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. He is also the first faculty member to ever receive both the Dean's Emerging Scholar Award and the Dean's Teaching Award at the GWSB. His teaching and services have won him other reputable awards as well, including GWU university-wide Bender Teaching Award (nominee), Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award, Outstanding ISTM Faculty Award, Information Systems Research Best Reviewer Award, among others. Chad is currently serving as an Associate Editor at Information Systems Research.

  • User-generated Content / Online Reviews

  • Crowdfunding / Peer-to-peer Lending

  • Social Media / Influencer Marketing

  • Mobile Advertising & Analytics

  • Pricing in Electronic Commerce

  • Dean’s Teaching Award, GWU, 2023

  • GWU (University-wide) Bender Teaching Award Nominee, GWU, 2022

  • Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, INFORMS Information Systems Society, 2021

  • Best Reviewer Award, Information Systems Research (a UTD-24 journal), 2021

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award, GWSB, 2021

  • Dean’s Emerging Scholar Award, GWSB, 2019

  • Outstanding ISTM Faculty (Teaching Excellence) Award, GWSB, 2019

  • Best Student Paper Nominee, Conference on Information Systems & Technology (CIST), 2019

  • Best Paper Runner-up, China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), 2018

  • Dean’s Small Research Grants, GWSB, 2017

  • Best Paper Nominee, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2016

  • Best Reviewer, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), 2016

  • National Doctorate Research Grants ($32,000), Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 201214

  • Best Paper Runner-up, Workshop on e-Business (WEB), 2012

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 is teaching Python Program Database Applications (ISTM 6200) and Introduction to Programming (ISTM 3119).

Courses Chad has taught at GWSB:

  • 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)