Sun Yat-sen University, B.S.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, M.S.
University of Calgary, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Economics of Information Systems
Business Value of IT
IT and Supply Chain Management
Health Information Systems
Business Analytics and Emerging E-business Models

David Zhang received his Ph.D in Management Information Systems from The University of Calgary, Canada, his master’s degree in Economics from HKUST, Hong Kong, and his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Sun Yat-sen University, China. He joined the Department of Management at Lehigh University in Fall 2015. Before joining Lehigh’s faculty, he served as an assistant professor at the Kania School of Management, University of Scranton.

Professor Zhang’s current research focuses on:  IT productivity, IT substitutability, IT and firm value in the financial markets, and healthcare informatics. He has presented his work at numerous venues in the United States and Canada.


  • Zhang, D., Cheng, Z., Mohammad, H. Q., B. R. Nault. (2015), “Information Technology Substitution Revisited,” Information Systems Research, 26(3), 480–495.
  • Lin, X., Zhang, D., and Y. Li. (2015), “On the Relationship between Online Social Support and Users’ Continuance Intention – Evidence from Social Network Sites”, Handbook of Research on Integrating Social Media into Strategic Marketing, IGI Global, USA.