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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. A Nudge to a Credible Information as a Countermeasure to Misinformation: Evidence from Twitter
    Journal Article:Elina Hwang, Stephanie Lee, (forthcoming). Information Systems Research,
  2. Popularity Bias in Online Dating Platforms: Theory and Empirical Evidence
    Journal Article:Musa Celdir, Soo-Haeng Cho, Elina Hwang, (forthcoming). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management,
  3. Offline Returns for Online Retailers via Partnership
    Journal Article:Leela Nageswaran, Elina Hwang, Soo-Haeng Cho., (forthcoming). Management Science,
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Organizational Learning
    Book:Argote, L., Hwang, E., (2014). David Teece and Mie Augier (Eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave MacMillan

Working Papers

– Xitong Guo, Elina Hwang, Yingda Lu, Xinghan Wu. Efficacy of mHealth Weight Loss Group Service: Group Size and Composition. Available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_BO8oEw_UXaFy-lm0yjN-fRuBLM52TdY/view?usp=sharing
– Yuchen Liu, Elina Hwang, Stephanie Lee. Killing not just Weeds: Unexpected Consequences of Combating Misinformation. Working paper. Available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=4280161.
– Elina Hwang, Leela Nageswaran, Soo-Haeng Cho. Impact of COVID-19 on Omnichannel Retail: Drivers of Online Sales during Pandemic. Working paper. Available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3657827.
– Melissa Rhee, Elina H. Hwang, Yong Tan. Employee Referral Dynamics in Social Hiring: Evidence from LinkedIn. Available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3261180.

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, MSOM, POMS, Organization Science
- Organizing Committee Member, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) (2023)
- Executive Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Korean Association of Information Systems (KrAIS) (2023-2025)
- Co-Cluster Chair, Information Systems Society, INFORMS Annual Meeting (2019)
- Program Committee Member, Conference of Information Systems and Technology, since 2015
- Associate Editor, International Conference on Information Systems, since 2015

Courses Taught

- Data Management for Analytics (Core in Full-time MBA, Evening MBA)
- Database Management & SQL (MSBA Core)
- Information Technology and Marketing in the New Economy (MSIS Core)
- Database Management (Undergraduate Elective)
- Introduction to Information Systems (Undergraduate Core)
- Ph.D. Seminar on Network Analysis