Alex Yap

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Koury Business Center 336
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5590

Brief Biography

Alexander Y. Yap is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Elon University, North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) funded on a full scholarship courtesy of the Danish government, an MBA in International Management from Exeter University (UK) funded on a full scholarship by the British Council, and a Masters in Development Economics from Williams College (USA) funded on a full scholarship by the US government. He won the prestigious ‘International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Best Paper Award’ in Helsinki, Finland. His research papers have been published in the Journal of Global Information Management, the Journal of E-Commerce Research, Journal of Electronic Markets, and the Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, to name a few. He recently published a peer-reviewed scholarly book entitled “Information Systems for Global Financial Markets”. He has also published in prestigious Information Systems conferences, which include the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Institute for Operational Research and Information Science (INFORMS), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


Doctor of Philosophy (Management Information System)

Department of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark 


Masters of Business Administration (International Management)

Center for Management Studies, Exeter University, Exeter,  England (UK)


Master of Arts (Development Economics)

Center for Development Economics

(Under Harvard University's Mason Program)

Williams College, Massachusetts, United States


Bachelor of Arts - Economics

School of Economics

University of the Philippines, Diliman

Leadership Positions


SAP University Alliance Faculty Coordinator for Elon University

Management Information Systems Faculty Course Coordinator



Professional Activities

Editorial Board member,  International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA)

Member, Association of Information Systems (AIS)

Member,  Institute for Operational Research and Information Science (INFORMS)


One among 12 faculty members chosen for the Elon President's Report for 2012-2013 - see web link below

Awarded the Elon Service Learning Faculty Scholar

International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Best Paper Award   (Highly Prestigious International Award for Information Systems Faculty, competed with Professors from MIT , Wharton, and Harvard for this award) - see weblink below

Graduated with Distinction at the Top of the MBA International Management Class, Exeter University,  Exeter, England

Awarded Highest Distinction and Best Dissertation Paper, Masters of Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA


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