Wei Chen

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

Wei Chen

McClelland Hall 430KK
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Platforms & Crowds
  • FinTech
  • Business analytics


PhD, University of California, San Diego

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Wei Chen joined the Eller College of Management in 2015. Wei earned his PhD in Innovation, Technology and Operations from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include platforms & crowds, fintech and business analytics.


  • MIS 307 Business Data Communications
  • MIS 543 Business Data Communications and Networking
  • MIS 543O Business Data Communications and Networking (Online Course)
  • MIS 611C Economics of Information Systems

Selected Publications

  • "Regulating Professional Players in Peer-to-Peer Markets: Evidence from Airbnb," Management Science, forthcoming (with Z. Wei and K. Xie) [SSRN]
  • "The Battle for Homes: How Does Home Sharing Disrupt Local Residential Markets?" Management Science, forthcoming (with Z. Wei and K. Xie) [SSRN]
  • "Flourish or Perish? The Impact of Technological Acquisitions on Contributions to Open-Source Software," Information Systems Research, forthcoming (with F. Jin and L. Xue) [Journal] [SSRN]
  • "Competition among Proprietary and Open-Source Software Firms: The Role of Licensing on Strategic Contribution," Management Science, 2021, 67(5), 3041-3066 (with T. August and K. X. Zhu) [Journal] [SSRN]
  • "Emphasizing the Entrepreneur or the Idea? The Impact of Text Content Emphasis on Investment Decisions in Crowdfunding," Decision Support Systems, 2020, 136, 113341(with W. Wang, K. Zhu, and H. Wang) [Journal] [SSRN]
  • "Measuring and Managing the Externality of Managerial Responses to Online Customer Reviews," Information Systems Research, 2019, 30(1), 81-96 (with B. Gu, Q. Ye and K. X. Zhu) [Journal] [SSRN]
  • "Engaging Voluntary Contributions in Online Communities: A Hidden Markov Model," MIS Quarterly, 2018, 42(1), 83-100 (with X. Wei and K. X. Zhu) [Journal] [SSRN]

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • Best Paper Award in Track, and Best Paper Nominee for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2020)
  • INFORMS Information Systems Society Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award (2020)
  • Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare (CMIH) Research Grants (2020)
  • NET Institute Summer Research Grant (2019)
  • Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Research Grants (2019)
  • Co-PI, General Research Fund, The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (2018-2019)
  • Best Paper Award in IT and Healthcare Track, and Best Paper Nominee for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017)
  • Eller College Dean's Small Research Grant (2016-2021)
  • Best Paper Award, The 10th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2016)
  • Best Paper Nominee, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2014)

Professional Associations

  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • The American Economic Association (AEA)
  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)