Mari W Buche

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Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,

School of Business and Economics

  • PhD in Business Administration/Management Information Systems, University of Kansas
  • MAIS, Masters in Accounting and Information Systems, University of Kansas
  • BA in Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens

Biography

Since joining the School of Business and Economics in 2003, Mari Buche has immersed herself in campus and community life, including actively participating in community service through the Houghton Rotary Club (president 2007-08). She has served as advisor to various student organizations, such as the Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society in business, and Alpha Gamma Delta. She was elected to serve on the Provost Search Committee (2009) and was SBE Senate Alternate for 3 years. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Mari supports Michigan Tech’s athletes by loudly cheering on the Huskies at hockey, basketball, football, and volleyball. Two of her fondest achievements are being recognized as a finalist for the Michigan Tech 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award and receiving the School of Business and Economics 2005 Wells Fargo Teaching Award.

Research Focus

What does it mean to be titled “systems analyst”, when you were hired as a “programmer”? And, if you do not make the transition to “systems analyst”, what will you inadvertently do to your career? These questions motivate Dr. Buche’s research—to investigate the radical impact of changes in technology and information systems on the professionals intimately involved in developing, implementing, and supporting those systems.

Dr. Buche and other MIS researchers are also working to provide recommendations to improve the gender balance in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Teaching Interests

  • Information Systems/Technology Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Software Engineering

Research Interests

  • Impact of IS/IT change on end users
  • Management of IS/IT workers
  • Computer Anxiety and Computer Self-Efficacy
  • Mentoring using Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Various de facto Standards (i.e. Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITIL)

Recent Publications

  • Buche, M. W., Davis, L. R., Vician, C. (2009). Technology Acceptance and Performance with Online Quizzes in An Introductory Accounting Course: Preliminary Results Proceedings of the 2009 American Accounting Association Midwest Region Meeting.
  • Buche, M. W., Vician, C. (2008). Nemati, H. (Ed.), Unified information security management plans, (pp. 340-349). Hershey, PA: Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (IGI Global).
  • Buche, M. W. (2008). Buche, M. W. (Ed.), "Development of Trust in Electronic Mentoring Relationships," (1st ed., vol. 5, pp. 35-50). International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations.
  • Gibson, M., Buche, M. W., Waite, J. (2008). "Technology Support for the Classroom: Technology Alternatives to the Traditional Classroom," (1st ed., vol. 17, pp. 55-74). Journal of International Technology and Information Management.
  • Buche, M. W. (2008). Buche, M. W. (Ed.), Influence of Gender on IT Professional Identity: Outcomes from PLS Study Charlottesville, VA: SIG Computer Personnel Research.
  • Buche, M. W., Reeder, F. (2007). Comparison of Computer Anxiety Between Students Attending Community Colleges and Traditional Universities in the United States Phoenix, AZ: Decision Sciences Institute 38th Annual Conference.
  • Buche, M. W., Davis, L. R., Vician, C. (2007). "A longitudinal investigation of the effects of computer anxiety on performance in a computing-intensive learning environment," (4th ed., vol. 18, pp. 415-423). Journal of Information Systems Education.
  • Buche, M. W., Scillitoe, J. L. (2007). Havelka, D. (Ed.), "Influence of Gender and Social Networks on Organizational Learning within Technology Incubators," (1st ed., vol. 22, pp. 59-67). Mid- American Journal of Business.
  • Buche, M. W., Reeder, F. (2007). Comparison of Computer Anxiety Between Students Attending Community Colleges and Traditional Universities in the United States Phoenix, AZ: Decision Sciences Institute 38th Annual Conference.