John Medcof

Human Resources and Management
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4

905-525-9140, x26996

Professor Medcof specializes in the management of innovation and new technology. His research interests include leadership in high technology firms, expeditionary leadership, and global technology management. He teaches courses on technology management and organizational behaviour.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behaviour, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
  • BA., (Hon.) Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Professional Activities

Professor Medcof’s research on technology management, leadership and organizational behaviour has been published in such journals as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of High Technology Management Research, R&D Management, Research Technology Management, Business Horizons, Long Range Planning, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Human Relations.

Dr. Medcof has a global profile having taught in England, France, Germany and China and delivered research papers in those countries plus Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the US.

He is a member of the Academy of Management, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and the Academy of International Business.

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