Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Weidong Xia

Weidong Xia

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

(305) 348-1160


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

Areas of Expertise

  • Health IT management
  • Organizational and information strategy
  • Organizational and Project Agility

Professional Activities

Weidong Xia is a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU). Prior to joining FIU, he was an assistant professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, a visiting assistant professor in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and a lecturer and deputy director of the Information System Division at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received his Ph.D. in information systems and strategic management from the University of Pittsburgh, Master of Science in information systems and management science and Bachelor of Science in computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received an executive certificate in information services from Harvard Business School and received a certificate of leadership six-sigma black belt from the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality at the University of Minnesota.


His research interests are studying management capabilities and organizational designs that are necessary for organizations to effectively evaluate and manage information technology (IT) innovation assimilation and utilization in order to improve IT project success, which in turn would enhance user satisfaction and business performance. He has published 28 refereed journal papers including 13 FIU Department A* and 9 Department A journals. The A* journal papers include three MIS Quarterly (UT Dallas, Financial Times, Department A*), one Journal of Operations Management (UT Dallas, Financial Times, Department A*), three Journal of MIS (Financial Times, Department A*), two Decision Sciences (Department A*), two Information and Management (Department A*), one European Journal of Information System (Department A*) and one Journal of Medical Internet Research  (Department A*). The average journal impact factors are 3.25 (SJR/SCIMAGO) and 3.34 (JCR). His Google Scholar Citations are: total of 3943, journal citations of 3634. His Social Science Journal Citation Index is 956 and his PlumX Scopus Journal Citation Index is 1688. Post tenure, he has published 13 refereed journal papers including 3 FIU Department A* (including Journal of Operations Management which is on the lists of UT Dallas, Financial Times, and Department A* journals) and 7 Department A journals. He has one paper that was revised and resubmitted to European Journal of Information System (Department A*), three papers under review at Department A* journals, two completed papers to be submitted to Department A* journals, and six work-in-progress papers.   


Weidong has taught in PhD, Executive MBA, MBA, Master of Science and undergraduate programs. At FIU, he has taught three PhD Program courses (Theoretical Foundations of IS; Philosophy of Science and Research Methods; Individual and Group Applications of IS Research); one Healthcare MBA (face-to-face and online) course (Organizational Information Systems); three Master of Science in MIS courses (Project Management; Enterprise Information Systems; Business Process Redesign); one Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics course (face-to-face and online) (Business Process Redesign); one Master of Science in International Business course (Project Management), and two Undergraduate Program courses (Accounting Information Systems; Business Process Analysis). His overall average teaching evaluation is 4.6/5.0 (where 4 = very good and 5 = excellent). He has won the Best Professor Award (8 times) and the Best Course Award (2 times) voted by Master of Science in Information Systems students and has won the Best Professor Award (3 times) and the Best Course Award (2 times)voted by Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics students. At the University of Minnesota, his teaching evaluations were consistently among the best faculty of the Carlson School of Management (average teaching evaluation 6.2/7, where 6 = outstanding and 7 = exceptional).


He has been actively engaging in all faculty services and activities at the University, College and Department levels. In particular, as the Director of the PhD Program in IS (2010-2016), he reinstated and redesigned the PhD Program in IS. In addition, he initiated and developed a joint healthcare MBA program between FIU and Southern Medical University in China and served as Faculty Director of the Program between 2011 and 2014 and brought 62 students from China to study in the FIU healthcare MBA program. He has served as major professor/committee chair to four PhD students, has co-chaired one PhD student’s dissertation committee, and has served on 11 other PhD student dissertation committees. At the University of Minnesota, he co-advised two doctoral students and served on four other doctoral students’ committees and served as MBA MIS program faculty director and undergraduate MIS program faculty director.


Weidong has been active in serving the profession in the roles of journal editorial board member and referees. He has served as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (an UT Dallas, Financial Times, and Department A* journal) and the Operations Editor of MIS Quarterly (an UT Dallas, Financial Times, and Department A* journal) and is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Database Management (a Department A journal). He served as a member of the Miami-Dade County Government Performance and Efficiency Commission (2010 – 2012) in the capacity to represent the higher education as recommended by FIU Dean of College of Business and approved by FIU Provost. This was a County Commission that oversaw the planning and budgeting process, and the performance assessment process and outcomes of all Miami-Dade County government departments and agencies.


As a part of his research efforts, he has been actively engaging in and collaborating with executives from major corporations including 3M, AG Edwards, Baptist Health South Florida, Best Buy, Blue Cross and Blue Shields, Cargill, Larkin Hospital, McDonald's, Medtronic, Musicland, Northwest Airlines, Pillsbury, Provider Network Solutions, ShopNBC, St Paul Cos., Royal Ahold, Target, Union Pacific, US Bank and US Cellular.

Courses Taught

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Business Process Design
  • Design and Management of Health Information Systems
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Healthcare Informatics & Analytics Capstone
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management of Information Systems
  • 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

Kolotylo-Kulkarni, M., Xia, W., & Dhillon, G. (2021). Information disclosure in e-commerce: A systematic review and agenda for future research. Journal of Business Research, 126. View Article

Chen, Y., Xia, W., & Cousins, K.


Voluntary and Instrumental Information Security Policy Compliance: An Integrated View of Prosocial Motivation, Self-Regulation and Deterrence.



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Ko, D., Lee, G., Keil, M., & Xia, W. (2019). Project Control, Coordination, and Performance in Complex Information Systems Outsourcing. Journal of Computer Information Systems.

Liu, J., Hou, S., Evans, R., Xia, C., Xia, W., & Ma, J. (2019). A systematic review and taxonomy framework based on patient centeredness. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(8).

Gupta, M., George, J. F., & Xia, W. (2019). Relationships between IT department culture and agile software development practices: An empirical investigation. International Journal of Information Management, 44. View Article

Gudi, A., Xia, W., & Becerra-Fernandez, I. (2018). When Things Go Right in Disasters: The Moderating Effect of Specific Knowledge on Task Performance. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 10(2).

Mingyu, Z., Xia, W., & Batra, D. (2017). Collaboration in Agile Software Development: Concept and Dimensions. Communications of the AIS, 41(20).

Batra, D., Xia, W., & Zhang, M. (2017). Collaboration in Agile Software Development: Concept and Dimensions. Communications of the AIS, 41.

Batra, D., Xia, W., & Shekhar, R. (2016). Agility facilitators for Contemporary Software Development. Journal of Database Management, 27(1). View Article

Xia, W., Kolotylo, G., & Tan, X. (2016). Factors Affecting General Practitioners’ Transfer of Specialized Self-Care Knowledge to Patients. International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering, 10(10).

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).

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

Palvia, P., Palvia, S., Xia, W., & King, R. (2011). Critical issues of IT outsourcing vendors in India. Communications of the AIS, 29.

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 and Management, 48.

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

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(21).

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.

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

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).

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

Lee, G., & Xia, W. (2006). Organizational size and IT innovation adoption: A meta-analysis. Information and Management, 43(8).

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.

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

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

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).

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

Xia, W., & Rao, S. S. (1999). Measuring quality by process capability indices and the effects of non-normality. Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, 2(2-3).

Xia, W., & Doll, W. J. (1997). Confirmatory analysis of the end-user computing satisfaction instrument – A replication. Journal of Organizational and End-User Computing, 9(2).

Xia, W., & King, R. (1997). Media appropriateness: Effects of experience on media choice. Decision Sciences, 28(4).

Doll, W. J., Xia, W., & Torkzadeh, R. (1994). A confirmatory factor analysis of the end-user computing satisfaction instrument. MIS Quarterly, 18(4).

Xia, W., & Torkzadeh, R. (1992). Managing telecommunications by steering committee. MIS Quarterly, 16(2).

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