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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Zhanfei Lei

Assistant Professor

Operations & Information Management


Ph.D. in Information Technology Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. in Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Management in Information Management and Information Systems, Nanjing University

Research Interests

User-generated content
Electronic commerce
Emotions in online communication

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Programming Languages and Web Development

Selected Publications

Lei, Z., Yin, D., & Zhang, H. (forthcoming). Focus Within or On Others: The Impact of Reviewers’ Attentional Focus on Review Helpfulness. Information Systems Research.

Lei, Z., Yin, D., & Zhang, H. ‘I’ or ‘You’: Whom Should Online Reviewers Direct Their Attention To, and When? International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, California, December 2018.