Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang
After graduation, he worked as a financial analyst and an international marketing manager. In 2000, he started to pursue his PhD degree at the MIT Sloan School of Management, under the guidance of Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, Prof. John Little (academic) and Prof. Chrysanthos Dellarocas.
He joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006. He won the Franklin Prize for teaching excellence in 2009. In 2010, he was named a Weilun Fellow at the College of Fellows of HKUST.
His research topics are related to: (1) IT in financial markets: disclosure, governance; (2) Online advertising: word-of-mouth, position auctions; (3) Social media: incentives and biases, information environment for managers/investors; and (4) Information goods: pricing, innovation incentives, long tail.
His research works have been accepted by prestigious journals such as American Economic Review, Management Science (journal), Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of Marketing.