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Hyeunjung (Elina) Hwang
Office: 485
Phone: 206-221-6931

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

Hyeunjung (Elina) Hwang

Associate Professor of Information Systems
Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow in Private Enterprise


PhD Carnegie Mellon University
MBA University of California, Los Angeles
MS Yonsei University
BA Sogang University

Academic Expertise

data mining
economics of information systems
social network analytics

Current Research

Online social networks
Misinformation diffusion
Health IT
Open innovation
Economics of IS

Positions Held

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

Selected Publications

  1. Delivering Healthcare through Teleconsultations: Implication on Offline Healthcare Disparity
    Journal Article:Hwang, E., Guo, X., Tan, Y., Dang, Y., (2022). Information Systems Research, Vol. 33(22), pp. 515-539.
  2. The Value of Online-Offline Return Partnership to Offline Retailers
    Journal Article:Elina Hwang, Leela Nageswaran, Soo-Haeng Cho, (2022). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 24(3), pp. 1630-1649.
  3. Learning to be Creative: A Mutually Exciting Spatial Point Process Model for Idea Generation in Open Innovation
    Journal Article:Vipul Aggarwal, Elina Hwang, Yong Tan, (2021). Information Systems Research, Vol. 32(4), pp. 1214-1235.
  4. Online Knowledge Communities: Breaking or Sustaining Knowledge Silos?
    Journal Article:Hwang, E. & Krackhardt, D., (2020). Production and Operations Management, Vol. 29(1), pp. 138-155.
  5. Jack of All, Master of Some: Information Network and Innovation in Crowdsourcing Communities
    Journal Article:Elina Hwang, Param Vir Singh, Linda Argote, (2019). Information Systems Research, Vol. 30(2), pp. 389-410.
  6. Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities: Learning to Cross Geographic and Hierarchical Boundaries
    Journal Article:Hwang, E., Vir Singh, P., Argote, L., (2015). Organization Science, Vol. 26(6), pp. 1593–1611.
  7. Organizational Learning
    Book:Argote, L., Hwang, E., (2014). David Teece and Mie Augier (Eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave MacMillan

Working Papers

– Leela Nageswaran, Elina Hwang, Soo-Haeng Cho. Offline Returns for Online Retailers via Partnership. Available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3635026.
– Musa Celdir, Soo-Haeng Cho, Elina Hwang. Popularity Bias in Online -Dating Platforms: Theory and Empirical Evidence. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4053204
– Melissa Rhee, Elina H. Hwang, Yong Tan. Employee Referral Dynamics in Social Hiring: Evidence from LinkedIn. Available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3261180.
– Elina Hwang, Stephanie Lee. A Nudge to a Credible Information as a Countermeasure to Misinformation: Evidence from Twitter. Available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3928343.

Honors and Awards

- The Dean’s Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Foster School of Business, University of Washington (2022)
- The Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award, INFORMS Information Systems Society (2021)
- The Cutting-edge Analytics Award, This IS Research (2021)
- The Best Conference Paper, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (2018)
- The Best Conference Paper Nomination, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (2018)
- The Best Conference Paper, Korean Association of Information Systems (KrAIS) (2018)
- Faculty Mentor Award in the Information Systems & Operations Management Department, Foster School of Business, University of Washington (2018)
- The Runner-up for the Best Conference Paper, Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) (2017)
- The Best Reviewer Award, Korean Association of Information Systems (KrAIS) (2017)
- The Herbert A. Simon Doctoral Dissertation Award, 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, UCLA Anderson School of Management (2008)

Academic Service

- Reviewer: Management Science, Information Systems Research, MISQ, POMS, Organization Science
- Program Committee Member, Conference of Information Systems and Technology, since 2015
- Associate Editor, International Conference on Information Systems, since 2015

Courses Taught

- BUS AN 512: Database Management & SQL
(Covered topics: Data mining using MySQL)
- MSIS 521: Information Technology and Marketing in the New Economy
(Covered topics: Digital Economy, Social Media Analytics using R)
- IS 300: Introduction to Information Systems
(Covered topics: Introduction to machine learning and R bootcamp)
- IS 445: Database Management
(Covered topics: Data modeling and data mining using MySQL)
- IS 582: Doctoral Seminar on Network Analysis
(Covered topics: Theory and empirical models for network analysis)