Professor Vit joined McGill University's Faculty of Management in 2001. He is Associate Professor (Clinical) of Strategy & Organization, and teaches Strategy, Managing Innovation and International Business to undergraduates, MBA's, Masters of Management students and executives. Professor Vit is also the director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at McGill University and the founder of the Dobson Cup Start-Up competition.
One of Professor Vit's main research interests, and areas of expertise, is Contrarian and Conformist Strategy. His research combines institutional and organizational theory to explore appreciative systems that lead to herding and non-herding behaviour within large organizations. This work has led him to become interested in the interplay between institutional forces, organizational forms, financial markets, innovation and cycles. Professor Vit has published his research in the European Management Journal, Journal of Management Inquiry, Corporate Governance,the International Journal of Service Industry Management and other journals. He has also presented his research in diverse forums including the British Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the European Group for Organization Studies, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and BBC Radio. Professor Vit has also served as a reviewer for Organization Studies and is currently a reviewer for Organization Science, the European Management Journal and the British Academy of Management. Prior to joining McGill University he was an Associate Professor of Management at the William's School of Business & Economics at Bishop's University.
Professor Vit's industry experience spans over three decades and includes working as an analyst at the Bank of America, a director at the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies at HEI in Geneva, and a derivatives structurer at TD Securities Inc. in Capital Markets and Derivative Products. More recently, he was Vice President with the Bank of America's Global Corporate & Investment Banking Group where he specialized in international capital raising and acquisition finance for major multi-national corporations and governments. Professor Vit has also been a consultant to leading global firms in Europe and North America, and apart from the courses listed above, has also taught Strategy in the McGill International Executive Institute's Advanced Management and Executive Development Programs.
Professor Vit's 1996 article "Financial Service Industry Mismanagement" won a citation of excellence for research by Emerald Publications and was inducted into their management journal hall of fame. In 2001, he was made an honourary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society at McGill University in recognition of his academic contribution to research and teaching.
Professor Gregory Vit won the "Breaking the Frame Award" for the best paper in the Journal of Management Inquiry for 2007 for his paper:"The Multiple Logics of Conformity and Contrarianism:The Problem with Investment Banks and Bankers". His forthcoming book: The Risk in Risk Management, The Problem of Conformity in Financial Organizations will be published by Routledge Press in 2013. Professor Vit received the "Professor of the Year" award in 2013 from the McGill Management Undergraduate Society.