Yong Tan
Neal and Jan Dempsey Professor of Information Systems

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Research Interests

Publications

39.  “Feeling Blue? Go Online: An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” with L. Yan, Information Systems Research, forthcoming.

38.  “The synchronization club: classification of global economic groups by inequality,” with H. Cao and Y. Li, Applied Economics, forthcoming.

37.  “Effects of Different Types of Free Trials and Ratings in Sampling of Consumer Software: An Empirical Study,” with Y.J. Lee, Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(3) 213-246, 2014.

36.  “Leveraging Philanthropic Behavior for Customer Support: The Case of User Support Forums,” with W. Jabr, R. Mookerjee and V.S. Mookerjee, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 38(1) 187-208, 2014.

35.  “An empirical investigation on organizational innovation and individual creativity,” with J. Peng, G. Zhang, and Z. Fu, Information Systems and e-Business Management, forthcoming.

34.  “Social media research: A review,” with J. Wu and H. Sun, Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 22(3) 257-282, 2013.

33.  “Self-Organized Formation and Evolution of Peer-to-Peer Networks,” with Y.-M. Li and P. De, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 25(3) 502-516, 2013.

32.  “Cooperative Cashing?: An Economic Analysis of Document Duplication in Cooperative Web Caching,” with K. Hosanagar, Information Systems Research, 23(2) 356-375, 2012.

31.   “Social Networks and the Diffusion of User-Generated Content: Evidence from YouTube,” with A. Susarla and C. Oh, Information Systems Research, 23(1) 23-41, 2012.

30.   “A Hidden Markov Model of Developer Learning Dynamics in Open Source Software Projects,” with P.V. Singh and N. Youn, Information Systems Research, 22(4) 790-807, 2011.

29.   “Network Effects: The Influence of Social Capital on Open Source Project Success,” with P.V. Singh and V.S. Mookerjee, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 35(4) 813-829, 2011.

28.   “Impact of Blogs on Sales Revenue: Test of a Network Model,” with G. Zhang and A.J. Dubinsky, International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 3(2) 68-82, 2011.

27.   “Novel Method of Identifying Time Series Based on Network Graph,” with Y. Li and H. Cao, Complexity, 17(1) 13-33, 2011.

26.   “Developer Heterogeneity and Formation of Communication Networks in Open Source Software Development,” with P.V. Singh, Journal of Management Information Systems, 27(3) 179-210, 2011.

25.   “Impacts of Essential Elements of Management on IT Application Maturity – A Perspective from Firms in China,” with J. Peng, G. Zhang, and R. Chen, Decision Support Systems, 51 88-98, 2011.

24.   A comparison of two methods for modeling large-scale data from time series as complex networks,” with Y. Li and H. Cao, AIP Advances, 1, 012103, 2011.

23.   “Diffusion Models for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Media Distribution: On the Impact of Decentralized, Constrained Supply,” with K. Hosanagar and P. Han, Information Systems Research, 21(2) 271-287, 2010.

22.   “Service Differentiation and Price Competition in Web Services,” with Z. Zhang and D. Dey, Decision Support Systems, 47 93–104, 2009.

21.   “An Admission-Control Technique for Delay Reduction in Proxy Caching,” with C. Kaya, G. Zhang and V.S. Mookerjee, Decision Support Systems, 46 594–603, 2009.

20.   “Analysis of Scale Effects in Peer-to-Peer Networks,” with Y.-M. Li and Y.-P. Zhou, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 16(3) 590-602, 2008.

19.   “Price and QoS Competition in Communication Services,” with Z. Zhang and D. Dey, European Journal of Operational Research, 187(3) 871-886, 2008.

18.   “Pricing Communication Services with Delay Guarantee,” with Z. Zhang and D. Dey, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 19(2) 248-260, 2007.

17.   “Analyzing Document-Duplication Effects on Policies for Browser and Proxy Caching,” with Y. Ji and V.S. Mookerjee, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 18(4) 506-522, 2006.

16.   “An Economic Analysis of Interconnection Arrangements between Internet Backbone Providers,” with I.R. Chiang and V.S. Mookerjee, Operations Research, 54(4) 776-788, 2006.

15.   “Allocating Spending between Advertising and Information Technology in Electronic Retailing,” with V.S. Mookerjee, Management Science, 51(8) 1236-1249, 2005.

14.   “Economic Control and Inspection Policies for High-Speed Production Systems,” with K. Moinzadeh, IIE Transactions, 37(8) 711-724, 2005.

13.   “Comparing Uniform and Flexible Policies for Software Maintenance and Replacement,” with V.S. Mookerjee, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 31(3) 238-255, 2005.

12.   “Evaluation and Design of Online Cooperative Feedback Mechanism for Reputation Management,” with M. Fan and A.B. Whinston, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 17(2) 244-254, 2005.

11.   “Optimal Processing Policies for an E-Commerce Web Server,” with V.S. Mookerjee and K. Moinzadeh, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 17(1) 99-110, 2005.

10.   “Analysis of a Least Recently Used Cache Management Policy for Web Browsers,” with V.S. Mookerjee, Operations Research, 50(2) 345-357, 2002.

9.      “Hall effect and geometric phases in Josephson junction arrays,” with Ping Ao and X.M. Zhu, Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, 46, supplement 2, 589-590, 1996.

8.      “Effects of geometric phases in Josephson junction arrays,” with X.M. Zhu and Ping Ao, Physical Review Letters, 77, 562-565, 1996.

7.      “Total bandwidth for the Harper equation: Corrections to renormalization analysis,” Journal of Physics A: Mathematics and General, 28, 4163-4173, 1995.

6.      “Localization and quantum Hall effect in a two dimensional periodic potential,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 6, 7941-7954, 1994.

5.      “Quantum magnetotransport of a periodically modulated two-dimensional electron gas,” Physical Review B, 49, 1827-1835, 1994.

4.      “Total energy for fermions on a two-dimensional lattice in a magnetic field,” with D.J. Thouless, Physical Review B, 46, 2985-2994, 1992.

3.      “Scaling, localization and total bandwidths for equations with competing periods,” with D.J. Thouless, Physica A, 177, 567-577, 1991.

2.      “Total bandwidth for the Harper equation: III. Corrections to scaling,” with D.J. Thouless, Journal of Physics A: Mathematics and General, 24, 4055-4066, 1991.

1.      “The angular distribution of photons in ortho-positronium three photon decay,” with B. Yang, X. Tang, and Z. Bian, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics (China), 13, 487-489, 1989.

 Conference Paper

1.      “The Impact of Social Capital on Realizing a Trust-based Social Network,” with H. Sun, ICIS 2013.

2.      “Online Cashback Platform: A New Affiliate Strategy for E-Business,” with Y.-C. Ho and Y.-J. Ho, ICIS 2013.

3.      “Which Factors Determine User’s First and Repeat On-line Music Listening Respectively? Music Itself, User Itself, or Online Feedback,” with J. Qi and L. Liu, ICIS 2013.

4.      “Leniency or Severity: Dynamics of Online Rating Behavior,” with Y.-C. Ho and J. Wu, CIST 2013.

5.      “Shared Minds: How Patients Use Collaborative Web-Based Information Sharing,” with L. Yan and S.X. Sun, WISE 2012.

6.      “An Empirical Study of Market Switching Behavior of Mobile App Developers,” with Y.J. Lee and H. Ghasemkhani, WISE 2012.

7.      “Online Opinion Formation and Social Interactions,” with L. Yan, R. Guerin, K. Hosanagar, and S. Venkatesh, Proceedings of WITS 2012.

8.      “A Hidden Markov Model for Conversion Rate Dynamics in Online Retail,” with L. Hao and M. Fan, Proceedings of ICIS 2012.

9.      Collaborative Information Sharing and Patients’ Health Education,” with L. Yan and S. X. Sun. 3rd Workshop on Health Information Technology and Economics.

10.   “Exploring Innovation in the Context of Employee Relationship and IT-enabled Knowledge Sharing,” with J. Peng, G. Zhang, and Z. Fu. Proceedings of WEB 2011.

11.   “Patients’ Online Social Interactions and Health Belief Updates,” with L. Yan, Proceedings of WITS 2011.

12.   “A Structural Estimation of Bidding Behavior in Overlapping Online Auctions,” with L. Hao and A. Tripathi, WISE 2011.

13.   “Patients’ Online Social Interactions and Treatment Belief Updating,” with L. Yan, Proceedings of CIST 2011.

14.   “Online Conversations and Patients’ Perceived Treatment Belief Updating,” with L. Yan, 2nd Workshop on Health Information Technology and Economics.

15.   “The Economic Role of Rating Behavior in Third-Party Application Market,” with L. Hao, X. Li, and J. Xu, Proceedings of ICIS 2011.

16.   “Feel Blue so Go Online: An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” with L. Yan, The 2011 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence, Salt Lake City, March 2011.

17.   “Word of Mouth Cascades and Social Influence on YouTube,” with J. Oh and A. Susarla, The 2011 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence, Salt Lake City, March 2011.

18.   “Network Dynamics: How Can We Find Patients Like Us?” with L. Yan, 1st Workshop on Health Information Technology and Economics.

19.   “Feeling Blue so Going Online: An Empirical Study on Effectiveness of Virtual Social Networking,” with L. Yan, 1st Workshop on Health Information Technology and Economics.

20.   “Structural Cohesion and Opinion Propagation in Online Social Networks,” with J. Oh and A. Susarla, 6th Statistical Challenges on Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR) 2010.

21.   “Do I Follow My Friends or the Crowds? Examining Informational Cascades in Online Movie Reviews,” with Y.J. Lee and K. Hosanagar, Proceedings of WITS 2009.

22.   “Social Networks Come to Healthcare,” with L. Yan, Proceedings of CIST 2009.

23.   Word-of-Mouth Communication in a Network of Blogs,” with G. Zhang, Proceedings of 3rd CSWIM 2009.

24.   Healthcare Social Networking,” with L. Yan, Proceedings of 3rd CSWIM 2009.

25.   “Information Cascades and Contagion in Online Social networks,” with J. Oh and A. Susarla, 5th Statistical Challenges on Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR) 2009.

26.   “Diffusion of User-Generated Content in a Social Network Structure,” with J. Oh and A. Susarla, Proceedings of ICIS 2008.

27.   “Making Money with Free Software? Sampling Implications of Software Market,” with Y.J. Lee, Proceedings of CIST 2008.

28.   “Social Capital, Structural Holes and Team Composition: Collaborative Networks of the Open Source Software Community,” with P.V. Singh and V.S. Mookerjee, Proceedings of ICIS 2007.

29.   “An Empirical Study of Software Sampling: Categorical Heterogeneity and Vendor Strategy,” with Y.J. Lee, Proceedings of WITS 2007, 73-78, 2007.

30.   “Digital Content Diffusion in a Social Network Structure,” with J. Oh and A. Susarla, Proceedings of WEB 2007.

31.   Quality of Service Feedback and Intra-organization Coordination for E-retailers,” with J. Oh and V.S. Mookerjee, Proceedings of WEB 2007.

32.   Determinants of Open Source Software License Choice: A Social Influence Perspective,” with P.V. Singh, C. Phelps, and M. Fan, WISE 2007.

33.   “Planning to First Release: A Conditional Hazard Function Approach for Investigating Open Source Software Development Time,” with P.V. Singh, Proceedings of WITS 2006, 127-132, 2006.

34.   “Optimal Timing of Dynamic Requirement Reviews for Software Development Process,” with M. Fan and Y. Ji, Proceedings of WITS 2006, 139-144, 2006.

35.   “Optimal Patching Effort against Internet Worms,” with G. Zhang and K. Kannan, Proceedings of WITS 2006, 151-156, 2006.

36.   “Stability and Efficiency of Communications Networks in Open Source Software Development,” with P.V. Singh, Proceedings of WITS 2005, 177-182, 2005.

37.   “Optimal Rebating Strategies in Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution,” with P. Han and K. Hosanagar, Proceedings of ICIS 2005, 673-687, 2005.

38.   “Dynamic Pricing for Technology Upgrades in Telecommunication Industry,” with P. Han and J. Peng, Proceedings of ICEC, 254-260, 2005.

39.   “The Spread of Internet Worms and the Optimal Patch Release Strategies,” with P. Han, Proceedings of AMCIS-11, 3283-3291, 2005.

40.   “On the Formation of Peer-to-Peer Networks: Self-Organized Sharing and Groups,” with Y.-M. Li and P. De, Proceedings of ICIS 2004, 493-503, 2004.

41.   “Diffusion of Digital Products in P2P Networks,” with P. Han and K. Hosanagar, Proceedings of ICIS 2004, 505-515, 2004.

42.   “Optimal Duplication in Cooperative Web Caching,” with K. Hosanagar, Proceedings of WITS 2004, 92-97, 2004.

43.   “Pricing Peer-to-Peer Networks: Content Provision and Search Intermediary,” with Y.-M. Li and P. De, Proceedings of WITS 2004, 194-199, 2004.

44.   “Optimal Rebating Strategies in P2P Diffusion,” with P. Han and K. Hosanagar, Proceedings of WITS 2004, 188-193, 2004.

45.   “On the Scale of Peer-to-Peer Network,” with Y.-M. Li and Y.-P. Zhou, Proceedings of WITS 2003, 13-18, 2003.  

46.   “Price and Quality Competition in Data Networks under Delay Guarantee,” with Z. Zhang, Proceedings of WITS 2003, 139-144, 2003.  

47.   “Optimal Peering Strategies for Internet Service Providers,” with I.R. Chiang and V.S. Mookerjee, Proceedings of WITS 2001, 163-168, 2001.

48.   “Balancing Marketing and Information Technology,” Proceedings of WITS 2000, 151-156, 2000. (Best paper nomination)

49.   “Optimal Software Maintenance and Replacement Policies,” with V.S. Mookerjee, Proceedings of WITS 99, 216-221, 1999.

50.   “Pricing Strategy for Priority-Based Networks,” with D. Dey, Proceedings of WITS 99, 117-122, 1999.

51.   “Lattice calculation of de Haas-van Alphen oscillations,” with R. Fleckinger, M. Gusmåo, and T. Ziman, Proceedings of the Physical Phenomena At High Magnetic Fields-II Conference, edited by Z. Fisk, L. Gor’kov, D. Meltzer, and R. Schrieffer, (World Scientific, Singapore), 776-781, 1996.

52.   “Novel de Haas-van Alphen oscillation at half filling,” with T. Ziman, Proceedings of the Physical Phenomena At High Magnetic Fields-II Conference, edited by Z. Fisk, L. Gor’kov, D. Meltzer, and R. Schrieffer, (World Scientific, Singapore), 110-115, 1996.

53.   “Localization in quantum Hall effect: statistics of Chern integers,” Nordita Conference on The Physics of The 2D Electron Gas, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1995.

54.   “Quantum Hall effect in a periodic potential: Motion of Chern integers,” ESPIRIT Euroconference and workshop on quantum Hall effect, Torino, Italy, June 1994.

Presentations

·        “Effect of Disconfirmation on Online Rating Behavior: A Dynamic Analysis,” Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, November 2013.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” Rutgers Business School, Newark, November 2013.

·        “Effect of Disconfirmation on Online Rating Behavior: A Dynamic Analysis,” Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 2013.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” MIS Distinguished Speaker, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, September 2013.

·        “Reputation Building in an Online P2P Lending Network,” School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijing, July 2013.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, July 2013.

·        “Reputation Building in an Online P2P Lending Network,” School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, July 2013.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, July 2013.

·        Statistical Methods for Large Scale Social Networks, 2013 MIS Summer School, Harbin, July 2013.

·        “Reputation Building in an Online P2P Lending Network,” Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, May 2013.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 2013.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, May 2013.

·        Research Workshop on Statistical Methods for Large Scale Social Networks, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, April 2013.

·        “Do I Follow My Friends or the Crowd? Examining Informational Cascades in Online Movie Reviews,” David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, April 2013.

·        “Do I Follow My Friends or the Crowd? Examining Informational Cascades in Online Movie Reviews,” Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, April 2013.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” Eller College of Business, University of Arizona, Tucson, November 2012.

·        “An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, October 2012.

·        Competition and Integration of Digital Content Distribution Channels,” Workshop on Theory of Economics in Information Systems (TEIS), Laguna Beach, June 2012.

·        “Feel Blue so Go Online: An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, March 2012.

·        “Do I Follow My Friends or the Crowd? Examining Informational Cascades in Online Movie Reviews,” University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, December 2011.

·        “Do I Follow My Friends or the Crowd? Examining Informational Cascades in Online Movie Reviews,” Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, December 2011.

·        “Exploring Innovation in the Context of Employee Relationship and IT-enabled Knowledge Sharing,” WEB 2011, Shanghai, December 2011.

·        “Social Media Research,” Shih Hsin University, Taipei, June 2011.

·        “Research Methods and Topics in Information Systems,” National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, June 2011.

·        “Research Methods and Topics in Information Systems,” National Taipei University, Taipei, June 2011.

·        “Online Social Networks and Healthcare,” Harborview Medical Center Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC), Seattle, June 2011.

·        “Feel Blue so Go Online: An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” The 2011 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence, Salt Lake City, March 2011.

·        “Word of Mouth Cascades and Social Influence on YouTube,” The 2011 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence, Salt Lake City, March 2011.

·        “Feel Blue so Go Online: An Empirical Study of Online Supports among Patients,” School of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2011 (ITM Distinguished Speaker Series).

·        “Do I Follow My Friends or the Crowd? Examining Informational Cascades in Online Movie Reviews,” Carlson School, University of Minnesota, November 2010.

·        “A Tutorial on Structural Econometric Models,” School of Business, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, June 2010.

·        “Do I Follow My Friends or the Crowd? Examining Informational Cascades in Online Movie Reviews,” Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, June 2010.

·        “Learning from Past Failure: An Empirical Study of Software Vulnerabilities,” 2010 University of Alberta Workshop on IT Security, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 2010.

·        “Social Networks and Electronic Commerce: An Overview,” School of Media Management, China Communication University, Beijing, China, July 2009.

·        Research and Publishing in Social Networks and Electronic Commerce,” 2nd Training Program on Graduate Student Advising, Education Council, Beijing City, China, July 2009.

·        “Social Networks Analysis and Econometric Methods,” Department of Management Science, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, June 2009.

·        “A Hidden Markov Model of Developer Learning Dynamics in Open Source Software Projects,” UF ISOM Workshop, University of Florida, February 2009.

·        “Research and Publishing in Information Systems,” Advanced Training Program on Economic and BA Research and Publishing, Department of Economics, University of Washington, August 2008.

·        “Developer Learning Dynamics in Open Source Software Projects,” School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, February 2008.

·        “Social Networks: Theory and Applications,” A tutorial given at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, November 2007.

·        “Social Capital, Structural Holes and Team Composition: Collaborative Networks of the Open Source Software Community,” School of Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, July 2007.

·        “Developer Learning Dynamics in Open Source Software Projects: A Hidden Markov Model Analysis,” Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, April 2007 (John and Cheryl Coffin Academic Speaker Series).

·        “An Economic Analysis of Interconnection Arrangements between Internet Backbone Providers,” Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, April 2005;

·        “An Economic Analysis of Interconnection Arrangements between Internet Backbone Providers,” University of Alberta, April 2005.

·        “Optimal Duplication in Cooperative Web Caching,” WITS 2004, Washington D.C., December 2004.

·        “Pricing Peer-to-Peer Networks: Content Provision and Search Intermediary,” WITS 2004, Washington D.C., December 2004.

·        “Interconnection at Congested Internet Backbones,” INFORMS, San Jose, November 2002.

·        “Balancing Marketing and Information Technology,” WITS 2000, Brisbane, Australia, December 2000.

·        “Value Based Design of Electronic Commerce Servers,” The Wharton School, February 2000;

·        “Value Based Design of Electronic Commerce Servers,” Carnegie Mellon University, February 2000;

·        “Value Based Design of Electronic Commerce Servers,” University of Texas at Dallas, January, 2000.

·        “Optimal Polices for Software Maintenance and Replacement,” December, 1999, WITS 99, Charlotte, North Carolina.

·        “Pricing Strategy for Priority-Based Networks,” December, 1999, WITS 99, Charlotte, North Carolina.

·        “Analysis of an LRU-Based Caching Policy in Web Browsers,” October, 1998, INFORMS Conference, Seattle, Washington.

·        “Localization in quantum Hall effect: statistics of Chern integers,” Nordita Conference on The Physics of The 2D Electron Gas, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1995.

·        “Novel de Haas-van Alphen oscillation at half filling,” Conference on Physical Phenomena at High Magnetic Fields-II, Tallahassee, Florida, May 1995.

·        “Quantum Hall effect in a periodic potential: Motion of Chern integers,” ESPIRIT Euroconference and workshop on quantum Hall effect, Torino, Italy, June 1994.

·        “Scaling of total bandwidth for the Harper equation,” Laboratoire de Physique Quantique, Toulouse, France, March 1994.

·        “Localization and quantum Hall effect in a two dimensional periodic potential,” 1993 APS March Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

·        “Total energy for two dimensional lattice fermions in a magnetic field,” 1992 APS March Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana.