Skip to main content
About HEC About HEC
Summer School Summer School
Faculty & Research Faculty & Research
Purpose Day Purpose Day
Master’s programs Master’s programs
Bachelor Programs Bachelor Programs
MBA Programs MBA Programs
PhD Program PhD Program
Executive Education Executive Education
HEC Online HEC Online
About HEC
Overview Overview
Who
We Are
Who
We Are
Egalité des chances Egalité des chances
HEC Talents HEC Talents
International International
Campus
Life
Campus
Life
Sustainability Sustainability
Diversity
& Inclusion
Diversity
& Inclusion
Stories Stories
The HEC
Foundation
The HEC
Foundation
Summer School
Youth Programs Youth Programs
Summer programs Summer programs
Online Programs Online Programs
Faculty & Research
Overview Overview
Faculty Directory Faculty Directory
Departments Departments
Centers Centers
Chairs Chairs
Grants Grants
Knowledge@HEC Knowledge@HEC
Master’s programs
Master in
Management
Master in
Management
Master's
Programs
Master's
Programs
Double Degree
Programs
Double Degree
Programs
Bachelor
Programs
Bachelor
Programs
Summer
Programs
Summer
Programs
Exchange
students
Exchange
students
Student
Life
Student
Life
Our
Difference
Our
Difference
Bachelor Programs
Overview Overview
Course content Course content
Admissions Admissions
Fees and Financing Fees and Financing
MBA Programs
MBA MBA
Executive MBA Executive MBA
TRIUM EMBA TRIUM EMBA
PhD Program
Overview Overview
HEC Difference HEC Difference
Program details Program details
Research areas Research areas
HEC Community HEC Community
Placement Placement
Job Market Job Market
Admissions Admissions
Financing Financing
Executive Education
Home Home
About us About us
Management topics Management topics
Open Programs Open Programs
Custom Programs Custom Programs
Events/News Events/News
Contacts Contacts
HEC Online
Overview Overview
Degree Program Degree Program
Executive certificates Executive certificates
MOOCs MOOCs
Summer Programs Summer Programs
Youth programs Youth programs
PhD Program

PhD Dissertation Defense, Yufei Shen, Information Systems & Operations Management

Yufei Shen, HEC PhD, Information Systems & Business Policy

Congratulations to Dr Yufei Shen, Information Systems & Operations Management, who successfully completed his doctoral dissertation defense at HEC Paris on November 24, 2023.

Specialisation: Information Systems & Operations Management


Topic: Essays on Economics of Information Systems


Supervisor: Professor Xitong Li


Jury Members

  • Professor Xitong Li, HEC Paris, France
  • Professor Bin Gu, Boston University, US
  • Professor Juan Feng, Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor Miguel Godinho de Matos, Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal


Abstract
This dissertation aims to empirically study the business and societal consequences arising from the usage of emerging information technologies. The first chapter examines the unintended spillover effects of health information technology (HIT) integration in combating the opioid crisis. I find that for a focal county, its neighboring state’s integrating Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) into local Electronic Health Records (EHR) leads to an increase in the focal county’s consumption of prescribed opioids, an undesirable spillover effect. Moreover, this undesirable spillover effect is mitigated when prescribers in the focal county have access to the neighboring state’s PDMP data via interstate PDMP data sharing. In the second chapter, I explore the effect of opting out of cookie tracking on consumer behavior on a news website. I find that consumers increase the quantity and diversity of their news consumption after disabling cookie tracking. This effect could be attributed to consumers' intrinsic value of enhanced privacy control. The results imply that protecting consumer privacy can add business value to firms.

Yufei has joined the Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal, as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. Follow him on LinkedIn