New paper co-authored with Jörg Weking, Erwin Fielt, and Marek Kowalkiewicz published in Journal of Business Venturing Insights. Metaverse is expected to be a trillion-dollar market within this decade and to change the nature of entrepreneurship. However, research on metaverse, its opportunities, and challenges, as well as the nature of entrepreneurship remains scarce. This study lays […]
Facebook and the 2016 US Elections
Over the last few months, I have been working with my research team on several papers that examine how the 2016 US Elections are playing out on Facebook. We have several research notes on our project published on Brookings Institution TechTank Blog. Tracking presidential campaigns on Facebook Which topics do presidential candidates discuss on Facebook? […]
Dashboards, More Cybersecurity, Citizen Disengagement, and …
It has been a busy few weeks, so here are some research updates: Dashboards and IT Departments in Governing Citizen Disengagement and Local Governments in PM Magazine Several blog posts @TechTank, Brookings Institution Spoke at Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) on Delivering Practical Solutions on Urban Problems (2.12.2015) Briefed the National Association of State […]
What Kind of a Consultant Are You?
My blog post on management consultants (Nov. 2010), was featured in the Summer Issue of the Management and Consulting Association’s monthly strategy newsletter, The Consultant.
TechniCity – MOOC – A Vision for Smart Cities
While at Ohio State University, I recorded lectures for the TechniCity MOOC. This course is being offered by two of my colleagues, Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration, City and Regional Planning Section, Ohio State University and Tom Sanchez, Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech. Check it out!
Resiliency and Community Resiliency: An Interview
Since I was busy in Lisbon and Guimarães, I could not attend the 2012 Ridenour Faculty Fellowship Conference. Given that I was supposed to be on a panel discussing forms of resilience, I was interviewed before I left for Portugal. The interview was conducted by Maggie Cowell, an assistant professor of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of […]
New Project – Examining Public Participation in ACTion Alexandria
The Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech has entered into an agreement to partner with ACT for Alexandria to advance the design of citizen engagement platforms.I will lead a team of researchers who will work in collaboration with ACT for Alexandria personnel to examine public participation on the ACTion Alexandria platform. The team will look at how user interactions on […]
Knowledge Risks in Organizational Networks – Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Peter Trkman (Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana) and I have a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. The paper titled “Knowledge Risks in Organizational Networks: An Exploratory Framework” uses a combination of knowledge-based and transaction cost theories to show how the dimension and type of knowledge risk differently impact the […]
Resilience of Citizen Engagement to Local Disasters Project – The Metropolitan Institute
Maggie Cowell (Assistant Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, School of Public and International Affairs) and I have received a seed grant ($20,000) from the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) at Virginia Tech for our project “Resilience of Citizen Engagement to Local Disasters: Studying the Emergence and Dissolution of Community Networks.” This project will […]
Knowledge Transfer Behaviors and Social Networks: A Co-evolution Framework
Yuan Lin, my doctoral student, and I have a paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in San Antonio, Texas (August 12-16, 2011). Individuals’ Knowledge Transfer Behaviors and Social Networks: A Co-evolution Framework The boom of the network concept in organizational research has resulted in a growing interest in […]