xi Zhang

xi Zhang
Tianjin University | tju · College of Management and Economics (COME)

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Purpose Feedback-seeking behavior is an important way for individuals to actively seek information feedback to achieve individuals' goals. In the environment driven by contactless digital technologies, the way of individual feedback-seeking behavior through monitoring indirectly becomes obvious, especially for people who complete the work online in...
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Infodemic is defined as ‘an overabundance of information-some accurate and some not-that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it’ by the World Health Organization. As unverified information, rumors can widely spread in online society, further diffusing infodemic. Existed studies mainly focused on...
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As a major component of strategic talent management, learning and development (L&D) aims at improving the individual and organization performances through planning tailored training for employees to increase and improve their skills and knowledge. While many companies have developed the learning management systems (LMSs) for facilitating the online...
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Purpose Prosocial lending in online crowdfunding has flourished in recent years, and it has become a new way to fundraise for philanthropy. However, there is almost a 70% user attrition rate in crowdfunding. The purpose of this study is to understand what the lender’s lending experience and social connection influence lender retention of online pro...
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Turnover contagion has created salient challenges for companies and society as turnover itself causes more turnover. Technically, due to the nonlinear growth of overall turnover rate within a short time, turnover is difficult to accurately predict. As a result, predicting and managing turnover contagion have become key issues in people analytics sy...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an integral part of Society 5.0. Increasingly large companies are using AI technology to promote digital transformation and assist the human resource management (HRM) process to achieve sustainable talent development. Talent intelligent management system (TIMS), as a typical hybrid intelligent system, brings both opp...
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Doctor's effort of active stress coping is a key factor for keeping stability of healthcare system in the COVID pandemic. The Internet hospital breaks through the boundaries and expands external resources of the physical hospital, but brings doctors stress and challenges. However, it is not clear how Internet hospital innovation affects doctors' ac...
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In recent decades, innovation and entrepreneurship have become buzz words. In reality, traditional research with empirical results is not practical for analyzing these newly launched projects of small and micro enterprises before production and sale. Actually, the future market prospect is an important criterion for evaluating entrepreneurial proje...
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In this study, we pay special attention to the effects of social capital in crowdfunding performance. Previous researches already investigate the influencing factors of crowdfunding performance, but the influence mechanism of social capital on crowdfunding performance is unclear. We first explore the effects of social capital on crowdfunding perfor...
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Donation-based crowdfunding, as part of impact investment, plays a vital role in promoting economic development and alleviating poverty. In order to enhance the lender's enthusiasm for lending behavior, some platforms, for example Kiva, have introduced groups to facilitate lending. This study examines how the group environment can affect the lender...
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, the booming development of Internet hospital has changed doctors’ job environment. With the new pandemic outbreaking in Hebei, how doctors choose correct coping strategies has been in the limelight. Based on the information processing theory and the job demands-resources model (JD-R), this paper explores the...
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Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) is important in social web. Recently, cognitive computing became significant to analyze sentiment and improve effectiveness in TEL field. So analyzing the development of cognitive computing, what and how its abilities improve TEL are necessary. For solving these issues, this study used systematic review approach b...
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Research on e-commerce, social technologies and privacy has overwhelmingly treated information disclosure as a survey-based, subjective, and unidimensional construct. A few studies employing semantic analysis on objective textual data, on the other hand, are constrained by the manual coding method with limited number of categories and thus prone to...
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Purpose Smart cities show a “booming” trend both in the academia and the industry in recent years. Scholars across the world have been investigating how new technologies are applied to develop new services to the inhabitants and cities all over the world also address the “smart cities” challenges by promoting policymaking and governance. This paper...
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As an emerging discipline that studies the basic laws of knowledge innovation activities, knowledge management (KM) has been developed for over 20 years. The development process of KM has experienced KM 1.0 era and KM 2.0 era. In recent years, with the digital transformation of the global economy and reverse globalization trends, some unprecedented...
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The integration of cognitive computing and big data analytics leads to a new paradigm that enables the application of the most sophisticated advances in information and communication technology (ICT) in business, including industry, business to business, and related decision-making process. The same paradigm will lead to several breakthroughs in th...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to verify the relationship between the features of social media and knowledge sharing, and to examine how ambient awareness mediates this relationship. Design/methodology/approach An experiment is designed to stimulate the knowledge work in a famous Chinese business college and 156 valid samples were obtained....
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In recent years, online education has boomed. However, online business ethics education faces a challenge in which the lack of communication among teachers and students leads to a decline in teaching effectiveness. Social media applications can be imbedded in traditional ethics education to solve this problem. In this paper, based on the elaboratio...
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Purpose Social loafing in knowledge contribution (namely, knowledge contribution loafing [KCL]) usually happens in group context, especially in the mobile collaboration tasks. KCL shows dynamic features over time. However, most previous studies are based on static assumption, that is, KCL will not change over time. This paper aims to reveal the dyn...
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Crowdsourcing innovation projects (CIPs), that enterprises outsource the non-core projects to outside individuals or organizations for innovation, are critical forms for business to business (B2B) innovative service collaboration. Based on value network theory, this paper investigates whether cooperation is a critical influencer of supplier perform...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) established a framework for measuring age-friendliness of cities, which includes three dimensions of age-friendly urban development, that is, equity, accessible physical environment, and inclusive social environment. However, these dimensions tend to be descriptive at the strategic level, lacking specific (or qua...
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In as much as it is contested, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is also unexplored, underdiscussed, and, as a result, misunderstood. Frequently viewed through the lens of international relations and global economy, the diverse dimensions of collaboration, including business and research-industry clusters, that BRI enhances, tend to be excluded fr...
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Altmetrics indices are increasingly applied to measure scholarly influence in recent years because they can reflect the influence of research outputs more timely comparing with traditional measurements. Simultaneously, artificial intelligence (AI), as an emerging interdiscipline, has a rapid development in these years. Traditional indices can’t ref...
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The evolution of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media as well as the needs of students, workers, and academics have experienced rapid changes in the past several years. This complex and dynamic reality requires new forms of delivery of learning content to students, the building of special learning environments, and new teachin...
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In recent years, the application of technological innovation in higher education has become more and more widely spread, and technological innovation has been improving the level of education. In the research of higher education with innovation technology, one of the main focuses is on the dynamic data which can lay a foundation for the analysis of...
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IT approach has been gradually applied in collaborative learning groups in higher education nowadays. However, it is still difficult to measure and assess each student's engagement in learning groups. Moreover, how to promote students' engagement in learning groups is also an important problem. Learning analytics in IT environment helps us understa...
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In recent years, mobile healthcare applications (MHAs) have boomed, providing several new kinds of health services and methods of information transmission. However, MHA vendors face a significant challenge in attracting users to adopt software continuously. Some recent studies recognized users’ perceived e-health literacy (PEHL) as a critical facto...
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Individual creativity (IC) is regarded as the core driver of innovation in higher education. Information and communication technology supports the opportunity to study IC in the online environment. In addition, we believe that the role of transformational leadership (TL) has changed compared to the offline environment. In this research, we employ s...
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The application of virtual reality (VR) in improving users’ learning outcomes, especially in perceived learning effectiveness, is a new area. VR provides visualisation and interaction within a virtual world that closely resembles a real world, bringing an immersive study experience. It also has two special features: representational fidelity and im...
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p class="3">As social media is widely adopted in collaborative learning, which places teams in a virtual environment, it is critical for teams to identify and leverage the knowledge of their members. Yet little is known about how social media influences teams to coordinate their knowledge and collaborate effectively. In this research, we explore th...
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With the wide diffusion of information technology (IT) in our daily life and work, it is clear that product innovation and service innovation have more and more connection with IT, and IT has become an important tool or component in innovation. The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into future studies pertaining to this area by investiga...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of social media on employees’ work performance, as well as the underlying mechanism for how they create value at work. Design/methodology/approach – Based on media synchronicity and social capital theories, the authors propose that social media can foster employees’ social capital...
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Knowledge sharing is a critical component for successful knowledge management. For multi-culture virtual teams, the difference of culture and the limitation of virtual organization make it especially harder for knowledge-sharing management. This chapter addresses the culture and structure for knowledge sharing in virtual teams. Then, the case of As...
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Purpose – This paper aims to provide clear domain knowledge and recent progresses on electronic healthcare (e-healthcare). Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, the authors use citation analysis to describe the trends of study on e-health with the help of CiteSpace II, a software for visualizing citation-based analysis. By analyzing the 2,7...
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Social media is bringing great challenges and wonderful opportunities for companies which attract both many managers and quite large number of researchers in recent years. However, current studies on social media has not been depicted well by combining work of both researchers in management study and ones in computer science study. Using CiteSpace...
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Social media is bringing great challenges and wonderful opportunities for organizational learning. With support of social media, organizations may facilitate the knowledge management process within firms (e.g., knowledge sharing), then to encourage employees to promote collaborative learning behaviors from e-learning to social learning. There is a...
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In the current financial crisis, promoting rapid developments of gold industry, ensuring healthy operations of national economy, and actively developing the gold futures market are very important. Functioning of the gold futures market will determine the gold market maturity and integrity. Risk transfer is one of the two basic functions of futures...
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In multi-national and cross-cultural virtual classes, students' cultural values have significant impacts on knowledge sharing process. According to Hofstede's cultural dimensions, we conducted a mixed method to investigate how national cultural values effect on explicit and implicit knowledge sharing within a multi-national virtual class. First, we...
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Social media and mobile internet are both hottest topics in internet technologies which bring great challenges and wonderful opportunities for a large number of researchers in recent years. In some research fields, i.e., telemedicine or e-healthcare, Chinese researchers quickly took advantage of the spread of social media and mobile internet. In th...
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The cloud computing (CC) is an important emerging information technology for the information resource optimizing. In this case study, we applied CC technology in the quality engineering education platform design process, and investigated the effects of CCon saving resources, optimizing process, and education innovations. First, we described the des...
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The relationship between reward and knowledge sharing is complicated. Although several prior studies explained this relationship from economic perspectives, recent empirical studies find inconsistent results with different behavioural perspectives. One important reason is that most studies examine this relationship in one special organisational env...
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Previous studies have confirmed the knowledge sharing visibility (KSV) may ensure the incentive-sharing relationship within traditional organizations. However, considering high loafing tendency in IT-based and distributed environments, this effect should be re-examined. This study examines how KSV impacts on incentive-based relationship in IT-based...
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As multi-culture virtual teams become more prevalent in organizations, it becomes increasingly imperative to understand knowledge sharing dynamics. This paper uses Adaptive Structuration Theory extended to address proactive structuration as a foundation from which a model is developed to include aspects of knowledge sharing. Propositions are establ...
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Knowledge sharing visibility (KSV) is a critical environmental factor which can reduce social loafing in knowledge sharing (KS). This is especially true in ICT-based KS in learning organisations. As such, it is imperative that we better understand how to design technology enabled knowledge management systems (KMS) to support high KSV. This article...
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Web 3.0 or so called "Internet 3.0" is a popular 3D internet application. The emerging economics burgeoning Internet population will soon have an array of Web 3.0 in which to work and play. Although some strategies of web 3.0 platforms have been proven to be successful for attracting user acceptance in the developed countries, the effects of these...
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By integrating work-engagement theory with conflict framework, this paper presents a model to demonstrate how 2 types of conflict (task and relationship conflict) affect employees' knowledge sharing through 3 psychological states (experienced meaningfulness, experienced safety, experienced availability) and work engagement. Employees (N = 139) in 2...
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There are several knowledge-sharing problems in knowledge-management system (KMS) contexts. Many organizations use rewards to motivate people to contribute knowledge, but there has been no conclusive evidence of the role of reward. We designed two game-theory models to explain why and how the different knowledge-sharing problems occur in a KMS and...
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There are several knowledge-sharing problems in knowledge-management system (KMS) contexts. Many organizations use rewards to motivate people to contribute knowledge, but there has been no conclusive evidence of the role of reward. We designed two game-theory models to explain why and how the different knowledge-sharing problems occur in a KMS and...
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We investigated the associations between supervisor-related time control and two-job attitudes, and the moderating effects of distributive justice on these associations. A total of 505 full-time employees in Hong Kong responded to a structured telephone survey. The results showed that time control and perceived distributive justice were positively...
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As global virtual teams (GVT) are more prevalent in organizations, it becomes increasing imperative to understand knowledge sharing dynamics within GVT. This paper uses adaptive structuration theory and proactive structuration theory as a foundation to explore how the IT structure and social structures impact on knowledge sharing within GVTs, and i...
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The Chinese burgeoning Internet population will soon have an array of 3D virtual worlds in which to work and play. HiPiHi, Uworld and Novoking are considered as being the “Big3” local companies in this emerging market. Although some strategies of virtual worlds have been proven to be successful for attracting user acceptance in the western world, t...
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Among the numerous reasons for software project failure, coordination problems are especially salient. Prior studies on coordination in software development are confined to team internal coordination and do not explicitly differentiate team internal and external coordination processes. This study presents a research model to explain the antecedents...
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The Chinese burgeoning Internet population will soon have an array of 3D virtual worlds in which to work and play. Second Life, a particularly well-known 3D virtual world, is also present in the Chinese market. However, Second Life faces some dilemmas in Mainland China; especially since its western model has not been widely accepted by Chinese user...
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Blogging is becoming increasingly popular as a global phenomenon. Individual blog traffic and blogosphere structure are of interest to academia and practice. Although it is difficult to get a snapshot of the blogosphere with enough blogs over a long enough period to capture the real situation, chaos theory finds underlying order in this apparent ra...
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This study aims to examine how individual difference variable (i.e. exchange ideology) influences the relationship between perceived economic and social benefits and knowledge sharing behavior in the context of global virtual teams (GVTs). This study draws on social exchange theory and proposes that exchange ideology would positively moderate the r...
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Previous research indicated that task conflict benefits knowledge sharing within organization, whereas relationship conflict damages it. However, little is known about the underlying psychological process by which task and relationship conflicts have distinct effects on knowledge sharing. In this study, we aim to open the "black box" in the relatio...
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The objective of this study is to examine how individual Exchange Ideology (EI) influences the relationship between perceived economic and social benefits and Knowledge Sharing (KS) behaviour in the context of virtual teams. It draws on social exchange theory to test whether EI would positively moderate the relationship between three perceived bene...
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Although some strategies of virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life) have been proven to be successful for attracting user acceptance in the western world, the effects of these strategies are questionable in the Chinese environment. When western model based virtual worlds plan business operations in China, they may face challenges such as government polic...
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Knowledge sharing visibility is a critical environmental factor which can reduce social loafing in knowledge sharing. This is especially true in IT-based knowledge sharing. As such, it is imperative that we better understand how to design IT-based Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) to support high knowledge sharing visibility. This paper examines t...
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Weblogs are becoming increasingly popular and bloggers desire traffic. This study seeks to give an overall view of weblog systems including factors that affect weblog traffic. Key concepts of chaos theory are used to construct an interpretive framework to illustrate weblog traffic dynamics where interactions between a number of factors and weblog t...
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Knowledge management literature offers inconsistent findings on the moderating effects of employee's exchange ideology (EI) on the relationship between organizational instrumentality (e.g. reward) and employee's knowledge sharing behaviour (KS). This study contributes to the literature by examining how interaction effect of EI and instrumentality (...
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Through the aegis of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China has embarked on an ambitious effort to regain prominence in innovation and academic contribution to knowledge after decades of relative neglect precipitated by the "cultural revolution." Unfortunately, initial efforts made during the last decade of the 20th century...
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Intergroup coordination is critical for the success of large software projects. This paper examines the impact of national culture and organisational culture on intergroup coordination success factors (knowledge sharing, communication, mutual support and stakeholder commitment) through a qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews conducted i...
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Chinese leadership literature had documented that employees' compliance interacts with Chinese traditional leadership in determining employee's effectiveness. However, previous studies reported inconsistent findings on this interaction effect. The present study extended past research by illustrating that the interaction effect of Chinese traditiona...
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Among numerous reasons for software project failure, coordination failure is considered as especially salient. Prior studies on coordination in software development are confined to team internal coordination and do not explicitly differentiate team internal and external coordination processes. This study proposes a research model to explain the ant...

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People analytics system was increasingly used in high-tech company in recent years accompanied with development of digital transformation. We focus on digital transformation in the field of HRM and talent management and mainly explore talent retention and mobility in the global market combing various advanced technology (machine learning, deep learning, etc.) and traditional management research methods (Delphi, case study, econometrics, etc.).
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Finding new theoretical pattern of knowledge management and meta-knowledge exploration.
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BIG DATA RESEARCH FOR POLITICS Human Centric Big Data Research for Policy Making, Politics, Governance and Democracy. http://static.springer.com/sgw/documents/1633723/application/pdf/CFP+Big+Data+for+Politics.pdf Rationale: Big data research and big data analytics offer a new way of examining and interpreting issues and processes shaping the development of contemporary societies, including politics, economics and, increasingly, communication among the variety of stakeholders in involved in social interaction domestically and beyond state borders. Advances in information and communications technologies (ICTs) long have been altering the dynamics of social interaction and societal processes, probably ever since telephone and telegraph have been introduced to popular use. The introduction of ever more sophisticated ICTs, ICTs’ based services and data collection methods brought our societies to a new stage of development with apparently abundant opportunities and ways of employing ICTs. It has been nevertheless only with the onset of the big data paradigm, incl. big data research and big data analytics, that we began acquiring the ability to make sense the data, services, technologies and resultant opportunities and their value added for our societies. As challenges to political stability, democracy, growth and development multiply, accountability and legitimacy of governments and international organizations are being questioned, and our societies are plagued with fake news and attempts at manipulation, it is imperative to query the promise and the value added inherent in the big data paradigm. Objective: The objective if this Special Issue is to shed light on and explore the connection between big data and big data analytics for policy-making, politics, the quality of governance and democracy. The Editors of this Special Issue are interested in papers that address, but are not limited to, the following issues.