Research Center of e-government
School of Public Administration
HuaZhong University of Science and Technology
Tao Chen is Associate Professor in the eGovernment Research Center in the College of Public Administration at Huazhong University of Science & Technology in Wuhan (Hubei province), China. Tao received his PhD degree in Information Systems in 2007 from the College of Management, Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 2007. He has been conducting research on IT outsourcing, IT service standardization and Smart City in China. Tao has published in International Journal of Project Management and Information Systems Journal. He had visited the Computer and Information Systems Department at Georgia State University for one year in 2012. Tao has a great interest in traditional Chinese culture, including Chinese classical medicine, Taoist philosophy and Tai Chi.
Current Research interest
IT outsourcing risk management
Bachelor, China University of Geosciences, Major: logistics, 2001.
Master, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, Major: Information Systems, 2004.
PhD, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, Major: Information Systems, 2007.
2007– 2009 Post doctor, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, School of Public Administration, Wuhan.
2010– current Assistant Professor, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, School of Public Administration, Wuhan.
l Shan Liu, Jinlong Zhang, Mark Keil and Tao Chen, Comparing Senior Executive and Project Manager Perceptions of IT Project Risk: A Chinese Delphi Study, Information Systems Journal. Accepted
l Tao Chen. An Integrated Real Options Evaluating Model for Information Technology Projects under Multiple Risks, International Journal of Project Management, 2009, 27(8), 776-786.
l Shan Liu, Mark Keil, Arun Rai, Jinlong Zhang and Tao Chen, How User and Requirement Risks Moderate the Effects of Formal and Informal Controls on IT Project Performance, International Conference on Information Systems, Paris, France, 2008. (Best Paper Nominee)
l G.D.Cong, J.L.Zhang,Tao.Chen, K.K. Lai. A Variable Precision Fuzzy Rough Group Decision-making Model for IT Offshore Outsourcing Risk Evaluation, Journal of Global Information Management, 2008, 16(2), 18-34.
l Tao Chen, Jinlong Zhang. Risk Management of Information Technology Investment Based on Real Options, Journal of Wuhan University of Technology, 2007, 30(3), 58-63, (in Chinese).
l Xinyuan Lu, Jinlong Zhang, Tao Chen, An study of IT project risk management practices in Hubei province, Management Science research, 2006, 27(5), 77-86, (in Chinese).
l Tao Chen, Jinlong Zhang. Fuzzy group decision making for evaluating the real option value of IT investment project, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Joint Rough Sets Symposium, May 14-16, 2007, Toronto, Canada.
l Tao Chen, Jinlong Zhang. Fuzzy risk analysis for IT investment in nuclear power station, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, May 27-30, 2007, Beijing, China.
l Tao Chen, Jinlong Zhang. Evaluating Information Technology Investment under Multiple Sources of Risks, International Symposium on Information Systems and Management, July 26-28, 2007, Shanghai, China.
l Tao Chen, Jinlong Zhang. Mitigating Risks in Software Projects through Phased Development Process: A Real Options Analysis, the 6th international conference on management, August 3-5, 2007, Wuhan, China.
l Tao Chen, Jinlong Zhang, Guodong Cong. Evaluating IT investment using a hybrid approach of fuzzy risk analysis and real options, the 4th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, August 24-27, 2007, Haikou, China.
Research Project Experience
l IT governance model for IT outsourcing risks in the public sector in China, funded by Chinese National Science foundation, 2009.
l Risk management for mobile business, funded by Chinese National Science foundation, 2007.
l Risk measurement of information technology project, funded by Chinese National Science foundation, 2005.
l Risk analysis model for bidding based on Rough Sets theory, funded by Chinese National Science foundation, 2002.
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