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Research by Professor Izak Benbasat has now been cited more than 40,000 times in academic literature, according to Google Scholar, putting him among UBC’s most highly cited professors.

Benbasat, the Sauder Distinguished Professor of Information Systems, has conducted extensive research into human-computer interactions, and the ongoing relationships consumers and professionals forge with technologies.

He is part of UBC Sauder’s Management Information Systems (MIS) division, which ranks fourth in the world for publications in the two premier journals of the field from 2004 to 2014, according to the IS Rankings. Benbasat ranked first in the world individually over the same period.

Benbasat is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and held the Canada Research Chair in Information Technology Management from 2001 to 2014. He received the LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievements in Information Systems from the Association for Information Systems in 2007, and an INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award in 2009. In 2012, he was named one of Canada’s Research Stars by the Globe and Mail in the business administration category. He has received UBC’s prestigious Killam Prize twice, for research in 1998 and for teaching in 1996.

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