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Boh Wai Fong
Deputy Dean
Nanyang Business School

Dr Boh Wai Fong is Professor of Information Systems at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. She received her PhD from the Tepper School of Business at the Carnegie Mellon University. She is also Head of the Division of Information Technology and Operations Management and Director of the Information Management Research Center at NTU. Her research interests are in the areas of knowledge and innovation management and social media. She has published more than 20 articles in journals, including Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Association Information Systems, OBHDP, Research Policy, and Information & Organization. She has also won multiple awards, including an award for the Top Five IS Publications of the Year 2007, the 2009 Management Science Distinguished Service Award for Reviewers, the 2005 Academy of Management Best Dissertation Award for the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division. She is currently a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly, and is/has been on the editorial boards of Management Science, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information & Organization and Journal of Database Management. She has spoken in multiple industry conferences, and specializes in research and conducting training for entrepreneurs, managers and employees in areas related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Prof Boh is also frequently quoted and interviewed in the media, and has published several commentaries in local newspapers.

Professor Boh is a seasoned and versatile instructor who teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has spoken in multiple industry conferences, and specializes in research and conducting training for entrepreneurs, managers and employees in areas related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Professor Boh is also sought after by private organizations as well as government agencies to conduct training programs.

  • W.F. Boh, G. Huang, and A. Wu. (2020). Ownership Structure and Innovation Performance: The Mediating Mechanism of External Cooperation. Strategic Management Journal, 41(1), 124-151.
  • Jianxiong Huang, Wai Fong Boh, Kim Huat Goh. (2019). Opinion Convergence vs Polarization: Examining Opinion Distributions in Online Word-of-Mouth. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 70(11), 1183-1193.
  • N. Gong, W.F. Boh, A. Wu and T. Guo. (2019). Leniency Biases in Subjective Performance Evaluation: The Influence of Uncertainty. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, .
  • Jianxiong Huang, Wai Fong Boh & Kim Huat Goh. (2017). A Temporal Study of the Effects of Online Opinions: Information Sources Matter. Journal of Management Information Systems, 34(4), 1169-1202.
  • Boh, W.F., U. De-Haan and R. Strom. (2016). University Technology Transfer through Entrepreneurship: Faculty and Students in Spinoffs. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 41(4), 661-669.
Latest Projects
  • Can Opportunity Identification be Trained? A Field Experiment
  • Cultivating Knowledge Sharing and Innovative Behavior in Organisations
  • Leniency Biases in Supervisors’ Subjective Performance Evaluation of Subordinates: A Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Monetary Academic Resources
  • Processes of Opportunity Identification: Discovery, Creation and Evolution
  • Strategies for Effective Development and Diffusion of Industry Standards
  • Towards a Data-Driven, Explainable Framework for AI Start-ups’ Due Diligence
  • Understanding Influence, Behavior, and Performance in Online Networks
  • Understanding Innovation Capability Development in Small and Medium Enterprises: Role of Design Thinking
  • Understanding Innovation In Small Medium Enterprises And Start-Ups : Decision Making Preferences And Strategies Affecting Innovation And Performance
  • Understanding Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship from Universities
Other affiliation(s)

Director, Information Management Research Centre (IMRC)

Head, Division of Information Technology and Operations Management, Nanyang Business School

Expert Areas
Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Knowledge management, Social Media

Research Interests
Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Knowledge management

Research Category
Accounting, Business & Management, Engineering & Technology
Research Sub-category
Business and Management, Info-Communication Technology
NISTH Assigned Topic Groupings
Responsible AI/Tech, Smart cities, smart nation & future living
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05 May 2020
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