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LIM Shi Ying

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. (Information Systems, The University of Texas at Austin)
  • M.P.H. (Health Management, Yale University)
  • B.A. (Molecular & Cell Biology: Immunology, 2nd Major: Economics, University of California, Berkeley)

Dr. Lim Shi Ying is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at the National University of Singapore. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. She has a B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology (Immunology and Economics) from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.P.H. in Health Management from Yale University. Before joining academia, Dr. Lim has worked extensively with start-ups, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies in the United States, Singapore and Japan, and the World Health Organization. She continues to engage in industry collaborations in projects related to healthcare, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Lim’s research focuses on digital entrepreneurship (particularly nascent digital start-ups, digital platforms) and healthcare IT. She examines the use of design and technology in creative problem solving amidst constraints and uncertainty. Her research has been nominated best papers at leading academic conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Her work has also been published in top-ranked international journals, such as the Journal of Management Information Systems and Management Science. Dr. Lim has won multiple teaching awards and has taught undergraduate and post-graduate students in the NUS School of Computing, the University of Texas at Austin, and Yale University.


  • Entrepreneurial Strategy and Product Design

  • Digital Ecosystems and Platforms

  • Health Information Technology Design

  • Digital Transformation

  • Creative Problem Solving and Innovation


Exploring the Evolution of Entrepreneurs' Ideas in Nascent Ventures

Nascent ventures often change their initial ideas due to uncertain market conditions and limited resources. This project aims to understand how digital artifacts influence entrepreneurs' strategic reorientations and their effects on venture performance.




  • Chan, T.H., & Lim, S.Y. The Emergence of Novel Product Uses: An Investigation of Exaptations in Ikea Hacks. Management Science, accepted.
  • Lim, S. Y., & Tan, C.H. (2020). Resourcing for Large-Scale Mobilization: A Lesson from Singapore's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Information Systems, 2020
  • Tan Erciyes, B., Lim, S. Y., Um, S., & Anderson, E. (2020). Do Frequent Platform Versions Benefit Platform Developers and Owners? Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Information Systems, 2020
  • Han, S., & Lim, S. Y. (2020). Early-stage resource acquisition processes in a digital healthcare venture. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Information Systems, 2020
  • Chan, T. H., & Lim, S. Y. (2020). Understanding Generativity in Use: Triggers, and Search Paths in IKEA User Hacks. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Information Systems, 2020
  • Taani, I., Faik, I., Lim, S. Y., & Tu, T. M. (2020). The temporal dimension of copresence in medical practice: the case of telestroke. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 20603). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.
  • Tanriverdi, H., Lim, S. Y. 2017. How to Survive and Thrive in Complex, Hypercompetitive, and Disruptive ecosystems? The Roles of IS-enabled Capabilities. Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS, Seoul, Korea.-Nominated Best Theory Development Paper
  • Jarvenpaa, S. L., Cantu, C., & Lim, S. Y. 2017. Trust in virtual online environments.The Wiley Blackwell handbook of the psychology of the internet at work, 103-130.
  • Anderson, E., Lim, S. Y., Joglekar, N. 2017, January. Are More Frequent Releases Always Better? Dynamics of Pivoting, Scaling, and the Minimum Viable Product. Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.- Nominated Best Paper
  • Lim, S. Y., & Anderson, E. G. 2016, January. Institutional Barriers Against Innovation Diffusion: From the Perspective of Digital Health Startups. In 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS, 2016, pp. 3328-3337. IEEE.
  • Lim, S. Y., Jarvenpaa, S. L., & Lanham, H. J. 2015. Barriers to Interorganizational knowledge transfer in post-hospital care transitions: review and directions for information systems research.Journal of Management Information Systems,323, 48-74.
  • Lim, S. Y., Jarvenpaa, S. L., & Lanham, H. J. 2015, January. Review of Research on Knowledge Transfer in Care Transitions: Trust-Enhancing Principles for Information Systems Design. InSystem Sciences HICSS, 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference onpp. 3148-3157. IEEE.-Nominated Best Paper



IT-enabled Healthcare Solutioning
Qualitative Methods for IS Research