Emeritus Professor

's photo

General Info.

Joong Ho Ahn is Professor of Information Systems at Seoul National University. He has BA and MPA degrees, both from Seoul National University, and attended Business School of Indiana University and received his M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stern School of Business, New York University. Prior to joining Seoul National University, he was a faculty member at University of Baltimore and Fordham University. He worked for McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University as a teaching fellow for the MBA Program.
He was an associate dean for Office of Research Affairs at Seoul National University and director of the Danam Business Library at Seoul National University.
He served as an executive director of the Advanced Management Program, e-Business Executive Program at Seoul National University, as a board member of the National Information Agency, and as a member of the Presidential Council for National Information Strategy. He also served as a member of the advisory committee of the Nation’s Informatization Promotion at Office of the Prime Minister, Cooperative Committee on Information and Communications Industry of Ministry of Information and Communications and Electronic Commerce Committee of Ministry of Industry and Energy.
He is a founding member of the Korea Society of MIS and has served as its President. He is also the founding President of the Korea Facility Management Academy.
His research focuses on Business Transformation, Electronic & Mobile Business and Inter-Organizational Information Systems, Strategic Use of Information Technology in Government and Business and Information Technology: Its Impacts on Individuals, Organizations and Society. His research has appeared in prominent journals.
Currently he is a chairman of board of directors of the Korea Racing Authority and the Korea IT Governance Association, and founding president of the Korea Society of Horse Industry.

Experiences

[EDUCATION]
- Ph.D(1987) and M.Phil(1985) in Business Administration
Major: Information Systems
Minor: Management/Organizational Behavior
Stern School of Business, New York University, U.S.A.
- MBA Program in Indiana University (Bloomington) (1980-81)
- MPA(Master of Public Administration: 1980), Seoul National University(Korea)
- B.A.(International Relations: 1975), Seoul National University(Korea)


[AREAS OF ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION]
- Business Transformation
- Electronic Commerce and Inter-Organizational Information Systems
- Strategic Use of Information Technology in Government and Business
- Information Technology: Its Impacts on Individuals, Organizations and Society

[EMPLOYMENT]
- Professor, Seoul National University (1997- Present): Associate Professor (1993-1997): Assistant Professor (1988-1993)
- Associate Dean, Office of Research Affairs, Seoul National University (Mar.1994-Feb.1996)
- Assistant Professor of Information Systems
University of Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) (Ju1y 1987-Aug.1988)
Fordham University (New York, New York) (Aug.1986- Ju1y 1987)
- First Lieutenant, Korea Army Eng. Corps. (1975-1977)
- Cheil Life Insurance Co. (1974-1975)


[OTHER DUTIES](partial list)
-Chairman,
Board of Directors, Korea Racing Authorities 韓國馬事會 理事會 議長 (June 2011 - )
-President/CEO, The Korea Society of Horse Industry (韓國馬産業學會) (Nov 2010 - )
- Member, The Presidential Council, National Information Strategy, 大統領所屬 國家情報化戰略委員會 (Nov.2009. –Nov 2011)
- Board Member, National Information Agency, 韓國情報化振興院 (Aug.2009.- Aug.2011)
- Executive Director, Advanced Management Program 最高經營者課程 主任敎授, Seoul National University, College of Business Administration (2005 - 2007)
- Executive Director, Research Center for Information & Telecommunications Management, Seoul National University (1999 - 2007)
- Founder and President/CEO of ceoKorea Club in Korea. (2005 - )
- Chairman, Korea IT Governance Association (2006 - )
- Executive Director, e-Business Executive Program,
Seoul National University, College of Business Administration (1999 - 2004)
- Director, Business Library, Seoul National University (Mar.1999- Feb.2001)

- Advisory Committee,
o. Nation’s Informatization Promotion, Office of the Prime Minister
o. Member, Cooperative Committee on Information and Communications Industry (Ministry of Information and Communications)
o. Member, Electronic Commerce Committee (Ministry of Industry and Energy)
- Section Chief & Member, Performance Evaluation Team for Government-Owned Enterprises (Ministry of Finance & Economy, Republic of Korea (1993-1999), and (2005-2007)

- Visiting Research Scholar, ISIS (Imaging Science & Information Systems) Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, U.S.A. (Dec. 1999 - 2001)
- Visiting Professor & Teaching Fellow, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (Dec.2000 - Aug. 2001)
- Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, School of Business (1996-1997)

- Listed in Marquis, “Who is Who in the World” (1996)
- President: Korea Society of Management Information Systems (1999-2000)
- President: Korea Facility Management Association (1995- 2000)
- Director, Korea Society of Medical Informatics (1990-1995)

Publications

[Publications List]

◎ Refereed Journal Articles
1. Sunju Oh, Heon Y. Yeom, and JoongHo Ahn, "Cohesion and Coupling Metrics for Ontology Modules", Information Technology and Management, 12(2) pp. 81-96, 2011 (ISSN: 1385-951X).
2. Jinsoo Park, Sunjoo Oh, and JoongHo Ahn, "Ontology Selection Ranking Model for Knowledge Reuse", Expert Systems With Applications, 38(5), pp. 5133-5144, 2011, (ISSN: 0957-4174).
3. Hyunmi Baek, JoongHo Ahn, and Sangwook Ha, "Identifying Factors Affecting Helpfulness of Online Reviews: The Moderating Role of Product Price", The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 16(3), 2011, pp. 93-112.
4. JoongHo Ahn, Sangwook Ha, and Hyunmi Baek, “ALTools Case Study: How ESTsoft Lays Golden Eggs?”, ACRJ, (forthcoming).
5. JoongHo Ahn, Eunjung Kim, and JaeHong Lee, “A Study on Factors Affecting Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Community: Focus on the Moderating Role of Knowledge Sharing Behavior”, Journal of Information and Operations Management, 2011.8.
6. JoongHo Ahn, Junhyung Park, Kimoon Sung, and JaeHong Lee, "Impacts of Punishment and Ethics Training on Information Security Compliance: Focus on the Moderating Role of Organizational Type", Information Systems Review, 12(1), 2010. 4, pp. 23-42.
7. JoongHo Ahn, TaeHa Kim, and Chulwoo Park, "A Thought on the Right Green IT Policy Direction for Korea", The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 15(2), 2010. 5, pp. 77-91.
8. Jaehong Lee, JoongHo Ahn, Kimoon Sung, and Wooyoung Jeong, "Effect of Mobile Users’ Characteristics and Experiences Have on the Utilization of Mobile Communication", The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 15(2), 2010. 5, pp. 37-53.
9. JoongHo Ahn, Hyunmi Baek, Hyeo-seok Lim, Eunyoung Cheon, " Effects of User Propensity on Total Charges of Mobile Communication: The Role of Mobile Services ", The Journal of Korea Information and Communications Society, 35(6), 2010. 6, pp. 908-920.
10. Hyun-Koo Lee, JoongHo Ahn, and TaeHa Kim, "A Case Study on Implementation and Optimization of Logistics Information System in Retail Industries", The Journal of Korea Academia-Industrial Cooperation Society, 11(7), 2010. 7, pp. 2349-2357.
11. JoongHo Ahn, Kyuchul Choi, Kimoon Sung, and Jaehong Lee, "A Study on the Impact of Security Risk on the Usage of Knowledge Management System: Focus on Parameter of Trust", The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 15(4), 2010.11, pp. 143-163.
12. Jiyoun Yang, JoongHo Ahn, and Jungjoo Jahng, “The effects of the board's participation in strategic IT decision making on business performance”, Korean Management Review, 38(1), 2009. 2, pp. 215-243.
13. Kim, Y., Yang, H., and Ahn, J., “Mandatory Usage of Mobile IS by Unsophisticated Users: Welfare and Compatibility with Work”, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), Vol.22, No.4, October-December 2009, pp. 45-63.
14. JoongHo Ahn, Eunjin Kim, and Chulwoo Park, "Understanding the Adoption of T-Commerce in Telecommunications-Broadcasting Convergence Environment," Knowledge Management Review, 10(2), 2009. 12, pp. 15-33.
15. Yong Young Kim, JoongHo Ahn, and Sangjo Oh, “What Shall We Do for the Academic Information Systems Sustainability?: The Role of Mindfulness”, Information Systems Review, 11(2), 2009, pp. 1-22.
16. Kimoon Sung, GeeNa Shin, and JoongHo Ahn, "Effect of Individual Characteristics and Perceived Interactivity in Home-network Context on Service Satisfaction, Attitude, and Intention to Use: Focusing on the Flow Theory", The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 14(2), 2009, pp. 71-94.
17. Sunju Oh, JoongHo Ahn, and Jinsoo Park, “Ontology Selection Ranking Model based on Semantic Similarity Approach”, The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 14(2), 2009, pp. 95-116.
18. Kimoon Sung, Taekyung Kim, Jungjoo Jahng, and JoongHo Ahn, "The Effect of Personal Characteristics and User Involvement on Knowledge Sharing in the Knowledge-Exchange Website Context", The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 14(4), 2009, pp. 229-253.
19. Hongjoo Lee, Jungjoo Jahng, and JoongHo Ahn, “A study on Attribute of User Generated Content in Ubiquitous Technology”, The Journal of Korea Navigation Institute, 13(2), 2009, pp. 287-295.
20. MH Hwang, JoongHo Ahn,“MISQ Community: Social Network Analysis of MIS Quarterly,,1996-2004” The Journal of Society for e-Business Studies, 32(2), 2008, pp. 193-207.

◎ Refereed Conference Proceedings
1. JoongHo Ahn, and JaeHong Lee, " The Effects of Individual and Social Factors on Knowledge Sharing Activities of the Internet Community", The 63th National Conference Organized by Japan Society of Information and Management (JSIM), 2011. 11.
2. Sangwook Ha, and JoongHo Ahn, “Why are You Sharing Others’ Tweets?: The Impact of Argument Quality and Source Credibility on Information Sharing Behavior”, Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems 2011, (forthcoming).
3. Lee, J.H., Ahn, J.H., "Designing Framework of Supply Chain Management based on Multi-agent System", Proceedings of the Society for e-Business Studies 2010 Spring, 2010. 4.
4. Baek, H.M., Ahn, J.H., "Decomposed Collaborative Filtering for Multicriteria Recommender System", Proceedings of the Society for e-Business Studies 2010 Spring, 2010. 4.
5. Joongho Ahn, Chulwoo Park, and Taeha Kim, "Policy on Green Growth and Carbon Tax in Korea", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on IT Application and Management: Culture, Tourism and Visualization, June 25, 2010.
6. Jaewoong Moon, and JoongHo Ahn, "Research on How to Calculate IT Service Cost in Travel Agency", Proceedings of the Korea Society of Management Information Systems 2010 Spring, 2010. 6.
7. Jaewoong Moon, JoongHo Ahn, and TaeHa Kim, "The Implementation and Utilixation of ERP: The Case of Chonbuk National University Hospital" Proceedings of the Korea Society of Management Information Systems 2010 Fall, 2010. 11.
8. JoongHo Ahn, JaeHong Lee, "The 3rd Generation Social Network Service in Korea: The Practical Use Possibilities of Location-based Social Network Service", The 61th National Conference Organized by Japan Society of Information and Management (JSIM), 2010.11.20-21.
9. Geena Shin, Taeha Kim, Joong-Ho Ahn, "The effect of perceived interactivity on trust, emotion, and continuous use intention in IPTV", WEB2010, The 9th workshop on E-Business, the 2010 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), 2010.12.
10. Cheon, E. and Ahn, J., “Virtual Community 101: Know Your Virtual Community and Members”, The 3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (ICUIMC09), January 15-16, 2009, SKKU, Suwon, Korea.
11. Huang, M. and Ahn, J., “Institutional Theory and Information Systems Research”, Proceedings of the 2009 Asia Pacific Conference on Information Management (APCIM2009), March 27-29, 2009, Beijing, China.
12. Huang, M., Ahn, J., and Lee, D., “IT Capabilities and Firm Performance: The Moderating Role of Institutional Pressures and the Mediating Role of IT Innovation Success”, Proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Aug.6-9, 2009, San Francisco, U.S.A.
13. Kim, E., Ahn, J., and Lee, D., “An Empirical Study on Media Characteristics and Knowledge Sharing in Web 2.0 Environment”, AMCIS 2009, Aug.6-9, 2009, San Francisco, U.S.A.
14. Kim, E. and Ahn, J., “Communication Process and Collaborative Work in Web 2.0 Environment”, ICEC 2009, Aug 12-14, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan.
15. Oh, S. and Ahn, J., “Ontology Module Metrics”, IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, conference proceedings of IEEE ICEBE 2009 published by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE digital libraries, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Electronic Commerce, Oct. 21-24, Oct. 21, Macau, China.
16. Ahn, J. H. and Baek, H. M., “Study on Mobile Business Success Factors: Analysis of Mobile User Characteristics and Mobile Usage Patterns in Korea”, the 57th National Conference Organized by Japan Society of Information and Management (JSIM), Nov 20-23, 2009, Nagoya, Japan.
17. Ahn, J. H., Kim, E. J., Cheon, E. Y., "New Growth with Competitive Innovation: The Case Study of an Internet Service Company in Korea," 2008 International Conference on Convergence and Hybrid Information Technology, November 11-13, 2008, Busan, Korea.
18. Cheon, E. & Ahn, J., “Evolution of Virtual Communities Keyword: Virtual Community, Computer Mediated Communications, Social Networks, Internet, Virtual World” WEB 2008 The Seventh Workshop on e-Business, Dec. 13, 2008, Paris, France.
19. Jihoon Choi, EunJin Kim, JoongHo Ahn, "The Effects of Motivational Factors on Knowledge Sharing through Blogs", pp. 405-412, Proceedings of Society of Knowledge and Information Industry Association, 2008.12.
20. Kim, E., Ahn, J., and Ko, S., "Understanding the Adoption of Telecommunications-Broadcasting Convergence Services: Focusing on t-Commerce," The Proceedings of ICCIT07, November 21-23, Gyeongju, Korea.
21. Lee H., Ahn,J., and Jahng, J., “A study on business factor in ubiquitous digital contents environment focused user created content,” The Proceedings of ICIS2007, December 7-12, Montreal, Quebec ,Canada.

◎ Books, etc.
1. JoongHo Ahn, and Chulwoo Park, Business Innovation Through Information Technology in Global Generation, pp. 544, Hongmoonsa, 2011.8.30. ISBN 978-89-7770-280-6.
2. Cheon, E. and Ahn, J., “Evolution of Virtual Communities”, C. Weinhardt, S. Luckner, and J. Stoßer (Eds.): WEB 2008, LNBIP 22, 2009, pp. 135–143, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009.
3. JoongHo Ahn, and Jiyoun Yang, Business Innovation Through Information Technology in Digital Generation, Hongmoonsa, pp. 588, 2009. 2.
4. JoongHo Ahn, “Effectiveness of Green IT in Strategic Aspects”, Seoul Business Newsletter, 2009. 4.
5. JoongHo Ahn, “Comparative Analysis for Mobile Strategy and Characteristics of Mobile Users between Japan and Korea”, pp. 1-99, National Research Foundation of Korea, 2009.8.24.