GRACE LIXUAN ZHANG
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Grace Lixuan Zhang


CONTACT


PHONE: 801.626.8086

EMAIL: lixuanzhang@weber.edu

OFFICE: WB 219


ABOUT


Grace Lixuan Zhang earned a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of North Texas, an MBA and an MS in Management Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma, an MTax from Weber State University and a B.A. in English Literature from Nankai University. Prior to accepting a position at WSU, Zhang served on the faculty at Augusta University and College of Charleston. Throughout her academic career, she has taught a variety of courses on topics including Statistics, Operation management, Information Systems and Enterprise Resource planning. Her research examines two key areas: motivation of social media use and end user privacy and security.  She is currently serving on the editorial review boards for Journal of Organizational and End User Computing and Journal of Information Privacy and Security.


EDUCATION


Ph.D., Business administration - University of North Texas

MBA and MIS - University of Oklahoma

MTax, Weber State University

BA, English literature - Nankai University  


HOBBIES


In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and gardening.


WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS


Google Scholar Link


PUBLICATIONS


REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Amos, C., Zhang, L., and Read, D. (Forthcoming). “Hardworking as a Heuristic for Moral Character: Why We Attribute Moral Values to Those Who Work Hard and Its Implications,” Journal of Business Ethics
  2. Zhang, L., Pentina, I., and Kirk, W. F. (2017). “Who Uses Mobile Apps to Meet Strangers: The Roles of Core Traits and Surface Characteristics,” Journal of Information Privacy and Security
  3. Amos, C. Allred, T., and Zhang, L. (Forthcoming). “Does the ‘Health Halo’ Effect Apply to Biodegradable Products?” Journal of Consumer Policy
  4. Zhang, L., Mouritsen, M., and Miller, J. (Forthcoming). “Role of Perceived Value in Acceptance of Bring Your Own Device,” Journal of Organizational and End User Computing
  5. Pentina, I., and Zhang, L. (Forthcoming). “Effects of Social Support and Personality on Emotional Disclosure in Facebook and Real Life,” Behavior & Information Technology
  6. Pentina, I., Zhang, L., Bata, H., and Chen, Y. (2016) “Exploring Privacy Paradox in Information-Sensitive Mobile App Adoption: A Cross-Culture Comparison,” Computers in Human Behavior, 65, pp.409-419
  7. Pentina, I. Basmanova, O., and Zhang, L. (2016) “A Cross-national Study of Twitter Users’ Motivations and Continuance Intentions”, Journal of Marketing Communication. 22 (1), pp. 36-55.
  8. Pentina, I., Basmanova, O., Zhang, L., and Ukis, Y(2015), “Exploring the Role of Culture in eWOM Adoption,” MIS Review: An International Journal, 20(2), pp.1-26
  9. Zhang, L., Amos, C. and Pentina, I. (2015). “Factors Affecting Self-Disclosure on Weibo,” Journal of Information Privacy and Security, 11(1), 3-18.
  10. Pentina, I., Bailey, A., and Zhang, L. (2015). “Exploring Effects of Source Similarity, Message Valence, and Receiver Regulatory Focus on Yelp Review Persuasiveness and Purchase Intentions” Journal of Marketing Communication, DOI: 10.1080/13527266.2015.1005115
  11. Amos, C., Zhang, L., and Pentina, I. (2014) “Investigating Privacy Perception and Behavior on Weibo” Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 26(4), pp. 43- 56.
  12. Zhang, L., Tian, S., and Miles, P. (2014) “Content and Design Characteristics of Chinese Corporate Homepages” International Journal of Electronic Business, 11(2), pp. 153-175.
  13. Pentina, I., Zhang, L., and Basmanova, O. (2013). “Antecedents and Consequences of Trust in a Social Media Brand: A Cross-Cultural Study of Twitter,” Computers in Human Behavior, 29, pp.1545-1555.
  14. Pentina, I., Gammoh, B., Zhang, L., and Mallin, M. (2013).“Exploring Relationships with Social Network Brands: Their Antecedents and Impact on User Behaviors,” International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 17(3), pp.63-86. 
  15. Pan, B., Zhang, L., and Law, R. (2013). “The Complex Matter of Online Hotel Choice”, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54(1), pp.74-83.
  16. Zhang, L., Pavur, R., York, P., and Amos, C (2013). “Testing a Model of Users’ Web Risk Information Seeking Intention”, Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Discipline, 16, pp. 1-18.
  17. Zhang, L., and Amos, C (2012). “A Model of End Users’ Web Threats Information Processing”, Journal of Information Privacy and Security, 8(3), pp.15-29.
  18.  Zhang, L., and Pentina, I (2012). “Motivations and Usage Patterns of Weibo”, CyberPscyhology,Behavior and Social Networking, 15(6), pp.312-317.
  19. Pan, B., Zhang, L., & Smith, K (2011). “A Mixed-method Study of User Behavior and Usability of an Online Travel Agency”, Journal of Information Technology and Tourism, 13(4), pp. 353-364.
  20. Zhang, L., and Jones, M.(2011) “A Social Capital Perspective on IT Professionals’ Work Behavior and Attitude,” Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 23(1), pp. 64-78.
  21. Zhang, L., McDowell, W., and Schultz, T. (2010) “Individual Differences on Intentions to Use Strong Passwords,” Issues in Information Systems, 11(1), pp. 553-558.
  22. Zhang, L., and McDowell, W. (2009). “Am I Really at Risk? Determinants of Online Users'Intentions to Use Strong Passwords,” Journal of Internet Commerce, 8, pp.180-187.
  23. Li, X., Pan, B., Zhang, L., and Smith, W.W. (2009). “The Effect of Online Information Search on Image Development: Insights from a Mixed Method Study,” Journal of Travel Research, 48(1), pp. 45-57. (Charles Goeldner Best Paper Award)
  24. Smith, W.W., Pan, B., Li, X., and Zhang, L. (2009). “Conceptualizing the Impact of Geographic Ignorance on Online Trip Planning,” Tourism Geography, 11(3), pp. 350-368.
  25. Zhang, L., Pan, B., Smith, W.W., and Li, X. (2009). “An Exploratory Study of Travelers’ Use of Online Reviews and Recommendations: A Qualitative Study,” Journal of Information Technology and Tourism, 11(2), pp.157-167
  26. McDowell, W., and Zhang, L. (2009). “Mediating Effects of Team Potency and Team Cohesiveness and Team Innovation,” Journal of Organizational Leadership and Business, summer, pp. 1-11.
  27. McDowell, W., Harris, M., and Zhang, L. (2009). “Relational Orientation and Performance in Micro Businesses and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An Examination of Interorganizational Relationships,” Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 21(2), pp. 1-13.
  28. Zhang, L., and Jones, M. (2009) “Career Advancement of IT Professionals: Effects of Social and Human Capital.” Information Resources Management Journal, 2(2) April, pp. 69-82.
  29. Zhang, L., Smith, W.W., and McDowell, W.C. (2009) “Examining Digital Piracy: Self-Control, Punishment and Self-Efficacy.” Information Resources Management Journal, 22(1), 22-44.
  30. Zhang, L., Amos, C., and McDowell, W. (2008) “Help Me Get Offline: A Comparative Study of Internet Addiction between U.S. and Chinese Students.” CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(6), 727-729.
  31. Young, R., and Zhang, L. (2007) “Illegal Computer Hacking: An Assessment of Factors that Encourage and Deter the Behavior.” Journal of Information Privacy and Security, 4(3), 33-52.
  32. Pan, B., Li, X., Zhang, L., and Smith, W. (2007). “An Exploratory Study of the Satisfaction of Online Trip Planning to China: American College Students’ Experience,” Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing, 16(1-2), 203-206.
  33. Young, R., Zhang, L., and Prybutok, V. (2007) “Hacking into the Minds of Hackers,” Information Systems Management, 24(4), 281-287.
  34. Zhang, L., Young, R., and Prybutok, V. (2007) “Inhibitors of Two Illegal Behaviors: Hacking andShoplifting.” Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 19(3), 25-43.
  35. Kappelman, L., McKeeman, R., and Zhang, L. (2006). “Early Warning Signs of IT Project Failure: The Dirty Dozen.” Information Systems Management , 23(4), 31-36. Abridged version published online by The Institute for Management Excellence on Nov 2006. Reprinted in EDP Audit, Control and Security Newsletter in 2007.
  36. Ryan, S., Zhang, L., and Pavur, R. (2005). “Influence of Learning Organization’s Culture on IT Investments.” Journal of Information Technology Management, 16(3), 18-29.

PROCEEDINGS

  1. Miller, J., and Zhang, L. Student Distinctive Consolidated Financial Assignment.”  Effective Learning Strategies Session.  American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 9, 2017, San Diego, California. 
  2. Zhang, L., Pentina, I., and Kirk, W.F. “Using mobile apps to meet new people: what drives  adoption of social discovery features on WeChat,” Proceedings of American Marketing Association Summer Educators Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 4-6th, 2017
  3. Zhang, L. “An Exploratory Study on IT Consumerization among Accounting Professionals,” Proceedings of AAA Accounting Information Systems Section and the Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section, Houston, Jan 20-23rd, 2016.
  4. Pentina, I., Zhang, L., and Amos. C. “Antecedents and Consequences of Emotional Disclosure in Social Media: a Case of Facebook,” Proceedings of American Marketing Association Winter Educators Conference, Las Vegas, 2016
  5. Zhang, L., and Chen, Y. “Location-based Social Features for Meeting Strangers Online: Who Uses Them?” Proceedings of Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah, GA, 2015
  6. Zhang, L., Amos, C., Pentina, I, and Blackwood, B.J. “Information Disclosure on a Chinese Social Media Platform” Proceedings of Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah, GA, 2014
  7. Amos, C., Pentina, I., and Zhang.L “Contextual Drivers of Privacy Perceptions and Behaviors on Chinese Weibo: Implications for Digital Marketing,” American Marketing Association Summer Educators Conference, Boston, MA, August 9-11, 2013
  8. Zhang, L., Tian, S., and Miles, P. “Content and Design Characteristics of Chinese Corporate Homepages,” Proceedings of Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Charleston, SC, March, 2013.
  9. Zhang, L., Pavur, R., York, P., and Amos, C. “Testing a Model of Users’ Web Risk Information Seeking Behavior” Proceedings of 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kaui, Hawaii, USA, January 4-7, 2011. (Paper is withdrawn)
  10. Pan, B., & Zhang, L. An eyetracking study on online hotel decision making: The effects of images and number of options. Proceedings of Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, June 20-22, 2010
  11. Li, X., Smith, W.W., Pan, B., & Zhang, L. (2008). Baseline and Enhanced image: The effect of online information search. Proceedings of Annual Conference of Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA 2008), Philadelphia, USA.
  12. Zhang, L., Pan, B., Li, X., and Smith, W. “Web Surfing in a Foreign Land,” Proceedings of Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah, GA, March, 2008.
  13. Smith, W., Pan, B., Li, X., and Zhang, L. “Examining Methodological Challenges Related to Qualitative Analysis of Online Trip Planning Behavior,” Proceedings of Hospitality Information Technology Association, Orlando, 2007
  14. Smith, W., Pan, B., Li, X., and Zhang, L. “Tips and Traps: Methodological Issues Related to Conducting an Online Trip Planning Study,” Proceedings of Annual Conference of Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), Las Vegas, 2007.
  15. Pan, B., Smith, W., Zhang, L., and Li, X. “Satisfaction of Online Trip Planning: A Mixed-Method Approach,” Proceedings of 5th Bi-Annual Symposium of Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure, Charleston, SC, 2007.
  16. Amos, C., Holmes, G., and Zhang, L. “Consumers Non-Conscious Ad Intrusion Detection Systems: The Link between Psychological Reactance and Ad Irritation,” Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science, Coral Gables, FL, 2007.
  17. Amos, C., and Zhang, L. “A Public Policy Perspective on the Commercial E-mail Environment,” Proceeding of Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference, Nashville, 2006.
  18. Zhang, L., and McDowell, B. “Internet Addiction among American and Chinese Students,” Proceedings of National Decision Science Institute Conference, San Francisco, 2005.
  19. McDowell, B., and Zhang, L. “Mediating Effects of Potency on Team Cohesiveness and Team Innovation" Proceedings of National Decision Science Institute Conference, San Francisco, 2005.
  20. Young, R., and Zhang, L. “Factors Affecting Illegal Hacking Behavior,” Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems, Omaha, Aug 11-14, 2005.
  21. Koh, C., Prybutok, V., and Zhang, L. “Measuring E-Government Barriers,” Proceedings of National Decision Science Institute Conference, Boston, MA, Nov 20-23, 2004.
  22. Zhang, L. “Outsourcing and Competitive Advantage: A Competency-Based View,” Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems, New York, Aug 6-8, 2004.
  23. Zhang, L., and Ibragimova, B. “Factors Affecting the Intention to Adopt Electronic Bill Presentation and Payment,” Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems, Tampa, FL, Aug 4-6, 2003.
  24. Zhang, L., and Ibragimova, B. “The Impact of Color on Information Recall,” Proceedings of National Decision Science Institute Conference, Washington D.C, 2003. 
  25. Ibragimova, B., and Zhang, L. “An Examination of the Computer Self-Efficacy and Database Skill Acquisition Relationship,” Proceedings of National Decision Science Institute Conference, Washington D.C, 2003

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Amos, C., Zhang, L. and Pentina, I. (2015) “Investigating Privacy Perception and Behavior on Weibo,” Reprinted in Standards and Standardization: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, 2015. 1355-1369.
  2. Zhang, L., Young, R., and Prybutok, V., “Inhibitors of Two Deviant Behaviors: Hacking and Shoplifting,” Chapter 5.9 (pp. 1652 - 1666) in End User Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, IGI Global, 2008.
  3. Zhang, L., Young, R.F. and Prybutok, V.R, “A Comparison of the Inhibitors of Hacking Versus Shoplifting,” Chapter V in Evolutionary Concepts in End User Productivity and Performance: Applications for Organizational Progress Part of the Advances in End User Computing (AEUC) Book Series, Edited By: Steve Clarke, University of Hull, UK, IGI Global, ISBN 978-1-60566-136-0, 2008.