Zhao Cai

Associate Professor in Information Systems

Nottingham University Business School China
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Contact

Office

Room 354-2, IEB

Campus

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Address

199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

Telephone

+86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext. 8873

Qualifications

PhD (University of Science and Technology of China)

BA (Wuhan University of Technology)


Biography

Dr. Zhao Cai is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China. Prior to joining NUBS China in September 2018, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as well as a Visiting Scholar at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). His research interests focus on the intersection among digital supply chain management, platform competition, and sharing economy. Findings from his research have appeared in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly (MISQ), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), and Information & Management (I&M), among others. Dr. Cai is also the Principal Investigator for a competitive Youth Grant awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He was an Outstanding Associate Editor in Internet Research (IR) in 2021 as well as an Outstanding Associate Editor in 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Dr. Cai serves as the Managing Editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems (IMDS) and an Associate Editor for IR. Additionally, he has served as a Track Chair for Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHICEB), an Associate Editor for the ICIS, the European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS), and the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).


Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise

Postgraduate

  • Data at Scale - Management, Processing and Visualization

Research interests

  • Digital supply chain management
  • Platform competition
  • Sharing economy

Awards / Patents

  • Literati Awards for Excellent (Outstanding Associate Editor), 2021, Internet Research
  • Outstanding Associate Editor, 2019, 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019), Munich, Germany
  • Outstanding Graduates Awards, 2016, University of Science and Technology of China
  • China National Scholarship for Graduate Students, 2013, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

Publications

  • Xiaodie Pu, Meng Chen, Zhao Cai, Alain Chong, and Kim Hua Tan, “Managing Emergency Situations with Lean and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: An Empirical Study on the Rumbia Typhoon Disaster”, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Forthcoming (ABS level 4)
  • Liangqing Zhang, Hefu Liu, and Zhao Cai, “Addressing the Consensus on Information Sharing in CPFR Information Systems: Insights from Manufacturer – Retailer Dyads”, International Journal of Production Research, Forthcoming (ABS level 3)
  • Xueqing Wang, Yang Li, Zhao Cai, and Hefu Liu, “Beauty Matters: Reducing Bounce Rate by Aesthetics of Experience Product Portal Page”, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Forthcoming (ABS level 2)
  • Wenbo Guo, Detmar Straub, Pengzhu Zhang, and Zhao Cai, “How Trust Leads to Commitment on Microsourcing Platforms: Unraveling the Effects of Governance and Third-Party Mechanisms on Triadic Microsourcing Relationships”, MIS Quarterly, 2021, 45(3) (ABS level 4*)
  • Jie Fang, Hefu Liu, Yang Li, and Zhao Cai, “Retaining Customers with In-store Mobile Usage Experience in Omni-Channel Retailing: The Moderating Effects of Product Information Overload and Alternative Attractiveness”, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 2021, 46, 101028 (ABS level 2)
  • Yang Liu, Hefu Liu, and Zhao Cai, “The Impact of Psychological Contract Under- and Over-fulfillment on Client Citizenship Behaviors in Enterprise Systems Projects: From the Client’s Perspective”, Information & Management, 2020, 57(7), 103366 (ABS level 3)
  • Mengli Yu, Ronggang Zhou, Zhao Cai, Chee-Wee Tan, and Huiwen Wang, “Unravelling the Relationship Between Response Time and User Experience in Mobile Applications”, Internet Research, 2020, 30(5), 1353-1382 (ABS level 2)
  • Yue Kang, Zhao Cai, Chee-Wee Tan, Qian Huang, and Hefu Liu, “Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Management Research: A Literature Review”, Journal of Management Analytics, 2020, 7(2), 139-172
  • Zhao Cai, Hefu Liu, Qian Huang, Yue Kang, and Liang Liang, “Encouraging Client’s Knowledge Sharing in Enterprise System Post-Implementation through Psychological Contract and Entrepreneurial Orientation”, Information Technology and People, 2019, 33(2), 689-709 (ABS level 3)
  • Xiaodie Pu, Alain Chong, Zhao Cai, Ming K. Lim, and Kim Hua Tan, “Leveraging Open-standard Interorganizational Information Systems for Process Adaptability and Alignment: An Empirical Analysis”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 2019, 39(6/7/8), 962-992 (ABS level 4)
  • Zhao Cai, Hefu Liu, Qian Huang, and Liang Liang, “Information Technology Capability and Organizational Agility in Product Innovation: The Roles of Knowledge Management Capability and Innovative Climate”, R&D Management, 2019, 49(4), 421-438 (ABS level 3)
  • Abdul Hameed Pitafi, Hefu Liu, and Zhao Cai, “Investigating the Relationship between Workplace Conflict and Employee Agility: The Role of Enterprise Social Media”, Telematics and Informatics, 2018, 35(8), 2157-2172 (SSCI)
  • Zhao Cai, Qian Huang, Hefu Liu, and Xiaoyan Wang, “Improving the Agility of Employees through Enterprise Social Media: The Mediating Role of Psychological Conditions”, International Journal of Information Management, 2018, 38(1), 52-63 (ABS level 2)
  • Yuting Wang, Hefu Liu, and Zhao Cai, “Enhancing Client Citizenship Behavior in Enterprise System Service in China: The Role of Enterprise System Benefits and Guanxi”, Information Technology for Development, 2017, 23(3), 507-525 (ABS level 2)
  • Zhao Cai, Qian Huang, Hefu Liu, and Liang Liang, “The Moderating Role of Information Technology Capability in the Relationship between Supply Chain Collaboration and Organizational Responsiveness: Evidence from China”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 2016, 36(10), 1247-1271 (ABS level 4)

Conference presentations

  • Xiaofei Song, Zhao Cai, Alain Chong, Eric Lim, and Haiping Yang, “Investigating the Effect of PK Team Diversity on Live Streaming Gifting Behavior: The Moderating Role of PK Repetition”, Proceeding of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2021 (PACIS 2021), Dubai, UAE
  • Jiantao Zhu, Chenyang Xue, Zhao Cai, Eric Lim, Chee-Wee Tan, and Hefu Liu, “Disentangling E-Sports Team Tactical Recipes: A Configurational Perspective”, Proceeding of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2021 (PACIS 2021), Dubai, UAE
  • Xiaofei Song, Zhao Cai, Alain Chong, Eric Lim, and Chee-Wee Tan, “Enemies or Friends? Disentangling the Role of Rivalry in Encouraging Virtual Gifting in Live Streaming PK Events”, Proceeding of 29th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2021), Marrakech, Morocco
  • Laura Schulze, Manuel Trenz, Chee-Wee Tan, and Zhao Cai, “Algorithmic Management in the Gig Economy,” The Future of Digital Work: The Challenge of Inequality - Proceedings for Research-in-Progress Papers, pp. 246–254, IFIP WG 8.2, 9.1, 9.4 Joint Working Conference, IFIPJWC 2020, Hyderabad, India, December 10–11, 2020.
  • Bojue Xu, Xiaofei Song, Zhao Cai, Alain Chong, Eric Lim, Chee-Wee Tan, and Jie Yu, “Artificial Intelligence or Augmented Intelligence: A Case Study of Human-AI Collaboration in Operational Decision Making”, Proceeding of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2020 (PACIS 2020), Dubai, UAE
  • Shaoxiong Fu, Yuting Jiang, Zhao Cai, Fei Liu, Eric T.K. Lim, and Chee-Wee Tan, “Tell Me What You Want : Exploring the Impact of Offering Option Repertoires on Service Performance in Gig Economy”, Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2020 (HICSS 2020), 867-876, Honolulu, U.S.
  • Mengli Yu, Yijing Li, Zhao Cai, Fei Liu, and Chee-Wee Tan, “From Copy to Practice: Follower’s Learning Behavior in Forex Social Trading”, Proceedings of 40th International Conference on Information Systems 2019 (ICIS 2019), Munich, Germany
  • Xiaohui Liu, Yijing Li, Fei Liu, Zhao Cai, and Eric T. K. Lim, “Reinventing the Wheel: Explaining Question Duplication in Question Answering Communities”, Proceedings of 40th International Conference on Information Systems 2019 (ICIS 2019), Munich, Germany
  • Shaoxiong Fu, Fei Liu, Zhao Cai, Eric T. K. Lim, Chee-Wee Tan, Dongming Xu and Tingru Cui, “Promoting Health-Related Abilities and Behaviors via Health Apps: A Self-Regulation Perspective”, Proceeding of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2019 (PACIS 2019), Xi’an, China
  • Zhao Cai, Fei Liu, Eric T. K. Lim, Chee-Wee Tan, and Zhiqiang Zheng, “Unraveling the Effects of Google Search on Volatility of Cryptocurrencies”, Proceedings of 39th International Conference on Information Systems 2018 (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, U.S.
  • Yang Liu, Zhao Cai, and Hefu Liu, “The Role of Congruence between Exploitative and Exploratory Knowledge Sharing in Enterprise Systems Project: Polynomial Modeling and Response Surface Analysis”, Proceeding of 39th International Conference on Information Systems 2018 (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, U.S.
  • Zhao Cai, Hefu Liu, Qian Huang, Liang Liang, and Jie Yu, “Psychological Contract and Knowledge Sharing: Evidence from Enterprise System Post-Implementation”, Proceedings of 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018), Yokohama, Japan
  • Xiaoyan Wang, Zhao Cai, Hefu Liu, and Xiabing Zheng, “Leveraging Enterprise Social Media for Agility Performance of Employees: The Mediating Role of Psychological Condition”, Proceeding of 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), Chiayi, Taiwan
  • Zhao Cai, Hefu Liu, Qian Huang, Liang Liang, and Wei Dong, “Improving Co-production Behavior and Citizenship Behavior of Client in Enterprise System Service: A View based on Signaling Theory”, Proceeding of 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2015), Singapore, Singapore
  • Hefu Liu, Zhen Li, Zhao Cai, and Qian Huang, “The Effects of Task Conflict and Relationship Conflict on Workforce Agility: The Moderating of Social Media Usage”, Proceeding of 36th International Conference on Information Systems 2015 (ICIS 2015), Fort Worth, U.S.
  • Zhao Cai, Qian Huang, and Liang Liang, “Effects of IT Capability and External Integration on Organizational Responsiveness: An Organizational Learning Perspective”, Proceeding of 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Chengdu, China
  • Xiongfei Cao, Zhao Cai, Zhongsheng Hua, and Xi Zhang, “Understanding User’s Sustained Participation in Social Research Network Sites”, Proceeding of 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Chengdu, China
  • Hefu Liu, Dandan Song, and Zhao Cai, “Knowledge Management Capability and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Organizational Agility”, Proceeding of 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Chengdu, China
  • Gongbing Bi, Jingmei Zhou, and Zhao Cai, “The Impact of Employee Competence on Organizational Agility: The Mediating Role of IT Alignment”, Proceeding of 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014), Chengdu, China
  • Zhao Cai, Hefu Liu, Qian Huang, Liang Liang, and Xiao-Liang Shen, “Relational Capital and Performance: Assessing the Mediating Role of Supply Chain Agility and the Moderating Role of Environmental Contexts”, Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014) (pp. 4229-4238), Hawaii, U.S.
  • Zhao Cai, Qian Huang, Hefu Liu, Robert Davison, and Liang Liang, “Developing Organizational Agility through IT Capability and KM Capability: The Moderating Effects of Organizational Climate”, Proceeding of 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013), Jeju, Korea

Funded projects / Research grants

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China, “Investigating Value Creation Mechanism of Sharing Economy Platforms: Perspectives based on SME’s Supply Chain Resilience and Institutional Environment”, 2019–2021, Principal Investigator
  • Zhejiang Soft Science Programme, “Understanding the Approach and Mechanism of Business Model Innovation Enabled by Digital Technologies in Zhejiang Province”, 2021-2022, Principal Investigator
  • Li Dak Sum Innovation Fellowship, “Designing and Evaluating the Port Logistics Scheduling Platform based on Internet of Vehicles On-board Chip Technology”, 2020-2022, Principal Investigator
  • Outstanding Researcher Support System for Nottingham University Business School, 2018–2021, Principal Investigator
  • Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, “Investigating IT-enabled Business Model Innovation: A View of Capability Fit and Business Ecosystem”, 2018–2019, Principal Investigator
  • Ningbo PAN 3315 Talent Scheme, “Intelligent Supply Chain Management in Ningbo”, 2019-2024, Core Team Member (PI: Antony Paulraj)

Professional Services

  • Managing Editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems (IMDS)
  • Associate Editor of Internet Research (IR)
  • Guest Researcher in Research Center of Yangtze River Delta Technology Strategy at the University of Science and Technology of China
  • Co-chair of Special Interest Group of Business Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies, IEEE TEMS Technical Committee (TC) on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Co-Track Chair for “Philosophy and Research Methods” Track, 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2022), Sydney, Australia
  • Associate Editor for “Fintech, Blockchain and Emerging Technologies” Track, 25th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2021), Dubai, UAE
  • Associate Editor for “Digitalization of Education, Private Industries, and Society” Track, 29th European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS 2021), Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Co-Track Chair for “Information Systems and Operations Management” Track, 20th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHIECB 2021), Wuhan, China
  • Associate Editor for “Digitalization in Cities and the Public Sector” Track, 41st International Conference on Information Systems 2020 (ICIS 2020), Hyderabad, India
  • Associate Editor for “General Topics” Track, 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2020), Dubai, UAE
  • Co-Track Chair for “Information Systems and Operations Management” Track, 19th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHIECB 2020), Wuhan, China
  • Associate Editor for “Information Systems – The Heart of Innovation Ecosystems” Track, 40th International Conference on Information Systems 2019 (ICIS 2019), Munich, Germany
  • Session Chair for “Online Innovation Communities” Session, 40th International Conference on Information Systems 2019 (ICIS 2019), Munich, Germany
  • Associate Editor for “IT Innovation, Adoption, and Diffusion” Track, 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2019), Xi’an, China
  • Co-Track Chair for “Information Systems and Operations Management” Track, 18th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHIECB 2019), Wuhan, China
  • Associate Editor for “IT Innovation Behaviour and Entrepreneurship” Track, 26th European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS 2018), Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Session Chair for “Information Design in IS and OM” Session, 29th Annual Conference on Production and Operations Management Society (POMS 2018), Houston, United States of America