Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Information Management

Yi-Da Chen

214 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.6199
yid.chen@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

Ph.D. in Management – Management Information Systems emphasis, University of Arizona

M.B.A. in Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

B.B.A. in Management Information Systems, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Yi-Da Chen is interested in investigating organizational dynamics in uncertain environments, particularly looking into the ways that information systems can be designed to fulfill organizations’ information needs in such complex situations. Novel situations and unknown factors in business environments pose two conflicting requirements for organizations to function effectively; organizations need established routines to regulate individuals’ activities while requiring individuals to proactively initiate investigations to clarify uncertainties, the activity that can be largely discouraged by the organizational routine. These two conflicting requirements create an interesting managerial tension and can trigger different dynamics in collective collaboration. To design information systems that can help organizations effectively manage this tension, a clear understanding of the organizational dynamics is believed to be critical and essential.

Publications

Selected Publications

Chen, Y.-D., Brown, S.A., Hu, P. J.-H., King, C.-C., Chen, H. 2011. “Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases with Information Systems: Reconceptualizing Outbreak Management through the Lens of Loose Coupling,” Information Systems Research 22(3), pp. 447-468.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Chen, Y.-D., Brown, S.A., “The Structuration of Task-oriented Communication in Innovative Virtual Teams,” 2012 International Conference on Information Systems, Orlando, FL, December 2012.