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

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
April 2019

Patterns Of Firm Responses To Different Types Of Natural Disasters

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

Creativity From Paradoxical Experience: A Theory Of How Individuals Achieve Creativity While Adopting Paradoxical Frames

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Goran Calic, Sebastien Hélie, Nick Bontis, Elaine Mosakowski
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
March 2018

Intellectual Capital And Performance Measurement Systems In Iran

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Kaveh Asiaei, Ruzita Jusoh, Nick Bontis
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
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
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
April 2017

Knowledge Management, Problem Solving And Performance In Top Italian Firms

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Daniele Giampaoli, Massimo Ciambotti, 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
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 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

November 2018

Paying Attention Doesn’t Always Pay Off: The Effects Of High Attention Load On Evaluations Of Ideas

CONTRIBUTORS: Goran Calic, Nour El Shamy, Khaled S Hassanein, Scott Watter, Fred Davis, Rene Riedl, Jan Vom Brocke, Pierre-majorique Leger, Adriane Randolph
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