BIT Ph.D. students receive awards at the 2017 Student Research Forum

For release:  May 12, 2017

Sungjin Yoo and He Li, Ph.D. students in the BIT department, ranked first and second, respectively, in the the Business and Economics category of the University of Memphis' 2017 Annual Student Research Forum. Sungjin Yoo's research paper, which was conducted under the advisement of Dr. Bill Kettinger, is titled "The Disruptive Effects of Digital Platform's Entry on Non-High-Tech Industry: A Text Mining and Econometric Approach," and it investigated how incumbents in a traditional industry (i.e., relatively lower level of technology concentration such as hospitality) adjust their competitive actions in response to the entry of digital platforms. He Li's research paper titled, "Curbing Corruption through Institutional Governance, ICT, and Open Government Data: A Country-Level Empirical Analysis," was also advised by Dr. Bill Kettinger and Dr. Chen Zhang in the BIT department. This study empirically examined the influences of institutional governance quality, Information and Communication Technology use, and open government data on the perception of corruption in a nation.

The University of Memphis Student Research Forum is hosted annually by the Graduate School, the University Honors Program, and the Graduate Student Association to showcase the diverse research of undergraduate and graduate students. It also provides a venue for University of Memphis students to develop their presentation skills in a formal yet supportive environment.