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Ming Fan
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Phone: 206-543-7525

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

Ming Fan

Associate Professor of Information Systems
Michael G. Foster Endowed Fellow
Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Information Systems Program


PhD University of Texas (1999)
MA University of Akron (1991)
BS Nanjing University (1987)

Academic Expertise

data analytics
data mining
economics of information systems
social network analytics

Current Research

Online reputation systems, Combinatorial auction, Computers and Internet adoption

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2002
Assistant Professor at University of Notre Dame, 1999-2002

Selected Publications

  1. Short-Term and Long-Term Competition between Providers of Shrink-Wrap Software and Software as a Service
    Journal Article:Kumar, S., Ming, F., & Whinston, A. B., (2009). European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 196(2), pp. 661-671.
  2. A Supply Chain Model with Direct and Retail Channels
    Journal Article:Dumrongsiri, A., Jain, A., Ming, F., & Moinzadeh, K., (2008). European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 187(3), pp. 691-718.
  3. Selling or Advertising: Strategies of Providing Digital Media Online
    Journal Article:Kumar, S., Ming, F., & Whinston, A. B., (2008). Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 24(3), pp. 143-166.

Working Papers

“Impact of Network Effects and Diffusion Channels on Home Computer Adoption,” with Gang Peng and Deb Dey, DSS (Conditionally Accepted)
“Relational Contracts for Software Outsourcing,” with Deb Dey
“Estimating Demands in Online Markets,” with M. Li
“IT Assets, Cross-Channel Capabilities, and Market Actions: A Longitudinal Study of the Apparel Industry in the U.S.,” with Jifeng Luo and Han Zhang
“An Empirical Study of Supply Chain Contracts,” with Apurva Jain and Anjana Susarla
“Risk and Returns of IT Investment,” with Han Zhang, J. Luo, and Sean Xu



Honors and Awards

Dean's Junior Faculty Research Award, Michael G. Foster School of Business, 2008
Faculty advisor, the winning team of the First East-West MBA All-Strar Case Challenge, 2008
Best Paper Nomination, China summer Workshop on Information Management, 2007
Research Grant from Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, with Deb Dey, 2005
Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the Field of E-Commerce, 2004
Salesforce.com Grant for course development, 2004-2006
Microsoft ERP and CRM Software Grant for ERP course development, with Apura Jain, 2003

Academic Service

Editorial review board, Journal of Database Management
Editorial review board, Decision Sciences