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Office: 421 PACCAR Hall
Phone: 206-221-6931
Email: elina7(at)uw.edu

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

Hyeunjung (Elina) Hwang

Assistant Professor of Information Systems


PhD Carnegie Mellon University (2015)
MBA University of California, Los Angeles (2008)
MS Yonsei University (2002)
BA Sogang University (2000)

Academic Expertise

data mining
economics of information systems
social network analytics

Current Research

Open innovation
Online social networks
Organizational learning

Positions Held

University of Washington, 2015
Formerly worked for Samsung Securities, 2e Consulting, and IT Research & Evaluation

Selected Publications

  1. Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities: Learning to Cross Geographic and Hierarchical Boundaries
    Journal Article: Hwang, E., Vir Singh, P., Argote, L., (2015). Organization Science,
  2. Organizational Learning
    Book: Argote, L., Hwang, E., (2014). The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave MacMillan

Working Papers

“Jack of all, master of some: Information network and innovation in crowdsourcing communities,” (under 2nd round review at Information Systems Research), Elina Hwang, Param Vir Singh, Linda Argote
“Tribes in Online Knowledge Communities: Geographic and Topical Fragmentation Through Herding,” (under review), Elina Hwang, David Krackhardt, Param Vir Singh
“Adverse effect of experience on breakthrough innovation,” (in progress), Elina Hwang
“Rebalancing Geographic Health Resource Disparity through Online Medical Consultation,” (in progress), Elina Hwang, Xitong Guo, Yong Tan

Honors and Awards

Herbert A. Simon Doctoral Dissertation Award in Behavioral Research in the Administrative Sciences. Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
Tepper School of Business Doctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009-2015
Dean Sponsored Scholarship, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010-2011
1st place at K-Swiss Marketing Case Competition, 2008

Academic Service

Reviewer, Information Systems Research
Program Committee Member, Conference of Information Systems and Technology, 2015
Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Reviewer, International Conference on Information Systems

Current Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management
Association for Information Systems
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)