University of Calgary

Hooman Hidaji

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Hooman Hidaji is an assistant professor of Business Technology Management (BTM) at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He joined Haskayne in 2017 after graduating with Ph.D. in Business, Operations and Information Systems from Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta. He holds a M.Sc. in Industrial and Financial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. Hooman’s current research interests include economics of information systems, information systems security, online privacy, ICT supply chains, and social networks. He uses a wide set of methodologies in his research, including optimization, mathematical programming, game theory, econometrics, and economic modeling. Hooman’s publications appear in prestigious journals such as Production and Operations Management and MIS Quarterly, and have been featured in London School of Economics Business Review and The Globe and Mail.

Representative Publications

Gopal, R., H. Hidaji, R. Patterson, E. Rolland, and D. Zhdanov. 2018. How Much to Share with Third Parties? User Privacy Concerns and Website Dilemmas. MIS Quarterly, 42(1), 143-164.

Gopal, R., H. Hidaji, R. Patterson, E. Rolland, and D. Zhdanov. 2016. Design Improvements for Message Propagation in Malleable Social Networks. Production and Operations Management 25(6), 993-1005.

Working Papers

Separate or Shared Provision of Cloud Services with Demand Risks and Externalities. Co-authors: B. Kolfal, B. Nault, R. Patterson, E. Rolland, and L. Yeo

Impact of Upstream ICT Provider Efficiency on Downstream Firms. Co-author: L. Yeo

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Predicting Fake News and Clickbait Websites through Third Party Relationships. Co-authors: R. Gopal, R. Patterson, E. Rolland, and D. Zhdanov

Use and Abuse of User Privacy Preferences: Empirical Analysis of Effectiveness of Passive and Active Privacy Tools. Co-authors: R. Gopal, R. Patterson, E. Rolland, and D. Zhdanov

Impact of Team Formation on Enterprise Social Networks. Co-authors: R. Gopal, R. Patterson, E.Rolland, and D. Zhdanov

How do product reviews impact competition? Co-authors: B. Kolfal, R. Patterson, and E. Rolland

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