMgt) programs in Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
His current research and teaching interests include Future Work with Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Internet-of-Everything (IoE); Data Analytic Systems & Capabilities; Digital, Mobile, & Service Innovation; and Effective, Innovative, and Infusion Use of IT. He has years of professional experience in digital commerce and high-tech. He has also provided consulting services for leading organizations in sectors like telecom, high-tech, and financial service, as well as governmental and research institutes.
Dr. Hsieh has published in premier journals across different disciplines, such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Information Systems among others. His paper titled “Addressing Digital Inequality for the Socio-economically Disadvantaged through Government Initiatives: Forms for Capital that Affect ICT Utilization”, published in Information Systems Research, has received the 2012 Annual Best Published Journal Paper Award by the Organization Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division of the Academy of Management (AOM). This was awarded by the OCIS committee after reviewing IS papers published in premier journals in 2011 – an esteemed recognition among the worldwide IS community. His work “Converting Expertise Dissimilarity to Creativity: Impacts of Team TMS and Geographical Dispersion” received the 2016 Best Paper Award 1st Runner Up in the Academy of Management Annual Conference. This paper was also nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Award, representing the OCIS division. He is the recipient of both the 2014 Faculty of Business Fellow Award and 2010 Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His paper “Extracting Business Value from IT: A Sensemaking Perspective of Post-Adoptive Use” was nominated for 2011 Annual Best Paper Award by Management Science. He also received the 2008 Best Paper Award at International Conferences on Information Systems (ICIS).
Current Research Interests
· Future Work with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Everything (IoE)
· Data Analytic Systems and Capabilities
· Digital, Mobile, and Service Innovations
· Effective, Innovative, and Infusion Use of IT
· Marketing & Service
· Organizational Behavior & Management
· Behavioral Finance & Economics
· Public Policy & Education
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