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Ye, Shun

Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Position:Associate Professor
Phone:703-993-1844
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 138
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Digital Platforms & Innovations
  • Crowdsourcing & the Sharing Economy
  • Customer Analytics
  • IT-Enabled Transparency
Education:
  • PhD - Management Information Systems, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MS - Management Science, University of Science and Technology of China
  • BE - Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China
  • BS - Information Systems, University of Science and Technology of China
Profile:

Shun Ye is an associate professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management area at the School of Business, George Mason University. He earned his doctoral degree in management information systems from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has also earned his M.S. in Management, B.S. in Information Systems, and B.E. in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Science and Technology of China.

His research aims to develop a theoretical and empirical basis for modelling, designing, and managing digital platforms. His primary research focus has been on emerging platforms that drive information transparency, open innovation, and peer-to-peer sharing. His research has been published in top-tier business journals such as MIS Quarterly and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. He has presented his research at major conferences, including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), the POMS annual meeting, and the INFORMS annual meeting.

He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Information Systems Society (ISS), and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

Prior to joining academia, Ye has worked as a software developer in China. His industry experience includes programming, database design, and system analysis & design.

Ye teaches information systems courses at the MBA and undergraduate levels. He teaches both traditional face-to-face and fully online courses. He has been recognized as an Outstanding Mason Core Course Instructor by the Provost’s Office multiple times. 

Research and Awards:

Presented the paper titled, “Experience Breadth and Problem-Solving in Crowdsourcing Contests” at the Product and Service Innovation Conference in Midway, Utah in 2017 and at the POMS Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington in 2017 (with colleagues Nirup Menon and Anant Mishra).

Received a Teaching Award from George Mason University in 2017.

Presented the paper titled, “Breadth of Experience of Software Developers in Innovation Contests” (with colleagues Anant Mishra & Nirup Menon) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2016. 

Presented the paper titled, “Experience Breadth and Problem-Solving in Crowdsourcing Contests: An Empirical Investigation” (with colleagues Anant Mishra & Nirup Menon) at the Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Fairfax, Virginia in 2016. 

Presented the paper titled, “What Affects Software Development Project Performance in the Crowdsourcing Context?” at the Production and Operations Management Annual Conference in Washington, DC in 2015 (with coauthor Nirup Menon).

Presented the paper titled, “An Empirical Analysis of Multi-Phased System Development in Crowdsourcing” at the Workshop on eBusiness in Auckland, New Zealand (with coauthor Nirup Menon).

Presented the paper titled, “Crowdsourcing System Development in Phased Contests” at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics in Auckland, New Zealand in 2014 (with Nirup Menon).

Had the presentation titled “An Empirical Analysis of Multi-Phased System Development in Crowdsourcing” published in the proceedings from the Workshop on eBusiness in 2014 (coauthored with Nirup Menon). 

Had the presentation titled, “Transactional vs. Relational Exchanges: An Empirical Investigation of Online Barter Markets,” published in the proceedings from the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in 2014 (with coauthors Siva Viswanathan and Il-Horn Hann).

Presented the paper titled, “An Empirical Study of Reciprocity and Exchange Relationships in Online Barter Markets,” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2013 (with coauthors Siva Viswanathan and Il-Horn Hann).