- Strategic Management
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 Business & Society, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies, and the Strategic Management Journal. 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.
François teaches in DeGroote’s undergraduate program and acts as faculty advisor for the JDCC DeGroote case competition program. In his spare time, François enjoys spending time with his spouse and their dog, traveling, cycling, cheering on the Toronto Raptors, and exploring the GTAH and Niagara Peninsula.
Ph.D., Strategic Management, Georgia State University
M.Sc., Management, University of Ottawa
B.Com., Marketing, University of Ottawa
2020 SSHRC Insight Grant, $85,542
2018 SSHRC Explore – Major Collaborative Project See Grant, McMaster University Arts Research Board, $12,512
2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $47,653
2018 Best Dissertation Award, SIM Division, Academy of Management
2018 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Stakeholder Strategy IG, Strategic Management Society
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
Forrester, J. K. & Neville, F. Forthcoming. An institutional perspective on borrowing discouragement among female-owned enterprises and the role of regional female empowerment. Journal of Business Venturing, accepted August 23, 2021.
Neville, F., Forthcoming. Examining the conflicting consequences of CEO public responses to social activist challenges. Business & Society, accepted August 18, 2020.
Gamache, D. L., Neville, F., Bundy, J., Short, C. E. 2020. Serving differently: CEO regulatory focus and firm stakeholder strategy. Strategic Management Journal, 41(7): 1305-1335.
Nag, R., Neville, F., & Dimotakis, N. 2020. CEO scanning behaviors, self-efficacy, and SME innovation and performance: An Examination within the context of a declining industry. Journal of Small Business Management, 58(1): 164-199.
Neville, F., Byron, K., Post, C., & Ward, A. 2019. Board independence and corporate misconduct: A cross-national meta-analysis. Journal of Management, 45(6): 2538-2569.
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.