Xiaolin Lin

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Center For Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
Organization and Human Resources Department


PhD, Management Information Systems (Business Administration), Carson College of Business, Washington State University
MBA, College of Business, University of Detroit Mercy
MS, Computer Information Systems, College of Business, University of Detroit Mercy
BS, Business Administration, Fuzhou University, China


Gender Differences in IT Behavior Research

Economic/Social Values of Social Media

  • Social Media and Marketing (Social Commerce)
  • Social Media and Healthcare
  • Social Media and Big Data

Information Sharing and Information Security

Selected Publications

Lin, Xiaolin; Featherman, Mauricio; Brooks, Stoney Lee; and Nick Hajli, “Explore gender differences in online consumer purchase decision: an online product presentation perspective”, Information Systems Frontiers (Major Revisions)

Lin, Xiaolin; Wang, Xuequn and Li, Yibai, “A literature review of social commerce: a Latent Semantic Analysis and some directions for future study”, International Journal of Information Management (Minor Revisions)

Lin, Xiaolin; Paul Clay; and Nick Hajli, “Investigating the Impacts of Organizational Factors on Employees' Unethical Behavior within Organization in the Context of Chinese Firms”, Journal of Business Ethics (Major Revisions)

Hajli, N., & Lin, X. (2014). Exploring the Security of Information Sharing on Social Networking Sites: The Role of Perceived Control of Information. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-13.

Hajli, N., Lin, X., Featherman, M., & Wang, Y. (2014). Social Word of Mouth: How Trust Develops in The Market. International Journal of Market Research, 56, 1–30.

Bugshan H, Hajli MN, Lin X, Featherman M, & Cohen I. (2014). Social Media for Developing Health Services. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 17(3), 283-296.

Hajli, M., Bugshan, H., Lin, X., & Featherman, M. (2013). From E-learning to Social Learning–A health Care Study. European Journal of Training and Development, 37(9), 851-863.

Service Activities

Reviewer for Journals:

  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • International Journal of Information Management
  • Journal of Enterprise Information Management
  • Journal of Electronic Commerce Research

Reviewer for Conferences:

  • Hawaii International Conference on System Science, 2014-16
  • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 2014
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2013
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2011-15
  • Pre-ICIS DSSSIG Workshop, 2013


  • Volunteer, AMCIS2012

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • Graduate Assistantship, Washington State University, 2010-15
  • Rod and Janet Church Scholarship, Washington State University, 2010
  • Presidential Academic Scholarship, University of Detroit Mercy, 2009
  • Alpha Iota Delta (The International Honor Society in the Decision Sciences and Information Systems)

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Decision Sciences Institute