Jeff McNally

Associate Professor

PhD (McMaster University)

Business Administration, Faculty of

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Dr. Jeff McNally joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 2011 and is a member of the Human Resources area. He previously served the FBA as an instructor of human resources from 2005-2007. He teaches courses in both the BBA and MBA programs at UNB.

Jeff’s research interests revolve around examining the types, investments in, and the outcomes of the relationships that people have with their work and/or learning organizations as exchange partners. He is currently one of the project leads in a global study examining the outcomes of entrepreneurship education at the university level, the Entrepreneurship Education Evaluation (EEE) project. EEE is fully funded by a $350K Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), on which Jeff is the Co-Investigator.

Jeff is also the research lead in a large-scale project studying the outcomes of experiential learning activities in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) classrooms across New Brunswick. The project is coordinated by iHub Learning Inc., a not-for-profit research agency designed to fund NB teachers to run experiential learning activities in their classrooms. Jeff is currently serving a three-year term as the President and Chair of the iHub Board of Directors, which is populated primarily by academics from Mount Allison University and UNB.

Jeff is a member of the Academy of Management, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He is an active ad hoc reviewer for such academic journals as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Personnel Review, and the Journal of Small Business Management, among others. Jeff is a member of the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Learning & Education, which is one of the management field’s highest-ranking education journals.

Jeff was awarded the UNB Merit Award in 2017, the FBA Excellence in Research Award in 2016 and, also in 2016, the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award for the meta-analysis article in the Journal of Business Venturing. He was also awarded the FBA Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 and the FBA Annual Research Award in 2013. As a doctoral student, he was awarded the prestigious SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship in 2010-2011 and Ontario Graduate Scholarships in both 2009 and 2010.

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Selected publications

Mengel, T., Tantawy, M., & McNally, J.J. (2018). Social entrepreneurship education in Canada. In B. Sharma & M. Wielemaker (Eds.), Aspects of entrepreneurship: Passion and practice. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

McNally, J.J., Martin, B., Honig, B., Bergmann, H., & Piperopoulos, P. (2016). Toward rigour and parsimony: Assessing and refining Kolvereid’s (1996) entrepreneurial attitudes scale. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 28: 358-379.

Flint, D.H., Haley, L., & McNally, J.J. (2013). Examining the individual and organizational determinants of turnover intent. Personnel Review, 42 (5), 552-572.

Martin, B., McNally, J.J., & Kay, M. (2013). Examining the formation of human capital in entrepreneurship: A meta-analysis of entrepreneurship education outcomes. Journal of Business Venturing, 28, 211-224.

Selected conference presentations

Arbaugh, J.B., Hwang, A., McNally, J.J., Fornaciari, C.J., & Burke-Smalley, L.A. (August 2018). Discerning citation patterns in dominant BME literature streams: Are there lessons for lesser-cited streams? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.

McNally, J.J., Mengel, T., Welsh, D.H.B., Tantawy, M., Piperopolous, P., & Papageorgiadis, N. (2017, November). Assessing changes in and impact of social entrepreneurship course syllabi on attitude formation. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Research in Entrepreneurship & Small Business (RENT), Lund, Sweden.