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Jeffrey overall

Jeffrey Overall
PhD

Associate Professor

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3056
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 2612

jeffrey.overall@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • entrepreneurship
  • strategy
  • sustainability

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy

Background

I joined the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2018. Prior to my role at this university, I held professorship positions in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy departments at Nipissing University, Ryerson University, and Leibniz Universität Hannover. I have also taught at the St. Petersburg Polytechinical University in Russia and the University of Bradford School of Management in Britain.

Beyond my academic experience, I have 20 years of experience working directly with entrepreneurs within startups and small and medium enterprises across various sectors and countries. This includes nearly a decade of international social entrepreneurship experience. In this role, I co-founded two social enterprises that provide impoverished children in rural Nepal with educational subsidies. In addition, I have several years of international management experience within an international business-to-business context. Specifically, I was the value-chain manager for a startup within the automotive industry. In this position, I was responsible for the supply-chain that included manufacturing facilities in Far East Asia and the marketing with accounts in China, United States, Mexico and Germany. I have also participated in various consulting projects with the University of Bradford, the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, and the Boston Consulting Group.

Education

  • PhD Bradford University School of Management, England
  • MBA University of Phoenix
  • BComm (Hons) Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Research and expertise

I conduct research in the intersection of three main areas: entrepreneurship, sustainability and strategy. In the field of entrepreneurship, I’m currently involved in various projects ranging from the entrepreneurial decision-making process and entrepreneurial success. In my strategic management research, I’m currently working on projects involving organizational success and failure. In my sustainability research, I’m currently completing projects involving unethical decision-making, the rational egoism philosophical framework, and the morality of capitalism.

Involvement

  • Referred publications (peer-reviewed)
    • Carton, G., McMillan, C., Overall, J.S. (forthcoming) Strategic capacities in US universities and the role of business schools as institutional builders. Problems and Perspectives in Management. Accepted for publication and in press.
    • Overall, J.S. Gedeon, S. and Valliere, D. (forthcoming) What can universities do to promote entrepreneurial intent? International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing. Accepted for publication and in press.
    • Overall, J.S. (2018) All around the mulberry bush: A theory of cyclical unethical behaviour. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 20(2), pp. 251-267.
    • McMillan, C. and Overall, J.S. (2017) Crossing the Chasm and Over the Abyss: Perspectives on Organizational Failure. Academy of Management Perspectives, 31(4), pp. 271-287.
    • Overall, J.S. (2017) CSR and CRM: The impact on consumer purchase intentions. International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising, 11(3), pp. 252-270.
    • Overall, J.S. (2017) Combating rural poverty through altruism: A model for sustainable education. World Review of Entrepreneurship Management and Sustainable Development, 13(1), pp. 69-83.
    • Overall, J.S. (2017) Practice what you preach: The failure of the welfare state and the discovery of total equality through capitalism. International Journal of Public Policy, 13(1/2), pp. 69-85.
    • Overall, J.S. (2016) The dark side of entrepreneurship: A conceptual framework of cognitive biases, neutralization, and risky entrepreneurial behaviour. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 22(2), pp. 1-12.
    • McMillan, C. Overall, J. (2016) Management Relevance in a Business School Setting: A Research Note on an Empirical Investigation. The International Journal of Management Education, 14(2), pp. 187-197.
    • Overall, J.S. Wise, S. (2016) The antecedents of entrepreneurial success: The importance of travel. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 24(3), pp. 1-33.
    • Overall, J.S. (2016) Unethical behavior in organizations: empirical findings that challenge CSR and egoism theory. Business Ethics: A European Review, 25(2), pp. 113-127.
    • Overall, J.S. (2016) Cyclical workplace stress and employee pathology: A conceptual framework. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 7(2), pp. 98-103.
    • Overall, J.S. (2015) Stop drinking the Kool-Aid: The academic journal review process is broken, let’s fix it. Journal of Academic Ethics, 13(3), pp. 277-289.
    • Overall, J.S. (2015) A conceptual framework of innovation and performance: The importance of leadership, relationship quality, and knowledge management. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 21(2), pp. 41-54.
    • Overall, J.S. Wise, S. (2015) An S-curve model of the start-up lifecycle through the lens of customer development. The Journal of Private Equity, 18(2), pp. 23-34.
  • Non-peer-reviewed academic journals
    • Overall, J.S. (forthcoming) The ethics of mass surveillance: An anarchist, objectivist, and critical theorist perspective. Journal of Information Ethics. Accepted for publication and in press.
    • McMillan, C. Overall, J. (2016) Wicked Problems and the Misalignment of Strategic Management Design. Journal of Business Strategy, 37(1), pp. 34-43.
  • Book chapters
    • Overall, J.S., Cornelius, N., Wallace, J. (forthcoming) Enhancing corporate accountability and stakeholder engagement through the UN Guiding Principles: A Conceptual Framework. In A Relational Approach to Stakeholder Engagement: A Research Anthology. Edited by A. Lindgreen, F. Maon, J. Vanhamme, B. Palacios Florencio, C. Strong, and C. Vallaster. Ashgate Publishings. London: UK.
  • Newspaper articles
  • Management periodicals