Faculty Directory

Zhuoxin (Allen) Li

Assistant Professor


Information Systems


Dr. Li studies digital platforms and value chains, with a focus on the coordination problem when participants’ interests are not fully aligned (e.g., competition & co-opetition, preference heterogeneity). He studies the design of information & coordination strategies for value creation and appropriation.

Selected Appointments and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2022
  • Carroll School Teaching Stars, Boston College, 2020
  • Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award, INFORMS Information Systems Society, 2020 
  • Management Science Distinguished Service Award (as Reviewer), 2018
  • Best Paper Award Winner, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2018 
  • INFORMS Information Systems Society Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award, 2016
  • NET Institute Summer Research Grant, NET Institute, 2015, 2014
  • Best Paper Award Runner-Up, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), 2014
  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2014
  • Best Student Paper Nomination, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2012

Selected Publications

  • Ningning Wang and Zhuoxin Li. 2021. "Supplier Encroachment with a Dual-Purpose Retailer." Forthcoming at Production and Operations Management.
  • Yicheng Song,  Zhuoxin Li, and Nachiketa Sahoo. 2020. "Matching Returning Donors to Projects on Philanthropic Crowdfunding Platforms." Forthcoming at Management Science.
  • Zhuoxin Li, Gang Wang, and Harry J. Wang. 2019. “Peer Effects in Competitive Environments: Field Experiments on Information Provision and Interventions.” Forthcoming at MIS Quarterly.
  • Zhuoxin Li, Jason A. Duan, and Sam Ransbotham. 2019. “Coordination and Dynamic Promotion Strategies in Crowdfunding with Network Externalities.” Forthcoming at Production and Operations Management.
  • Zhuoxin Li and Ashish Agarwal. 2017. “Platform Integration and Demand Spillovers in Complementary Markets: Evidence from Facebook’s Integration of Instagram.” Management Science, 63(10), pp. 3438–3458.
  • Zhuoxin Li, Stephen M. Gilbert, and Guoming Lai. 2015. “Supplier Encroachment as an Enhancement or a Hindrance to Nonlinear Pricing.” Production and Operations Management, 24(1), pp. 89-109.
  • Zhuoxin Li, Stephen M. Gilbert, and Guoming Lai. 2014. “Supplier Encroachment under Asymmetric Information.” Management Science, 60(2), pp. 449-462.