François Neville
Assistant Professor
  • Strategic Management
  • Faculty
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Contact Information

Office: DSB 201
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21463
LinkedIn Profile

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 leadership and corporate governance. Specifically, he focuses on questions related to how strategic leaders (i.e., CEOs, executives, and/or entrepreneurs) influence firm strategies and performance. His work is forthcoming or published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Business Venturing. François has also been recognized for his dissertation work through receiving the Best Dissertation Award from the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division of the Academy of Management and being named a finalist for the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition.

Ph.D., Strategic Management, Georgia State University

M.Sc., Management, University of Ottawa

B.Com., Marketing, University of Ottawa

Strategic Leadership

Corporate Governance

Stakeholder Strategy

Non-market Strategy


2018    Best Dissertation Award, SIM Division, Academy of Management

2018    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Stakeholder Strategy IG, Strategic Management Society

2018    SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $47,653

2017    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Leadership & Governance IG, Strategic Management Society

2017    SSHRC Explore Grant, McMaster University Arts Research Board, $7,000

2017    Conference and Representational Activities Grant, McMaster University Arts Research Board, $2,800

2016    Best Paper Award, Strategic Leadership & Governance IG, Strategic Management Society

2015    Finalist, INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition

2015    George E. Manners Scholarship, Georgia State University

2015    Waino W. Suojanen Research Excellence Award, Georgia State University

2015    Harding B. Young Teaching Award, Georgia State University

2014    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Southern Management Association

2013    Waino W. Suojanen Research Excellence Award, Georgia State University


Neville, F., Byron, K., Post, C., & Ward, A. 2018. Board independence and corporate misconduct: A cross-national meta-analysis. Journal of Management, forthcoming.

Neville, F., Forrester, J. K., O’Toole, J., & Riding, A. 2018 “Why even bother trying?” Examining discouragement among racial-minority entrepreneurs. Journal of Management Studies, 55(3): 424-456.

Neville, F., Orser, B., Riding, A. & Jung, O. 2014. Do young firms owned by recent immigrants outperform other young firms? Journal of Business Venturing, 29(1): 55-71.