Sean Xin Xu

Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering
Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management
   

Curriculum Vitae



Phone            (86) (10) 62794508
Email         xuxin@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn

Office            422 Weilun Building
Office Hours   Fri.. 11:00-12:00

 


Sean Xin XU is an Associate Dean,  Professor at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of California, Irvine.

He is a Vice President of AIS China Chapter. His research has been published in Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, and Strategic Management Journal, among others.

His editorial services include Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly (2016-2018) and Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (2012-2015). Information Systems Research named him "Best Associate Editor" in 2013. 

He won the MIS Quarterly Best Paper Award for 2013. He was nominated for the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in 2009. He won the Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper Award at the Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues in 2007, two Best Paper Awards at ICIS in 2002 and 2003, and a Best Paper Award (International Track) at the 2004 Americas’ Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). 



Research Interest

    •  Business value of IT (in various contexts such as service, innovation, and supply chain management)

    •  Interplay of IT with corporate governance and management control mechanisms

    •  How does IT influence a firm's information environment

    •  Behavioral, economic, and societal impacts of social media


Selected publications

  • Pincus, M., Tian, F., Wellmeyer, P., Xu, S.X. 2017. “Do Clients’ Enterprise Systems Impact Audit Quality and Efficiency?” Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.

  • Ho, J., Tian, F., Wu, A., Xu, S.X. 2017. “Seeking Value through Deviation? Economic Impacts of IT Overinvestment and Underinvestment.” Information Systems Research, forthcoming.

  • Tian, F., Xu, S.X. 2015. “How Do Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Affect Firm Risk? A Study of Post-Implementation Impact.” MIS Quarterly, 39(1): 39-60.

  • Xu, S.X., Zhang, X. 2013. “Impact of Wikipedia on Market Information Environment: Evidence on Management Disclosure and Investor Reaction.” MIS Quarterly, 37(4): 1043-1068.  (This paper won the MISQ Paper of the Year Award.)

  • Heish, JJ P-A, Rai, A., Xu, S.X. 2011. “Extracting Business Value from IT: A Sensemaking Perspective of Post-Adoptive Use.” Management Science, 57(11): 2018-2039.

  • Ho, J., Wu, A., Xu, S.X. 2011. “Corporate Governance and Returns on Information Technology Investment: Evidence from an Emerging Market.” Strategic Management Journal, 32(6): 595-623.

  • Dong, S., Xu, S.X., Zhu, K. 2009. “Information Technology in Supply Chains: The Value of IT-enabled Resources under Competition.” Information Systems Research, 20(1): 18-32.

  • Zhu, K., Kraemer, K.L., Xu, S.X. 2006. “The Process of Innovation Assimilation by Firms in Different Countries: A Technology Diffusion Perspective on E-Business.” Management Science, 52(10): 1557-1576.

  • Zhu, K., Kraemer, K.L., Gurbaxani, V., Xu, S.X. 2006. “Migration to Open-Standard Interorganizational Systems: Network Effects, Switching Costs, and Path Dependency.” MIS Quarterly, 30(special issue): 515-539.


Honor & Award

    •  AOM Annual Meeting Best Paper, 2015

    •  MISQ
Paper of the Year, 2014


    •  ISR Best Associate Editor Award, 2013

    •  Best Paper Award nominee, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2009

    •  Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper Award, Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, 2007

    •  Best Paper Award (International Track), Americas’ Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2004

    •  Best Paper Award, ICIS, 2003

    •  Best Paper Award, ICIS, 2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

Journal Papers

1.     Tian, F., Xu, S.X. 2015. “How Do Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Affect Firm Risk? Post-Implementation Impact.” MIS Quarterly, 39(1): 39-60.

2.     Xu, S.X., Zhang, X. 2013. “Impact of Wikipedia on Market Information Environment: Evidence on Management Disclosure and Investor Reaction.” MIS Quarterly, 37(4): 1043-1068. (This paper won the MISQ Paper of the Year Award.)

3.     Liu, A., Liu H., Xu S.X. 2013. “How Do Competitive Environments Moderate CRM Value?” Decision Support Systems, 56: 462-473.

4.     Xu, S.X., Zhu, C., Zhu, K. 2012. “Why Do Firms Adopt Innovations in Bandwagons? Evidence of Herd Behavior in Open Standards Adoption.” International Journal of Technology Management, 59(1/2): 63-91.

5.     Heish, JJ P-A, Rai, A., Xu, S.X. 2011. “Extracting Business Value from IT: A Sensemaking Perspective of Post-Adoptive Use.” Management Science, 57(11): 2018-2039.

6.     Ho, J., Wu, A., Xu, S.X. 2011. “Corporate Governance and Returns on Information Technology Investment: Evidence from an Emerging Market.” Strategic Management Journal, 32(6): 595-623.

7.     Hess, T., Lang, K.R., Xu, S.X. 2011. “Social Embeddedness and Online Consumer Behavior.” Electronic Markets, 21(3): 157-159.

8.     Dong, S., Xu, S.X., Zhu, K. 2009. “Information Technology in Supply Chains: The Value of IT-enabled Resources under Competition.” Information Systems Research, 20(1): 18-32.

9.     Dedrick, J., Xu, S.X., Zhu, K.X. 2008. “How does Information Technology Shape Supply Chain Relationships? Evidence on the Number of Suppliers.” Journal of Management Information Systems, 25(2): 41-72.

10.  Xu, S.X., Xu, Y., Zheng, X. 2008. “Communication Platforms in Electronic Commerce: A Three-Dimension Analysis.” Info, 10(2): 47-56.

11.  Zhu, K., Kraemer, K.L., Xu, S.X. 2006. “The Process of Innovation Assimilation by Firms in Different Countries: A Technology Diffusion Perspective on E-Business.” Management Science, 52(10): 1557-1576.

12.  Zhu, K., Kraemer, K.L., Gurbaxani, V., Xu, S.X. 2006. “Migration to Open-Standard Interorganizational Systems: Network Effects, Switching Costs, and Path Dependency.” MIS Quarterly, 30(special issue): 515-539.

13.  Zhu, K., Dong, S., Xu, S.X., Kraemer, K.L. 2006. “Innovation Diffusion in Global Contexts: Determinants of Post-Adoption Digital Transformation of European Companies.” European Journal of Information Systems, 15(6): 601-616.

14.  Zhu, K., Kraemer, K.L., Xu, S.X., Dedrick, J. 2004. “Information Technology Payoff in E-Business Environments: An International Perspective on Value Creation of E-Business in the Financial Services Industry.” Journal of Management Information Systems, 21(1): 17-54.

15.  Xu, S.X., Zhu, K., Gibbs, J. 2004. “Global Technology, Local Adoption: A Cross-Country Investigation of Internet Adoption by Companies in the United States and China.” Electronic Markets, 14(1): 13-24.

16.  Zhu, K., Kraemer, K.L., Xu, S.X. 2003. “E-business Adoption by European Firms: A Cross-Country Assessment of the Facilitators and Inhibitors.” European Journal of Information Systems, 12(4): 251-268.