Zikun Zhang

Dr. Zikun Zhang

Assistant Professor
zzhang54@lakeheadu.ca
+1 (807) 343-8010ext. 8698
RB 1040
Academic Qualifications: 

Dr. Zhang, Zikun (Kem) received his PhD in Information Systems from the City University of Hong Kong, a joint program with the University of Science and Technology of China. Before joining the Lakehead University, Dr. Zhang worked in the Sun Yat-sen University, University of Science and Technology of China, and City University of Hong Kong as faculty/research staff. He also visited the University of Ottawa in 2014~2016 and University of Washington in 2017. Dr. Zhang currently serves as the Senior Editor for Internet Research (2020 Impact Factor: 6.773). He also received Outstanding Reviewer and Outstanding Associate Editor Emerald Literati Awards in 2019.

Date joined Lakehead: 
December 2019
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Undergraduate Courses (for descriptions, please see the Lakehead University Course Calendar): 

  • 2053 - Data and Information Management
  • 3013 - Business Intelligence
  • 4016 - Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Graduate Course:

  • 5013 - Business and Technology Management
Research Interests: 

Online user behavior, e-commerce, social media, mobile commerce, sharing economy, information privacy, dark side of ITs, and business analytics.

Selected Publications:

  1. Chen, C., Zhang, K. Z. K., Gong, X., Lee, M. K. O., and Wang, Y.-Y. 2021. “Preventing Relapse to Information Technology Addiction Through Weakening Reinforcement: A Self-Regulation Perspective,” Information & Management (58:5), p. 103485. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2021.103485).
  2. Gong, X., Cheung, C. M. K., Liu, S., Zhang, K. Z. K., and Lee, M. K. O. 2021. “Battles of Mobile Payment Networks: The Impacts of Network Structures, Technology Complementarities and Institutional Mechanisms on Consumer Loyalty,” Information Systems Journal, (Available Online).
  3. Gong, X., Cheung, C. M. K., Zhang, K. Z. K., Chen, C., and Lee, M. K. O. 2021. “A Dual-Identity Perspective of Obsessive Online Social Gaming,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems (22:5), pp. 1245–1284.
  4. Yan, R., Zhang, K. Z. K., and Gong, X. 2021. “Listing Popularity on the Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Platform: The Heuristic-Systematic and Uncertainty Reduction Perspectives,” International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (33:12), pp. 4161–4181. (https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-12-2020-1381).
  5. Gong, X., Cheung, C. M. K., Zhang, K. Z. K., Chen, C., and Lee, M. K. O. 2020. “Cross-Side Network Effects, Brand Equity, and Consumer Loyalty: Evidence from Mobile Payment Market,” International Journal of Electronic Commerce (24:3), pp. 279–304. (https://doi.org/10.1080/10864415.2020.1767427).
  6. Gong, X., Zhang, K. Z. K., Chen, C., Cheung, C. M. K., and Lee, M. K. O. 2020. “What Drives Trust Transfer from Web to Mobile Payment Services? The Dual Effects of Perceived Entitativity,” Information & Management (57:7), p. 103250. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2019.103250).
  7. Gong, X., Zhang, K. Z. K., Cheung, C. M. K., Chen, C., and Lee, M. K. O. 2019. “Alone or Together? Exploring the Role of Desire for Online Group Gaming in Players’ Social Game Addiction,” Information & Management (56:6), pp. 103–139. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2019.01.001).
  8. Zhang, K. Z. K., Barnes, S. J., Zhao, S. J., and Zhang, H. 2018. “Can Consumers Be Persuaded on Brand Microblogs? An Empirical Study,” Information & Management (55:1), pp. 1–15. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2017.03.005).
  9. Shen, X.-L., Zhang, K. Z. K., and Zhao, S. J. 2016. “Herd Behavior in Consumers’ Adoption of Online Reviews,” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (67:11), pp. 2754–2765. (https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23602).
  10. Sun, J., Yan, J., and Zhang, K. Z. K. 2016. “Blockchain-Based Sharing Services: What Blockchain Technology Can Contribute to Smart Cities,” Financial Innovation (2:26), pp. 1–9. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s40854-016-0040-y).
  11. Zhang, K. Z. K., and Benyoucef, M. 2016. “Consumer Behavior in Social Commerce: A Literature Review,” Decision Support Systems (86), pp. 95–108. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2016.04.001).
  12. Zhang, K. Z. K., Zhao, S. J., Cheung, C. M. K., and Lee, M. K. O. 2014. “Examining the Influence of Online Reviews on Consumers’ Decision-Making: A Heuristic-Systematic Model,” Decision Support Systems (67), pp. 78–89. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2014.08.005).
  13. Zhang, K. Z. K., Lee, M. K. O., Cheung, C. M. K., and Chen, H. 2009. “Understanding the Role of Gender in Bloggers’ Switching Behavior,” Decision Support Systems (47:4), pp. 540–546. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2009.05.013).

A full list of publications can be found at Google Scholar