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Saouré Kouamé

Kouamé, Saouré
Associate Professor
B.A. (Hon.) (National University of Ivory Coast), M.Sc. (HEC), Ph.D. (HEC)
DMS 6114
613-562-5800 x 4742
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Saouré Kouamé is an assistant professor of Strategy. He holds a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Business Administration, in the field of management, from HEC Montréal. His research work focuses on the practices and success factors of organizational strategy. His current projects deal with the emotions of senior executives (CEOs, executive partners, boards of directors) in strategic processes and practices, and with strategic practices in philanthropic organizations (corporate, private and public). Thus, he examines how they use strategy to create social value. His writing has been or will be published in the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Business Ethics, Management Decision and Gestion. He was awarded a Best Paper Award 2017 by the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).

Research Areas

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Kouamé, S. 2022. Structural Change in Africa: Misperceptions, New Narratives and Development in the 21st Century.: Carlos Lopes and George Kararach Routledge Taylor & Francis. Journal of Comparative International Management, 25(1): 175-177.
  • Kouamé, S., Hafsi, T. and Langley, A. 2021. Creating and Sustaining Stakeholder Emotional Resonance with Organizational Identity in Social Mission-Driven Organizations. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Kouamé, S. and Liu, F. 2021. Capturing emotions in qualitative strategic organization research. Strategic Organization, 19(1): 97-112.
  • Johnson, K., Martineau, T., Kouamé, S., Turgut, S. and Poisson-de-Haro, S. 2018. On the Unethical Use of Privileged Information in Strategic Decision-Making: The Effects of Peers' Ethicality, Perceived Cohesion, and Team Performance. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-13.
  • Kouamé, S. and Langley, A. 2018. Relating Microprocesses to Macro-outcomes in Qualitative Strategy Process and Practice Research. Strategic Management Journal, 39(3): 559-581.
  • Kouamé, S. and Pole, N. 2017. Agissez dans votre écosystème pour créer plus de valeur sociale. Gestion, 42(4): 104-108.


  • Kouamé, S. and Hafsi, T. La solidarité en crise: Centraide et la nouvelle philanthropie. Montréal, QC: JFD Edition, 2018.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Fontan, J.M., Hafsi, T., Klein, J.L., Kouamé, S., Lefèvre, S., Lévesque, B. and Rochma, J. 2018. "Trajectoire historique de la Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon", UQAM, Montréal.

Other Scholarly Contributions

  • (Monograph) Kouamé, S. and Hafsi, T. 2018. "La solidarité en crise: Centraide et la nouvelle philanthropie", JFD Edition, Montréal, QC.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2020-2023 SSHRC - Insight Development Grants In Search of Greater Social Impacts: The Challenge of Innovation in UN Agencies R C PI $ 42,000
2018-2024 SSHRC Partnership Grant Canada Philanthropy Research Network (Philab) R C Collaborator $ 2,500,000
2018-2021 INSEAD Visiting Scholar Fellowship (France and Singapore) R O PI $ 15,000
2018-2019 Telfer School of Management Orphan Causes: Managing Corporate Involvement in Poverty Reduction R I PI $ 12,000
2018-2019 University of Ottawa Orphan Causes: Managing Corporate Involvement in Poverty Reduction R I PI $ 10,000
2017-2019 Telfer School of Management Start-up Grant R I PI $ 20,000
2013-2016 Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) Doctoral Fellowship R G PI $ 60,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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