Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

35. Shumate, M., Dougherty, S., Miles, J., Boyer, A., Gibson, Z., Wang, R., & Cooper, K. (Accepted). Network Effectiveness in Context. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

34. Wang R., & Shin, J. (In press) Determinants of Alliance Formation and Dissolution Among International Health Organizations: The Influence of Homophily and Institutional Power in Affinity Communication Networks. Management Communication Quarterly.

33. Wang, R., Zhou, A., & Kinneer, T. D. (In press). Moral Framing and Issue-Based Framing of #StopAsianHate Campaigns on Twitter. China Journal of Communication.

32. Wilczewski, M., Wang, R., Du, J., Søderberg, A., Giuri, P., Mughan, T., Puffer, S., & Jacob, M. (In press). Cultural novelty and international students’ experience: A five-country study. Higher Education.

31. Zhang, W., Wang, R., & Liu, H. (2023). Moral expressions, sources, and frames: Examining COVID-19 vaccination posts by Facebook public pages. Computers in human behavior138, 107479.

30. Wang, R., Li, L., & Fulk, J. (In press). Networking the Commons: Creative Commons Project Creators’ Funding Patterns in Crowdfunding. Online Information Review.

29. Park, S. & Wang, R. (2022). Assessing the Capability of Government Information Intervention and Socio-economic Factors of Information Sharing during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Country Study using Big Data Analytics. Behavioral Sciences,12(6), 190-202.

28. Wang, R. & O’Connor A. (2022). Can Corporate–Nonprofit Partnerships Buffer Socially Irresponsible Corporations From Stakeholder Backlash? Corporate Communications: an International Journal. Online First,

27. Cooper, K. & Wang, R. (In press). From Reactionary to Revelatory: CSR Reporting in Response to the Global Refugee Crisis. Business & Society.

26. Wang, R. & Chen, B. (2022). A Configurational Approach to Attracting Participation in Crowdsourcing Social Innovation: The Case of Openideo. Management Communication Quarterly. Online First.

25. Wang, R. (2022) Team Diversity and Team Success in Collaborative Crowdsourcing. Communication Studies. 73(2),

24. Wang, R. & Cooper, K. (2022) Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Social Issues: (Non)Institutionalized Practices in Response to the Global Refugee Crisis. Journal of Communication Management.

23. Wang, R. & Liu, W (2021). Different Pathways to Identify Moral Framing from Media Content. Communication Monographs, 88(3), 380-388.

22. Wang, R. & Liu, W. (2021) Moral Framing and Information Virality in Social Movements: A Case Study of #HongKongPoliceBrutality. Communication Monographs, 88(3), 350-370

21. Wang, R. & Zhou, A. (2021). Hashtag Activism and Connective Action: A Case Study of #HongKongPoliceBrutality. Telematics and Informatics. 61,

20. Wang, R. & Lewis, N. (2021). How Do Moral Values and Crisis Response Strategies Influence Individuals’ Evaluations and Support of Sports Organizations Post-Crisis. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 98(3),

19. Wang, R. (2022). Organizational Commitment in the Nonprofit Sector and the Underlying Impact of Stakeholders and Organizational Support. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 33, 538-549

18. Wang, R. (2021). Understanding Online Equity Funding Ecology: A Comparison of the Greater Los Angeles Area and Silicon Valley. Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology. 55, 1071-1090. 51(4),

17. Boyer, A., Cooper, K., Dougherty, S., Wang, R., & Shumate, M. (2021). Predicting Community Adoption of Collective Impact in the United States: A National Scan. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Online First.

16. Wang, R. & Yang, A. (2020). The Structure and Evolution of the International Human Rights Network: Unpacking the Influences of Countries’ Contextual Factors and Network Configurations. International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations, 46(6), 922-952

15. AbouAssi, K., Wang, R., & Huang, K. (2021). Snuggling Together or Exploring Options? A Multilevel Analysis of Nonprofit Partnership Formation and Evolution in an Unstable Institutional Context. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 50(1), 143–164

14. Yang, A., Liu, W., & Wang, R. (2020). Cross-sector alliances in the global refugee crisis: An institutional theory approach. Business Ethics: A European Review. 29(3), 646-660

13. Wang, R. (2020) Marginality and Team Building in Collaborative Crowdsourcing. Online Information Review, 44(4), 827-846

12. Wang, R., Bar, F., & Hong, Y. (2020) Mapping Information Communication Technology Aid Flows from China to African Countries: A Communication Network Perspective. International Journal of Communication, 14, 1-25

11. Du, J. & Wang, R. (2019). Knowledge transfer and boundary conditions: A study of SEMs in business incubation centers in China. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 22(1), 31-57

10. Wang, R. (2019). Motivation, Governance, Efficacy and Contribution: A Social Practice Model of Commons-Based Peer Production. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations. 20(3), 245-264

9. Wang, R. & Chu, K. H. (2019). Networked Publics and the Organizing of Collective Action on Twitter: Examining the #Freebassel campaign. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 25(3), 393-408

8. Yang, A., Wang, R., & Wang, J. (2017). Green public diplomacy and global governance: The evolution of the U.S-China climate collaboration network, 2008-2014. Public Relations Review, 43(5), 1048-1061

7. Wang, R., Liu, W., & Gao, S. (2016) Hashtag and information virality in networked social movement: Examining hashtag co-occurrence patterns. Online Information Review. 40(7), 850-866 [lead article]

6. Wang, R. & Cheliotis, G. (2016). Institutional and Entrepreneurial Engagement in Commons-Based Peer Production. International Journal of Communication, 10, 4258-4279.

5. Riley, P., Wang, R., Wang, Y. & Feng, L. (2016). Global warming: Chinese narrative of the future. Global Media and China, 1(1), 12-31. doi:10.1177/2059436416654770. Lead article in the Inaugural Special Issue of the Journal: Media Narratives of China’s Future

4. Wang, R., Tanjasiri, S. P., Palmer, P., & Valente, T. V. (2016). Network Structure, Multiplexity, and Evolution as Influences on Community-Based Participatory Interventions. Journal of Community Psychology. 44(6), 781–798.

3. Yang, A., & Wang, R. (2016). The value of freedom of expression and information on countries’ human rights performance: A cross-national longitudinal study. Mass Communication and Society. 19(3), 352-376.

2. Wang, R. (2015). A network perspective of social capital: Linking information and communication technology use to capability and development. Information Technologies & International Development (ITID). 11(2), 19-34. [In a study by noted ICT4D scholar Richard Heeks, ITID has been ranked as the top ICT4D specialty journal for strongest research impact.]

1. Zhang, W. & Wang, R. (2010). Interest-oriented vs. relationship-oriented social network sites in China, First Monday, 15(8), Available at doi: 10.5210/fm.v15i8.2836

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

4. O’Connor, A., Shumate, M., & Wang, R. (2019). Exploring Stakeholders’ Assessments of Organizational Identity and Identification in the Context of CSR Partnerships. Proceedings of the 5th CSR Communication Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 18-20 September 2019.

3. Horvat, E., Wachs, J., Wang, R., & Hannák, A. (2018). The Role of Novelty in Securing Investors for Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns. Proceedings of the sixth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP)

2. Wang, R. & Bar, F. (2015). Evaluating open development: A cross-national study. Proceedings of ICTD 2015. ACM

1. Calandro, E. & Wang, R. (2012). Predictors of mobile Internet usage in 10 African countries. Proceedings of the 19th International Telecommunication Society (ITS) Biennial Conference 2012, Moving Forward with Future Technologies: Opening a Platform for All, Bangkok, Thailand.

Other Publications

4. Wang, R. (Forthcoming). Alliances for Outcome Evaluation and Theory of Change to Generate Impact. In G. Plaisance & A. Goujon-Belghit (Eds). Non-profit Governance: Twelve Frameworks for Organizations and Research. Routledge.

3. Shumate, M., Dougherty, S., Miles, J. P., Boyer, A. M., Wang, R., Gibson, Z., & Cooper, K. (2021) Network Effectiveness in Context. Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. IPR Working Paper Series. WP-21-35.

2. Wang, R., Cooper, K., & Shumate, M. (2020). The community system solutions framework. Winter Issue in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter Issue.

Read the Chinese version here:

1. Wang, R. (2015). Engaging the government for environmental collective action in rural China: In search of ICT’s political implication. Chapter 4 in Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement. W. Chen & S, Reese (eds). pp. 77-96, Routledge: New York.

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