Wei  Zhang  Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Innovation and Information Management
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Hong Kong
Room 814, K.K. Leung Building
Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong

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张帷  博士

 About Me & My Current Research: 

I received my Ph.D. degree in Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to my doctoral study, I obtained my Master degree in Management Science and Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Tsinghua University, Beijing.

We are living in an era of rapid technological advancements and the growth of our economy is mostly driven by the development of new technologies. Understanding how new technologies are accepted by firms and individuals can help us better understand how industries operate and how innovators can optimize their operations. Many studies have been done to understand how individuals react to new technologies, but few have looked into how new technologies are adopted by firms before they reach individuals. My current research focus on how new technologies are adopted among high-tech firms and how innovators, high-tech manufacturers, and policy makers benefit from such knowledge. 

My research adopts a wide array of methodologies, such as game-theoretical models, empirical analysis, and optimization. My papers have been published in top journals such as Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. I am open to collaborations with the industry and I am currently working with the Esquel Group and Teambition on business analytics projects.

Research Interests:
  • Technology Adoption
  • Negotiations & Contracts
  • Human-Centered Operations
  • Contracts for changing times: Sourcing with Raw Material Price Volatility and Information Asymmetry. M&SOM, 2014.
  • Higher Prices for Larger Quantities? Non-Monotonic Price-Quantity Relations in B2B Markets. Management Science, 2016.
  • Managing Limited Retail Space for Basic Products: Space Sharing vs. Space Dedication. EJOR, 2017
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis Methods