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Faculty Directory

Office: 485
Phone: 206-221-6931

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. Jack of All, Master of Some: Information Network and Innovation in Crowdsourcing Communities
    Journal Article:Elina Hwang, Param Vir Singh, Linda Argote, (forthcoming). Information Systems Research,
  2. Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities: Learning to Cross Geographic and Hierarchical Boundaries
    Journal Article:Hwang, E., Vir Singh, P., Argote, L., (2015). Organization Science,
  3. Organizational Learning
    Book:Argote, L., Hwang, E., (2014). The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave MacMillan

Working Papers

– “Online Knowledge Communities: Breaking or Sustaining Knowledge Silos?,” (Under revision for the 3rd round review), Elina Hwang, David Krackhardt. Available at SSRN:
– “Mobilizing Healthcare across Geography through Telemedicine Consultations,” (Under review), Elina Hwang, Xitong Guo, Yong Tan, Yuanyuan Dang. Available at SSRN:
– “Social Hiring: How LinkedIn Connection Help You Land a Job” Melissa Rhee, Elina Hwang, Yong Tan. Available at SSRN:
– “Fostering Innovation: Exploration is not Everybody’s Cup of Tea” Vipul Aggarwal, Elina Hwang, Yong Tan.

Honors and Awards

Faculty Mentor Award, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, 2018
Best Reviewer Award, KrAIS, 2017
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, Management Science
- Reviewer, Information Systems Research
- Reviewer, MISQ
- Program Committee Member, Conference of Information Systems and Technology, 2015~2018
- Associate Editor, International Conference on Information Systems, 2016~2018

Courses Taught

- IS300: Introduction to Information Systems
(Covered topics: Introduction to machine learning and R bootcamp)
- IS445: Database Management
(Covered topics: Data modeling and data mining using MySQL)
- IS582: Doctoral Seminar on Network Analysis
(Covered topics: Theory and empirical models for network analysis)