Geoff Bell, Ph.D.

Geoff Bell
Professional Title
Horace T. Morse Associate Professor; Faculty of Strategy


  • Ph.D Strategic Management - Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota (1999)
  • M.B.A. - University of Manitoba (1993)
  • B.A. Accounting - University of Manitoba (1983)

Research Interests

  • The teaching of strategic management
  • The role of radical management theory and virtue theory on management practices
  • Sustainability, including non-financial reporting and ESG investing

This faculty member is interested in working with students on research.


  • Bell, G. G., and Sweetman, A. (forthcoming). Looking at resilience with a new eye: A nomological network and model. Journal of Applied Business and Economics.
  • Bell, G. G. (2021). Making Sustainability Personal: An experiential semester-long project to enhance students’ understanding of sustainability. Management Teaching Review.
  • Bell G., & Rochford, L. (2020). Identifying and Understanding the Core Concepts in Strategic Management. 22(11), 12-24.
  • Zhang, F., Zhang, H., & Bell, G. G. (2019). Corporate religiosity and individual decision on conducting entrepreneurial activity: The contingent effects of institutional environments in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • Reinsch, R. W., Bell, G. G., & Roline, A. C. (2019). Exploring the Case for Expanded Remote Texter Liability for Employers. The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review, 3(1).
  • Bell, G.G., Liang, X., and Lu, L. (2017). “The strategic alliance game: Bringing alliances to life,” Management Teaching Review, 3(3):229-240.
  • Bell, G.G. and L. Rochford (2016). “Rediscovering SWOT’s integrative nature: A new understanding of an old framework,” International Journal of Management Education, 14:310-326.
  • Bell, G.G. and J. David (2015). “What if corporate governance fostered executive dignity,” Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 17(4):30-45.
  • Bell, G., Deng, S. (2013). Beyond clusters: How regional geographic signature affects firm value and risk. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 30(2), 71-85. Runner up for 2013 best paper at CJAS.
  • Bell, G., Lai, F., Li, D. (2012). Firm orientation, community of practice, and Internet-enabled interfirm communication: Evidence from Chinese firms. Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
  • Bell, G., Dyck, B. (2012). Conventional resource-based theory and its radical alternative: A less materialistic and individualistic approach to strategy. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(Supplement 1), 121-130.
  • Bell, G., Zaheer, A. (2007). Geography, Networks, and Knowledge Flow. Organization Science, 18, 955-972.
  • Zaheer, A., Bell, G. (2005). Benefiting from Network Position: Firm Capabilities, Structural Holes, and Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 26, 809-825.
  • Goel, S., Bell, G.G. and Pierce, J.L. (2005). “The Perils of Pollyanna: Development of the Over-Trust Construct,” Journal of Business Ethics, 58:203-218, 27 Google Scholar cites.
  • Bell, G.G. (2005). “The Influence of Clusters and Networks on Canadian Mutual Fund Company Innovation,” Strategic Management Journal, 26:287-295, 655 Google Scholar cites.
  • Albert, S.A. and Bell, G.G. (2002). “Timing and Music,” Academy of Management Review, 27(4):574-593, 45 Google Scholar cites.
  • Bell, G.G., Oppenheimer, R.J., and Bastien, A. (2002). “Trust Deterioration in an International Buyer-Supplier Relationship,” Journal of Business Ethics, 36:65-78, 112 Google Scholar cites.
  • Mossman, C.E., Bell, G.G., Turtle, H., and Swartz, L.M. (1998). “An Empirical Comparison of Bankruptcy Models,” The Financial Review, 33: 35-54, 234 Google Scholar cites.

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Management
  • Foundations of Sustainable Management
  • Business Ethics