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Gongtai Wang

Assistant Professor

Overview

Gongtai Wang is an Assistant Professor in Digital Technology at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada. Before, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Business Information Systems Discipline at UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia.

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Academic Area

  • Digital Technology

Interest Topics

  • Technology & Information Systems
  • Innovation

Faculty Details

Profile

Full Bio

Gongtai Wang is an Assistant Professor in Digital Technology at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada. Before, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Business Information Systems Discipline at UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia. He got his PhD in Information Systems and Management from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Gongtai teaches and researches topics related to digital innovation, specifically focusing on how to fundamentally rethink and strategically redesign traditional products/services and business models with emerging digital technologies such as the Internet of Everything, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly and Journal of Product Innovation Management and honored with awards at flagship information systems conferences. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a system engineer in the information technology industry.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Information Systems and Management
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2018)

Master in System Engineering
Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University, Japan (2011)

Bachelor in Management (e-Business)
Economics and Management College, Dalian Maritime University, China (2007)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Assistant Professor (2022 - Present)

UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018-2022)

Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Research Associate (2018)

Publications

Journal

  • Wang, G., Henfridsson, O., Nandhakumar, J., and Yoo, Y. (2022), “Product Meaning in Digital Product Innovation,” MIS Quarterly.
  • Dahabiyeh, L., Najjar, M. S., Wang, G. (2022) “Online Teaching During COVID-19 Crisis: The Role of Technostress and Emotional Dissonance on Online Teaching Exhaustion and Teaching Staff Productivity,” International Journal of Information and Learning Technology
  • Wang, G. (2022), “Digital Reframing: Design Thinking of Digital Innovation,” Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Book Chapter

  • Wang, G. (forthcoming), “Digital Value and Organizational Change: It’s Time to Rethink Organization for Value-in-Configuration,” in Advancing Digital Value. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Wang, G., Burton-Jones, A., and Akhlaghpour, S. (forthcoming), “Balancing the Momentum of Datafication,” in The Cambridge Handbook of Qualitative Digital Research. Cambridge University Press.

Conferences

  • Wang, G. and Burton-Jones, A. (2020), “Rethinking IT Governance Structure and Action,” in Proceedings of ICIS 2020.
  • Wang, G. and Burton-Jones, A. (2020), “Governing Digital Transformation: A New Perspective,” in Proceedings of ICIS 2020.
  • Wang, G. and Nandhakumar, J. (2017), “Strategic Swaying: How Startups Grow Digital Platforms,” in Proceedings of ICIS 2017.
  • Wang, G., Henfridsson, O. and Nandhakumar, J. (2016), “How Do Designers Assemble Representational Practices to Generate Radical Digital Innovations?”, in Proceedings of ICIS 2016.
  • Wang, G. and Nandhakumar, J. (2016), “Affordance-Based Conceptualization of Adaptive Use of Enterprise Systems,” in Proceedings of ECIS 2016.

Teaching

Teaching Experience

  • 2022 Advanced Topics in IS Design, Development and Implementation (PhD), Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
  • 2022 Information Systems Honours (Honours), UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • 2021 Transforming Business with Information Systems (Undergraduate), UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • 2021 Advanced Studies in Business Information Systems (Honours), UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • 2020 Data Analytics for Business (Master), UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • 2020 Data Analytics for Business (Undergraduate), UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • 2020 Meaning-Making in Digital Product Innovation (Master), Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • 2020 Business Information Systems Analysis and Design (Master), UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • 2019 Information Systems Strategy and Sourcing (Master), UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • 2017 Research Methods (Master), Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Presentations

Presentations and Invited Talks

  • 2022 “Understanding the Diversity of Qualitative Research,” University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Online
  • 2022 “Think as a Reviewer,” China Pharmaceutical University, Online
  • 2021 “An Alternative Theoretical Lens for Understanding Digital Platform Evaluation,” JAIS Theory Development Workshop, Online
  • 2021 “Product Meaning in Digital Product Innovation,” Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Online
  • 2020 “Digital Reframing: Design Thinking of Digital Innovation,” JPIM “Design Thinking and Innovation Management” Workshop, Online
  • 2020 “Rethinking IT Governance Structure and Action,” International Conference on Information Systems, Online
  • 2020 “Governing Digital Transformation: A New Perspective,” International Conference on Information Systems, Online
  • 2019 “Prospective Digital Representing in Design Collaboration in the Digital Age,” International Process Symposium, Greece
  • 2019 “Governing Digital Transformation: A New Perspective,” International Process Symposium, Greece
  • 2017 “Strategic Swaying: How Startups Grow Digital Platforms,” International Conference on Information Systems, South Korea
  • 2016 “How Do Designers Assemble Representational Practices to Generate Radical Digital Innovations?,” International Conference on Information Systems, Ireland
  • 2016 “Affordance-Based Conceptualization of Adaptive Use of Enterprise Systems,” European Conference on Information Systems, Turkey

Awards

  • 2022 ECIS Outstanding Contribution as Associate Editor
  • 2022 PACIS Best Reviewer Award Nominee
  • 2020 ICIS Best Short Paper in Conference
  • 2020 ICIS Best Short Paper in Track
  • 2016 ECIS Best Paper Runner-Up

Service

Academic Service

Review for Journals

  • MIS Quarterly
  • Information Systems Research
  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems
  • Information Systems Journal
  • Information and Management
  • Information Technology & People
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Review for Conferences

  • 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)
  • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)

Editor for Conferences

  • 2023 ICIS, Associate Editor, Track: Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship
  • 2023 PACIS, Associate Editor, Track: TBD
  • 2022 ICIS, Associate Editor, Track: General IS Topics
  • 2022 AMCIS, Mini-Track Chair, Track: Digital Transformation
  • 2022 PACIS, Associate Editor, Track: Philosophy and Research Methods
  • 2022 ECIS, Associate Editor, Track: General
  • 2020 ICIS, Associate Editor, Track: IoT and the Smart Connected World