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Zhang, Han

Han Zhang

Steven A. Denning Professor in Technology & Management;
Faculty Director, Denning Technology & Management Program
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Electronic Commerce
Economics of Information Technology
Online Trust Issues and Intermediaries
Online Payment Methods
Evolution of Electronic Markets
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Texas A&M University
MA, Peking (Beijing) University
BA, Peking (Beijing) University

Dr. Han Zhang is a Professor in Information Technology Management (ITM) and Steven A. Denning Professor of Technology & Management. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program. He was the ITM Area Coordinator from 2007 to 2012 and he served as the Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Zhang held the Helen and John Taylor Rhett, Jr. Term Professorship from 2008 to 2012. He is also an affiliate research faculty member of the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Zhang's research focuses on the economics of information technology, online trust and reputation, online word-of-mouth, and the evolution of electronic markets. His research work on the institutional setup to help small businesses grow in the digital economy has been used as the basis for testimony before the Congressional House Committee on Small Business. His research has appeared in several premier journals such as Information Systems ResearchMIS Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Decision Support Systems among others. Dr. Zhang currently serves as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly. He is also a senior editor for Information & Management and Journal of Information Systems and E-Business Management. Dr. Zhang was one of the founding members to initiate the China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM) in 2007. He was the Program Co-Chair of the Sixth Workshop on e-Business (WeB) in 2007.  He was also the workshop Co-Chair of the Inaugural China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2007) and the Fourth China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2010) and the Program Co-Chair of the 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems in 2010. 

Dr. Zhang has taught courses at the undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. levels and has taught in executive education programs. Currently, he teaches database management, electronic commerce, and business intelligence & analytics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. He was a 2009 Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow at Georgia Tech.  He received the 2009 Georgia Tech Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award and the 2010 Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence at Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech. In 2018, he won the Steven A. Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement at Georgia Tech.

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