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Dr. Yancong Xie (Ray)

Dr. Yancong Xie (Ray)
Unit Coordinator and Lecturer

Yancong worked in multiple Australian public universities and higher education institutions, teaching students from various backgrounds at all levels (PhD, MBA, MBIS, BBIS, & BIT). He views himself as a study peer of his students instead of an instructor. With the goal of teaching being to make every one of his students feel cared for, he supports them to realize their dreams and achieve success by themselves. He hopes his students can enjoy the learning process and adopt self-study habits which can greatly benefit them after their course.


Biography

Ray received his doctoral degree from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in December 2020. His education background is on computer science, mathematics, and information systems. He has extensive F2F and online teaching experiences in the Australian higher education sector, teaching MBA, mathematics, information systems, project management, and game design and programming. His research interest is in the areas of theorizing, simulation modelling, organizational robustness, and online reviews.


Teaching Philosophy

I deliver subject contents mostly in a discussion forum style or a seminar style, encouraging students to proactively study in my classes. I view myself as a study peer of my students instead of an instructor. My ultimate goal of teaching is to make every one of my students feel being cared, so I can support them to realize their values and achieve success by themselves. I hope my students can enjoy the learning process and adopt a self-study habit which can greatly benefit them after my classes.


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D., Information Systems, School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.
B.Sc., Mathematics, School of Information, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China.


Teaching Areas

MBA, mathematics, information systems, project management, and game design and programming


Scholarship and Research Areas

Theorizing, simulation modelling, organizational robustness, and online reviews.


Collaborations and Projects

“Theorize organizational robustness”, with Prof. Kevin Desouza at Centre for Future Enterprise, QU
This project is within one of the major research themes at Centre for Future Enterprise (QUT). This project currently focuses on developing a synthesized framework to conceptualize robustness based on current knowledge from system biology, computer science, engineering and other related disciplines. After developing the framework, subsequent focus will be on contextualizing robustness in the organizational context and exploring how organizational robustness can foster organizational innovations.

“Theorize review utility”, with Prof. Guy Gable and Dr. Meng Zhang at School of Information Systems, QUT
This project examines the usefulness of online reviews. The theoretical foundation is expectation-confirmation theory and cognitive biases. Propositions are evaluated using novel interpretivist agent-based modelling (simulation). The study first synthesizes a conceptualiazation of review utility from fragmented online review literature, then conducts computational experiments to explain how, from a multilevel perspective, review utility can be impaired. It finds that customer’s different product needs, the voluntary nature of consumer behavior in submitting reviews, and the platform’s algorithmic logic, are three main antecedents of review utility. This research progresses both our understanding of the online review quality concept, and of interpretive simulation.


Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Xie, Y., and Jiang, H. 2017. “Stock Market Forecasting based on Text Mining Technology: a Support Vector Machine Method.” Journal of Computer, 12(6), pp. 500-510.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Desouza, K., and Xie, Y. (forthcoming) “On Organizational Robustness: A Conceptual Framework”, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2021, Hawaii, USA.

Xie, Y. 2017. “A Survey of Simulation Research in Information Systems.” Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS’2017), Hobart, Australia.

Gable, G., Xie, Y., and Onik, M. 2017. “Opportunity Costs during PhD Enrolment: an Innovative Information Systems Research Training Programme”. Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS’2017), Hobart, Australia.

Xie, Y., and Zhang, M. 2016. “Tutorial on NK modelling.” Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2016), Chiayi, Taiwan.

Xie, Y., and Zhang, M. 2016. “Designing Simulation in Information Systems Research: an IT Value Cocreation Example Using NK modelling.” Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2016), Chiayi, Taiwan.

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