Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Weidong Xia

Weidong Xia

Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow

Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 250
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-1160
E: xiaw@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Business Administration
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science, Information Systems and Management Science
    Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing , China
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing
    Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing , China

Areas of Expertise

  • Business and its Strategy
  • Organizational Design and Governance
  • Project Management
  • Innovation Adoption and Evaluation
  • Business Process and Sourcing Management
  • Healthcare IT Management

Professional Activities

Dr. Xia has published in a number of refereed journals and conference proceedings, including the MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information and Management, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology Management, International Journal of Career Development, Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, Journal of End-User Computing, and International Conference on Information Systems. He is an Associate Editor of Information Systems Research and on the editorial board of Journal of Database Management.

Dr. Xia served on the faculty of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, where he was an MBA/MIS program coordinator, undergraduate MIS program coordinator, and taught a number of courses at the PhD, Executive MBA, MBA, and undergraduate levels. He is a co-founder and co-director of the CIO Research Consortium on IS/IT Organizational Design and Governance. He is a certified six-sigma black belt. He has worked closely with senior executives at a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Courses Taught

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Business Process Design
  • Design and Management of Health Information Systems
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organization Information Systems
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Project Management
  • Project Management of Information Sciences
  • Research in Information Systems
  • Seminar on IS and Organizations: Design and Impact
  • Seminar on Strategy and Information Resource
  • Special Topics in Management Information Systems

Refereed Journal Articles

Batra, D., Xia, W. & Zhang, M. (2016). (in press) Collaboration in Agile Software Development: Concept and Dimensions.  Communications of the AIS.

Batra, D., Xia, W. & Rathor, S. (2016). Agility facilitators for Contemporary Software Development. Journal of Database Management. 27 (1), 28.

Chen, Y., Smith, A., Cao, J. & Xia, W. (2014). Information Technology Capability, Internal Control Effectiveness, and Audit Fees and Delays.  Journal of Information Systems. 28 (2), 149-180.

Chen, D., Preston, D. & Xia, W. (2013). Enhancing hospital supply chain performance: A relational view and empirical test..  Journal of Operations Management. 31 (6), 391-408.

Xia, W., Becerra-Fernandez, I., Gudi, A. & Rocha-Mier, J. (2011). Emergency management task uncertainty and knowledge-sharing strategy.  Cutter IT Journal. 24 (1), 20-25.

Lee, G. & Xia, W. (2011). A longitudinal experimental study on the interaction effects of persuasion quality, user training, and first-hand use on user perceptions of new information technology.  Information &; Management. 48 (7), 288-295.

Palvia, S., Palvia, P., Xia, W. & Ruth, K. (2011). Balancing Agile and structured development approaches to successfully manage large distributed software projects: A case study from the cruise line industry.  Communications of the AIS. 29 (11).

Palvia, P. C., King, R. C., Xia, W. & Palvia, S. C. (2010). Capability, quality and performance of offshore is vendors: A theoretical framework and empirical investigation.  Decision Sciences. 41 (2), 231-270.

Lee, G. & Xia, W. (2010). Toward Agile: An integrated analysis of quantitative and qualitative field data on software development agility.  MIS Quarterly. 34 (1), 87-114.

Chen, D. Q., Preston, D. S. & Xia, W. (2010). Antecedents and effects of CIO supply-side and demand-side leadership: A staged maturity model.  Journal of Management Information Systems. 27 (1), 231-272.

Batra, D., Xia, W., VanderMeer, D. & Dutta, K. (2010). Balancing agile and structured development approaches to successfully manage large distributed software projects: A case study from the cruise line industry.  Communications of the AIS. 27 (1), 379-394.

Xia, W. & Lee, G. (2009). Understanding the flexibility gap of information systems development: An empirical study.  Journal of Information Technology Management. 20 (2), 11-21.

Lee, G. & Xia, W. (2006). Organizational Size and IT Innovation Adoption: A Meta-Analysis.  Information &; Management. 43 (8), 975-985.

Xia, W. & Lee, G. (2005). Complexity of Information Systems Development Projects: Conceptualization and Measurement Development.  Journal of Management Information Systems. 22 (1), 45-84.

Lee, G. & Xia, W. (2005). The Ability of Information Systems Development Project Teams to Respond to Business and Technology Changes: A Study of Flexibility Measures.  European Journal of Information Systems. 14 (1), 75-92.

Xia, W., King, R., Quick, J. C. & Sethi, V. (2005). Socialization and Organizational Outcomes of Information Technology Professionals.  Career Development International. 10 (1), 26-51.

Xia, W. & Lee, G. (2004). Grasping the Complexity of Information Systems Development Projects: A Taxonomy and Assessment.  Communications of the ACM. 47 (5), 69-74.

Doll, W. J., Deng, , Raghunathan, , Gholamreza, & Xia, W. (2004). The Meaning and Measurement of User Satisfaction: A multi-group invariance anaylsis of the end user computing satisfaction instrument.  Journal of Management Information Systems. 21 (1), 227-262.

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