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Hani Safadi

Associate Professor

I am an associate professor at Terry College of Business, University of Georgia. I received my PhD from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. I am interested in online communities, social media, healthcare information technology, and the application of computational techniques in management research. My research is published in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, and Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Education:

PhD, Business/MIS, McGill University, 2014

MS, Computer Science, McGill University, 2008

BA, Computer Engineering, Damascus University, 2006

Prior professional positions:

Mayo Clinic, Research Collaborator, 2016 to 2021

Stevens Institute of Technology, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014 to 2

Awards, Honors and Recognitions:

Best Theory Paper: The Effect of Bots on Human Interaction in Online Communities, International Conference on Information Systems, 2021

AIS Distinguished Member, December 2020 Cohort, Association for Information Systems, 2020
 

Best Theory Paper: Open Communities and Formal Organizations: A Symbiosis View, International Conference on Information Systems, 2020

Best Publication of 2019: Data-Driven Computationally-Intensive Theory Development, International Conference on Information Systems, 2020

Best Information Systems Research Paper of 2019: Data-Driven Computationally-Intensive Theory Development, Information Systems Research, 2020

Best Associate Editor, International Conference on Information Systems, 2019

Best Theory Paper: Tension Resolution and Sustaining Knowledge Flows in Online Communities, International Conference on Information Systems, 2019

Best Division Paper Award: Who Contributes Knowledge? Embeddedness and Marginality in Online Communities, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2018

Best Published 2015 Paper Award: The Emergence of Online Community Leadership, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2016

Second Runner-Up Best Dissertation Award, International Conference on Information Systems, 2015

Best Conference Paper Award: Grassroots versus Established Actors' Framing of a Crisis: Tweeting the Oil Spill, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2014

Excellence in Teaching Award, Desautels Faculty of Management, 2013

Service:

University of Georgia, Diversity Advisory Council, 2017 – present, University

Research Interests and Areas of Expertise:
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Mixed-Methods Design
  • HealthCare IT
  • Open-Source Organizing
  • Social Media
  • Online Communities
Selected Publications:

EDITORIALS

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

One Picture to Study One Thousand Words: Visualization for Qualitative Research in the Age of Digitalization,

Cambridge University Press Handbook of Qualitative Research in the Age of Digitalisation

Editorial appointments:

Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly, 2021 - present

Review Board, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2016 - present

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