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Karl Reiner Lang

Professor of Computer Information Systems

Professor of Information SystemsKarl Lang
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BS Free University of Berlin, Germany
MBA Free University of Berlin, Germany
PhD McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin Management Science 1993

Areas of Expertise:

Information Strategy and Economics, Social Media, Online Co-Creation Communities, Decision Support Systems, Qualitative Reasoning

Selected Publications:

Consumer Co-Creation of Digital Culture Products: Business Threat or New Opportunity? (co-authors Richard Shang and Roumen Vragov), Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Vol.16(9), Article 3, 2015.

Yuecheng Yu, Alex Pelaez, and Karl. R. Lang, Social Buying: The Effects of Group Size and Communication on Buyer Performance, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol. 18(2), 127-157, Winter 2013/14.

Digital Consumer Networks and Producer-Consumer Collaboration: Innovation and Product Development in the Video Game Industry (co-author: Reina Y. Arakji), Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 24(4), 199-224, Fall 2007.

Managing the Paradoxes of Mobile Technology (co-author: Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa),” Information Systems Management, Vol. 22(4), 7-23, Fall 2005.

Newly Vulnerable Markets in an Age of Pure Information Products, (co-authors: Eric K. Clemons and Bin Gu), Journal of Management Information Systems, 17-41, Vol. 19 (3), Winter 2002-3.

Academic Activities:

Acting Executive Officer, Phd Program in Business, Jan 2016 to present.

Deputy Executive Officer, Phd Program in Business, August 2015 - December 2015.

Associate Editor, Information & Management, a leading international journal in the Information Systems field published since 1977 by Elsevier B.V., The Netherlands, It has a 5-year impact factor of 3.901 (according to the 2011 Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Report) November 2011 – present.

Associate Editor, Decision Support Systems, a leading international journal in the Information Systems field published since 1985 by Elsevier B.V., The Netherlands, July 2003 – present.

Area Editor, Electronic Commerce Research and Application, an international journal in the Information Systems field published since 2002 by Elsevier B.V., The Netherlands, October 2006 – present.

Conference Co-Chair, The 17th International Conference on Electronic Commerc (ICEC 2015), Seoul, Korea, August 3-5, 2015. Conference Workshop and Tutorials Co-Chair, The 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), June 24-28, 2014, Chengdu, China.

Co-Guest Editor, (with Ting Li), Special Issue, “Social Technology Enabled Business Value Creation,” International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 2013.

Conference Program Co-Chair, The Sixth Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on e-Business (WeB 2007). Full day, parallel sessions workshop with 60 research paper presentations held in conjunction with ICIS 2007, Montreal, Canada, December 9, 2007.

Conference Program Co-Chair, The Seventh International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2005), August 15-17, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

Chair of the Graduate Committee for Assurance of Learning, Zicklin School of Business, Aug 2006 – Dec 2008.

College Liaison and Chair of the Business Administration Panel to the University Committee on Research Awards, September 2005 – May 2010.

Member of CUNY Doctoral Faculty, July 2004 - present

Professional Activities:

Visiting Professor, University of Gent, Faculty of Economics, Gent, Belgium, Fall 2014-2016

Visiting Professor, Ludwig Maximilian University, Center for Internet Research and Media Integration, School of Management, Munich, Germany, Summer 2012 and 2017

Visiting Scholar, Department of Information Systems, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, 1993.

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Management Department, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), 1995 - 2002.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Fall 2001 and Spring 2002.

Visiting Scholar, Center of Research in Electronic Commerce, University of Texas, Austin, Summer and Fall 1999.

Assistant Professor, Institut fur Wirtschaftsinformatik, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, (Institute of Business Informatics, Graduate School of Business), Free University of Berlin, Germany, 1994 - 1995.

Visiting Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, The University of Texas at Austin, Jan 2009 to Dec 2009.

Research Grant Proposal Reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF), Hong Kong Research Grant Council.

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Best Paper Runner Up Award, Experimental Evaluation of Declining Buyout Price Models for Online Auction, The Eighth Workshop on e-Business, Phoenix, AZ, December 15, 2009.

Best Paper Nomination, Strategies for Providing Digital Culture Goods in the Presence of Consumer Sharing and Content Co-Creation 19th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Phoenix, AZ, December 14-15, 2009.

Teaching Excellence Award, School of Business and Management, HKUST, 1997

Direct Allocation Grant, UGC, Project No. DAG00/01.BM 66, HK$ 40,000, 2000

DFG (German Research Agency) doctoral fellowship award, 1988-89

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