Chang Hoon Oh

Chang Hoon Oh
  • William & Judy Docking Professor of Strategy
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4156


Professor Oh is the William and Judy Docking Professor of Strategy at the University of Kansas School of Business. He previously was the William Saywell Professor in Asia Pacific Business at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and the inaugural Alan Rugman Visiting Fellow in the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK for 2015–16. He also worked for Brock University as an associate professor, and for the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington, as an associate instructor. Oh was a marketing manager of Samsung Electronics and Samsung Corporation at their headquarters. He served his military service as an instructor, first lieutenant ROTC, in South Korea.

His research centers on non-market strategy in challenging environments, business continuity and sustainability, and globalization versus regionalization. He also proceeds to interdisciplinary works and bridges between business and economics, and between business and political science. His research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). He has collaborated with World Wildlife Fund of Nature (WWF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

He received the OB/HRM/OT Best Paper Award (with J. Oetzel) from International Management Division of Academy of Management in 2015; the best paper award (with J. Oetzel) from the European International Business Academy in 2016; and the "That is Interesting" award (with M.Y. Kim) supported by Aalto University at Academy of International Business in 2018. His studies were also nominated several times for the Haynes Prize of the Most Promising Scholars (2009, 2012) and for the Temple/AIB Best Conference Paper (2012, 2017) by the Academy of International Business, for the Carolyn Dexter Award by Academy of Management (2017, 2020), and the Best Conference Paper Award by Strategic Management Society (2010, 2012, 2014).  He has published more than 45 papers in peer reviewed journals.

He is co-editor-in-chief of Multinational Business Review, and serves as a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, and Journal of International Business Policy.


Ph.D., Kelley School of Business, Indiana University – Bloomington
MBA, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Research interests:

  • (International) Business Strategy
  • Non-market and political strategies
  • Conflicts between communities and companies
  • Globalization versus regionalization
  • Strategic management in challenging environments.


Teaching interests:

  • Strategic management
  • Management and strategy of multinational enterprises
  • Business in developing countries
  • Political and nonmarket strategy

Selected Publications

Kano, L., & Oh, C. H. (2020). Global value chains in the post‐COVID world: Governance for reliability [Journal Articles]. Journal of Management Studies, 57(8), 1773–1777.
Oh, C. H., Shapiro, D., Ho, S. S., & Shin, J. (2020). Location Matters: Valuing Firm‐Specific Non-Market Risk in the Global Mining Industry [Journal Articles]. Strategic Management Journal, 41(7), 1210–1244.
Pek, S., Oh, C. H., & Rivera, J. (2018). MNC Foreign Investment and industrial disasters: The Role of Technological, Safety Management, and Philanthropic Capabilities [Journal Articles]. Strategic Management Journal, 39(2), 502–826.
Oh, C. H., & Oetzel, J. (2017). Once Bitten Twice Shy? Experience Managing Risk and MNC Subsidiary‐level Investment and Expansion [Journal Articles]. Strategic Management Journal, 38(3), 714–731.
Selmier II, W. T., Newenham-Kahindi, A., & Oh, C. H. (2015). “Understanding the Words of Relationships”: Language as an Essential Tool to manage CSR in Communities of Place [Journal Articles]. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(2), 153–179.
Oetzel, J. M., & Oh, C. H. (2014). Learning to Carry the Cat by the Tail: Firm Experience, Disasters, and Multinational Subsidiary Entry and Expansion [Journal Articles]. Organization Science, 25(3), 732–756.
Selmier, W. T., & Oh, C. H. (2013). The Power of Major Trade Languages in Trade and Foreign Direct Investment [Journal Articles]. Review of International Political Economy, 20(3), 486–514.
De Clercq, D., Lim, D. S. K., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Individual-Level Resources and New Business Activity: The Contingent Role of Institutional Context [Journal Articles]. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(2), 303–330.
Rugman, A. M., Oh, C. H., & Lim, D. S. (2012). The Regional and Global Competitiveness of Multinational Firms [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 40(2), 218–235.
Oh, C. H., & Oetzel, J. (2011). Multinationals’ Response to Major Disasters: How Does Subsidiary Investment Vary Based on the Type of Risk and the Quality of Country Governance? [Journal Articles]. Strategic Management Journal, 32(6), 658–681.
Oh, C. H., & Reuveny, R. (2010). Climatic Natural Disasters, Political Risk, and International Trade [Journal Articles]. Global Environmental Change, 20(2), 243–254.
Fratianni, M., & Oh, C. H. (2009). Expanding RTAs, Trade Flows, and the Multinational Enterprise [Journal Articles]. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(7), 1206–1227.
Oetzel, J., & Oh, C. H. (accepted/in press). A Storm is Brewing: Antecedents of Disaster Preparation in Risk Prone Locations [Journal Articles]. Strategic Management Journal.