Genevieve Bassellier

Associate Professor, Information Systems; Vice-Dean, Programs
Genevieve Bassellier
Contact Information
Email address: 
genevieve.bassellier [at]
Alternate email address: 
lijuan.xue2 [at]

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


PhD, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
MSc, HEC Montreal, Canada
BCom, HEC Montreal, Canada

Information Systems

Professor Bassellier joined the Faculty of Management in 2001. While a Ph.D.student at the University of British Columbia, she was Managing Editor of Information Systems Research, and Coordinator for the Bureau for e-business Research at the Faculty of Commerce at UBC. Professor Bassellier was nominated for the 1999 International Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium, Charlotte, North Carolina. She was a visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore in October 2000.

Professor  Bassellier's teaching interests include Information Systems Management, Knowledge Management, and Strategic Management of IT. She teaches these courses in the BCom, MBA, and PhD program.

Her research examines the management of Information Technologies. She explores the dynamics between IT professionals and their business clients, and the role of top management in IT strategic initiatives. She also looks at how organizations can best leverage their intellectual capital through knowledge adoption from online knowledge communities, knowledge integration in geographically dispersed teams, and knowledge requirements in the context of outsourcing. More recently she started working on the role of emotions in technology adoption and on post adoption behaviors. Her work has been published in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and the Journal of Management Information Systems.

Curriculum vitae: 
Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Leadership & Governance
Social Media
Technology & Innovation
Selected publications: 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Cenfetelli, R., and G. Bassellier, “Interpretation of Formative Measurement in IS Research,” MIS Quarterly, 33(4), 2009, 689-707.
Bassellier, G. and I. Benbasat “Business Competence of IT Professionals: Conceptual Development and Influence on IT-Business Partnerships,” MIS Quarterly (28:4), December 2004, 673-694.
Bassellier, G., I. Benbasat, and B.H. Reich “The Influence of Business Managers' IT Competence on Championing IT,” Information Systems Research (14:4), December 2003, 317-336.
Bassellier, G., B.H. Reich, and I. Benbasat. “IT Competence of Business Managers: A Definition and Research Model,” Journal of Management Information Systems (17:4), Spring 2001, 159-182.

Books and Edited Volumes


Chapters in Books


Awards, honours, and fellowships: 




2012: McGill Paper Presentation Grant for travel to CIST/INFORMS, Phoenix, AZ. 

2012-2013: McGill Collaborative Research Development Fund, “Doing Business in the Digital Economy: Leveraging Social Features for Greater Value Creation”, co-applicant with Jui Ramaprasad

2011-2015: Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture,“Gérer quatre défis d’implantation pour maximiser la valeur des technologies de l’information : une approche par les ressources excédentaires,” Subvention de soutien aux équipes de recherche, (Alain Pinsonneault principal investigator)

2010-2013: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2010-2013) “Are teams performing betterwhen using electronic networks of knowledge?” principal investigator with Samer Faraj, coinvestigator

2009-2010: Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, McGill University, “Are teams performing better when using electronic networks of knowledge?” principal and sole investigator

2010-2013: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, “The IT professional as a customer service provider: a goals perspective”, co-investigator, Ron Cenfetelli, UBC, principal investigator

2006-2009: Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, “Exploration du rôle des connaissances et mécanismes d’intégration des connaissances dans les projets en technologies de l’information,” Etablissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs,(principal and sole investigator

2005-2008: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, “Cross-functional knowledge and IT project performance,” principal and sole investigator

2005-2009: Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (2005-2009) “Maximiser la valeur d’affaire des technologies de l’information: un programme de recherche intégré,” Subvention de soutien aux équipes de recherche, (Alain Pinsonneault principal investigator; G. Bassellier, L. Lapointe, W. Oh – McGill University; H. Barki – HEC Montreal; A. Beaudry – Concordia University, M. Mortensen – MIT)

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