Jean-Nicolas Reyt

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour
Jean-Nicolas Reyt
Contact Information
Email address: 
jean-nicolas.reyt [at]
Alternate email address: 
linda.foster [at]

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


Ph.D., Management, Paris-Dauphine University, France
M.Sc., Management (Grande Ecole), ESSEC, France
M.Sc., International Business, Sciences Po, France
B.A., Economics & English, Paris-West University, France

Organizational Behaviour

Jean-Nicolas Reyt is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour (OB) at McGill University in the Desautels Faculty of Management. He received a PhD in Management from Paris-Dauphine University. Prior to joining Desautels, he was a visiting scholar at New York University. He teaches OB classes at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. 

Professor Reyt's research focuses on the relationship between the distances people consider (e.g. when working remotely) and important work outcomes including creativity, exploratory learning, and interpersonal influence. His research has been published in top management journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Professor Reyt also founded Distances in Organizations (, a research network focused on the relationships between distance and important work outcomes. 


ORGB 633 Managerial Negotiations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 325 Negotiations and Conflict Res. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGCR 222 Intro to Org Behaviour 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 705 Seminar in Behavioural Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Construal Levels
Social Hierarchies
Taught previously at: 

New York University
University of Luxembourg

Selected publications: 

Scholarly Publications

Wiesenfeld, B. M., Reyt, J.N., Brockner, J. (2017). Construal level theory in organizational research. Invited Paper: Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Reyt, J. N., Wiesenfeld, B. M., Trope, Y. (2016). Big Picture is Better: The Social Implications of Construal Level for Advice Taking. Organizational Behavior and Human Decisions Processes.

Reyt, J.N., Wiesenfeld, B.M. (2015). Seeing the forest for the Trees: Exploratory Learning, Mobile Technology, and Knowledge Workers' Role Integration Behaviors. Academy of Management Journal.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 


2013: Finalist, Organization/Informs Dissertation Proposal Competition.


2009: 2013: Research Fellowship, Center for Research in Economics and Management, University of Luxembourg.


2015 - 2016: Insights Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada. 

2011 & 2012: International Research Grant, Dauphine Doctoral Program in Management, Paris-Dauphine University. 

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