Jing Zhang is an Associate Professor of Management at Clark University and Acting Director of the MBA program. Her research focuses on the interaction between information technology and organizations, particularly in inter-organizational information and knowledge sharing efforts in public sector. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, she explores the questions of trust development, leadership paradoxes, social capital, collaboration models, and governance structure in situations where inter-organizational information integrations are involved.
Her more recent research took upon the issue of sustainability. She focuses on the role of information and information technology in enabling sustainable consumption, and as well as social technical adoption of smart-grid technologies. She has published in European Journal of Information Systems, Public Performance and Management Review, Information Technology and Management, International Journal of Enterprise Information Management, among others. Her work has been supported by US National Science Foundation, Mosakowski Institute of Public Enterprise at Clark, and Chongqing Bureau of Education in China.
She has been a member of the organizing committee of the Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o) for many years, and served as program co-chair for dg.o in the last three years. She co-edited a special issue for Government Information Quarterly, Information Polity, and Information Technology and Management.
Jing Zhang holds a PhD in Information Science from University at Albany, SUNY. She worked as a Graduate Assistant at Center for Technology in Government from 1999 to 2003. Later on she collaborated with CTG on the NSF funded project of INTEROP: Building Information Sharing Networks to Support Consumer Choice, and served as a Co-PI. She was also a participants of the North American Digital Government Working Group funded by NSF.