Research

Research Interest

My research interests lie at the intersection between business and social values of information systems and technology (IS/IT), primarily in three research areas in keeping with the triple bottom line of corporate sustainability (Planet, People, and Profit): (i) Green IS/IT (including green technological innovation), (ii) Societal Impacts of IS/IT (including the Future of Work), and (iii) IT Value.

Methodologically, my research employs econometric methodologies for causal inference as well as computational social science approaches to a range of business and social data.

Publications

  1. Green IS/IT
    1. Park, J., Han, K., and Lee, B., 2022. “Green Cloud? An Empirical Analysis of Cloud Computing and Energy Efficiency,” Management Science, forthcoming. [PAPER][SSRN]
      • Featured by the UNCG Bryan School’s Magazine (Article)
  2. Societal Impacts of IS/IT
    1. Park, J. and Kim, J., 2022. “A Data-Driven Exploration of the Race between Human Labor and Machines in the 21st Century,” Communications of the ACM (65:5), pp.79-87. [PAPER][SSRN]
    2. Park, J., Pang, M.S., Kim, J., and Lee, B., 2021. “The Deterrent Effect of Ride-Sharing on Sexual Assault and Investigation of Situational Contingencies,” Information Systems Research (32:2), pp.497-516. [PAPER][SSRN]
    3. Park, J., Cho, D., Lee, J.K. and Lee, B., 2019. “The Economics of Cybercrime: The Role of Broadband and Socioeconomic Status,” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (10:4), pp.1-23. [PAPER]
  3. IT Value
    1. Park, J., Son, Y., and Angst, C., 2022. “Value of Centralized IT in Building Resilience During Crises: Evidence from U.S. Higher Education’s Transition to Emergency Remote Teaching,” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming.
      • Special Issue on “Digital Resilience”
    2. Gong, F., Park, J., and Cao, Y., 2022. “The Impact of IT Spillovers on Technical Efficiency: The Role of IT Intensity and Supply Chain Relationships,” Information & Management (59:2), pp.103589. [PAPER]

Working Papers

Full drafts of the following working papers, except work in progress, are available upon request.

  1. Green IS/IT
    1. Park, J., Han, K., and Lee, B. “Can IT-Driven Growth be Sustainable? The Role of Information Technology in Decoupling Productivity Growth and Energy Use,” under 2nd round review at Production and Operations Management
    2. Park, J. “Hiding Carbon Footprint in the Cloud: Cloud Migration, Corporate Carbon Disclosure, and Environmental Performance,” work in progress
    3. Park, J., Chung, S., and Han, K. “Toward Green Data Centers: Environmental Regulation, Green Data Center Innovation, and Firm Value,” in preparation for submission
    4. Park, J.* and Shim, J.* “Disproportionate Gains of Energy Efficiency from Industrial Robots: Firm-Level Evidence from 95 Countries,” submitted [* Equal Contribution]
    5. Park, J., Park, Y., and Han, J. “Green Innovation Amidst Abundance of Fossil Energy: Firm-Level Evidence from Corporate Patents During the US Shale Boom,” submitted
    6. Dedrick, J.*, Kim, J.*, Park, J.*, Shih, E.* “Information Technology Investment and Carbon Intensity in the Era of Cloud Computing: A Cross-National Study,” work in progress [* Equal Contribution]
  2. Societal Impacts of IS/IT
    1. Park, J. “The Sharing Economy and Local Economies: The Complementary Impact of Home-Sharing and Ride-Sharing Platforms on Tourism Employment,” submitted
    2. Park, J., Han, K., and Lee, B. “Information and Communication Technology and Wage Inequality: The Role of Environmental Uncertainty,” in preparation for submission
    3. Kim, D., Park, J., Lee, C., and Zo, H. “Who Guards the Home? An Empirical Analysis of an Online Freelance Platform for Home Services and Burglary,” submitted
    4. Kim, D. and Park, J. “Is the Repeal of Net Neutrality a Necessary Evil? An Empirical Analysis of Net Neutrality and Cybercrime,” in preparation for submission
    5. Kim, K., Park, J., and Kim, H. “Toward Task-AI Fit: A Randomized Field Experiment on a Gig Economy Platform,” work in progress
  3. IT Value
    1. Park, J. and Han, K. “Return on Cloud Computing Investment: The Role of Environmental Uncertainty,” in preparation for submission
    2. Bae, E. and Park, J. “Data (Center) Economy: Performance Implications of Data Center Proximity in Developing Economies,” work in progress
    3. Han, K., Koh, B., Nault, B., and Park, J. “The Differential Impact of IT Capital on Transaction and Transformation Labor,” in preparation for submission
    4. Shin, W., Park, J., and Kim, H. “Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Fear Appeal and Online Shopping During Disasters and Afterward,” submitted

Conference/Workshop Presentations

  1. Park, J., 2022. “Hiding Carbon Footprint in the Cloud: Cloud Migration, Corporate Carbon Disclosure, and Environmental Performance,” Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Kim, D. and Park, J., 2022. “Is the Repeal of Net Neutrality a Necessary Evil? An Empirical Analysis of Net Neutrality and Cybercrime,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Dedrick, J., Kim, J., Park, J., 2022. “Information Technology Investment and Carbon Intensity in the Era of Cloud Computing: A Cross-National Study,” Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA [Best AMCIS 2022 Top 25% ERF Papers]
  4. Park, J., Chung, S., and Han, K., 2021. “Toward Green Data Centers: Environmental Regulation, Green Data Center Innovation, and Firm Value,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Austin, Texas, USA
  5. Park, J., 2021. “Optimal Curriculum Design of Online Business Education: A Learning Analytics Approach,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Austin, Texas, USA [Best Short Paper Award Nominee]
  6. Kim, D., Park, J., Lee, C., and Zo, H., 2021. “Who Guards the Home? An Empirical Analysis of an Online Freelance Platform for Home Services and Burglary,” Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, Austin, Texas, USA [Best Student Paper Award Runner-up]
  7. Park, J. and Han, K., 2020. “Returns to Cloud Computing Investments: The Role of Environmental Uncertainty,” Korea Society of Management Information Systems (KMIS) Fall Conference, Seoul, Korea (virtual) [Best Paper Award]
  8. Park, J. and Han, K., 2020. “Returns to Cloud Computing Investments: The Role of Environmental Uncertainty,” Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (virtual)
  9. Park, J., 2020. “How the Sharing Economy Changes the Tourism Landscape: The Complementary Impacts of Airbnb and Uber/Lyft,” Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Dubai, UAE (virtual)
  10. Park, J., 2020. “How the Sharing Economy Changes the Tourism Landscape: The Complementary Impacts of Airbnb and Uber/Lyft,” Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR), Madrid, Spain (virtual)
  11. Park, J. and Kim, J., 2019. “Evolution of Task Automation in the 21st Century: A Data-Driven Exploration of the Race between Man and Machine,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Munich, Germany
  12. Kyung, N., Kwon, J., Park, J. and Lee, B., 2019. “How does a data Breach Impact Online Consumer Behavior,” INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Seattle, Washington, USA
  13. Park, J. and Kim, J., 2018. “Fixing Racial Discrimination through Analytics on Online Platforms: A Neural Machine Translation Approach,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, California, USA
  14. Eun, S., Park, J. and Lee, B., 2018. “The End of Job Polarization? Information Technology, Industrial Robot, and Employment in US Manufacturing,” Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), San Francisco, California, USA
  15. Park, J. and Kim, J., 2018. “Leveraging Machine Learning to Reduce Racial Bias on Online Platforms: A Neural Machine Translation Approach,” INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  16. Lee, Y., Park, J. and Lee, B., 2018. “Battle of Sharing Economy: The Contingent Effects of Ride-Sharing on Taxi Industry,” Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, USA
  17. Park, J., Kim, J. and Lee, B., 2017. “Are All Faces Created Equal? An Empirical Analysis of Face Disclosure and Facial Expression in Crowdfunding,” Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, Seoul, Korea [Best Student Paper Award]
  18. Park, J., Kim, J. and Lee, B., 2017. “Face Premium or Discount? The Contingent Effects of Face Disclosure and Facial Expression in Crowdfunding,” Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Seoul, Korea
  19. Park, J., Han, K. and Lee, B., 2017. “Energy Efficiency in the Cloud: An Empirical Analysis of Information Technology Outsourcing, Cloud Computing, and Energy Efficiency,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, Korea
  20. Kim, J. and Park, J., 2017. “Does Facial Expression Matter Even Online? An Empirical Analysis of Facial Expression of Emotion and Crowdfunding Success,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, Korea
  21. Park, J., Han, K. and Lee, B., 2017. “Is Cloud Computing Green? An Empirical Analysis of Information Technology Outsourcing and Energy Efficiency,” INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Huston, Texas, USA [Best Student Paper Award Runner-up]
  22. Kim, J. and Park, J., 2017. “The Anatomy of Facial Expression in Online Crowdfunding Platform: A Machine Learning Approach,” International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), Pangyo, Korea
  23. Park, J., Han, K. and Lee, B., 2016. “Reconciling Economic and Environmental Goals: An Empirical Investigation of Information Technology and Energy Productivity,” Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, Dublin, Ireland [Best Student Paper Award]
  24. Lee, Y., Park, J. and Lee, B., 2016. “Battle of Sharing Economy: The Impact of Ride-Sharing on Taxi Industry,” Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Dublin, Ireland
  25. Park, J., Kim, J. and Lee, B., 2016. “Which Tasks Will Technology Take? A New Systematic Methodology to Measure Task Automation,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, Ireland
  26. Suh, C., Park, J., Kim, J. and Lee, B., 2016. “What is Local Seldom Remains Local: Foreign Chatter and Stock Performance of Multinational Firms,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, Ireland
  27. Park, J., Han, K. and Lee, B., 2016. “Impact of Information Technology on Energy Productivity: An Empirical Investigation,” INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  28. Park, J., Cho, D., Lee, J. and Lee, B., 2016. “The Internet is not Always Malicious: An Empirical Investigation of Socioeconomic Status, Social Capital, and Internet Crime,” Korea Society of Management Information Systems (KMIS) Fall Conference, Seoul, Korea [Best Paper Award]
  29. Park, J., Kim, J. and Lee, B., 2016. “Are Uber Really to Blame for Sexual Assault? Evidence from New York City,” International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), Suwon, Korea [Best Paper Award]
  30. Park, J. and Lee, B., 2015. “The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Inequality: An Empirical Investigation,” Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, Fort Worth, Texas, USA [Best Student Paper Award]
  31. Park, J. and Lee, B., 2015. “The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Inequality: An Empirical Analysis from the Knowledge Hierarchy Perspective,” Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Dallas, Texas, USA
  32. Park, J. and Lee, B., 2015. “Has Information and Communication Technology Changed the Dynamics of Inequality? An Empirical Study from the Knowledge Hierarchy Perspective,” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Fort Worth, Texas, USA