Chair Professor
Kar Yan TAM
Information Systems
Chair Professor Dean of Business and Management
Kar Yan TAM

Research Interests

  • Fintech
  • Adoption of Information Technologies
  • Personalization and HCI

Academic qualification

  • PhD Purdue University, Management Information Systems
  • M.S. Purdue University, Computer Science 
  • B.S. University of Illinois, Mathematics and Computer Science 

Academic And Professional Experience 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Dean, School of Business and Management, 2016 - present
  • Associate Provost and Founding Dean of Students, 2011 - 2016
  • Founding Dean of Undergraduate Education, 2007 - 2011
  • Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, 2005 - 2007
HKUST Business School
  • Associate Dean, 1999 - 2006
  • Chair Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
University of Texas, Austin
  • Assistant Professor, 1987 - 1992

Selected Publications

  • Feng, Y., Yu, N.Y., Tam. K.Y., Lai, M., “Effective Intervention in User Adaptation: A 2x2 Coping Framework Entailing Implementation and Contextual Factors,” to appear in Journal of Association of Information Systems.
  • Zheng, J., Ng, K.C., Zheng, R., and Tam. K.Y., “The Effects of Sentiment Evolution in Financial Texts: A Word Embedding Approach,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 41, 1, 2024, 178-205.
  • Ng, K.C., Ke, Ping Fan, So, K.P., and Tam, K.Y., “Augmenting Fake Content by Opinion-based Linguistic Features: A Domain Adapative Transfer Learning Approach,” Production and Operations Management, 32, 7, 2023, 2101-2122.
  • Feng, Y., Claggett, J., Karahanna, E., and Tam, K.Y., “A Randomized Field Experiment to Explore the Impact of Herding Cues as Catalysts for Adoption,” MIS Quarterly, 46, 2, 2022, 1135-1164.
  • Li, G., So, Mike K.P., and Tam, K.Y., “Identifying the Big Shots – Addressing the Deflated P-Value Problem in Big Data Research,” to appear in ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.
  • Ng, K.C., Thong, Y.L., Zhang, X., and Tam. K.Y., “Protecting against Threats to Computer Security: An Attitudinal Ambivalence Perspective,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 38, 3, 2021, 732-764.
  • Ng, K.C., So, K.P., and Tam, K.Y., “A Latent Space Modeling Approach to Interfirm Relationship Analysis,” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 12, 2, 2021, article 10, 1-44.
  • Tam, K.Y., Feng, Y., and Lai, C.L., “Effective Use of Policing System: A Two-Stage Study over the Shakedown Period of System Implementation”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, September 2019, 1-16.
  • Tam, K.Y., Feng Y., and Kwan, S., “The Role of Morality in Digital Piracy: Understanding the Deterrent and Motivational Effects of Moral Reasoning in Different Piracy Contexts,” Journal of Association of Information Systems, 20, 5, 2019, 604-628.
  • Xu, X., Thong, J.Y.L., and Tam, K.Y., “Winning Back Technology Disadopters: Testing a Technology Re-adoption Model in the Context of Mobile Internet Services,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 34, 1, 2017, 102-140.

Public Services

  • Chairman, Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Member, Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Member, Board of EFMD
  • Member, AACSB Board of Directors
  • Member, Council of Metropolitan University of Hong Kong
  • Member, THEi Board of Governors
  • Member, Banking Review Tribunal of the HKSAR
  • Member, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Review Tribunal of the HKSAR

Consultations And Executive Education

Consultant, IBM China/Hong Kong; Merrill Lynch(Asia Pacific); Hongkong Telecom; Tele Danmark; Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation; Open University of Hong Kong; HSBC; Sun Microsystems; Symantec, PCCW eBusiness Solutions, and OFTA.