François Neville

François Neville

Assistant Professor
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Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21463
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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

Strategic Leadership

Corporate Governance

Stakeholder Strategy

Social Issues


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.