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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...