Academic Profile

Ben Choi is an assistant professor in Information Technology and Operations Management at the Nanyang Technological University. He was previously a faculty at the University of New South Wales. Ben received his B Sci and PhD in Information Systems from National University of Singapore. He has been named the Reviewer of the Year at Journal for the Association of Information Systems (2020) and MIS Quarterly (2016). He has published multiple papers in premier information systems journals including, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems. His research interests focus on socia media content, information privacy, and persuasive designs in various topics (i.e., misinformation detection, collective sentiment and behaviors, and fitness app designs) using a variety of methods (i.e., lab/field experiments, surveys, machine learning, and artificial intelligence).

Contact
Office: S3-B2A-32, Tel: 6790 5654

Selected Refereed Journal Articles
1. Choi, B., Wu, Y., Yu, J., and Land, L., 2018, Love at First Sight: The Interplay between Privacy Dispositions and Privacy Tradeoff in Online Social Connectivity Management, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19(3), Article 4.
2. Wu, Y., Choi, B.C., Guo, X. and Chang, K., 2017, Understanding User Adaptation toward a New IT System in Organizations: A Social Network Perspective, Journal of the Association for Information Systems,18(11), Article 2.
3. Choi, B.C., Kim, S.S., Jiang, Z., 2016, Influence of Firm’s Recovery Endeavors Upon Privacy Breach on Online Customer Behavior, Journal of Management Information Systems, 33(3), pp.904-933.
4. Choi, B.C., Jiang, Z., Xiao, B. and Kim, S.S., 2015. Embarrassing Exposures in Online Social Networks: An Integrated Perspective of Privacy Invasion and Relationship Bonding. Information Systems Research, 26(4), pp.675-694.
5. Jiang, Z., Heng, C.S. and Choi, B.C., 2013. Privacy concerns and privacy-protective behavior in synchronous online social interactions. Information Systems Research, 24(3), pp.579-595.

Selected Refereed Conference Articles
1. Li, Z. and Choi, B., Demystifying Relative Evaluation in Social Fitness Apps, 42nd International Conference on Information Systems, Austin, USA, 2021.
2. Wang, X., Guo, J., Choi, B., and Wu, Y., Lexical Copy or Semantic Imitation? Exploring the Implications of the AI Text Generator on Medical Crowdfunding Performance, 42nd International Conference on Information Systems, Austin, USA, 2021.
3. Choi, B, and Li, Z., The Longitudinal Effects of Social Sharing on Physical Health, in Proceedings of the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2019), China, 10 – 12 July 2019.
4. Choi, B., and Jiang, Z., 2018, Encouraging Active Lifestyle with Social Sharing: A Study on Mobile Fitness App, in Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), Association for Information Systems, San Francisco, USA, 13 – 16 December 2018.
5. Babar, Y., Chan, J., Choi, B., 2018, “Run Forrest Run!”: Measuring the Impact of App-Enabled Performance and Social Feedback on Running Performance, in Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), Association for Information Systems, San Francisco, USA, 13 – 16 December 2018.

Working Papers
1. Pushing Yourself Harder: The Effects of Touch Modes on Users’ Self-Regulation (with Liu, Y. and Jiang, Z.), Minor Revision, Information Systems Research.
2. “Run Forrest Run!”: Measuring the Impact of App-Enabled Performance and Social Feedback on Athletic and Usage Outcomes (with Chan, J. and Babar, Y.), Revise and Resubmit, Information Systems Research.
3. Avoiding Diffusion of Responsibility in SNG: A Field Experiment on Responses to Online Help-Request Referrals (with Hu, Z., Feng, N., and Wu, Y.), Revise and Resubmit, Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
4. Relative Evaluation on Social Fitness Apps: Antecedents and Behavioral Responses (with Li, Z.) , under review at MIS Quarterly.
5. Infodemic amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Supercharging Digital Resilience against Misinformation Virality on Social Media (with Liu, F., Li, Y., and Li, Y.), under review at MIS Quarterly.

Journal Editorial
- Associate Editor, Special Issue on “Digital Resilience”, MIS Quarterly, 2021.
- Associate Editor, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2021 – present)
- Associate Editor, Internet Research (2018 – present)

Research Awards, Grants, and Prizes won
1. Ministry of Education Research Grant (Tier-1), $79,600
2. Best Track Paper Award, 2018, the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, USA, 13 – 16 December 2018.
3. Best Paper Award (Runner-up), 2015, the 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2015), Singapore, 5 – 9 July 2015.
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Asst Prof Ben Choi
Assistant Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Information Technology & Operations Management

My research interest is in the area of information technology consumerization, which explores both positive implications and negative implications of technologies. A substantial body of my research is associated with information privacy, particularly the privacy issues invoked through social media usage. I have also investigated the business implications of privacy and security breaches across a broad spectrum of online contexts, such as electronic commerce, in-app purchase, and crowd-funding. More recently, I have examined the impact of social media on collective sentiment and behaviors in the COVID'19 pandemic and persuasive designs in fitness apps.
 
  • Answerer-Initiated User-Content Generation: A Reversed-Exchange Perspective

  • Overcoming the Physical Inactivity Challenge with Mobile and Wearable Technologies
 
  • Yash Babar, Jason Chan, Ben Choi. (2018). Thirty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems: Run Forrest Run!: Measuring the Impact of App-Enabled Performance and Social Feedback on Running Performance. Thirty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems.

  • Ben CF Choi, Zhenhui (Jack) Jiang. (2018). Thirty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems: Encouraging Active Lifestyle with Social Sharing: A Study on Mobile Fitness App. Thirty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems.

  • Choi, B, Kim, S., Jiang, Z. (2018). Influence of Firm’s Recovery Endeavors Upon Privacy Breach on Online Customer Behavior. Journal of Management Information Systems, 33(3), 904-933.

  • Choi, B., Wu, Y., Yu, J., Land, L. (2018). Love at First Sight: The Interplay Between Privacy Dispositions and Privacy Calculus in Online Social Connectivity Management. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19(3).

  • Babar, Y., Chan, J., Choi, B. (2018). Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018): “Run Forrest Run!”: Measuring the Impact of App-Enabled Performance and Social Feedback on Running Performance. The 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018).