Dr. Charles Z. Liu is an assistant professor of Information Systems at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his Ph.D. degree in management information systems from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include the economics of information systems, technology adoption and diffusion and standards competition in IT markets. Dr. Liu is an ICIS Doctoral Consortium Fellow (2006) and a recipient of the Net Institute Research Grant (2007). His research has been presented at conferences including ICIS, WISE and INFORMS and appeared in leading information systems journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, The Communications of the ACM and The Communications of the AIS.
Dr. Liu currently teaches undergraduate application development and advanced database concepts, and graduate database design.
- Economics of IS
- Network externalities
- Standards competition
- Game theory modeling
“Strategies for Tomorrow’s ‘Winners-Take-Some’ Information Technology Markets,” with Chris, F. Kemerer and Michael D. Smith, The Communications of the ACM, forthcoming.
“Rethinking FS-ISAC: An IT Security Information Sharing Network Model for the Financial Services Sector,” with Humayun Zafar and Yoris A. Au, The Communications of the AIS, forthcoming.
“Standards Competition in the Presence of Conversion Technology: An Empirical Analysis of the Flash Memory Card Market,” with Chris, F. Kemerer, Sandra A. Slaughter and Michael D. Smith, MIS Quarterly, Vol.36, No.3, September 2012, pp. 921-942.
“Compatibility and Proprietary Standards: The Impact of Conversion Technologies in IT Markets with Network Effects,” with Esther Gal-Or, Chris, F. Kemerer and Michael D. Smith, Information Systems Research, Vol.22, No.1, March 2011, pp. 188-207.
“Method Effects In IS Survey Research: An Assessment and Recommendations,” with William R. King, and Mark Haney, The Communications of the AIS, Vol. 20, No.30, October 2007.