CIS Faculty Members Earn Dean's Club Research Grant

Computer Information Systems professors Dr. Jason Xiong and Dr. Jung Hwan Kim were recently awarded Walker College of Business Dean's Club research grants. 

 Dr. Xiong's project titled, "Trust, Consensus, and Emergence of Cryptocurrency under COVID-19". This research will focus on understanding how COVID-19 may positively or negatively impact individuals’ attitude and trust towards using cryptocurrency. Since the start of the bitcoin ledger on January 3, 2009, the adoption of blockchain based cryptocurrency poses ethical and moral challenges due to limited understanding of its potential consequences. This research investigates the disruptive and transforming business potentials and challenges of cryptocurrency under COVID-19.

Dr. Kim's project, titled, “A Dual Process Model of Consumer Informedness by Information Transparency,” aims to investigate how consumers are informed by product information during the prelaunch period of IT products. Drawing on the Heuristic-Systematic Model, this research examines the determinants of consumer informedness as well as the moderating role of information transparency in the context before IT products have been released in the market.

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Dr. Jason Xiong and Dr. Jung Hwan Kim earn Dean's Club Grant
Published: Jan 25, 2021 1:41pm