Dr. Meng Zhang

Dr. Meng Zhang is a Research Fellow in Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Zhang is primarily involved in activities of associate supervising and mentoring of PhD (or equivalent) students.

Dr. Zhang is research focused and conducts conceptual and theoretical studies on research methods. He is particularly interested in multilevel theorizing and related modeling techniques, conceptualization research methods, and simulation methods for building information systems theory. His doctoral research explores a range of conceptual issues in relation to the nature of research methods and the methodology for developing multilevel theory.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (2011 – 2016), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia;
  • BSc (2007 – 2011), Renmin University of China, Beijing, China;
  • Completion of Teaching Advantage Program (2013);
  • Completion of Effective Supervisory Practices Modules in 2015 and 2016;

SUPERVISION

  • Associate Supervisor of PhD Candidate Mr. Yancong Xie (2015 – ongoing);
  • Mentor of PhD Candidate Ms. Jennifer Smith (2015);
  • Mentor of PhD Candidate Mr. Mohammad Onik (2014 – 2015);
  • Mentor of Professional Doctorate Candidate Mr. Anh Tuan Nguyen (2014);
  • Supervisor of Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES) Student Ms. Alissia Lyons (2016);

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • May 2015 – ongoing: Research Fellow (Level B), Information Systems School, SEF, Queensland University of Technology;
  • April 2014 – March 2015: Research Fellow (Level A) (part-time), Information Systems School, SEF, Queensland University of Technology;

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • “Outstanding HDR (Higher Degree Research) Student Award”, December 2014, Queensland University of Technology;
  • “Best Undergraduate Thesis Award”, 2011, Renmin University of China;
  • 2008 – 2009 “Outstanding Academic Performance Award”, Renmin University of China;
  • 2007 – 2008 “Outstanding Academic Performance Award”, Renmin University of China;
  • 1st Prize of the National Physics Olympiad, 2007, Chongqing, China;

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Served as ad hoc reviewers for journals and conferences: Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), etc.
  • Served as Coordinator for the Junior Faculty Consortium in the International Conference on Information Systems 2014.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers:

Zhang, M., and Gable, G. G. 2017. “A Systematic Framework for Multilevel Theorizing in Information Systems Research,” Information Systems Research, pp. xxx-xxx. (in press)

Zhang, M., Gable, G. G., and Rai, A. 2016. “Toward Principles of Construct Clarity: Exploring the Usefulness of Facet Theory in Guiding Conceptualization,” Australasian Journal of Information Systems (20), pp. 1–16.

Conference and Workshop Papers:

Zhang, M., Gable, G. G., and Rai, A. 2016. “A Systematic Approach to Conceptualization,” Proceedings of the 3rd Information Systems Foundations Workshop (ISF’2016), Canberra, Australia, pp. 1–20.

Zhang, M., and Gable, G. G. 2016. “Automatic Post-Adoptive Information Technology Use: The Role of Innovativeness Goal,” Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2016), Chiayi, Taiwan, pp. 1–11.

Xie, Y., and Zhang, M. 2016. “Simulation Design in Information Systems Research: Example of Studying IT Value Cocreation With NK Model,” Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2016), Chiayi, Taiwan, pp. 1–10.

Xie, Y., and Zhang, M. 2016. “Tutorial on NK Model,” Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2016), Chiayi, Taiwan, pp. 1–14.

Zhang, M., and Gable, G. G. 2014. “Rethinking the Value of Simulation Methods in the Information Systems Research Field: a Call for Reconstructing Contribution for a Broader Audience,” Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS’2014), Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1–19.

Zhang, M., and Gable, G. G. 2014. “Seeking Better IT Value Conceptualization: Some Meta-Theoretical Considerations,” Proceedings of the 2nd Information Systems Foundations Workshop (ISF’2014), Canberra, Australia, pp. 1–14.

Zhang, M. 2014. “A Simulation Modeling Approach to Understanding Information Technology Value Cocreation,” Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2014),Chengdu, China, pp. 1–10.

Zhang, M. 2014. “Towards a Multiple-Goal Pursuit and Multilevel View of Continuing Information Technology Usage: a Process Model Integration and a Research Agenda,” Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2014), Chengdu, China, pp. 1–11.

Zhang, M. 2013. “Understanding IT Value: a Multilevel, Complex, and Adaptive System Perspective,” Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS2013), Jeju Island, Korea, pp. 1–10.

Zhang, M., and Bandara, W. 2012. “State of Multilevel Research Perspective in the Information Systems Discipline,” Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS’2012), Geelong, Australia, pp. 1–10.

Ali, A., Tate, M., Rabaa’i, A. A., and Zhang, M. 2012. “A Critical Evaluation and Comparison of Two Formative Measures of System Quality Using Criterion Variables,” Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS’2012), Geelong, Australia, pp. 1–10.

Zhang, M., Sun, C., and Liu, W. 2011. “Identifying Influential Users of Micro-Blogging Services: a Dynamic Action-Based Network Approach,” Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2011), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1–14.

Book Chapters:

Zhang, M. 2015. “Evaluation of Information Systems,” in Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

PhD Dissertation:

Zhang, M. 2016. “Systems Thinking in the Construction of Information Systems Theory: a Set of Methodological Inquiries,” (advisory board: Prof. Gable, Guy, Dr. Bandara, Wasana, and Prof. Rai, Arun) (examiners: Prof. Kalle Lyytinen and Prof. Andrew Burton-Jones). Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.