Ming is Grant I. Butterbaugh Professor in
information systems. He also serves as the faculty director of the
at Foster School of Business,
University of Washington. He received B.S. from
Nanjing University, M.A. from
University of Akron, and Ph.D. from
the business school at University of
Texas at Austin. He served as an associate editor of
Information Systems Research,
and is currently a senior editor of
Production and Operations Management
Information Systems and e-Business Management.
His research interests are in the area
of electronic commerce, platform competition, and digital transformation.
He teaches various graduate,
undergraduate, and Ph.D. courses. Before joining University of Washington, he
was a faculty at Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame.
Electronic Commerce and the Revolution in Financial Markets, with Sayee
Srinivasan, Jan Stallaert and Andrew B. Whinston. Thomson Learning, 2002.
Chinese translation of the book was published by Peking University Press.
- Electronic Commerce for Financial
Services Industry, with Andrew B. Whinston, Qi Li et al. China Higher
Education Press, 2004.
- Publishing: The bookworm turns,
Financial Times, May 4, 2012. (PDF
- UW Students Pitched their Export Campaign for Chinese Brew in Beijing,
Puget Sound Business Journal, February 22, 2008. (PDF
- A Bad Bet on a Futures Market, Fortune,
August 1, 2003.
- Clicks vs. Bricks, South Bend Tribune, October 2, 2000.
Selected Journal Publications
- "Future Energy Infrastructure, Energy Platform and Energy Storage,"
with Jun Liu, Zhenyu Huang, Jihui Yang, Jie Xiao, and Yong Wang.
Nano Energy, 104 (A), 2022.
- "Effect of Live Chat on Traffic-to-Sales Conversion: Evidence from an Online Marketplace,"
with Hanyan Sun and Jianqing Chen.
Production and Operations Management, 30 (5), 2021, 1201-1219.
- "Anomalies in Probability Estimates for Event Forecasting on Prediction Markets,"
with Brian Lee and Jan Stallaert.
Production and Operations Management, 29 (9), 2020, 2077-2095.
- "Empirical Analysis of Seller Advertising Strategies in an Online Marketplace,"
with Haoyan Sun and Yong Tan.
Information Systems Research, 31 (1), 2020, 37-56.
- "Advertising versus Brokerage Model for
Online Trading Platforms," with Jianqing Chen and Mingzhi Li.
40 (3), 2016, 573-596.
- "An Analysis of Pricing Models in the Electronic Book Market," with Lin Hao.
MIS Quarterly, 38 (4), 2014, 1017-1032.
- "Design and Analysis of Contracts for Software Outsourcing," with
Debabrata Dey and Conglei Zhang. Information Systems Research,
21 (1), 2010, 93-114.
"Selling or Advertising: Strategies for Providing Digital Media Online,"
with Subodha Kumar and Andrew B. Whinston. Journal of Management
Information Systems 24 (3), 2008, 143-166.
"A Supply Chain Model with Direct and Retail Channels," with Aussadavut
Dumrongsiri, Apurva Jain, and Kamran Moinzadeh. European Journal of
187 (3), 2008, 691-718.
"Evaluation and Design of Online Cooperative Feedback Mechanisms for
Reputation Management," with Yong Tan and Andrew B. Whinston.
Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 17 (2), 2005, 244-254.
"E-Loyalty: Elusive Ideal or Competitive Edge?" with Sarv Devaraj and
Rajiv Kohli. Communications of the ACM 46 (9), 2003, 184-191.
"Decentralized Mechanism Design for Supply Chain Organizations Using an
Auction Market," with Jan Stallaert and Andrew B. Whinston.
Systems Research 14 (1), 2003, 1-22.
"Antecedents of B2C Channel Satisfaction and Preference: Validating
E-Commerce Metrics," with Sarv Devaraj and Rajiv Kohli.
Systems Research 13 (3), 2002, 316-333.
"The Internet and the Future of Financial Markets," with Jan Stallaert
and Andrew B. Whinston. Communications of the ACM 43 (11), November,
2000, 83-88. (PDF file)
Doctoral Dissertation Supervision
- Aravinda Garimella (Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Haoyan Sun (Chair, Lehigh University)
- Gang Peng (Co-chair, California State University, Fullerton)
Awards and Grants
- Dean's Junior Faculty Research Award, Michael G. Foster School of Business,
- Faculty advisor, the winning team of the First East-West MBA All-Star
Case Challenge, 2008
- Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the Field
of E-Commerce, University of Washington Business School, 2004
- Salesforce.com Grant for course development, 2004
- Microsoft ERP and CRM Software Grant for ERP course development, 2003
- PricewaterhouseCoopers Research Grant on E-Commerce, 2000-2001
- Houston Endowment President's Excellence Fellowship, The University of Texas
at Austin, 1998
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