Prof. LEE Kwok On Matthew (李國安)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34422882

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Willing to take PhD students: yes



Professor Matthew K. O. Lee is Chair Professor of Information Systems & E-Commerce at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU).  He has a strong muti-disciplinary background, holding a first-class honors bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering, an MSc in software engineering, a Ph.D. in computer science, an MBA, and two law degrees.  He is the recipient of a number of prestigious University scholarships and prizes, including an IEE Prize and a College Scholarship from Oxford University where he read for one of his degrees. Professor Lee is a qualified Barrister-at-Law in Hong Kong, England & Wales, a Chartered Engineer (UK Engineering Council), and a professional member of the British Computer Society.


Professor Lee has a research and professional interest in IT-based innovation adoption and diffusion, knowledge management, electronic commerce, online social networks, online addiction, and the development of digital competence.  He is a member of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board, the Process Review Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and the UGC Working Group on Research Assessment Exercise Electronic System. Professor Lee was a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC) advising the HKSAR Government on relevant APEC-related economic and cooperation matters. He has over 2 decades of corporate governance experience at the board level as an independent non-executive director of enterprises listed on the main board of the HK Stock Exchange.  


Professor Lee has published over one hundred refereed articles in international journals, conference proceedings, and research textbooks. His research has generated substantial impact as witnessed by his strong citation record. According to the "H-Index for Management Information Systems (MIS)" published by the University of Arizona in May 2022, Professor Lee ranks in the top 3 in Asia as an MIS professor.  He is a top 2% most highly cited scientist in his field globally (according to a recent report by Stanford University) with a citation count of over 32,800 and an h-index of 78 (as of 4 July 2023). Professor Lee is a recipient of the Business and Management in China Leader Award, being ranked as one of the top 10 best scientists in the field of business and management in China.




LLM - Commercial & Corporate Law (University of London) 
LLB - Law (University of London) 
PhD - Computer Science (University of Manchester) 
MSc - Computation (University of Oxford) 
MBA - Business Administration (University of Sheffield) 
BEng - Electronic Engineering (University of Sheffield) 

Research Interests/Areas

  • Digital Competence
  • Electronic Commerce and Internet Marketing
  • Online Social Networks
  • Online Addiction and Other Adverse ICT Impacts
  • Knowledge Management
  • Managing IT-based Innovation Adoption and Diffusion


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