Chang Hoon Oh
- William & Judy Docking Professor of Strategy
- Management and Entrepreneurship academic area
Chang Hoon 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 in Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Oh was a distinguished visiting scholar at KAIST Graduate School of Business during summer 2023; the inaugural Alan Rugman Visiting Fellow in the Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom for the 2015–16 academic year; and a visiting professor in Korea University Business School for the 2015-16 academic year. He also worked for Brock University as an associate professor, and for the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington, as an associate instructor. He received his doctoral degree from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington. Oh worked for Samsung Electronics and Samsung Corp. in various capacities. He served his military service as an instructor, first lieutenant ROTC, in South Korea.
He is best known for his pioneering research on business responses to natural disasters and other types of catastrophic risks, which he started in 2006. His research centers on business responses to NOSTEP (natural, organizational, social, technological, economic, and political) risks, business continuity and sustainability, non-market strategy in challenging environments, and globalization versus regionalization. He also proceeds to interdisciplinary works and bridges between business and economics, and between business and political science. He was listed as one of the Top Scientists in the field of business and management by research.com (2023). Oh's 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), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and EY-Korea.
He received the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award (with S. Ho) from the Academy of International Business, 2021, 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 over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals, over 10 book chapters, several industry reports and others. He is an author of book "Business Adaptation to Climate Change" by Cambridge University Press (co-authored with J. Rivera, J. Oetzel, and V. Clement). His research outcomes and interviews have been cited and quoted in popular global and local news media such as Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Forbes, The Economist, The Huffington Post, South China Morning Post, The Conversation (in French), Korea Times in Canada (in Korean), Chosun Ilbo (in Korean), and Pitchfork.
He is currently an associate editor of Global Strategy Journal and a consulting editor of Journal of World Business. Oh also serves as a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of International Business Policy. He has also co-edited multiple special issues in Journal of World Business, International Marketing Review, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, and Multinational Business Review. He was co-editor-in-chief of Multinational Business Review during October 2016–June 2023.
- (International) Business Strategy
- Non-market and political strategies
- Conflicts between communities and companies
- Globalization versus regionalization
- Strategic management in challenging environments.
- Strategic management
- Management and strategy of multinational enterprises
- Business in developing countries
- Political and nonmarket strategy