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Dr. John Dong

Chair and Professor of Business Analytics
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Professor John Dong is Chair and Professor of Business Analytics at the Trinity Business School, the co-director of the Trinity Centre for Digital Business and Analytics (CDBA), and the director of the Trinity Executive MBA (EMBA) at Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. He is also an associate editor for MIS Quarterly (ABS4*) and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (ABS4*). He teaches business analytics and AI. He was an associate professor with tenure (2017-2020) and an assistant professor on tenure track (2014-2017) in the Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Groningen, where he also served as the director of the Digital Business Focus Area and the director of the MSc in Change Management. He obtained a PhD degree in information systems (2008-2014) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and was a visiting postdoc researcher under the supervision of Professor Arun Rai from the Center for Digital Innovation (CDIN) at Georgia State University. He also earned a master degree in strategic management (2006-2008) and a bachelor degree in business administration (2002-2006) from Renmin University of China.

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He conducts computational and empirical research at the intersection of information systems and strategic management, on a variety of topics related to big data analytics, digital innovation and behavioral strategy. His work has been published in journals such as MIS Quarterly (ABS4*), Strategic Management Journal (ABS4*), Journal of Management (ABS4*), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (ABS4*), Journal of Management Information Systems (ABS4), European Journal of Information Systems (ABS4), Information Systems Journal (ABS4), Journal of Product Innovation Management (ABS4), and Journal of Strategic Information Systems (ABS4), among others. He is the recipient of numerous research awards, including the Research Excellence Award (2021) from Trinity College Dublin, the Early Career Award (2020) from the Association for Information Systems, the Best Paper Award Nomination (2018) from the Strategic Management Society, the Outstanding Junior Researcher Award (2017) from University of Groningen, the Best Paper Award Runner-Up (2015) from the Academy of Management, and the Dean's PhD Fellowship for Research Excellence (2013) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He has been serving as senior or associate editor for journals such as MIS Quarterly (ABS4*), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (ABS4*), Decision Support Systems (ABS3), Information & Management (ABS3), and Information Technology & People (ABS3). He also served as track chair or associate editor for conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), and Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), as well as the keynote speaker for International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Information Systems Conference. Over the past years, he has acted as a consultant for multinational corporations and governments.

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Innovation
  • Behavioral Strategy


1. Technological Choices under Uncertainty: Does Organizational Aspiration Matter?
Dong, J. Q. 2021. Strategic Management Journal,42(5): 989-916.

2. Information Technology Investment and Commercialized Innovation Performance: Dynamic Adjustment Costs and Curvilinear Impacts
Karhade, P. P., & Dong, J. Q. 2021. MIS Quarterly, 45(3): 1007-1024.

3. Innovation Outcomes of Digitally Enabled Collaborative Problemistic Search Capability
Karhade, P. P., & Dong, J. Q. 2021. MIS Quarterly, 45(2): 693-718.


  • BU7089 Leading with Business Analytics and AI
  • BU7145 Strategy for Analytics
  • BU7149 Big Data and AI in Business