Yi-Chun (Chad) Ho

Yi-Chun (Chad) Ho

Yi-Chun (Chad) Ho

Associate Professor of Information Systems & Technology Management


Office Phone: (202) 994-5598
2201 G Street NW, Suite 515G Washington, DC 20052

Yi-Chun (Chad) Ho is an associate professor of Information Systems & Technology Management at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). He received his Ph.D. from the Foster School of Business, the University of Washington, and his M.S. from the Eller College of Management, the University of Arizona.

Chad is interested in exploring contemporary business phenomena enabled by various information technologies, with a focus on their economic impacts on firms and individuals. His research portfolio consists of three major streams, including sharing economy, user-generated content, and digital (mobile and electronic) commerce. His work has appeared in premier business journals, such as Information Systems Research and Production and Operations Management, and won multiple best paper awards or nominations at top IS conferences, including WISE, CIST, WEB and CSWIM.

Chad is a winner of the Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award (conferred by INFORMS Information Systems Society) in 2021. The award recognizes and honors early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the Information Systems discipline. Chad is also the only faculty member to ever receive both the GWSB Dean's Emerging Scholar Award and Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. His teaching has won him multiple reputable awards as well, including Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Outstanding ISTM Teaching Excellence Award, and GWU university-wide Bender Teaching Excellence Award (nominee). Chad is currently serving as an Associate Editor at Information Systems Research, a premier journal where he received both the Outstanding Associate Editor Award and Outstanding Reviewer Award.

  • User-generated Content / Online Reviews

  • Crowdfunding / Peer-to-peer Lending

  • Social Media / Influencer Marketing

  • Mobile Advertising & Analytics

  • Pricing in Electronic Commerce

  • Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, INFORMS–Information Systems Society, 2021
  • Dean’s Emerging Scholar Award, Winner, GWSB, 2019
  • Best Student Paper Award, Finalist, Conference on Information Systems & Technology (CIST), 2019
  • Best Paper Award, Runner-up, China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), 2018
  • Best Paper Award, Finalist, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2016
  • Doctoral Student Research Excellence Award, Foster School of Business, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, Runner-up, Workshop on e-Business (WEB), 2012
  • National Doctorate Research Grants ($32,000), Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2012–14
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, Winner, GWSB, 2023
  • Bender Teaching Excellence Award (University-wide), Nominee, GWU, 2022
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, GWSB, 2021
  • Outstanding ISTM Faculty/Teaching Excellence Award, GWSB, 2019
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, Information Systems Research (UTD-24/FT-50), 2023
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Information Systems Research (UTD-24/FT-50), 2020
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), 2016

Selected Publications (UTD-24, FT-50)

  1. Ho Y-C(C), Wu J, Tan Y (2017). Disconfirmation Effect on Online Rating Behavior: A Structural Model. [SSRN, ISR]
    Information Systems Research, 28(3), 626-642 (UTD-24, FT-50).
  2. Ho Y-C(C), Ho I, Tan Y (2017). Online Cash-back Shopping: Implications for Consumers and e-Businesses. [SSRN, ISR]
    Information Systems Research, 28(2), 250-264 (UTD-24, FT-50).
  3. Jiang Y, Ho Y-C(C), Yan X, Tan Y (2020). When Online Lending Meets Real Estate: Examining Investment Decisions in Lending-Based Real Estate Crowdfunding. [SSRN, ISR]
    Information Systems Research, 31(3), 715-730 (UTD-24, FT-50).
  4. Ho I, Dewan S, Ho Y-C(C) (2020). Distance and Local Competition in Mobile Geofencing. [SSRN, ISR]
    Information Systems Research, 31(4), 1421-1442 (UTD-24, FT-50).
  5. Fang Z, Ho Y-C(C), Tan X & Tan Y (2021). Show Me the Money: The Economic Impact of Membership-Based Free Shipping Programs on e-Tailers. [SSRN, ISR]
    Information Systems Research, 32(4), 1115-1127 (UTD-24).
  6. Xiao S, Ho Y-C(C), Che H (2021). Building the Momentum: Information Disclosure and Herding in Online Crowdfunding. [SSRN, POM]
    Production & Operations Management, 30(9), 3213-3230 (UTD-24, FT-50).
  7. Jiang Y, Ho Y-C(C), Yan X, Tan Y (2022). What’s in a “Username”? The Effect of Perceived Anonymity on Herding in Crowdfunding. [SSRN, ISR]
    Information Systems Research, 33(1), 1-17 (Lead Article) (UTD-24).
  8. Jiang Y, Ho Y-C(C), Yan X, Tan Y (2018). Investor Platform Choice: Herding, Platform Attributes, and Regulations. [SSRN, JMIS]
    Journal of Management Information Systems, 35(1), 86-116 (FT-50).
  9. Nan G, Yao L, Ho Y-C(C), Li Z, Li M (2019). A Competitive Analysis of Platform Protection in the Presence of Content Substitutability.
    Journal of Management Information Systems, 36(3), 1002-1036 (FT-50).

Chad currently teaches Python Program Database Applications (ISTM 6200) and Introduction to Programming (ISTM 3119).

Other courses Chad has taught at the GW School of Business:

  • Python Program Database Applications (ISTM 6200, MSIST Foundation Course)

  • Web and Social Analytics (ISTM 6209, MSIST Core Course)

  • Management Information Systems Technology (BADM 2301, Undergraduate Core Course)

  • Introduction to Programming (ISTM 3119, BS/IS Core Course)
  • Associate Editor, Information Systems Research (2022 – Present)
  • Associate Editor, Information Technology & Management (2020–2021)
  • Associate Editor, International Conferences on Information Systems (2018 – Present)