Bin Gu

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4606
Associate Dean, China Programs
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4606
Associate Dean
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4606

Biography

Bin Gu is a Professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean - China Programs at the W P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Prof. Gus research interests are in data analytics, online platforms, online social media and social network, mobile commerce and IT-enabled business models. His work has appeared in Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Financial Service Research and other academic journals. In addition to his research activities at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Professor Gu maintains an active international research agenda. He has received multiple research grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NET Institute, Center for the Studies of Economic Liberty, Center for Service Leadership and National Science Foundation of China. Professor Gu teaches Emerging Technology, IT-enabled Business Model and Business Analytics Strategy across multiple online and onsite platforms at the graduate level both in the US and in China. Prior to joining ASU, Professor Gu served on the faculty at McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He completed his dual bachelors degrees in international business and computer science from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a rank of top 1 percent, and his MA and PhD degrees in Information Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Gu currently serves on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly as a senior editor, and Information Systems Research as an associate editor. He also serves as an associate editor or program committee member of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), INFORMS Conference on Information Systems Technology (CIST) and ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (ACM EC).

Prof. Gu's research was awarded the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Best Paper Award, the 2016 W P Carey Faculty Research Award, the 2012 an 2014 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award, the 2014 Americas Conference on Information Systems Best Research-in-Progress Award, the Journal of Retailing Top Cited Article 2007-2011, the 2008 Information Systems Research Best Published Paper Award, and the 2007 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Best Paper-in-Track Award. Before joining academia, Prof. Gu had worked for Arthur Andersen as a consultant. He can be reached at Bin.Gu@asu.edu.

Education

PhD (Managerial Science and Applied Economics)  Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2002
MA (Managerial Science and Applied Economics)  Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001
BEng (dual degree in International Business and Computer Science)  Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1995

Research Interests

Data Analytics
Online Platforms
Online Social Media and Social Network
User-generated Content
Mobile Commerce
IT-enabled Business Models

Publications

Journal Publications (* Financial Times Top 50 Journals for Business Schools)

1*     Ruyi Ge, Juan Feng, Bin Gu, 2017, “Predicting and Deterring Default with Social Media Information in P2P Lending,” forthcoming in Journal of Management Information Systems

2*     Yongsuk Kim, Sirkka Jarvenpaa, Bin Gu, 2017, “External Bridging and Internal Bonding: Unlocking the Generative Resources of Member Time and Attention Spent in Online Communities,” forthcoming in MIS Quarterly

3*     Xueming Luo, Bin Gu, Jie Zhang, Chee-Wei Phang 2017, “Expert Blogs and General Consumer Perceptions of Competing Brands,” MIS Quarterly 41(2), 371-395

4*     Zheng Fang, Bin Gu, Xueming Luo, Yunjie Xu, 2015, “Quantifying the Dynamic Sales Impact of Location-Based Mobile Advertising Technologies,” Information Systems Research 26(3), 552-564

5*     Indika Dissanayake, Jie Zhang, Bin Gu, 2015, Divide the Task and Multiply the Success: The Effect of Resource Distribution and Alignment on Team Performance in Online Crowdsourcing Contests, Journal of Management Information Systems 32(2) 8-39

6*     Zhiqiang, Zhang, Paul Pavlou, Bin Gu, 2014, “Latent Growth Modeling for Information Systems: Theoretical Extensions and Practical Applications,” Information Systems Research 25(3), 547-568.

7*     Bin Gu, Prabhudev Konana, Michelle Chen, 2014, “The Allure of Homophily: Evidence from Investor Responses on Virtual Communities,” Information Systems Research 25(3), 604-617.

8*     Bin Gu, Qiang Ye, 2014, “First Step in Social Media - Measuring the Influence of Online Management Responses on Customer Satisfaction,” Production and Operations Management 23(4) 570-582

9       Jaehong Park, Bin Gu, Alvin Leung, Prabdudev Konana, 2014, “An Investigation of Information Sharing and Seeking Behaviors in Online Investment Communities,” Computers in Human Behavior, 31, 1-12.

10*   Jaehong Park, Prabhudev Konana, Bin Gu, Raj Raghunathan, Alok Kumar, 2013, “Information Valuation and Confirmation Bias in Virtual Communities: Evidence from Stock Message Boards,” Information Systems Research 24(4) 1050-1067

11     Bin Gu, Qian Tang, Andrew B. Whinston, 2013, “The Influence of Online Word-of-Mouth on Long Tail Formation,” Decision Support Systems 56 474-481

12*   Xinxin Li, Bin Gu, Hongju Liu, 2013, “Price Dispersion and Loss Leader Pricing: Evidence from the Online Book Industry,” Management Science 59(6) 1290-1308

13*   Qian Tang, Bin Gu, Andrew B. Whinston, 2012, “Content Contribution for Revenue Sharing and Reputation in Social Media: A Dynamic Structural Model,” Journal of Management Information Systems 29(2) 41-76

14*   Bin Gu, Jaehong Park, Prabhudev Konana, 2012, “The Impact of External Word-Of-Mouth Sources on Retailer Sales for High Involvement Products,” Information Systems Research, 23(1) 182-196.

15     Bin Gu, Prabhudev Konana, Michelle Chen, 2012, “Identifying Consumer Consideration Set at Purchase Time from Aggregate Purchase Data in Online Retailing,” Decision Support Systems, 53(3) 625-633.

16     Jaehong Park, Bin Gu, HoonYoung Lee, 2012, “The Relationship Between Retailer-Hosted and Third-party Hosted WOM Sources and Their Influence on Retailer Sales,” Electronic Commerce Research and Application, 11(3) 253-261

17*   Ling Xue, Gautam Ray, Bin Gu, 2011, “Environmental Uncertainty and IT Infrastructure Governance: A Curvelinear Relationship,” Information Systems Research, 22(2) 389-399.

18     Qiang Ye, Rob Law, Bin Gu, Wei Chen, 2011, “The Influence of User Generated Content on Traveler Behavior: An Empirical Investigation on the Effects of e-Word-of-Mouth to Hotel Online Bookings,” Computers in Human Behavior, 27(2) 634-639

19     Qiang Ye, Guoxin Li, Bin Gu, 2011, “A Cross-Cultural Validation of the Web Usage-related Lifestyle Scale: An Empirical Investigation in China,” Electronic Commerce Research and Application, 10(3), 304-312.

20*   Wenjing Duan, Bin Gu, Andrew B. Whinston, 2009, “Informational Cascades and Software Adoption on the Internet: An Empirical Investigation,” MIS Quarterly, 33(1) 23-48.

21     Qiang Ye, Rob Law, Bin Gu, 2009, “The Impact of Online User Reviews on Hotel Room Sales,” International Journal of Hospitality Management, 28(1) 180-182 (Most Cited International Journal of Hospitality Management Articles).

22     Wenjing Duan, Bin Gu, Andrew B. Whinston, 2008, “Do Online Reviews Matter? - An Empirical Investigation of Panel Data,” Decision Support Systems, 45(4) 1007-1016 (Most Cited Decision Support Systems Articles).

23     Wenjing Duan, Bin Gu, Andrew B. Whinston, 2008, “The Dynamics of Online Word-of-Mouth and Product Sales - An Empirical Investigation of the Movie Industry,” Journal of Retailing, 84(2) 233-242 (Journal of Retailing Top Cited Article Award 2007-2011)

24*   Bin Gu, Prabhudev Konana, Balaji Rajagopalan, (Michelle Chen), 2007, “Competition among Virtual Communities and User Valuation: the Case of Investor Communities,” Information Systems Research, 18(1) 68-85 (2008 ISR Best Published Paper Award)

25*   Eric K. Clemons, Bin Gu, 2003, “Justifying Contingent Information Technology Investments: Balancing the Need for Speed of Action with Certainty before Action,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 20(2) 11-48.

26     Eric K. Clemons, Lorin M. Hitt, Bin Gu, Matt E. Thatcher, and Bruce W. Weber, 2002, “Impacts of the Internet on Financial Services: A Quantitative Analysis of Transparency, Differential Pricing and Disintermediation,” Journal of Financial Service Research, 22(1-2) 73-90

27*   Eric K. Clemons, Bin Gu, Karl R. Lang, 2002, “Newly Vulnerable Markets in an Age of Pure Information Products: an Analysis of Online Music and Online News,” Journal of Management Information Systems, Winter 2002–3, 19(3) 17–41.

Courses

Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DBA 707Risk Management
DBA 722Seminar: Research in Action II
DBA 723Seminar:Research in Action III
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 515Business Analytics Strategy
DBA 701MacroECN Policy in Global Envi
DBA 702Glob FIN Sys Mkt & Institution
DBA 709Finance and Law
DBA 711Finanacial Innovations
DBA 712Econ & Finance Domestic Module
DBA 723Seminar:Research in Action III
DBA 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
DBA 702Glob FIN Sys Mkt & Institution
DBA 708Corporate FIN and Governance
DBA 710Financial Decision Making
DBA 713Adv Topics in Strategy Mgt Dom
DBA 715Current Trends Europe Module
DBA 722Seminar: Research in Action II
DBA 723Seminar:Research in Action III
DBA 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DBA 707Risk Management
DBA 722Seminar: Research in Action II
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 515Business Analytics Strategy
CIS 575Emerging Technologies
DBA 706Strategic Visioning Leadership
DBA 708Corporate FIN and Governance
DBA 713Adv Topics in Strategy Mgt Dom
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
CIS 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
CIS 791Seminar

Honors/Awards

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Best Paper Award, 2017
W P Carey Faculty Research Award, 2016
Americas Conference on Information Systems Best Paper-in-Progress Reward, 2014
Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Awards, 2012, 2014
Outstanding Associate Editor Award, MIS Quarterly, 2013
Journal of Retailing Top Cited Article Award (2007-2011)
Information Systems Research Best Published Paper Award, 2008
International Conference on Information Systems Best Paper in Track Award, 2007

Editorships

Editorial Board
Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly 2015-2017
Associate Editor, Information Systems Research 2012-2017
Associate Editor, Decision Support Systems, 2014-2017
Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly 2012-2014
Associate Editor, Information Systems Research  Special Issue on Social Media and Business Transformation
Conference Committee
Associate Editor, International Conference on Information Systems 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Program Committee, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Conference co-chair, Workshop on Information Systems Economics 2011 (top IS economics workshop)
Conference co-chair, Sixth Symposium on Statistical Challenge in Electronic Commerce Research 2010 (top empirical IS workshop)
Conference Cluster Chair, INFORMS Annual Conference, Information Systems Cluster, 2014 (the official cluster for INFORMS Information Systems Society)
Track Chair, Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems 2009

Work History

Associate Dean, W. P. Carey China Programs, Arizona State University, 2016-present Professor, Department of Information Systems, Arizona State University, 2015-present Co-Director, W. P. Carey DBA Program in China, Arizona State University, 2014-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, Arizona State University, 2012-2015 Instructor/Assistant Professor, Information, Risk & Operations Management Department, University of Texas at Austin, 2002-2012 Consultant, Arthur Andersen  Shanghai Office, 1995-1997