Blaize Reich

RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation
B.A. Economics; M.Sc., Ph.D. (UBC)

Segal Room: SGL 3323
Segal Phone: 778.782.3574

Email Address: breich@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

Professor Blaize Horner Reich came to academia after 15 years as an information technology (IT) professional and consultant to industry in both Canada and Asia. She was Dean of the Beedie School of Business at SFU from 2014 to 2015 and holds the title RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation. Reich and her research group  have been awarded several national Social Science and Humanities Research Council grants to explore ways to improve the success of IT-enabled business projects. She collaborates with colleagues on topics in mobile technology, IT service quality, and IT governance and risk management. Dr. Reich is the Advisory Board Chair for RADIUS, the Beedie School social innovation initative, and is the founding academic leader and national advisory board member of the Business Technology Management program, an initiative of the Information and Technology Association of Canada (www.itac.ca)
Dr. Reich currently serves on two corporate boards (BCAA and Central 1), two association boards (New Ventures BC Society and Project Management Institute Academic Advisory Group) and the Vancouver Opera Association board.
Reich's interest in innovation and entrepreneurship extends to investing in technology companies started by friends and Canadians on Kickstarter but she is still waiting for her first big windfall.

Specialization and Research Interests

Improving IT Project Performance, Board level Governance of IT, Aligning Business and Information Technology, Strategic Information Systems.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Andrew C. Gemino; Blaize H. Reich; Chris Sauer

Plans versus People: Comparing Knowledge Management Approaches in IT-Enabled Business Projects

2015 | International Journal of Project Management. 33: 299–310

Azadeh Pishdad; Andy Koronios; Blaize H. Reich; Gus Geursen

ERP institutionalisation - A quantitative data analysis using the integrative framework of IS theories

2014 | Australasian Journal of Information Systems. 18(3): 347-369

Blaize H. Reich; Andrew C. Gemino; Chris Sauer

How knowledge management impacts performance in projects: An emprical study

2014 | International Journal of Project Management. 32(4): 590–602

Monica J. Semeniuk; Blaize H. Reich; Li Liu; Chris Sauer; Paul Bannerman; Svetlana Cicmil; Terry Cooke-Davies; Andrew C. Gemino; Brian Hobbs; Harvey Maylor; Carla Messikomer; Beverly Pasian; Janice Thomas

Developing better theory about project organizations

2013 | International Journal of Project Management. 31(7): 938-942

Ronnie Q. Jia; Blaize H. Reich

IT service climate: Antecedents and IT service quality outcomes: Some initial evidence

2013 | Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 22(1): 51-69

Blaize H. Reich; Andrew C. Gemino; Chris Sauer

Knowledge management and project-based knowledge in IT projects: A model and preliminary empirical results

2012 | International Journal of Project Management. 30(6): 663-674

Ronnie Jia; Blaize H. Reich

IT service climate - an essential managerial tool to improve client satisfaction with IT service quality

2011 | Information Systems Management. 28(2): 174-179

Andrew C. Gemino; Chris Sauer; Blaize H. Reich

Using classification trees to predict performance in information technology projects

2010 | Journal of Decision Systems. 19(2): 201-223

Blaize H. Reich; Chris Sauer

Roles of the external IT project manager

2010 | Communications of the ACM. 53(5): 126-130

Michael M. Parent; Blaize H. Reich

Governing risk: On board IT

2009 | California Management Review. 51(3): 134-152

Michael M. Parent; Blaize H. Reich

Governing information technology risk

2009 | California Management Review. 51(3): 134-152

Chris Sauer; Blaize H. Reich

Rethinking IT project management: Evidence of a new mindset and its implications

2009 | International Journal of Project Management. 27(2): 182-193

Andrew C. Gemino; Blaize H. Reich; Chris Sauer

A temporal model of information technology project performance

2008 | Journal of Management Information Systems. 24(3): 9-44

Deepak Khazanchi; Blaize H. Reich

Achieving IT project success through control, measurement, managing expectations and top management support

2008 | International Journal of Project Management. 26(7): 699

Blaize H. Reich

Managing knowledge and learning in IT projects - A conceptual framework and guidelines for practice

2007 | Project Management Journal. 38(2): 5-17

Chris Sauer; Andrew C. Gemino; Blaize H. Reich

The impact of size and volatility on IT project performance

2007 | Communications of the ACM. 50(11): 79-84

Yolande E. Chan; Blaize H. Reich

IT alignment - What have we learned?

2007 | Journal of Information Technology. 22: 297-315

Chris Sauer; Blaize H. Reich

What do we want from a theory of Project Management? A response to Rodney Turner

2007 | International Journal of Project Management. 25(1): 1-2

Geneviève Basselier; Izak Benbasat; Blaize H. Reich

The influence of business managers' IT competence on championing IT

2003 | Information Systems Research. 14(4): 317-327

Blaize H. Reich; Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown

Creating social and intellectual capital through IT career transitions

2003 | Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 12(2): 91-109

Geneviève Basselier; Blaize H. Reich; Izak Benbasat

Information technology competence of business managers: A definition and research model

2001 | Journal of Management Information Systems. 17(4): 159-182

Blaize H. Reich; Izak Benbasat

Factors that influence the social dimension of alignment between business and information technology objectives

2000 | MIS Quarterly. 24(1): 81-111

Blaize H. Reich; Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown

Seeding the line: Understanding the transition from IT to non-IT careers

1999 | MIS Quarterly. 23(3): 337-364

Blaize H. Reich; Izak Benbasat

Measuring the linkage between business and information technology objectives

1996 | MIS Quarterly. 20(1): 55-81

Blaize H. Reich; Izak Benbasat

An empirical investigation of factors influencing the success of customer-oriented strategic systems

1990 | Information Systems Research. 1(3): 325-347

Ronnie Q. Jia; Blaize H. Reich; J. M. Pearson

IT service climate: An extension to IT service quality research

2008 | Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 9(5): 294-320

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Blaize H. Reich; B. Pasian

Designing Case Studies in Project Management

2015 | Designs, Methods & Practices for Research in Project Management.

Yolande E. Chan; Robert D. Galliers; Blaize H. Reich; Wendy L. Currie

Rethinking business-IT alignment

2011 | Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems: Critical Perspectives and New Directions. Chapter 13: 346-372

Teaching Related Material

Blaize H. Reich; Carol V. Brown; Daniel W. DeHayes; Jeffrey A. Hoffer; Wainright E. Martin; William C. Perkins

Planning information systems resources

2011 | Book Chapter, Textbook - Revised | Managing Information Technology (7th Edition). Chapter 12:

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