Dr. Samia Chreim received her PhD from HEC-Montréal. She held research and teaching posts abroad, in Quebec and in Alberta, and has been associated with the Telfer School of Management since 2006. She teaches courses on change management, strategic management and qualitative research methods in the areas of Business Management and Health Management.
As with her teaching, Samia combines research expertise in the fields of business management and health care management, with specialization in qualitative research approaches. In both fields, her research focuses on the dynamics of change at different levels, on intra-organizational and inter-organizational collaborations, and leadership.
In the area of business management, she has studied these topics in the contexts of financial institutions, architecture and engineering firms, and oil companies, where she has attended to the notions of roles, identities and collaborations in situations of change and of mergers and acquisitions.
In the area of health care management, she has studied the dynamics of organizational change, integration across organizations, and collaboration among professionals. She has researched how distributed or collective leadership is exercised. Her most recent studies have attended to these notions in the contexts of mental health teams, primary care units, and hospitals.
Samia has received three research awards for her work on the dynamics of organizational change. In addition, two articles she published in 2015 - one in Human Relations and one in BMJ Quality & Safety - were selected among the Top 10 articles in these two journals. Samia is holder of the Ian Telfer Professorship in Organization Studies, and her research has appeared in various FT-50 journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.
|2019-2023||SSHRC||Inter-organizational communities of practice||R||C||PI||$ 98,566|
|2016-2021||Telfer School of Management||Ian Telfer Professorship in Organization Studies||R||I||PI||$ 50,000|
|2015-2018||CIHR||Taking stock of healthcare reforms: A research program on transformative capacity of healthcare systems in Canada||R||C||Co-PI||$ 362,891|
|2014||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||The Role of Peer Support Providers in Inter-Professional Mental Health Care Teams||R||I||PI||$ 6,550|
|2012-2013||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Are They Really Different: The Entrepreneurial Process from the Perspective of Different Generations of Immigrant Entrepreneurs||R||I||PI||$ 11,540|
|2011-2016||Ministry of Research and Innovation||The Use of eTriggers to Systematically Detect and Manage Adverse Events||R||G||Co-PI||$ 1,686,027|
|2011-2012||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Role Construction in Interprofessional Health Care Settings||R||I||PI||$ 2,000|
|2009-2014||SSHRC||The Dynamics of Interprofessional Collaboration: Bridging Between Macro and Micro Levels of Analysis||R||C||PI||$ 140,850|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator