RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation
B.A. Economics; M.Sc., Ph.D. (UBC)
Segal Phone: 778-782-7664
Segal Office: Segal 3315
Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Reich
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. Today, she holds the title RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation in the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. Reich and her research group PMPerspectives (www.PMPerspectives.org) have been awarded several national Social Science and Humanities Research Council grants to investigate how knowledge management practices can improve IT project success. She also collaborates with colleagues on topics in mobile technology, IT service quality, and IT governance and risk management. Dr. Reich is the national academic lead for the Business Technology Management program, an initiative of the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (www.ccict.ca).
Dr. Reich serves on corporate boards and on two professional association boards – the CIO Association of Canada (www.ciocan.ca), and the Information and Communications Technology Sector Council (www.ictc-ctic.ca). Reich's interest in IT extends to investing in technology companies started by friends and former students but she still waiting for her first big windfall.
Specialization and Research Interests
Improving IT Project Performance, Aligning Business and Information Technology, Developing IT Competence in Line Managers, Managing the Information Technology Function, Strategic Information Systems.
Parent, M. and Reich, B.H. "Governing Information Technology Risk", California Management Review, 51:3, Spring 2009, pp. 133-152.
Reich, B.H. "Managing Knowledge and Learning in IT Projects - A Conceptual Framework and Guidelines for Practice", Project Management Journal, 38:2, June 2007, pp. 5-17. (awarded Best Paper of 2007 by PMJ).
Jai, R.Q., Reich, B.H., and Pearson, J.M. "IT Service Climate: An Extension to IT Service Quality Research", Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 9:5, May 2008, pp. 294-320. http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol9/iss5/13
Gemino, A., Reich, B.H., and Sauer, C. "A Temporal Model of Information Technology Project Performance", Journal of Management Information Systems, 24:3, Winter 2008, pp. 9-44. (lead article).
Sauer, C., Gemino, A., and Reich, B.H. "The Impact of Size and Volatility on IT Project Performance", Communications of the ACM, 50:11, Nov. 2007, pp. 79-84.
Chan, Y., and Reich, B.H. "IT Alignment - What Have We Learned?", Journal of Information Technology, 22, Sept. 2007, pp. 297-315. (lead article).
Basselier, G., Benbasat, I., and Reich, B.H. "The Influence of Business Managers' IT Competence on Championing IT", Information Systems Research, 14:4, Dec. 2003, pp. 317-327.
Reich, B.H., and Benbasat, I. "Factors that Influence the Social Dimension of Alignment between Business and Information Technology Objectives", MIS Quarterly, 24:1, March 2000, pp. 81-111.
Reich, B.H., and Kaarst-Brown, M.L. "Seeding the Line: Understanding the Transition from IT to non-IT Careers", MIS Quarterly, 23:3, Sept. 1999, pp. 337-364.
Reich, B.H., and Benbasat, I. "Measuring the Linkage between Business and Information Technology Objectives", MIS Quarterly, 20:1, March 1996, pp. 55-81.
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