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讲座:Online Prosocial Microlending Decision Making: A Natural Experiment of Ebola Outbreak

发布者:人力资源办公室    发布时间:2019-10-16

题 目:Online Prosocial Microlending Decision Making: A Natural

    Experiment of Ebola Outbreak

嘉 宾:Bernard C. Y. Tan 教授   新加坡国立大学

    丁懿 博士   新加坡国立大学

主持人: 徐海峰 助理教授 安泰经济与管理学院  管理信息系统系

时 间: 2019年10月23日(周三)13:30-15:00

地 点: 上海交通大学徐汇校区 新上院S202

讲座摘要:

In 2014, a devastating Ebola virus epidemic burst in West Africa, which tremendously impaired the economies in the affected areas. During this crisis, in addition to traditional donations, some new forms of prosocial behaviors, such as online prosocial microlending, were adopted to help people in and near the affected areas. In this study, we extend the spotlight and gradient model to investigate people’s online prosocial microlending decision making after natural disasters, which is both financial (rational) and prosocial (irrational) in nature. By leveraging the Ebola outbreak in 2014, we design a natural experiment to compare lender’s online prosocial microlending behavior before and after the disaster. We find that the average amount of online prosocial microlending in unaffected areas increases after the natural disaster and the increase is negatively related to the distance between the borrower and the affected areas.

 

嘉宾简介: 

Professor Bernard C. Y. Tan is Senior Vice Provost (Undergraduate Education) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He assists the Provost in setting educational directions and policies, and in assuring educational quality for the University. He has oversight of Registrar's Office, Office of Admissions, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, Centre for Instructional Technology, Centre for Future-Ready Graduates, Centre for the Arts, Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology, NUS Libraries, and NUS Teaching Academy.

Prof. Tan was Vice Provost (Undergraduate Education and Student Life) from 2012 to 2017, Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education) from 2009 to 2012, Executive Council Chair of NUS Teaching Academy in 2009, Head of Department of Information Systems from 2002 to 2008, and Assistant Dean in School of Computing from 2000 to 2002. His achievements include the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2012, NUS Outstanding Educator Award in 2004, and NUS Young Researcher Award in 2002.

Prof. Tan was President (from 2009 to 2010) and Asia-Pacific Council Representative (from 2004 to 2006) of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He is a Fellow of the AIS. He has served on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly (Senior Editor), Journal of the AIS (Senior Editor), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (Department Editor), Management Science (Associate Editor), ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (Associate Editor), and Journal of Management Information Systems (Editorial Board Member).

Prof. Tan is Shaw Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics. His research interests include social media, virtual communities, and Internet commerce. He has given invited talks and keynote addresses at various international conferences. His research work has been published in major international journals and conference proceedings in the field of information systems.

 

Dr. Ding Yi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Information Systems from Fudan University in 2013, and she received her PhD degree in Information Systems and Analytics from NUS in 2018. Her research interests include digital marketing, social network, crowd-based microfinance and entrepreneurship. She has presented her research at leading academic conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).