Mingfeng Lin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Management Information Systems
Eller College of Management
University of Arizona

Phone: +1(520)621-2684
Fax: +1(520)621-2433



Mingfeng Lin

Research Interests
  I am generally interested in empirical studies of Internet-enabled marketplaces, especially those representing new business models. Specifically  
  • Peer-to-peer lending, and more broadly crowd-funding
  • Online labor markets
  • Mitigation of information asymmetry in these markets, e.g. networks, word-of-mouth, contracts, and certifications
  • Implications of crowd-funding and online labor markets for entrepreneurship
  • Social media and online social networks
Education
 
Publications
 
Working Papers
  Crowdfunding / online peer-to-peer lending Online labor markets Social media & user-generated content Other papers
  • "Are you Still there?" Multitasking and customer satisfaction: Evidence from contact center data (with Paulo Goes, Noyan Ilk, and J. Leon Zhao). Under review.
  • Meaningful use of electronic health records (with Yu-Kai Lin and Hsinchun Chen). Manuscript in preparation.
  • Online banking and banking efficiency (with Hank Lucas and Joseph P. Bailey). Revision in progress.
Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings
 
  • Can Social Networks Mitigate Information Asymmetry in Online Markets? (with Siva Viswanathan and N. Prabhala) Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Information Systems
  • Peer-to-peer Lending: An Empirical Investigation, Proceedings of the 2009 America's Conference on Information Systems
  • Bidder Migration (with Wolfgang Jank), Proceedings of the 2008 America's Conference on Information Systems
Invited Talks and Presentations
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Grants and Funding
 
  • McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Cross-Disciplinary Research Grant (2013) (joint with Yong Liu)
  • NET Institute Summer Research Grant (2012)
  • Co-investigator, Natural National Science Foundation of China International Collaboration Grant (PIs: Guoqing Chen and Hsinchun Chen) (2012)
  • McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Research Grant (2011)
  • NET Institute Summer Research Grant (2010)
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grant (2009)
  • Economic Club of Washington Doctoral Fellowship Grant (2009)
  • Research Grant on Social Value Creation, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2009)
Honors and Awards
 
  • Nominated for Best Conference Paper Award at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Phoenix, AZ, October 2012
  • Paine Award for Academic Excellence, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park; May 2010
  • Nominated for Best Conference Paper Award at the 2009 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), San Diego, CA, October 2009
Current Courses
 
  • MIS 478, Project Management (undergraduate)
  • MIS 513, Business Foundations for IT (MS in MIS)
Professional Activities
 
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (2013, 2014)
  • Program Committee, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Track co-chair, Economics of IS, International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC) (2014)
  • Track co-chair, Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) (2012, 2014)
  • Conference Co-chair, Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR) (2011)
  • Reviewer for Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the AIS, Production and Operations Management Journal, the European Journal of Information Systems, among others; as well as ICIS, HICSS, PACIS and AMCIS

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