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 the following academic journals: Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, California Management Review, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, Knowledge and Process Management, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Management Control, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, Management Decision, 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 / Chair, Strategic Management

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

Associate Professor / Director of the MBA Programs / Michael Lee-Chin & Family Professor in Strategic Business Studies

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

Judy Han

JUDY HAN

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: International Entrepreneurship, Immigration Entrepreneurship, Startup Growth, Location Choice

Addisu Lashitew

ADDISU LASHITEW

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. I am also a Nonresident Research Fellow at the Global Economy and Development program of...

Brent McKnight

BRENT MCKNIGHT

Associate Professor / Director, Integrated Business and Humanities

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...

Francois Neville

FRANCOIS NEVILLE

Associate Professor

François Neville is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Georgia State University....

Paul Snowdon

PAUL SNOWDON

Assistant Professor / Co-Director, Engineering and Management Program

Dr. Snowdon brings over 25 years of professional experience as an engineer, change agent, and entrepreneur into the classroom. His extensive project experience ranges across a variety of...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

April 2024

Analyzing The Effects Of Knowledge Management On Organizational Performance Through Knowledge Utilization And Sustainability

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Faezeh Mohaghegh, Halil Zaim, Vladimir Dzenopoljac, Aleksandra Dzenopoljac, Nick Bontis
January 2024

Understanding The Drivers Of Organizational Business Performance From The Human Capital Perspective

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Alexander Serenko, A mohammed Abubakar, Nick Bontis
January 2024

Integrating Knowledge Management With Intellectual Capital To Drive Strategy: A Focus On Italian Smes

JOURNAL : VINE JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
CONTRIBUTORS: Daniele Giampaoli, Francesca Sgrò, Massimo Ciambotti, Nick Bontis
February 2024

Colocation As Network: Types And Performance Implications Of Structural Positions In Colocation Network

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES
CONTRIBUTORS: Minyoung Kim, Chang hoon Oh, Jukyeong (judy) Han
January 2024

Strategies To Improve Portfolio Management Of New Products

JOURNAL : RESEARCH-TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Robert gravlin Cooper, Meetal Desai, Lee Green, Elko Kleinschmidt
January 2024

Community Inclusion Under Systemic Inequality: How For?profit Businesses Pursue Social Purpose

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
CONTRIBUTORS: Addisu Lashitew, Oana Branzei, Rob Van tulder
November 2023

Opportunity Recognition And Exploitation In Resource-scarce Contexts: The Role Of Relational Capital And Bricolage In African Social Enterprise

JOURNAL : KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH & PRACTICE
CONTRIBUTORS: Giacomo Ciambotti, Francesca Sgrò, Nick Bontis, Maria cristina Zaccone
October 2023

Knowledge Assets, Innovation Ambidexterity And Firm Performance In Knowledge-intensive Companies

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Kaveh Asiaei, Nick Bontis, Mohammad reza Askari, Mehdi Yaghoubi, Omid Barani
June 2023

The Moderating Effect Of Corporate Size On The Relationship Between Prospector Strategy And Management Accounting Practices

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT CONTROL
CONTRIBUTORS: Federica Palazzi, Francesca Sgrò, Massimo Ciambotti, Nick Bontis, Lorenzo Gelsomini
March 2023

Intellectual Capital's Link With Financing Opportunities

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Mara Del baldo, Daniele Giampaoli, Maddalena Macrellino, Nick Bontis
March 2023

Corporate Social Responsibility And Performance Measurement Systems In Iran: A Levers Of Control Perspective

JOURNAL : CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Kaveh Asiaei, Neale g O'connor, Majid Moghaddam, Nick Bontis, Jasvinder Sidhu
January 2023

Intellectual Capital Stocks And Flows: Examining The Mediating Roles Of Social Capital And Knowledge Transfer

JOURNAL : VINE JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
CONTRIBUTORS: Samer eid Dahiyat, Suhad mohammad Khasawneh, Nick Bontis, Mohammad Al-dahiyat
December 2023

On Why Women-owned Businesses Take More Time To Secure Microloans

JOURNAL : SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Goran Calic, Moren Lévesque, Anton Shevchenko
August 2023

Connecting Creativity And Innovation

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS: Goran Calic, Pedro Faria, Christoph Grimpe, Olli-pekka Kauppila, Bernard a Nijstad, Pino g Audia, Markus Baer, Paola Criscuolo, Riitta Katila
August 2023

Entrepreneurship And Social Change: Putting People At The Center Of Social Transformation In Africa

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS: Giacomo Ciambotti, Helen Haugh, Addisu Lashitew, Christian Busch, David Littlewood, Margot Leger, Philip james O'donnell, Diane l Holt, Ralph Hamann, Annika Surmeier, Constance Dumalanède
August 2023

Climate Changes And Human Rights: Initiating And Advancing International Management Research

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS: Chang hoon Oh, Grazia d Santangelo, Rudolf r Sinkovics, Rob Van tulder, Addisu Lashitew
August 2023

Growing Pains: Legitimacy And Resource Dependence In Social Businesses In Latin America

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS: Addisu Lashitew, Eugenia Rosca, Lydia Bals, Feigao Huang, Wendy Tate
March 2023

Income Inequality, Social Cohesion, And Crime Against Businesses: Evidence From A Global Sample Of Firms

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES
CONTRIBUTORS: Sorin ms Krammer, Addisu Lashitew, Jonathan p Doh, Hari Bapuji
March 2023

Correction: Income Inequality, Social Cohesion, And Crime Against Businesses: Evidence From A Global Sample Of Firms

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES
CONTRIBUTORS: Sorin ms Krammer, Addisu Lashitew, Jonathan p Doh, Hari Bapuji
August 2023

Advancing New Strategic Initiatives: The Ceo And Middle Management Social Influence Process

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS: Maryam Ghasemaghaei, François Neville, Jeffrey Lovelace
May 2023

Transactive Memory Systems, Temporary Teams, And Conflict: Innovativeness During A Hackathon

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Jay O’toole, Michael p Ciuchta, François Neville, Amrita Lahiri

OTHER PUBLICATIONS