Dr. CHEN Hailiang (陳海亮博士)

PhD - Management Information Systems (Purdue University)
MS - Economics (Purdue University)
BM - Information Management and Information Systems (Tsinghua University)

Associate Professor

Dr. CHEN Hailiang (陳海亮博士)

Contact Information

Address: 6-239, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34429228
Fax: +852 34420370
Personal Web:
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Research Areas

  • Social Media
  • FinTech
  • Big Data
  • Business Analytics
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multichannel Management
  • Venture Capital
  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Design Science

Hailiang Chen is interested in the research areas of social media, financial technology (FinTech), multichannel management, business analytics, venture capital, entrepreneurship, mobile commerce, economics of information systems, and design science. His research has been published in elite business journals in information systems, finance, and management, including Information Systems Research (ISR), Management Science (MS), Review of Financial Studies (RFS), and Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). His research received media coverage in outlets such as Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters, Seeking Alpha, TechSpot, and so on.

His teaching interests include cryptocurrency and blockchain, innovation and technology entrepreneurship, information management consulting, electronic commerce, social media, internet marketing, computer programming, database management, web design and development, human-computer interaction, and business analytics. 


Award Title Institution
College Research Excellence Award (CREA) 2017 City University of Hong Kong (College of Business)

Teaching Areas

  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Information Management Consulting Project

Research Grant

  • PI: "Big Data Driven Analytics and Decision Making in the Motion Picture Industry", Major Research Plan / Fostering Program - Natural Science Foundation of China , Amount: CNY 430,000 (2018-2020) , Hailiang Chen, Yifan Dou, and Liangfei Qiu
  • PI: "The Relationship between Mobile Web and Mobile App Channels for Retailers", General Research Fund (GRF) - Research Grants Council (RGC) , Amount: HKD 636,268 (2018-2019) , Hailiang Chen
  • PI: "Monetary Incentives and Content Contribution in Social Media: The Case of Online Crowd Sourced Equity Research", General Research Fund (GRF) - Research Grants Council (RGC) , Amount: HKD 482,000 (2016-2018) , Hailiang Chen

Administrative Assignments

Period Name Position
2017 - Now BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology (CFFT) Deputy Programme Leader and Stream Advisor - Financial Technology Stream
6/2017 - 6/2018 BBA Information Management (IFMG) Major Leader
6/2017 - 2/2018 Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems (BDIS) Major Leader


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Conference Papers
Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works
Patents, Agreements and Assignments