BiographySUNGHAN RYU is an assistant professor at USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (ICCI) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He is also a research affiliate at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance of Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He held visiting professor positions in University of Southern California, US and Warwick University, UK.
Before joining SJTU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at School of Creative Media and Department of Information Systems, College of Business in City University of Hong Kong. He also worked for CJ Entertainment and Media, Knowledge Management Research Center at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). In addition, he taught at the Inter-School Division, Korea National University of Arts (KNUA) and co-founded an arts education start-up.
He earned his Ph.D. in IT management from College of Business, KAIST. He received a MS in Culture Technology from Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST and a BBA from Korea University Business School.
His research and teaching interests include IT innovations in cultural and creative domains and effective information systems applications in the entrepreneurial context. His current research interests revolve around 1) crowdfunding and its impacts on creativity and innovation, 2) customer relationship management practices in emerging online platforms, 3) digital entertainment consumption behavior of young Chinese people, and 4) business and community values of coworking spaces in CCI. At ICCI, he teaches
He is the author of the book, Beauty of Crowdfunding: Blooming Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Era (Routledge, 2019). His research works appeared in top academic journals including Journal of Strategic Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Current Issues in Tourism, Electronic Markets, and Electronic Commerce Research & Applications and were presented at prestigious conferences such as ICIS, HICSS, and AOM Annual Meeting. He is the recipient of the 47th HICSS Best Paper Award and the multiple grants/awards for both research and teaching.