Strategic Management

Faculty in the Strategic Management area focus on teaching and research in strategic management, business policy, corporate governance, knowledge management, sustainability, international business, business management and business law. Area members have garnered many teaching awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, and strive to make learning at McMaster an exciting and valuable experience.

Faculty have published in Strategic Management Journal, California Management Review, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Long Range Planning, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, Management Decision, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences, Transfusion, Journal of Business and Society, and others. External research funding has been provided for scholarly research by SSHRC and others.

Highly successful books have been authored for university teaching and executive education. Extensive experience with Canadian and international businesses enhances the teaching and research of our faculty.

Faculty

Nick Bontis

NICK BONTIS

Associate Professor

Dr. Nick Bontis is Chair, Strategic Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He received his Ph.D. from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He is the...

Goran Calic

GORAN CALIC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Goran Calic is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, with associate membership in Information Systems, at McMaster University. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management and a Post Doc....

Rita Cossa

RITA COSSA

Assistant Professor

Professor Cossa teaches introduction to business courses to Commerce, Integrated Business & Humanities, and non-Commerce students. In addition, she teaches Business Policy & Strategic Management,...

Brent Mcknight

BRENT MCKNIGHT

Associate Professor

Dr. McKnight studies how firms and organizations address complex societal problems. Currently this interest has led to him to undertake research in the areas of responsible investing at the retail...

François Neville

FRANçOIS NEVILLE

Assistant Professor

François Neville is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business. François’ research interests reside in the area of strategic...

Linda Stockton

LINDA STOCKTON

Assistant Professor

Linda Stockton worked for a large retail sales organization in many management areas for sixteen years before completing her MBA. She currently teaches international business at the undergraduate...

Peter Vilks

PETER VILKS

Assistant Professor

Peter Vilks has extensive industry experience from entry level technical to Chair of the Board. He has particular functional expertise in business-to-business sales and marketing, new product...

Hongjin Zhu

HONGJIN ZHU

Associate Professor

Hongjin Zhu is an associate professor of strategic management at the DeGroote School of Business. Hongjin’s research focuses on the influence of interfirm networks, business-government...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

August 2019

A Model Of User Adoption Of Mobile Portals

CONTRIBUTORS: Alexander Serenko, Nick Bontis, Michael G Degroote
August 2019

HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: An Examination Of Canadian Financial Service Firms And Their Current Practices

CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis
June 2019

The Role Of Firms In Resilient Systems: A Multi-Level Framework

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES / REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DE L'ADMINISTRATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight
April 2019

Patterns Of Firm Responses To Different Types Of Natural Disasters

JOURNAL : BUSINESS & SOCIETY
CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight, Martina K Linnenluecke
July 2019

Board Independence And Corporate Misconduct: A Cross-National Meta-Analysis

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: François Neville, Kris Byron, Corinne Post, Andrew Ward
August 2019

Understanding The Practical Relevance Of Academic Research In Knowledge Management: A Lay Epistemic Theory Approach

JOURNAL : 19TH AMERICAS CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AMCIS 2013 - HYPERCONNECTED WORLD: ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME
CONTRIBUTORS: Lorne Booker, Nick Bontis, Frada Burstein, Henry Linger, Alexander Serenko
February 2019

Key Factors That Improve Knowledge-intensive Business Processes Which Lead To Competitive Advantage

JOURNAL : BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Selena Aureli, Daniele Giampaoli, Massimo Ciambotti, Nick Bontis
August 2019

Hands Off Our Tacit—ownership, Employee Stock Options And The Intellectual/capital-labour Relation!

CONTRIBUTORS: O David, Mairead Donnell, Nick Tracey, Peter Bontis, David Cleary, O Donnell
August 2019

There”s A Price On Your Head: Managing Intellectual Capital Strategically

JOURNAL : BUSINESS QUARTERLY
CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis
August 2019

A Model Of User Adoption Of Mobile Portals Alexander Serenko And Nick Bontis

CONTRIBUTORS: Alexander Serenko, Michael G Degroote, Nick Bontis
August 2019

IC What You See: Canada”s Intellectual Capital Performance

CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis
April 2019

Intellectual Capital, Entrepreneurial Orientation, And Technical Innovation In Small And Medium?sized Enterprises

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Dina Khalid Al?jinini, Samer Eid Dahiyat, Nick Bontis
August 2019

Les Indicateurs De L’immatériel.

JOURNAL : L’EXPANSION MANAGEMENT REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis, Göran Dragonetti, Jacobsen, Roos
August 2019

Royal Bank Invests In Knowledge-based Industries

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE INC
CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis
August 2019

Intellectual Capital And The Nature Of Business In Malaysia

JOURNAL : J. INTELLECT. CAP.
CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis, W Chua, S Richardson
August 2019

Leadership For Extraordinary Performance

CONTRIBUTORS: Karen Boehnke Peesker, Andrea C Distefano, Joseph J Distefano, Nick Bontis
August 2019

Exploring Intellectual Capital Practice In The Irish ICT Sector

CONTRIBUTORS: Philip O Regan, Tom Kennedy, David O Donnell, Nick Bontis, Peter Cleary
August 2019

Alexander Serenko And Nick Bontis

CONTRIBUTORS: Er Serenko, Nick Bontis
August 2019

HR’s Role In Knowledge Management

JOURNAL : CANADIAN HR REPORTER
CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis
August 2019

Unknown

CONTRIBUTORS: Meaghan Stovel, Nick Bontis
August 2019

The Rising Star Of The Chief Knowledge Officer

JOURNAL : IVEY BUSINESS JOURNAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis
August 2019

The Benchmarking Of Arab Countries

CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis, Meaghan Stovel, Brent Mcknight, Chris Giovis, Raed Abu Salem, Zaher Azzam
August 2019

Journal Of Management Studies 39:4June 2002

CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis, Vl M Coss
May 2018

‘Why Even Bother Trying?’ Examining Discouragement Among Racial-Minority Entrepreneurs

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
CONTRIBUTORS: François Neville, Juanita Kimiyo Forrester, Jay O'toole, Allan Riding
July 2018

Finding The Threshold: A Configurational Approach To Optimal Distinctiveness

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING
CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight, Charlene Zietsma
March 2018

Intellectual Capital And Performance Measurement Systems In Iran

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Kaveh Asiaei, Ruzita Jusoh, Nick Bontis
April 2018

Impact Of Knowledge Management Processes On Business Performance: Evidence From Kuwait

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Vladimir Dzenopoljac, Rami Alasadi, Halil Zaim, Nick Bontis
May 2018

A Critical Evaluation Of Expert Survey-based Journal Rankings: The Role Of Personal Research Interests

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Alexander Serenko, Nick Bontis
July 2018

Intellectual Capital And Financial Performance In Social Cooperative Enterprises

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Nick Bontis, Massimo Ciambotti, Federica Palazzi, Francesca Sgro
December 2018

Intellectual Capital And Organisational Performance In Malaysian Knowledge-intensive SMEs

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEARNING AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Muhammad Khalique, Nick Bontis, Jamal Abdul Nassir Bin Shaari, Mohd Rafi Yaacob, Rohana Ngah
May 2017

Centralization Of Intragroup Equity Ties And Performance Of Business Group Affiliates

JOURNAL : STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Ishtiaq P Mahmood, Hongjin Zhu, Akbar Zaheer
March 2017

Community Resilience To Natural Disasters: The Role Of Disaster Entrepreneurship

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISING COMMUNITIES: PEOPLE AND PLACES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
CONTRIBUTORS: Martina K Linnenluecke, Brent Mcknight
April 2017

The Sustainability Advantage: The Positive Effect Of A Sustainability Orientation On Online Funding Success

JOURNAL : RUTGERS BUSINESS REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: G Calic
October 2017

Impact Of Intellectual Capital On Corporate Performance: Evidence From The Arab Region

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Vladimir Dzenopoljac, Chadi Yaacoub, Nasser Elkanj, Nick Bontis
April 2017

Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management And Social Capital Within The ICT Sector In Jordan

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Bushra Meaad Ramadan, Samer Eid Dahiyat, Nick Bontis, Mahmoud Ali Al-dalahmeh
April 2017

Knowledge Management, Problem Solving And Performance In Top Italian Firms

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Daniele Giampaoli, Massimo Ciambotti, Nick Bontis
July 2017

Emotional Intelligence And Career Outcomes: Evidence From Lebanese Banks

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Sherine Al Ahmad, Ahmed Seleim, Nick Bontis, Nehale Mostapha
August 2017

Intellectual Capital And Organizational Performance In Malaysian Knowledge-intensive SMEs

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEARNING AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Jamal Abdul Nassir Bin Shaari, Mohd Rafi Yaacob, Rohana Ngah, Nick Bontis, Muhammad Khalique
April 2016

Intellectual Capital And Financial Performance In The Serbian ICT Industry

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Vladimir Dženopoljac, Stevo Janoševic, Nick Bontis
August 2016

An Application Of The Knowledge Management Maturity Model: The Case Of Credit Unions

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH & PRACTICE
CONTRIBUTORS: Alexander Serenko, Nick Bontis, Emily Hull
December 2016

Environmental Finance: A Research Agenda For Interdisciplinary Finance Research

JOURNAL : ECONOMIC MODELLING
CONTRIBUTORS: Martina K Linnenluecke, Tom Smith, Brent Mcknight
September 2016

How Firm Responses To Natural Disasters Strengthen Community Resilience

JOURNAL : ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight, Martina K Linnenluecke

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

August 2019

Association For Information Systems AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) A Meta Review Of HCI Literature: Citation Impact And Research Productivity Rankings A Meta Review Of HCI Literature: Citation Impact And Research Productivity Rankings

CONTRIBUTORS: Contantinos K Coursaris, Nick Bontis, K Constantinos, Constantinos Coursaris
August 2019

Digital State At The Leading Edge

CONTRIBUTORS: S Borins, K Kernaghan, D Brown, Nick Bontis, E Perri, F Thompson
August 2019

User Acceptance Of Hedonic Information Technologies: A Perceived Value Perspective.

CONTRIBUTORS: Alexander Serenko, Ofir Turel, Nick Bontis
August 2019

Communicative Action In Intellectual Capital Creation: An Empirical Test

CONTRIBUTORS: David O Donnell, Peter Cleary, Nick Bontis, Philip O Regan, Tom Kennedy
August 2019

User Acceptance Of Short Messaging Services: The Convergence Of Marketing And MIS Views.

CONTRIBUTORS: Ofir Turel, Alexander Serenko, Nick Bontis
December 2016

A Theory Of Individual Differences In Creative Responses To Paradoxical Situations

CONFERENCE : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE PSYCHOLOGIE EXPERIMENTALE
CONTRIBUTORS: Goran Calic, Sebastien Helie
October 2016

A Cultural Perspective On Organizational Citizenship Behavior

CONTRIBUTORS: P Christopher Earley, Goran Calic
2016

Understanding Canadian Business

CONTRIBUTORS: William G Nickels, James M Mchugh, Susan M Mchugh, Rita Cossa, Julie Stevens, Bob Sproule