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Russell Fralich

Associate Professor,  Department of Management

Russell Fralich

Contact information

HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: russell.fralich@hec.ca
Phone: 514 340-7107
Secretary: 514 340-6322
Fax: 514 340-5635
Office: 5.129


  • Bachelor of Engineering, McMaster University
  • Masters of Engineering, McMaster University
  • Ph. D., HEC Montréal


  • Strategic management
  • Social capital and strategic decisions
  • Quantitative methods in strategy research

Current research

His research studies how social judgments of senior executives affect the quality of their strategic choices. He is particularly interested in understanding how media coverage and market reactions of executives influence subsequent strategic moves, executive behaviour, and organizational performance. His research is supported by a research grant from SSHRC.

This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (8)

FRALICH, Russell, BITEKTINE, Alexandre B.; « “Invincibles” and “invisibles”: CEO status and the ‘Matthew effect’ in strategic decision-making », Long Range Planning : International Journal of Strategic Management, vol. 53, no 3, 2020, p. 1-21.

FRALICH, Russell, PAPADOPOULOS, Andrew; « The impact of target CEO celebrity on M&A premiums », Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue canadienne des sciences de l'administration, vol. 37, no 3, 2019, p. 268-282.

LONDOÑO GIRALDO, Laura, BETSCHINGER, Marie-Ann, FRALICH, Russell; « Swisscom’s Entry into the On-Demand Home Service Economy: Partner or Acquire? Rent-a-Geek from Mila (A and B) », Revue internationale de cas en gestion, vol. 17, no 3, 2019, p. 1-14.

FRALICH, Russell, PAPADOPOULOS, Andrew; « The financial crisis, acquisition premiums and the moderating effect of CEO power », Long Range Planning : International Journal of Strategic Management, vol. 51, no 2, 2018, p. 204-218.

FRALICH, Russell, FAN, Hong; « Legislative political connections and CEO compensation in China », Asian Business and Management, vol. 17, no 2, 2018, p. 112-139.

DIALLO, Alpha Daye, FRALICH, Russell, PAPADOPOULOS, Andrew; « Cara Opérations : achat de St-Hubert et création de valeur », Revue internationale de cas en gestion, vol. 15, no 4, 2017, p. 1-18.

FRALICH, Russell; « Bet-the-Company Decisions: When Do they Pay Off? », Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 37, no 1, 2016, p. 44-50.

FRALICH, Russell, FAN, Hong; « CEO Social Capital and Contingency Pay: a Test of Two Perspective », Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Vol. 15, no 4, 2015, p. 476-490.


Books (1)

HAFSI, Taïeb, FRALICH, Russell, KING, Brian; Le management stratégique : Synthèses et guides pour les managers, Les Éditions JFD inc., 2019.

This award and honor selection covers the last five years.

FRALICH, Russell
2020 Emerald Literati Award - Outstanding Reviewer - Corporate Governance, Award for Outstanding Review of Corporate Governance Journal 2020, Emerald Publishing, Corporate Governance Journal, 2020

FRALICH, Russell
Honourable Mention, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2020 Conference., Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), 2020

FRALICH, Russell
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management SIG (Strategic Interest Group), EURAM annual conference 2018, Outstanding academic reviewer of research papers submitted to the conference., European Academy of Management, 2018

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (2)

La confiance comme source d'avantage concurrentiel dans un contexte d'expérience client numérique : le cas de Banque Nationale , by Andréanne Brousseau
November 2020

In codirection with : BELLAVANCE, François
iagnostic stratégique et Implémentation d'un modèle de prévision des évènements de maintenance des moteurs Pratt & Whitney Canada dans le cadre de la réglementation "ADS-B Out" aux États-Uni , by Nicolas Carrara
September 2019

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