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 studies platforms, crowds, and financial technologies (FinTech). Combining theoretical models and granular data, he seeks to provide rigorous evidence that informs the system and market design in these areas. His current research projects focus on home-sharing platforms, real estate markets, and crypto markets.


  • 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

  • Wang H, Williams B, Xie K, Chen W, "Quality Differentiation and Matching Efficiency in Peer-to-peer Markets: Evidence from Airbnb Plus," Management Science, Forthcoming. [SSRN]
  • Liu J, Xie K, Chen W, Liu Y, Sun Y, "How incumbents beat disruption? Evidence from hotel responses to home sharing," Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming. [Journal] [SSRN]
  • Chen W, Wei Z, Xie K, "Regulating Professional Players in Peer-to-Peer Markets: Evidence from Airbnb," Management Science, 2023, 69(5), 2893-2918. [Journal] [SSRN]
  • Chen W, Wei Z, Xie K, "The Battle for Homes: How Does Home Sharing Disrupt Local Residential Markets?" Management Science, 2022, 68(12), 8589-8612. [Journal] [SSRN]
  • Chen W, Jin F, Xue L, "Flourish or Perish? The Impact of Technological Acquisitions on Contributions to Open-Source Software," Information Systems Research, 2022, 33(3), 867-886. [Journal] [SSRN]
  • August T, Chen W, Zhu KX, "Competition among Proprietary and Open-Source Software Firms: The Role of Licensing on Strategic Contribution," Management Science, 2021, 67(5), 3041-3066 [Journal] [SSRN]
  • Wang W, Chen W, Zhu K, Wang H, "Emphasizing the Entrepreneur or the Idea? The Impact of Text Content Emphasis on Investment Decisions in Crowdfunding," Decision Support Systems, 2020, 136, 113341. [Journal] [SSRN]
  • Chen W, Gu B, Ye Q, Zhu KX, "Measuring and Managing the Externality of Managerial Responses to Online Customer Reviews," Information Systems Research, 2019, 30(1), 81-96. [Journal] [SSRN]
  • Chen W, Wei X, Zhu KX, "Engaging Voluntary Contributions in Online Communities: A Hidden Markov Model," MIS Quarterly, 2018, 42(1), 83-100. [Journal] [SSRN]

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • Best Paper Runner-up, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2022)
  • 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)