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UOG Business Professor Published in Three Academic Journals

UOG Business Professor Published in Three Academic Journals


University of GuamUniversity of Guam Associate Professor of Information Management Systems Dr. Kevin Ho will be published in three prestigious academic journals this fall. 

In collaboration with several co-authors, Dr. Kevin Ho was published in the latest issues of Micronesian Educator, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, and will be published in November in the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research.

Ho said the University of Guam has helped him with reach his professional goals by establishing an environment where he can teach and still focus on research.

The first article titled“Learning Japanese through Social Network Sites: A Preliminary Study of Chinese Learners’ Perceptions”—coauthored by Qiudi Zhang, Biyun Huang, Dickson K.W. Chiu and Ho—explores how and why people from mainland China learn Japanese through the Internet and social media sites.

“Some of them are trying to look for a job,” Ho said. “Some are thinking of going to Japan for further studies. Some could be as simple as wanting to read Japanese manga before anyone does the translation.”

The second article—“Comparative Study on m-Learning Usage Among LIS Students from Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan” written by Eddie Ko, Chiu, Patrick Lo, and Ho—is a multi-country analysis on how library information science students look at and use mobile learning. What they discovered was that while the students who participated in their survey do engage in mobile learning, they rely more on search engines rather than traditional library resources to gather information.

The third article to be published next month is “An Empirical Analysis of Factors Affecting the Bidding Competition in an Online Auction: A Comparison Between English and Buy-It-Now Auctions.” This article, which was coauthored by Ho, Byungjoon Yoo from Seoul National University and Seunghee Yu from Sejong University, investigated the various factors that affect whether or not people will participate in an online auction such as the quality of product and peer evaluations of the seller.

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