J. Leon Zhao is currently Presidential Chair Professor at School of Management and Economics, Co-Head of Information Systems and Operations Management, Co-Director of Master Program on Information Management and Business Analytics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) and Director of Center on Blockchain and Intelligent Technology (CBIT) of Shenzhen Institute of Data Economics. Before joining CUHKSZ, he was with City University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor (2009-2020) and Head (2009-2015) of Information Systems.  Before then, he was Eller Professor in MIS, University of Arizona. He holds Ph.D. from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. His research has been funded by NSF of US, NSFC of China, RGC and ITF of HK, Science and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen, SAP, and IBM among other funding agencies. He received IBM Faculty Award in 2005 and Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University in 2009.


The Inaugural Issue of Quarterly Journal of Economics and Management Edited by the Peking University publishes our survey article on the evolution of research in Information Systems:

* English Citation: Shaokun Fan, Noyan Ilk, Akhil Kumar, Ruiyun Xu, J. Leon Zhao, From Data Processing to Blockchain Networking: A Recount and Projection of Information Systems Research, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Management, 2022,1(1):169-194,  Download at <> or <>.

* 中文索引: 范绍坤, 诺扬·伊尔克, 希拉克·库默, 徐睿沄, 赵建良. 从数据处理到区块链网络——信息系统领域研究的回顾与展望. 经济管理学刊. 2022, 1(1): 169-194, 下载 <>.


1. "Understanding the Role of Lead Organizational Donor Types in Civic Crowdfunding" ,Hassna, Ghazwan; Burtch, Gordon; and Zhao, J Leon, ,, (Published online),2024

2. Deterring the gray market: Product diversion detection via learning disentangled representations of multivariate time series,Hao Lin, Guannan Liu, Junjie Wu, J Leon Zhao,,Published Online,2023-12-6

3. SocioLink: Leveraging Relational Information in Knowledge Graphs for Startup Recommendations,Ruiyun Rayna Xu, Hailiang Chen, J Leon Zhao,,40 (2), 655-682,2023

4. "Blockchain Security: A Survey of Techniques and Research Directions",Jiewu Leng, Man Zhou, J. Leon Zhao, Yongfeng Huang, Yiyang Bian,,July-Aug. 2022, pp. 2490-2510, vol. 15,2022

5. From Data Processing to Blockchain Networking: A Recount and Projection of Information Systems Research,S Fan, N Ilk, A Kumar, RR Xu, JL Zhao*,,1 (1), 169-194,2022

6. FairPlay: Detecting and Deterring Online Customer Misbehavior,J Wu, Z Zheng, JL Zhao,,32 (4), 1323-1346,2021

7. Beyond the block: A novel blockchain-based technical model for long-term care insurance.,W Zhang, CP Wei, Q Jiang, CH Peng, JL Zhao.,,38 (2), 374-400, 2021.

8. "News-induced Dynamic Networks for Market Signaling: Understanding Impact of News on Firm Equity Value",Chen, Kun; Li, Xin; Luo, Peng, Zhao, J. Leon,,32 (2), 356-377, 2021.

9. FinTech as a Game Changer: Overview of Research Frontiers,T Hendershott, X Zhang, JL Zhao, Z Zheng,,32 (1), 1-17, 2021

10. "Stability of Transaction Fees in Bitcoin: A Supply and Demand Perspective",Noyan Ilk, Guangzhi Shang, Shaokun Fan, and J. Leon Zhao,,45 (2), pp.563-692, 2021

11. Blockchain-secured smart manufacturing in industry 4.0: A survey,J Leng, S Ye, M Zhou, JL Zhao, Q Liu, W Guo, W Cao, L Fu,,51 (1), 237-252,2021

12. "Smart Contract Security: A Software Lifecycle Perspective",Yongfeng Huang, Yiyang Bian, Renpu Li, J. Leon Zhao, and Peizhong Shi,,vol. 7, pp. 150184-150202, 2019,2019-10

13. "Operationalizing regulatory focus in the digital age: evidence from an e-commerce context",Ji Wu, Liqiang Huang, and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 43(3): 745-764. September 2019

14. "ManuChain: combining permissioned blockchain with a holistic optimization model as bi-level intelligence for smart manufacturing",Jiewu Leng, Douxi Yan, Qiang Liu, Kailin Xu, J. Leon Zhao, Rui Shi, Lijun Wei, Ding Zhang, and Xin Chen,,50 (1), 182-192, 2019

15. "When More Is Less: Field Evidence on Unintended Consequences of Multitasking",Paulo Goes, Ilk, Noyan, Lin, Mingfeng and Zhao, J. Leon,,Vol. 64, No. 7, July 2018, pp. 3033–3054

16. "Collaboration Process Pattern Approach to Improving Teamwork Performance: A Data Mining-Based Methodology",Shaokun Fan, Xin Li, J Leon Zhao,,2017, 29 (3), 438-456

17. "Transformational Issues of Big Data and Analytics in Networked Business",Bart Baesens, Ravi Bapna, James R Marsden, Jan Vanthienen, J Leon Zhao,,Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 807-818/December 2016

18. "Mobility-Enabled Service Selection for Composite Services",Shuiguang Deng, Longtao Huang, Daning Hu, J. Leon Zhao, and Zhaohui Wu,,9 (3), 394-407, May-June 2016

19. "Service Selection for Composition with QoS Correlations",Shuiguang Deng, Hongyue Wu, Daning Hu, and J. Leon Zhao,,vol. 9, no. , pp. 291-303, March-April 2016

20. "Learning Context-Sensitive Domain Ontologies from Folksonomies: A Cognitively Motivated Method",Raymond Lau, J. Leon Zhao, Wenping Zhang, Yi Cai, Eric Ngai,,27, 3, (September 2015), 561-578

21. "Editorial: Business Process Intelligence: Connecting Data and Processes",Wil van der Aalst, J. Leon Zhao, Harry J. Wang,,Vol. 5, No. 4, April 2015

22. "Effective Active Learning Strategies for the Use of Large-Margin Classifiers in Semantic Annotation: An Optimal Parameter Discovery Perspective",Kaiquan Xu, Stephen Shaoyi Liao, Raymond Y. K. Lau, and J. Leon Zhao,,26/3. Summer 2014, pp. 461-483

23. "Network-based Modeling and Analysis of Systemic Risk in Banking Systems",Daning Hu, J. Leon Zhao, Zhiming Hua, and Michael Wong,,December 2012, 36, 4, 1269-1291

24. "Live-chat agent assignments to heterogeneous e-customers under imperfect classification",Paulo Goes, Noyan Ilk, Wei T. Yue, and J. Leon Zhao,,2, 4, December 2011

25. "Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue on Modeling and Implementation of Service Enterprise Systems",Alan R. Hevner, Dongsong Zhang, J. Leon Zhao,,3(2): 86-88 (2010)

26. "Formulating the Data Flow Perspective for Business Process Management",Sherry X. Sun, J. Leon Zhao, Jay F. Nunamaker, Olivia R. Liu Sheng,,Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 374-391

27. "Web Services and Service-Oriented Application Provisioning: An Analytical Study of Application Service Strategies",Hsing Kenneth Cheng, Qian Candy Tang, J. Leon Zhao,,Nov. 2006, 53, 4, pages: 520-533

28. "Effective Role Resolution in Workflow Management",Daniel Zeng and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 17, No. 3, Summer 2005, pp. 374-387

29. “On heterogeneous database retrieval: a cognitively-guided approach”,Ramayya Krishnan, Xiaoping Li, David Steier, and J. Leon Zhao,,12(3), 286-303, September 2001

30. "Workflow-centric information distribution through email",J. Leon Zhao, Akhil Kumar, and Edward A. Stohr,,Winter 2000-2001, Volume 17, No. 3, pp. 45-72

31. “Dynamic routing and operational controls in workflow management systems”,Akhil Kumar and J. Leon Zhao,,Volume 45, No. 2, February 1999, pp 253-272

32. “A framework for join pattern indexing in intelligent database systems”,Arie Segev and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 941-954, December, 1995

33. “Rule management in expert database systems”,Arie Segev and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 685-707, June 1994