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Mingdi Xin

Mingdi Xin

Associate Professor
Information Systems

SB1 3223

949.824.7189

mingdi.xin@uci.edu  

Education

Doctoral degree in Information Systems, New York University Stern School of Business
Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences from Peking University, China

Research Interest

Pricing and product strategies for digital goods and services

IT investment strategies and their competitive implications

IT workers’ compensation structure

Online consumer product search behavior


Professor Mingdi Xin joined The Paul Merage School of Business in July 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems.

Her research interests include design and pricing strategies for digital goods and services, IT investment strategies and their competitive implications, and the impact of digital ad exposure on consumer product search behavior. Professor Xin’s research has been published in Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Harvard Business Review.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences from Peking University, China and a Doctoral degree in Information Systems from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Selected Publications

  • Choudhary, Vidyanand, Mingdi Xin and Zhe Zhang. “Sequential IT Investment: Can the Risk of IT Implementation Failure be Your Friend?” Information Systems Research, conditional accept.
  • Katsamakas, Evangelos and Mingdi Xin. “Open Source Adoption Strategy.” Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Volume 36, July–August 2019.
    • This paper received the highly competitive Network, Electronic Commerce and Telecommunications (NET) Institute Summer Research Grant.
  • Xin, Mingdi and Arun Sundararajan. “Nonlinear Pricing of Software with Local Demand Inelasticity.” Information Systems Research, accepted.
  • Xin, Mingdi “The Impact of Customer Valuation Uncertainty on Software Licensing,” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • Xin, Mingdi and Vidyanand Choudhary. "IT Investment Under Competition: The Role of Implementation Failure." Management Science 65.4 (2018): 1909-1925.
    • Runner-up for Best Paper Award at CSWIM 2015
  • Aral, Sinan, Arun Sundararajan and Mingdi Xin. “Developing Competitive Advantage in the Cloud: Qualitative Findings,” Harvard Business Review (online), December 2010.
  • Levina, Natalia and Mingdi Xin. “Comparing Information Technology Workers’ Compensation in US versus Singapore: Demographic, Human Capital and Institutional Factors,” Information Systems Research (18:2), June 2007, pp. 193-210.

Working Papers