- DMS 6145
- 613-562-5800 x 4780
- Health Management
- Healthcare Management
- Institutional and Organizational Change
- Organizational Identity and Discourse
- Health Management
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.
Publications during the last 7 years
Chapters in Books
Richard, N., Chreim, S., Bourgeault, I.L. and Angus, D.E. Chronically Ill Patients' Experience of Illness and Healing Relationships in Integrative Medicine. In Carter, K.R. and Murphy, G.E.. Alternative Medicine: Practices, Health Benefits, and Controversies. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science, 2012.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Huq, J.L., Reay, T. and Chreim, S. 2017. Protecting the paradox of inter-professional collaboration. Organization Studies, 38(3-4): 513-538.
Bucher, S., Chreim, S., Langley, A. and Reay, T. 2016. Contestation about Collaboration: Discursive Boundary Work among Professions . Organization Studies, 37(4): 497-522.
Chreim, S. and MacNaughton, K. 2016. Distributed Leadership in Health Care Teams: Constellation Role Distribution and Leadership Practices. Health Care Management Review, 41(3): 200-212.
Mitchell, A., Madill, J.J. and Chreim, S. 2016. Social enterprise dualities: implications for social marketing. Journal of Social Marketing, 6(2): 169-192.
Hewitt, T., Chreim, S. and Forster, A. 2016. Double checking - a second look. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 22(2): 267-274.
Asad, S. and Chreim, S. 2016. Peer support providers' role experiences on interprofessional mental health care teams: A qualitative study. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(7): 767-774.
Hewitt, T., Chreim, S. and Forster, A. 2016. Incident reporting: a comparative study of two hospital divisions. Archives of Public Health.
Chreim, S. 2015. The (Non)distribution of Leadership Roles: Considering Leadership Practices and Configuration . Human Relations, 68(4): 517-543.
Hewitt, T. and Chreim, S. 2015. Fix and Forget or Repair and Report: Tensions at the Front Line of Incident Reporting in Patient Safety. BMJ Quality and Safety, 24: 303-310.
Mitchell, A., Madill, J.J. and Chreim, S. 2015. Marketing and social enterprises: implications for social marketing. Journal of Social Marketing, 5(4): 285-306.
Ensign, P.C., Lin, C.D., Chreim, S. and Persaud, A. 2014. Proximity, Knowledge Transfer, and Innovation in Technology-Based Mergers and Acquisitions. International Journal of Technology Management, 66(1): 1-31.
Hewitt, T., Chreim, S. and Forster, A. 2014. Socio-cultural factors influencing incident reporting among physicians and nurses: Understanding frames underlying self and peer reporting practices. Journal of Patient Safety.
Deshpande, S., Chreim, S., Bello, R. and Evashkevich, T. 2013. An Exploration of Seniors' Relationships with Pharmaceutical Brands: An application of 'arranged marriage' metaphor framework. International Journal of Phamaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 7(2): 142-159.
Reay, T., Chreim, S., Golden-Biddle, K., Goodrick, E., Williams, B.E., Casebeer, A., Pablo, A. and Hinings, C.R. 2013. Transforming New Ideas into Practice: An Activity Based Perspective on the Institutionalization of Practices. Journal of Management Studies, 50(6): 963-990.
Stahl, G.K., Angwin, D.N., Very, P., Gomes, E., Weber, Y., Tarba, S.Y., Nooderhaven, N.G., Benyamini, H., Bouckenooghe, D. and Chreim, S. 2013. Sociocultural integration in mergers and acquisitions: Unresolved paradoxes and directions for future research. Thunderbird International Business Review, 55(4): 333-356.
Chreim, S., Langley, A., Comeau-Vallée, M., Huq, J.L. and Reay, T. 2013. Leadership as boundary work in health care teams. Leadership, 9(2): 201-228.
MacNaughton, K., Chreim, S. and Bourgeault, I.L. 2013. Role construction and boundaries in interprofessional primary health care teams: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 13: 486.
Chreim, S. and Tafaghod, M. 2012. Contradiction and Sensemaking in Acquisition Integration. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48(1): 5-32.
Chreim, S., Williams, B.E. and Coller, K. 2012. Radical change in healthcare organization: Mapping transition between templates, enabling factors, and implementation processes. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 26(2): 215-236.
Chreim, S., Williams, B.E., Janz, L. and Dastmalchian, A. 2010. Change Agency in a Primary Health Care Context. Health Care Management Review, 35(2): 187-199.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2016-2021||Telfer School of Management||Telfer Professorship in Health Organization Studies||R||I||PI||$ 10,000|
|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