My research interests lie in the general domain of recommendation systems, and especially examining the nature and effects of social recommendation systems, through various theoretical lenses and levels of analysis. I examine this primarily by employing social network analyses techniques on large social network data sets, though I have also conducted an experiment in this realm. I am also interested in research in Green IS and energy informatics. Within these two major streams of research, I have two journal publications, three conference proceedings, one article under review, two working papers, and two work-in-progress papers – for which data collection is complete or well underway. My agenda for the next three years is to convert my dissertation and other working papers into manuscripts for major IS journals (such as the MIS Quarterly, ISR, JMIS, JAIS, etc.)
Refereed Journal Publication
“Sustainability Performance and CSR Disclosure: The Missing Link”, S. Li, M. Boudreau, M. Huber, and R. Watson, IJSESD: Special Issue on Sustainability Reporting, forthcoming“Telematics at UPS: En Route to Energy Informatics”, R. Watson, M. Boudreau, S. Li, and J. Levis, MIS Quarterly Executive, March 2010 (Best paper award)
Refereed Conference Proceedings
“Peer-based Recommendations in Online B2C e-Commerce: Comparing Collaborative Personalization and Social network-based Personalization”, S. Li and E. Karahanna, The 45th HICSS,Maui, Hawaii, January 4 – 7, 2012
“Why Organizations Have Different Levels of Sustainability Disclosure: A Study of CSR Quality in the IT Industry”, S. Li, M. Boudreau, and R.T. Watson, Information Systems Division, the 54th ASAC, Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 2 – 5, 2011.“Business Canvas for Energy Informatics”, R.T. Watson, T. Williamson, M. Boudreau, S. Li, and Z. Zeng, SIGGreen, the 31st ICIS, Saint Louis, Missouri, December 12 - 15 2010.
Paper Under Review
“Online Recommendation Systems in a B2C E-commerce Context: A Review and Future Directions”, S. Li and E. Karahanna, under review at the Journal of the Association for Information Systems
“Social Recommendation System’s Effects on Consumer Preference Homogeneity”, S. Li and E. Karahanna, targeted for submission to Information Systems Research, December 2012.
“Why Is This Website Popular? Examining the Effects of Online Social Tags”, S. Li,
E. Karahanna, and J. Jiang (Data analysis stage)
“Investigating Homophily’s Influence on Link Formation and Preference Change”, S. Li,
T. Phan, and E. Karahanna (Data analysis stage)
"Proprietary Costs of Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from Corporate Sustainability Reporting", S. Li and J. Yu (Data collection stage)