Research

Journal Publications

  1. Nie C, Zheng Z (Eric), Sarkar S (2022). Manipulating Consumer Opinion: Incumbents Reaction to Competition from the Sharing Economy. MIS Quarterly, (46:3), 1573–1602.

  2. Nie C, Zheng Z (Eric), Sarkar S (2021). A Strategic Group Analysis of Competitor Behavior in Search Advertising. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, (22:6), 1659–1685.

Journal Papers Under Review

  1. Jiang Z, Rai A, Sun H, Nie C, Hu Y (2022). How Online Information Influences Offline Transactions: Insights from Digital Real Estate Platforms. Under revision for third round review at Information Systems Research

  2. Nie C, Zheng Z (Eric), Sarkar S (2022). Firm Competitive Structure and Consumer Reaction in Search Advertising. Revising for second round review at Journal of the Association for Information Systems

  3. Zhu T, Nie C, Jiang Z, Hu X (2022). When Do Consumers Buy during Online Promotions? A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation. Submitted for review at Production and Operations Management

Work in Progress

  1. Nie C, Zheng Z (Eric), Sarkar S (2022). Not All Strategies Are Created Equal: Evidence from Hotels’ Response to Counter the Competition from Airbnb.

Refereed Conference Papers:

  1. Nie C, Zheng Z (Eric), Sarkar S (2017). Competing with the Sharing Economy: Strategies for Manipulating Consumer Opinions. INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 17).

  2. Nie C, Zheng Z (Eric), Sarkar S (2016). Manipulating Consumer Opinion: Incumbents Reaction to Competition from the Sharing Economy. 26th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS 16). Nominated for Best Paper Award.

  3. Zheng Z (Eric), Sarkar S, Nie C (2014). How do Strategic Groups Impact Consumer Behavior in Sponsored Search Advertising? 24th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS 14).

  4. Nie C, Zeng D, Zheng X, Wang F-Y, Zhao H (2010). Modeling Open Source Software Bugs with Complex Networks. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI 10).

Presentations:

  1. Firm Competition and Consumer Reaction in Search Advertising: A Strategic Group Perspective.
      SCECR 19, Hong Kong, China Jun 11-12, 2019.

  2. How Does Online Review Manipulation Influence Sales? Evidence from the Hotel Industry.
      WITS 18, Santa Clara, CA, December 16-18, 2018.

  3. Competing with the Sharing Economy: Strategies for Manipulating Consumer Opinions.
      POMS 18, Houston, TX, May 4-7, 2018.

  4. Competing with the Sharing Economy: Strategies for Manipulating Consumer Opinions.
      CIST 17, Houston, TX, October 21-22, 2017.

  5. Hotel Strategies to Influence Sales: Incumbents Reaction to Competition from Airbnb.
      INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2017.

  6. Manipulating Consumer Opinion: Incumbents Reaction to Competition from the Sharing Economy.
      WITS 16, Dublin, Ireland, December 15, 2016.

  7. How do Strategic Groups Impact Consumer Behavior in Sponsored Search Advertising?
      Big XII+ conference at Iowa State University, April 12th, 2015

  8. Coordination under competition
      INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 9th, 2014