Dr. Meng Zhang

Dr. Meng Zhang received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Information Systems from QUT in 2016 and his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Information Systems from Renmin University of China. Dr. Zhang’s PhD research focuses on social and behavioural research methods for conceptualizing and theorizing, with particular interests in multilevel theory development and data analysis, conceptualization, and the use of computer simulation for theory building. His more recent research also investigates the use, design, and organizational management of information systems for organizational performance and innovation. He has a keen interest in exploring the sociotechnical or sociomaterial interactions between human and technology in digital platforms, investigating topics such as digital platform design for innovation, urban innovation and smart cities, and organizational digital platform management. His research has been published in several high-quality Information Systems journals and conferences, including Information Systems Research (ISR), Communication of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Australasian Journal on Information Systems (AJIS), and International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Email: mengzhangau@gmail.com

Qualifications

October 2011 ­– March 2016: PhD in Information Systems, School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia;

September 2007 – July 2011: B.Eng. in Information Systems, School of Information, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China;

Employment History

January 2020 – June 2020: Senior Research Assistant (HEWA7), School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology;

May 2015 – December 2019: Research Fellow (Level B), School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology;

April 2014 – March 2015: Research Fellow (Level A), School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology;

Teaching & Supervision

2018: Tutor for “IFN600 Understanding Research” (SEM2, 2018);

2016 – 2018: Development of teaching material for “IFN600 Understanding Research” (2018), “Multilevel Theorizing” (2018), “INN701 Module” on Simulation Research Methods (2016);

2019 – 2022 (expected): Associate Supervisor of PhD Candidate Ronald (Ronnie) Addo-Quaye;

2017 – 2020 (expected): Associate Supervisor of PhD Candidate Ignatius Chukwudi;

2015 – 2020 (expected): Associate Supervisor of PhD Candidate Yancong Xie;

2018 – 2019: Associate Supervisor of PhD Candidate Mohammad Onik;

2017 – 2018: Associate Supervisor of Professional Doctorate Candidate Chris Fortuin;

2017 – 2018: Master of IT project supervision (IFN701/IFN702):

  • Andrew Nolan (Predicting Australian Household Energy Consumption: A Comparative Analysis; SEM2, 2018);
  • Ziyi Liu (Analyzing the Interactive Patterns of IT Platform Use Toward Internet of Things; SEM2, 2017);
  • Ziyi Liu (Analyzing Patterns of Social Networking for Generating Insights: Simulation of User Coverage; SEM1, 2017);
  • Areej Almalki (Understand Consumer Behavior towards E-Commerce Marketing in Social Media Using Agent-Based Modelling; SEM1, 2017);
  • Pretty Kurian (Study to Promote Fitness Program through Social Circle; SEM1, 2017);

2016: Supervisor of Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES) Student Ms. Alissia Lyons (Development of Stock Management Model Using Simulation; SUM, 2016);

2015: Mentor of PhD Candidate Ms. Jennifer Smith;

2014 – 2015: Mentor of PhD Candidate Mr. Mohammad Onik;

2014: Mentor of Professional Doctorate Candidate Mr. Anh Tuan Nguyen;

Professional, Academic, & Community Services

Reviewer for journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Information and Organization and conferences including International Conference on Information Systems;

2014: Coordinator for Junior Faculty Consortium at the International Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand;

Awards & Honours

2016: QUT Nominee for the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award;

2016: QUT Nominee for the ACPHIS Information Systems Doctoral Thesis Award;

2014: Outstanding HDR Student Award, Queensland University of Technology;

2011: Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China;

2008 – 2009, 2007–2008: Outstanding Academic Performance Award, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China;

2007: First Prize of the National Physics Olympiad, Chongqing, China;

Selected Publications

A comprehensive list of publications can be accessed: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Zhang,_Meng.html