Rebecca A. Grant

 Rebecca A. Grant
Professor Emerita


BS in Computer Science, Union College; MBA, McGill University; PhD in Information Systems, University of Western Ontario


Dr. Rebecca Grant is an Associate Professor (Emerita) in the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business and Governor of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. She is the author of articles in Information Systems Research, Sloan Management Review and the National Productivity Review, as well as the books Silicon Supervisors and Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age.

Rebecca has worked in both the public and private sectors. Her early career included positions as a programmer with Great West Life Assurance Co. and a systems engineer with IBM Canada. She also consulted as a partnership coordinator and facilitated strategic planning for Etraffic solutions, a Victoria BC e-learning company.

In addition to the University of Victoria, she has taught at McGill University, the University of Cincinnati and the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Grant has also taught in executive programs at UVic and UCLA’s Andersen School. She consults to small and medium businesses in the areas of information systems impact and e-business strategy.

Journal Publications

Hrenyk, J., & Grant, R. A. (2016). An exploration of crowdfunding on Kickstarter Canada. Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, 2(11), 38–58.

Grant, R. A. (2015). United Way of Greater Victoria. Journal of Business Cases and Applications (Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI), 15, 19.

Grant, R. A., & McCutcheon, D. M. (2014). Benevity social ventures, inc: Making a profit and a difference. Online Journal of International Case Analysis (Florida International University), 5(2), 71–92.

Sukow, A. E., & Grant, R. A. (2013). Forecasting and the role of churn in software-as-a-service business models. iBusiness (Special Issue on E-Commerce), 5(No. 1A), 49–57.

Grant, R. A., & McCutcheon, D. M. (2012). Acting like a start-up in a mature industry. International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 10(3), 1–18.

Grant, R. A., & Danziger, J. (2007). A preliminary test of the UTAUT in an e-learning context. E-Business Review, 7, 92–95.

Grant, R., (1992). Work monitored electronically. HR Magazine, 37(5), 81-86.

Grant, R. & Higgins, C. (1991). The impact of computerized performance monitoring on service work: Testing a causal model. Information Systems Research, 2(2), 116-142.

Grant, R., Higgins, C. & Irving, R. (1988). Computerized performance monitors: Are they costing you customers?. Sloan Management Review29(3), 39-45.

Book Chapters

Grant, R. A. (2005). E-traffic solutions: The future of elearning. In Strategic management, competitiveness and globalization – cases (2nd Edition). Scarborough, Ont: Thomson Nelson.

Grant, R. A. (2001). Advanced book exchange: The partnership. In Managing new technology in the global environment, 1st Edition. Burr Ridge Parkway, IL: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Grant, R. A. (2001). Advanced book exchange: The partnership. In Strategic management, competitiveness and globalization, 1st Canadian Edition. Scarborough, Ont: Thomson Nelson.


Bennett, C. & Grant, R. (Eds.). (1999). Visions of privacy: Policy choices in the digital age. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Grant, R. (1990). Silicon supervisors: Computerized monitoring in the service sector. Washington, DC: ICIT Press, International Center for Information Tech­nologies.

Recognition & Awards 


International Advisory Board Community Engagement Award, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria


Excellence in Teaching Award, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria


Best Case Study: " Turning Community into Commerce" , Decision Sciences Institute, Best Case Studies Competition


Victoria Community Leadership Award, Leadership Victoria/University of Victoria


Best Case Study: "Advanced Book Exchange, Inc.: The Partnership", Decision Sciences Institute, Best Case Studies Competition


International Doctoral Dissertation Award, International Center for Information Technologies


  • Impact of Corporate E-Learning, Funded by CRITO, University of California and National Science Foundation (January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2007), awarded January 1, 2003 ($20,000.00), PI Rebecca Grant
  • IT Structuring for E-Commerce Success, Funded by CRITO, University of California (June 1, 1999 - December 31, 2002), awarded June 1, 1999 ($31,000.00), PI Rebecca Grant
  • IBM Faculty Research Fellowship, Funded by IBM USA awarded July 1, 1999 ($28,000.00), PI Rebecca Grant

Current & Upcoming Courses

  • Business and the Internet
  • Information Technology in Organizations
  • Introduction to Information Technology