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Professor Emeritus Izak Benbasat recognized as world's third most impactful MIS scholar

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Posted 2020-06-15
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Izak Benbasat, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Sauder Distinguished Professor of Information Systems Emeritus, has been ranked third in the world among management information systems (MIS) scholars in 2020 based on h-index rankings. 

The h-index is a widely accepted measure that is used to quantify a scholar’s research output and impact. The h-index is intended to measure simultaneously the quality and sustainability of scientific output, as well as, to some extent, the diversity of scientific research. The h-index for management information systems scholars was compiled and released in May 2020 by University of Arizona's Eller College of Management.

“I would like to thank the many researchers whom I’ve collaborated with over the years, especially my UBC Sauder colleagues including current and former doctoral students, for their valuable contributions to this extensive body of published work,” says Benbasat.

Professor Benbasat also thanks the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canada Research Chairs Program, the UBC Hampton Fund, and the UBC Sauder School of Business Dean's Office for supporting his research.

Professor Benbasat’s research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction, managerial support systems, and social networks. He was formerly CANFOR Professor of Information Systems (1990-2000), and Canada Research Chair in Information Technology Management (2001-2014). He was awarded the UBC Killam Teaching Prize (1996), UBC Killam Research Prize (1998), and the Sauder Senior Research Excellence Prize twice (2003, 2015).