Blaize Horner Reich

  • Professorship, Management Information Systems
  • Professor, Management Information Systems
  • B.A. Economics; M.Sc., Ph.D. (UBC)

    Segal Room: SGL 3315
    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.

    Research Interests

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

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Serrador, P., Gemino, A. C., & Reich, B. H. (2018). Creating a climate for project success. Journal of Modern Project Management, May-Aug, 38-47. http://doi.org/10.19255/JMPM01604

    Gemino, A. C., Reich, B. H., & Sauer, C. (2015). Plans versus People: Comparing Knowledge Management Approaches in IT-Enabled Business Projects. International Journal of Project Management, 33, 299–310. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.04.012

    Pishdad, A., Koronios, A., Reich, B. H., & Geursen, G. (2014). ERP institutionalisation - A quantitative data analysis using the integrative framework of IS theories. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 18(3), 347-369. http://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v18i3.1089

    Reich, B. H., Gemino, A. C., & Sauer, C. (2014). How knowledge management impacts performance in projects: An emprical study. International Journal of Project Management, 32(4), 590–602. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.09.004

    Semeniuk, M. J., Reich, B. H., Liu, L., Sauer, C., Bannerman, P., Cicmil, S., ... Thomas, J. (2013). Developing better theory about project organizations. International Journal of Project Management, 31(7), 938-942. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.07.001

    Jia, R. Q., & Reich, B. H. (2013). IT service climate: Antecedents and IT service quality outcomes: Some initial evidence. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 22(1), 51-69. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2012.10.001

    Reich, B. H., Gemino, A. C., & Sauer, C. (2012). Knowledge management and project-based knowledge in IT projects: A model and preliminary empirical results. International Journal of Project Management, 30(6), 663-674. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2011.12.003

    Jia, R., & Reich, B. H. (2011). IT service climate - an essential managerial tool to improve client satisfaction with IT service quality. Information Systems Management, 28(2), 174-179. http://doi.org/10.1080/10580530.2011.562401

    Gemino, A. C., Sauer, C., & Reich, B. H. (2010). Using classification trees to predict performance in information technology projects. Journal of Decision Systems, 19(2), 201-223. http://doi.org/10.3166/jds.19.201-223

    Reich, B. H., & Sauer, C. (2010). Roles of the external IT project manager. Communications of the ACM, 53(5), 126-130.

    Parent, M. M., & Reich, B. H. (2009). Governing risk: On board IT. California Management Review, 51(3), 134-152.

    Parent, M. M., & Reich, B. H. (2009). Governing information technology risk. California Management Review, 51(3), 134-152. http://doi.org/10.2307/41166497

    Sauer, C., & Reich, B. H. (2009). Rethinking IT project management: Evidence of a new mindset and its implications. International Journal of Project Management, 27(2), 182-193. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.08.003

    Khazanchi, D., & Reich, B. H. (2008). Achieving IT project success through control, measurement, managing expectations and top management support. International Journal of Project Management, 26(7), 699.

    Gemino, A. C., Reich, B. H., & Sauer, C. (2008). A temporal model of information technology project performance. Journal of Management Information Systems, 24(3), 9-44.

    Reich, B. H. (2007). Managing knowledge and learning in IT projects - A conceptual framework and guidelines for practice. Project Management Journal, 38(2), 5-17.

    Sauer, C., Gemino, A. C., & Reich, B. H. (2007). The impact of size and volatility on IT project performance. Communications of the ACM, 50(11), 79-84.

    Chan, Y. E., & Reich, B. H. (2007). IT alignment - What have we learned? Journal of Information Technology, 22, 297-315.

    Sauer, C., & Reich, B. H. (2007). What do we want from a theory of Project Management? A response to Rodney Turner. International Journal of Project Management, 25(1), 1-2.

    Basselier, G., Benbasat, I., & Reich, B. H. (2003). The influence of business managers' IT competence on championing IT. Information Systems Research, 14(4), 317-327.

    Reich, B. H., & Kaarst-Brown, M. L. (2003). Creating social and intellectual capital through IT career transitions. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 12(2), 91-109.

    Basselier, G., Reich, B. H., & Benbasat, I. (2001). Information technology competence of business managers: A definition and research model. Journal of Management Information Systems, 17(4), 159-182.

    Reich, B. H., & Benbasat, I. (2000). Factors that influence the social dimension of alignment between business and information technology objectives. MIS Quarterly, 24(1), 81-111.

    Reich, B. H., & Kaarst-Brown, M. L. (1999). Seeding the line: Understanding the transition from IT to non-IT careers. MIS Quarterly, 23(3), 337-364.

    Reich, B. H., & Benbasat, I. (1996). Measuring the linkage between business and information technology objectives. MIS Quarterly, 20(1), 55-81.

    Reich, B. H., & Benbasat, I. (1990). An empirical investigation of factors influencing the success of customer-oriented strategic systems. Information Systems Research, 1(3), 325-347.

    Jia, R. Q., Reich, B. H., & Pearson, J. M. (2008). IT service climate: An extension to IT service quality research. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9(5), 294-320. http://doi.org/No DOI

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Reich, B. H. (2015). Designing Case Studies in Project Management. In Pasian, B. (Eds.), Designs, Methods & Practices for Research in Project Management. Farnham, United Kingdom: Gower Publishing Ltd..

    Chan, Y. E., & Reich, B. H. (2011). Rethinking business-IT alignment. In Galliers, R. D., & Currie, W. L. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems: Critical Perspectives and New Directions (pp. 346-372). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. http://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199580583.003.0016

    Teaching Related Material

    Reich, B. H. (2011). Planning information systems resources. In Brown, C. V., DeHayes, D. W., Hoffer, J. A., Martin, W. E., & Perkins, W. C. (Eds.), Managing Information Technology (7th Edition). Upper Saddle River, United States: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

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