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I am a Professor at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. My research focuses on understanding how organizations can facilitate innovation management and knowledge sharing between individuals, project teams, and department units. In particular, I examine the factors influencing how organizations can make use of various mechanisms to share knowledge between individuals and groups. The mechanisms can be formal, such as the use of repositories and technology, or informal, such as through social network. I also examine how management of knowledge workers' expertise affects performance and innovation. In a separate stream of work, I examine how organizations effectively make use of enterprise architecture and external industry standards to coordinate between and within organizations.


  • J.X. Huang, BOH, W.F. and K.H. Goh (2017), “Online Media Comments Influence on Cinematic Movie Sales: Exploring when Online Comments Matter,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 34(4): 1169-1202.

  • Xu, Y., BOH, W. F., Luo, C., and Zheng, H. (2017). Leveraging Industry Standards to Improve the Environmental Sustainability of a Supply Chain. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 27, 90-105.

  • BOH, W.F., U. De-Haan and R. Strom. 2016, “University Technology Transfer through Entrepreneurship: Faculty and Students in Spinoffs” Journal of Technology Transfer, 41(4): 661– 669

  • BOH, W.F. and Wong, S.S. 2015 “Managers versus Co-workers as Referents: Comparing Social Influence Effects on Within- and Outside-Subsidiary Knowledge Sharing” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 126(1): 1-17. [PDF]

  • Wong, S.S. and BOH, W.F. “Centrals and Brokers: A Study of How Senior Executives Use their Network Position to Enhance Innovativeness”Journal of Management Studies, 51(7): 1180- 1203

  • Xu, Y., BOH, W.F. and Soh, C. 2014 “Antecedents and Benefits of Vertical Information Systems Standards Adoption”, Information & Management, 51(2), 206-216. [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F., Evaristo, R. and Ouderkirk, A. 2014 “Expertise Profile and Innovativeness: A Study of Inventors in 3M”, Research Policy, 43(2), 349-366 [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F. 2014 “Technologies Supporting Communities of Practice: Forums versus Repositories” Database for Advances in Information Systems, 45(2), 8-34

  • BOH, W.F. and Wong, S.S., 2013. “Organizational Climate and Perceived Manager Effectiveness: Influencing Perceived Usefulness of Knowledge Sharing Mechanisms”, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 14(3) [PDF]

  • Boh, Wai Fong, T.T. Nguyen and Y. Xu, 2013. "Knowledge Transfer across Dissimilar Cultures: A Study of Individual's Attitudes" Journal of Knowledge Management, 17(1) [PDF]

  • Joseph, D., W.F. Boh, S. Ang and S. Slaughter, 2012 “The Career Paths Less (or More) Traveled: A Sequence Analysis of IT Career Histories, Mobility Patterns, and Career Success”, MIS Quarterly, 36(2): 427-452 [PDF]

  • Wong, S.S. and BOH, W.F. 2010 “Leveraging the Ties of Others to Build Managerial Peer Reputation for Trustworthiness”, Academy of Management Journal, 53(1): 129-148

  • BOH, W.F. and D. Yellin. 2010 “Enablers and Benefits for Implementing Service-Oriented Architecture: An Empirical Investigation” Special Issue on Service-Oriented Architecture and Firm Performance in International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 9(1): 3-29 [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F. 2008. “Reuse of Knowledge Assets from Repositories: A Mixed Methods Study”, Information & Management, 45(6): 365-375 [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F., S. Slaughter and J.A. Espinosa, 2007. "Learning from Experience in Software Development: A Multi-Level Analysis”, Management Science, 53(8): 1315-1331 [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F., Y. Ren, S. Kiesler, and R. Bussjaeger, 2007. "Expertise and Collaboration in the Geographically Dispersed Organization" Organization Science, 18(4): 595-612 [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F., C. Soh, and S. Yeo, 2007. “Strategies for Successful Standards Development and Diffusion: A Case Study of RosettaNet” Communications of the ACM, 50(12): 57-62 [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F. 2007. "Mechanisms for Integrating Knowledge in Project-Based Organizations" Information & Organization, 17(1): 27-58. (2007) IS Publications of the Year Award) [PDF]

  • Slaughter, S., S. Ang and BOH, W.F. 2007 "Compensation and Organizational Tenure for Information Technology Professionals", Human Resource Management, 46(3): 373-394 [PDF]

  • BOH, W.F. and D. Yellin, 2006. “Using Enterprise Architecture Standards in Managing Information Technology” Journal of Management Information Systems, 23(3): 163-207 [PDF]

  • Soh, C., S.K. Sia, BOH, W.F. and M. Tang, 2003. “Misalignments in ERP Implementation: A Dialectic Perspective” International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 16(1): 81-100

  • Sia, S.K., M. Tang, C. Soh, and BOH, W.F. 2002. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems as a technology of power: empowerment or panoptic control? ACM SIGMIS Database, 33(1): 23-37
Professional Services

  • Senior Editor, Information & Organization, 2016-Current
  • Associate Editor for Management Science, from 2010
  • Editorial Board for Organization Science, 2008-2016
  • Editorial Board for Journal Management Information Systems, from 2014
  • Editorial Board for Journal of Database Management
  • Associate Editor for Information Systems Research, 2009-2011
  • Editorial Board, Information & Organization, 2011-2015
  • Academy of Management OCIS Division Elected International Representative at Large (Asia), 2009-2012

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