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)

Assistant Professor

Dr. CHEN Hailiang (陳海亮博士)

Contact Information

Address: 6-276, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34429228
Fax: +852 34420370
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Research Areas

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

Hailiang Chen received a PhD in Management Information Systems from Purdue University. He is interested in the research areas of economics of information systems, social media, big data analytics, internet advertising, electronic commerce, and data mining. His teaching interests include innovation and technology entrepreneurship, electronic commerce, social media, internet marketing, computer programming, database management, web design and development, human-computer interaction, and statistical and econometric models. Hailiang Chen also received a master degree in Economics from Purdue University and a bachelor degree in Information Management and Information Systems from Tsinghua University.

Teaching Areas

  • Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • eCommerce Business Strategies & Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia

Research Grant

  • 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
6/2017 - Now BBA Information Management (IFMG) Major Leader
6/2017 - Now Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems (BDIS) Major Leader


Journal Articles
  • Lee, Joon Mahn, Byoung-Hyoun Hwang, Hailiang Chen (2017), "Are Founder CEOs more Overconfident than Professional CEOs? Evidence from S&P 1500 Companies", Strategic Management Journal, 38, 3, 751-769, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2510549.
  • Chen, Hailiang, Prabuddha De, Yu Jeffrey Hu. (2015), "IT-enabled broadcasting in social media: An empirical study of artists’ activities and music sales", Information Systems Research, 26, 3, 513-531, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2201430.
  • Chen, Hailiang, Prabuddha De, Yu Jeffrey Hu, Byoung-Hyoun Hwang (2014), "Wisdom of Crowds: The Value of Stock Opinions Transmitted Through Social Media", Review of Financial Studies, 27, 5, 1367-1403, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1807265.
  • Chen, Hailiang, Hongyan Liu, Jiawei Han, Xiaoxin Yin, Jun He (December 2009), "Exploring optimization of semantic relationship graph for multi-relational Bayesian classification", Decision Support Systems, 48, 1, 112–121.
Conference Papers
  • Chen, Hailiang, J. Leon Zhao (2015), "ISTopic: Understanding Information Systems Research through Topic Models", International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2601719; Best RIP Nominee.
Working Papers
  • Yu, Yinan, Hailiang Chen, Chih Hung Peng, Patrick Y. K. Chau. (2017), "The Causal Effect of Video Streaming on DVD Sales: Evidence from a Natural Experiment", https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897950.
  • Xie, Peng, Hailiang Chen, Yu Jeffrey Hu (2017), "Network Structure and Predictive Power of Social Media for the Bitcoin Market", https://ssrn.com/abstract=2894089.
  • Yu, Yinan, Liangfei Qiu, Hailiang Chen, Benjamin P. C. Yen (2016), "Interplay between Traditional Media and Social Media: The Moderating Role of Product Appeal", http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2630910.
  • Yu, Yinan, Hailiang Chen, Baojun Ma, Benjamin P. C. Yen (2016), "Utilizing Geospatial Information in Cellular Data Usage for Key Location Prediction", http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2777071.
  • Xu, Ruiyun, Hailiang Chen, J. Leon Zhao (2016), "Topic Associations in Document Models for Ad Hoc Information Retrieval".
  • Chen, Hailiang, Yu Jeffrey Hu, Michael D. Smith. (2016), "The Impact of eBook Distribution on Print Sales: Analysis of a Natural Experiment", http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1966115.
  • Akcura, Tolga M., Kemal Altinkemer, Hailiang Chen. (2015), "Noninfluentials and Information Dissemination in the Microblogging Community", http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2201497.
  • Chen, Hailiang, Byoung-Hyoun Hwang, Baixiao Liu. (2015), "The economic consequences of having 'social' executives", http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2318094.
  • Ma, Baojun, Hailiang Chen (2015), "Does Bigger Screen Lead to More Cellular Data Usage?", http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2510263.
Consultancy Reports
  • Hailiang Chen (April 2014), "草根财商:社交媒体时代的证券投资", Capital Week, 证券市场周刊, pp. 30-37, http://www.capitalweek.com.cn/2014-04-25/1641330141.html.