LEI Yang
Visit Assistant Professor

Dr. Yang Lei is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Southern University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Decision Science & Managerial economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His current research interest focuses on Big Data and Social Media; Big Data and Supply Chain Management;
Business Value of IT; IT-Enabled Organizational Behavior; IT and Education; Microtask Crowdsourcing Platform, etc. His papers have been published at International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, International Conference on Electronic Business, Cross Strait Conference of Information Management Development and Strategy, HIT 2018 Author Development Workshop. He has also served a lot of external services: referee for journals including Information & Management, International Journal of Information Management, Telematics and Informatics, Electronic Commerce Research, etc.
He is also very keen on working closely with local industries for knowledge transfer and has conducted studies and consulting works for a lot of firms. His research interests are mainly in applying IT on process improvement, knowledge management improvement.

Educational Background:

Ph. D. 2013-2019 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong    MIS stream

B.BA.  2008-2012 University of Science & Technology Beijing, Beijing

Information Management & Information Systems

Honors and rewards:

Full Scholarship of the Doctoral Institute of the Chinese University of Hong Kong



Big Data and Social Media
Big Data and Supply Chain Management
Business Value of IT
IT-Enabled Organizational Behavior
IT and Education
Microtask Crowdsourcing Platform


Journal and Conference Papers:

Xiling Cui, Baofeng Huo, Yang Lei*, and Qiang Zhou, “The influence of team social media usage on individual knowledge sharing and job performance from a cross-level perspective”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, forthcoming.

Yang Lei, Yiying Zhang, and Waiman Cheung (2018), “Cultivating Service Diversification: A Cross-level Study”, The 18th International Conference on Electronic Business, Guilin, Dec 2018.

Yang Lei, Xiling Cui, and Jianing Zhang (2018), “The role of social media usage on team interaction, trust, team cohesiveness and team creativity in higher education”, The 24th Cross Strait Conference of Information Management Development and Strategy, Hong Kong, Aug 2018.

Yang Lei (2018), “A Longitudinal Event-Study Approach to Investigate Business Value of Information Technology”, at HIT 2018 Author Development Workshop, Jul 2018.

Yang Lei, and Lai, Vincent Siu-king (2014), "Performance as a Signal to information Asymmetry Problem in Online Peer-to-peer Lending", PACIS 2014 Proceedings, 389, Chengdu, China, Jun 2014.

Selected working papers:
Yang Lei, and Waiman Cheung, “Information technology and firm performance: A longitudinal event study approach incorporating resource-based view with capability building and dynamic capabilities theories”

Xiling Cui, Yang Lei, Baofeng Huo, Paul Benjamin LOWRY, and Xuan Yang, “Linking non-hedonic social media use to depression: An extended conservation of resources theory”