Davar Rezania

Associate faculty



Project management

Dr. Rezania graduated with a Master of Science in Computer Science from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

He is a chartered professional accountant, whose research focus has been on the study of leadership coaching, management control and accountability in projects.


Prior to completing his PhD in Management at ESADE Business School in Spain, Rezania led several large-scale IT projects on implementing data warehouses and customer relationship management systems for ABN AMRO Bank, AEGON Insurance and Rabobank International.

He has published more than 20 peer reviewed journal publications. along with several peer reviewed presentations.



ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Spain

DEA: Master of Research

ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Spain


University of Derby, UK

MSc in Computing Science

University of Utrecht, Netherlands


Research interest

Management control




Burga R., Spraakman C., Balestreri C., Rezania D. (2022). Examining the transition to agile practices with information technology projects: Agile teams and their experience of accountability. International Journal of Project Management, 40, 76 - 87.

McCaig M., Rezania D., Dara R. (2022). Is the Internet of Things a helpful employee?: An exploratory study of discourses of Canadian farmers. Internet of Things, 17, 100466 - 100466.

Talebi, A, Rezania, D & Bragues, G. (2021, January). Developing Capabilities to Engage Start-ups in the Context of Public Procurement of Innovation: A Template Analysis. Innovation: Organization & Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2021.1960535

Al Hadwer A., Tavana M., Gillis D., Rezania D. (2021). A systematic review of organizational factors impacting cloud-based technology adoption using Technology-organization-environment framework. Internet of Things, 15, 100407 - 100407.

Mir F., Rezania D. (2021). The Interactive Use of Management Control Systems and Information Technology Project Performance: A Conceptual Framework. Accounting Perspectives, 20, 719 - 741.

Mir F., Rezania D. (2021). From interactive control to IT project performance: examining the mediating role of stakeholder analysis effectiveness. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change.

Talebi, A & Rezania, D. (2020, January). Governance of Projects in Public Procurement of Innovation: A Multi-Level Perspective. Journal of Public Procurement. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1108/JOPP-01-2019-0005

Mac Donald, K, Rezania, D & Baker, R. (2020, January). A grounded theory examination of project managers' accountability. International Journal of Project Management, 38(1), 27-35. International Journal of Project Management, 38(1), 27-35. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786319308567?casa_token=KwPGCScMegYAAAAA:BmE6JYubOwLtQ1gjUhg42ygYMAuDaj2-GUMZmZCUxzLM16kx30ywgcMG2erf-ErsTyrKI8WM_Nw. Percentage Contribution: 40

Burga, R, Leblanc, J & Rezania, D. (2020, January). Exploring student perceptions of their readiness for project work: Utilizing social cognitive career theory. 51(2), 154-164. Project Management Journal, 51(2), 154-167.

Mir, F, Rezania, D & Baker, R. (2020, January). Managing Change in Pluralistic Organizations: The Role of Normative Accountability Assumptions. Journal of Change Management, 20(2), 123-145. Journal of Change Management, 20(2), 123-145.

Sherrer, M & Rezania, D. (2020, January). A scoping review on the use and effectiveness of leadership coaching in succession planning. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2020.1758178 Percentage Contribution: 40

White, S & Rezania, D. (2019, September). The impact of coaches' ethical leadership behaviour on athletes' voice and performance. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal. Sports, Business and Management: an international journal, 9(5), 460-476. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-11-2017-0079

Rezania, D, Baker, R & Nixon, A. (2019, January). Exploring project managers' accountability. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. doi:, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-03-2018-0037