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Dr. Bouchaib Bahli

DepartmentInformation Technology Management
EducationMSc, MBA, PhD
Phone416-979-5000 x 552445


Professor Bahli is a full professor of Information Technology with international professional and academic experience. He has held several academic and management positions, including a Dean, an Associate Dean for Strategic Planning, an Associate Dean for Research and Accreditations, Chair of several academic departments, Project manager, and a Systems Analyst. Since 1995, Professor Bahli has been consulting in digital transformation for both private and public organizations.

Professor Bahli’s research expertise and interests are around the strategic management of digital transformation, business services automation, business analytics, risk management of emerging technologies. Professor Bahli believes that academics should conduct research that has an impact beyond academia to include impacts on businesses and society’s common good. Professor Bahli has published in several top international academic journals including Information and Management, Journal of Information Technology, Decision Support Systems OMEGA, the international journal of Management Science, International Journal of Production Research and, Transportation Research Part E. He has been cited and interviewed by several media outlets. His teaching philosophy is rooted in inquiry and experiential-based learning approach.


Teaching Interests:

Capstone on Information Systems Development Projects, Strategic Management of Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Business Analytics, Research Methodology, Quantitative Methods.

Strategic Management of Digital Transformation, Business Services Automation, Business Analytics, Risk Management of Emerging Technologies.

Refereed Journal Articles
Hamdi, A; Saikouk, T; Bahli, B; Anand, A. “Saved By Trust: when extensive supply chain integration becomes detrimental”, Management International, (Forthcoming).
Castro, Marcela, André Barcaui, Bouchaib Bahli, and Ronnie Figueiredo. (2022). Do the Project Manager’s Soft Skills Matter? Impacts of the Project Manager’s Emotional Intelligence, Trustworthiness, and Job Satisfaction on Project Success. Administrative Sciences, 12: 1-16.
Castro, M.S., Bahli, B., Barcaui, A. and Figueiredo, R. (2021), "Does one project success measure fit all? An empirical investigation of Brazilian projects", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 788-80
Yitzhaky, L., & Bahli, B. (2021). Target Setting And Firm Performance: A Review. Journal of Applied Business Research (JABR), 37(3), 81–94.
Lopes, R; El Massioui, F; Bahli, B; Barros, S; Dias, M. "The compelled circumstantial in project management environment: Validation of the scale model", Journal of Modern Project Management, 8, 3, 2021
Lakshmi, V and Bahli, B. "Understanding the Robotization Landscape Transformation: A Centering Resonance Analysis", Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, 5(1), 2020, 59-67
Ahmed Hamdi and Tarik Saikouk and Bouchaib Bahli, (2020) ''Facing supply chain disruptions: enhancers of supply chain resiliency'', Economics Bulletin, Volume 40, Issue 4, pages 2943-2958
Castro, M., Bahli, B., Farias Filho, J., & Barcaui, A. "A contemporary vision of project success criteria", B Journal of Operations & Production Management, 16, 1, 2019, 66-77.
M.A. Edalatpoura , S.M.J. Mirzapour Al-e-hashema, B. Karimia , B. Bahli. "Investigation on a novel sustainable model for waste management in megacities: A case study in Tehran municipality", Sustainable Cities and Society, 36, 2018, 286-301 
Hammami, Ramzi; Frein, Yannick; Bahli, Bouchaib.  "Supply chain design with guaranteed quoted lead time and inventory replenishment: model and insights", International Journal of Production Research, 55, 12, 2017, 3431-3450
Sazvar, Z; Al-elhashem, M; Govindan, K; Bahli, B. "A nomver mathematical model for a multi-period, multi-product, optimal ordering problem considering expiry dates in a FIFO system", Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 93, 2016, 232-261.
Yang, I and Bahli, B. "Interplay of cognition and emotion in IS usage", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 28, 3, 2015, pp. 363 – 376.
Bahli, B and Rivard, S. "Outsourcing Information Technology Services: A Moderated Mediation Analysis", Decision Support Systems, 57, 2013, pp.37-47.
DiTullio, D and Bahli, B. "The impact of Software Process Maturity on Software Project Performance: The Contingent Role of Software Development Risk", Systèmes d’information et Management, 18, 3, 2013.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Nishant, R., Srivastava, S., Bahli, B. "Does virtualization capability maturity influence information systems development performance? Theorizing the non-linear payoffs", Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 2020
Hamdi, A., Bahli, B., & Azadegan, A. (2019). "Enhancing Supply Chain Resiliency: an OIPT perspective", Invited presentation at DSI annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States of America.
Picchi, R and Bahli, B. "The Impact of Habit on In-Vehicle Electronic Technology Acceptance by Brazilian Drivers: An Extension of UTAUT model", Proceedings of the International conference on economics and management of networks (EMNet), Havana, Cuba, 2019
Lima, T., Bahli, B., Barros, S., Kolotelo, J. "An empirical examination of the impact of supply chain risks upon organizational operational performance: an analysis at brazilian industries using a structural equation modeling approach", XIX Simpósio de Pesquisa Operacional & Logística da Marinha, Rio di Janeiro, May 2019
Bahli, Bouchaib. "Towards an Assessment of Cloud E-Health Project Risk : An Empirical Study", 7th International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services, Vienna, Austria, 2018, 59-66
Hamdi, A; Nishant, R; Azadegan, A; Bahli, B. "Enhancing Supply Chain Resiliency: An Organizational Information Processing Perspective", 49th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Nov 17-19, Chicago, USA, 2018.
Roberto Picchi, R; Barros, B; Bahli, B. "The Impact of Habit on In-Vehicle Electronic Technology Acceptance by Brazilian Drivers: An Extension of the UTAUT Model", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks (EMNET), November, 15-17, Havana, Cuba, 2018
Issa, H and Bahli, B. "Understanding the Consequences of Technostress: A Non-Linear Perspective", The 25th European Conference on Information Systems, June 26-28, Portsmouth, UK, 2018.
Hamdi, A., Nishant, R., Azadega, A, Bahli, B. "Are Green Purchasing and supply chain risk practices complementary? An Empirical Analysis", Proceedings of the POMS 29ᵗʰ Annual Conference, Huston, Texas, May 4-7, 2018.
Lakshmi, V and Bahli, B. "An examination of the relationship of ICT penetration and innovation: A cross-country analysis using FSQCA method", 7th GIKA Conference Proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal, June 28-30, 2017.
Issa, H., Lakshmi, V., Nishant, R., Bahli, B. "Understanding the antecedents of different types of technostress: A non-linear approach", 8th Annual Conference of the European Decision Science Institute, May 29-June 1, Granada, Spain, 2017.
Benslimane Y., Yang Z., Bahli B., “Information Security between Standards,Certifications and Technologies: An Empirical Study”, IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Security, December 2016, Pattaya, Thailand, pp.1-5.
Liu, Y., Bahli, B., Borgman, H. "Cross-Cultural Research in Information Systems: An Updated Review since 2005", HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2-7 August 2015
Bahli, B. and Nishant, R “Can Virtualization Maturity Impact Software Development Project Performance: An Empirical Study”, INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, Nov 1-4, 2015.
Younes Benslimane, Zijiang Yang and Bouchaib Bahli, “Key Themes and Topics in Cloud Computing Security: a Systematic Literature Review”, International Conference on Information Science and Security 2015, December 2015, Seoul, South Korea, pp.1-4.
Yang-McCourt, I. and Bahli, B. “Motion and Emotion: An integrative approach of cognition and emotion in IS usage”, Association Internationale de Management Stratégique, Rennes, France, May 26-28, 2014.
Bahli, B., Borgman, H., Heier, H. "The Role of Absorptive Capacity in Information Technology Outsourcing and Innovation Performance: A Moderated Mediation Analysis", the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, USA, Jan 4-7, 2013.
Patel, A., Benslimane, Y., Bahli, B., Yang, Z. “Addressing IT Security in Practice: Key Responsibilities, Competencies and Implications on Related Bodies of Knowledge”, Proceedings of the IEEE on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Hong Kong, December 10-13, 2012.
Heier, H.,  Borgman, H., Bahli, B., “Cloudrise: Exploring Cloud Computing Adoption and Governance”, the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS),  Hawaii, USA, Jan 4-7, 2013.
Bahli, B., “Enabling Innovation in Information Technology Outsourcing: An Empirical Study”, Australasian Conference on information Systems (ACIS), Geelong, Australia, Dec 3-5, 2012.
Borgman, H., Heier, H., Bahli, B. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light: Designing Metrics in Turbulent Environments, the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)", Hawaii, USA, Jan 4-7, 2012. (Nominated for best paper).
Heier, H., Borgman, H., Bahli, B. "Cloudrise: Opportunities and Challenges for IT Governance at the Dawn of Cloud Computing", the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Jan 4-7, Hawaii, USA, 2012.
Book Chapters
Figueiredo R and Bahli, B. (2021) Service Business Growth: “A Spinner Innovation Model Approach", In: Technological Innovation and International Competitiveness for Business Growth, Springer.
Figueiredo R., Quelhas O.L.G., Bahli B. (2019). "Sustainability and Innovation in the Value Chain: An Analysis of a Case Study", In: Peris-Ortiz M., Ferreira J., Merigó Lindahl J. (eds) Knowledge, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations. Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management, Springer.
Bahli B., Rivard S. (2017). "The Information Technology Outsourcing Risk: A Transaction Cost and Agency Theory-Based Perspective", In: Willcocks L., Lacity M., Sauer C. (eds) Outsourcing and Offshoring Business Services, Palgrave Macmillan.
Bahli, B and Rivard, S., (2008). "Information Technology Outsourcing Risk: A Resource-Based Perspective in Advances in Information Systems Outsourcing", Sharpe Publications.


Course Code Course Title
ITM 707 Strategy, Management and Acquisition of Information Systems
ITM 900 Capstone Project


Course Code Course Title
MB 8014 Innovation and Technology Management

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o   Computing Society

o   Decision Analysis Society

o   Academy of Management

o   Strategic Management Association