Biographical NoteChun Wei Choo is Professor of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. He has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK) (where he was at Christ's College), and a Master's degree in Information Systems from the London School of Economics. His main research interests are information management, information seeking, environmental scanning, organizational learning, and the management of information technology.
Chun Wei has the privilege of supervising and learning from PhD students in areas such as organizational use of Web information systems, knowledge discovery in Web use databases, information behaviour of healthcare providers, health information seeking on the Web, a knowledge-based view of the firm, the public library as knowing organization, customer knowledge management, and group information culture in the use of collaborative information systems.
Chun Wei has authored and edited several books: The Knowing Organization (2nd ed, 2006, Oxford University Press); The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge (co-edited with Nick Bontis, 2002, Oxford University Press); Web Work: Information Seeking and Knowledge Work on the WWW (co-authored with Brian Detlor and Don Turnbull, 2000, Kluwer); Information Management for the Intelligent Organization (3rd ed, 2002, Information Today Inc); and Managing Information for the Competitive Edge (co-edited with Ethel Auster, 1996, Neal-Schuman).
Chun Wei's articles and papers have appeared in the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Financial Times of London, First Monday, Information Processing and Management, Information Research, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Documentation, Journal of Information Science, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Journal of Knowledge Management, Library and Information Science Research, Library Management, Management Decision, National Post of Canada, Sloan Management Review, Tijdschrift Management & Informatie, and Wirtschafts Woche. Chun Wei's articles and books have been translated and published in Dutch, French, German, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
Chun Wei has worked on research projects with a number of organizations, including Bell Canada, Canadian Human Resource Planners, Clarica, Enbridge, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Human Resource Development Canada, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Ontario Legislative Assembly, Ontario Power Generation, and Royal Bank Canada Capital Markets.
Before moving to Canada, Chun Wei was Director of Planning at the National Computer Board (now Infocomm Development Authority) of Singapore, and Manager, Research Planning of the Board's Information Technology Institute (now Institute for Infocomm Research). Earlier, he was Head Office Systems Group and Head Research Department in the Ministry of Defence.
Dr. Chun Wei Choo
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
140, St. George St
Canada M5S 3G6
Tel: (416) 978 5266
Fax: (416) 971 1399