Chang Hoon Oh

Professor, International Business

William Saywell Professorship in Asia Pacific Studies

Area Coordinator, International Business


Room: SGL 4920

Phone: 778.782.9206


Room: WMC 3361

Phone: 778.782.6790



B.Eng., MPA, MBA, PhD


Dr. Oh is William Saywell Professor in Asia Pacific Business and Professor of International Business at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He was the Inaugral Alan Rugman Visiting Fellow in Henley Business School, University of Reading for 2015/2016. Before he joined Simon Fraser University in 2012, he worked for Brock University as an associate professor, and for the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, as an associate instructor. He also worked for Samsung Electronics and Samsung Corporation as a marketing manager at their headquarters. He served his military service as an instructor, first lieutenant ROTC, in South Korea. Dr. Oh received his PhD degree (2007) from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington.
His research centers on internationalization strategy, country risk, 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 Institue (CIRDI) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). He also collaborates with World Wildlife Fund of Nature (WWF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
He received the the OB/HRM/OT Best Paper Award (with J. Oetzel) from International Management Division of Academy of Management, 2015, the best paper award (with J. Oetzel) from European International Business Academy, 2016, and 'That is Interesting' award (with M.Y. Kim) supported by Aalto University at Academy of International Business, 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 Academy of International Business, for the Carolyn Dexter Award by Academy of Management (2017), 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 of Multinational Business Review ( ) starting September 2016, and he serves Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Business Policy, Organization & Environment, and International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy as a member of editorial review board.

Research Interests

International Business Strategy;
Country Risk and Business Continuity;
Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises;
Globalization and Regionalization;
Business in Developing Countries;
Comparative Entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Oh, C. H. (2019). Missing "society" in institutional approaches as social value creation in India and China. Critical Perspectives on International Business.

Oh, C. H., Kim, M., & Shin, J. (2019). Paths and geographic scope of international expansion across industries. International Business Review, 28(3), 560-574.

Oetzel, J., & Oh, C. H. (2019). Melting Pot or Tribe? Societal Level Ethnic Diversity and Its Effect on Firm Ownership and Subsidiary Productivity. Journal of International Business Policy, 2(1), 37-61.

Andrews, T., Gamu, J., Le Billon, P., Oh, C. H., Reyes, D., & Shin, J. (2018). The Role of Host Governments in Enabling or Preventing Conflict Associated with Mining. Canadian International Resources and Development Institute; United Nations Development Programme.

Pek, S. M., Oh, C. H., & Rivera, J. (2018). MNC foreign investment and industrial disasters: The moderating role of technology, safety management, and philanthropic capabilities. Strategic Management Journal, 39(2), 502-526.

Shapiro, D., Hobdari, B., & Oh, C. H. (2018). Natural resources, multinational enterprises and sustainable development. Journal of World Business, 53(1), 1-14.

Park, C., Oh, C. H., & Kasim, A. (2017). Market challenges, learning and customer orientation, and innovativeness in IJVs. International Marketing Review, 34(6), 945-967.

Lee, S. H., Oh, C. H., & Lee, J. (2017). The effect of host country Internet infrastructure on foreign expansion of Korean MNCs. Asia Pacific Business Review, 23(3), 396-419.

Oh, C. H., & Fratianni, M. (2017). On the optimal size of bilateral investment treaty network in foreign direct investment flows. Multinational Business Review, 25(2), 150-170.

Oh, C. H., & Oetzel, J. (2017). Once bitten twice shy? Experience Managing Violent Conflict Risk and MNC Subsidiary-level Investment and Expansion. Strategic Management Journal, 38(3), 714-731.

Oh, C. H. (2017). How do natural and man-made disasters affect international trade? A country-level and industry-level analysis. Journal of Risk Research, 20(2), 195-217.

Andrews, T., Elizalde, B., Le Billon, P., Oh, C. H., Reyes, D., & Thompson, I. (2016). The rise in conflict associated with mining operations: What lies beneath? Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Canadian International Resources and Development Institute.

Lim, D. S., Oh, C. H., & Clercq, D. D. (2016). Engagement in entrepreneurship in emerging economies: Interactive effects of individual-level factors and institutional conditions. International Business Review, 25(4), 933-945.

Li, J., & Oh, C. H. (2016). Research on emerging-market multinational enterprise: Extending Alan Rugman's critical contribution. International Business Review, 25(3), 776-784.

Tran, T. B. H., Oh, C. H., & Choi, S. B. (2016). Effects of learning orientation and global mindset on virtual team members' willingness to cooperate in: The mediating role of self-efficacy. Journal of Management and Organization, 22(3), 311-327.

Oh, C. H., & Li, J. (2015). Alan Rugman and the theory of regional multinationals. Journal of World Business, 50(4), 631-633.

Oh, C. H., Sohl, T., & Rugman, A. M. (2015). Regional and Product Diversification and Performance of Retail Multinationals. Journal of International Management, 21(3), 220-234.

Moon, B., Lee, L. W., & Oh, C. H. (2015). The impact of CSR on consumer-corporate connection and brand loyalty: A cross cultural investigation. International Marketing Review, 32(5), 518-539.

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 of International Business Studies, 46(2), 153-179.

Hyun, H. J., Oh, C. H., & Paik, Y. (2015). Impact of nationality composition in foreign subsidiary on its performance: A case of Korean companies. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(6), 806-830.

Lien, D., & Oh, C. H. (2014). Determinants of the Confucius institute establishment. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 54(3), 437-441.

Oh, C. H., & Rugman, A. (2014). The Dynamics of Regional and Global Multinationals, 1999-2008. Multinational Business Review, 22(2), 107-117.

Oetzel, J. M., & Oh, C. H. (2014). Learning carry the cat by the tail: Firm experience, disasters, and multinational subsidiary entry and expansion. Organization Science, 25(3), 732-756.

Clercq, D. D., Lim, D. S., & Oh, C. H. (2014). Hierarchy and conservatism in the contribution of resources to entrepreneurial activity. Small Business Economics, 42(3), 507-522.

Oh, C. H., & Contractor, F. J. (2014). A regional perspective on multinational business expansion strategies: Reconsidering the three-stage paradigm. British Journal of Management, 25, S42-S59.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Why the home region matters: Location and regional multinationals. British Journal of Management, 24(4), 463-479.

Oh, C. H., Park, J., & Ghuari, P. N. (2013). Doing right, investing right: Socially responsible investing and shareholder activism in the financial sector. Business Horizons, 56(6), 703-714.

Selmier II, W. T., & Oh, C. H. (2013). The power of major trade languages in trade and foreign direct investment. Review of International Political Economy, 20(3), 486-514.

Rivera, J., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Environmental regulation and multinational corporations' foreign market entry investment. Policy Studies Journal, 41(2), 243-272.

Clercq, D. D., Lim, D. S., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Individual-level resources and new business activity: The contingent role of institutional context. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 37(2), 303-330.

Selmier, W. T., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Economic diplomacy and international trade: ASEAN's quest to value-claim. World Economy, 36(2), 233-252.

Oh, C. H., & Rugman, A. M. (2012). Regional integration and the international strategies of large european firms. International Business Review, 21(3), 493-507.

Oh, C. H., & Contractor, F. J. (2012). The role of territorial coverage and product diversification in the multinationality-performance relationship. Global Strategy Journal, 2(2), 122-136.

Selmier, W. T., & Oh, C. H. (2012). International business complexity and the internationalization of languages. Business Horizons, 55(2), 189-200.

Rugman, A. M., Oh, C. H., & Lim, D. S. (2012). The regional and global competitiveness of multinational firms. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 40(2), 218-235.

Lien, D., Oh, C. H., & Selmier, W. T. (2012). Confucius institute effects on China's trade and FDI: Isn't it delightful when folks afar study Hanyu? International Review of Economics & Finance, 21(1), 147-155.

Oh, C. H., Selmier, W. T., & Lien, D. (2011). International trade, foreign direct investment, and transaction costs in languages. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40(6), 732-735.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2011). Methodological issues in the measurement of multinationality of US firms. Multinational Business Review, 19(3), 202-212.

Oh, C. H., & Oetzel, J. M. (2011). Multinationals' response to major disasters: How does subsidiary investment vary in response to the type of disaster and the quality of country governance. Strategic Management Journal, 32(6), 658-681.

Fratianni, M. U., Marchionne, F., & Oh, C. H. (2011). A commentary on the Gravity Equation in international business research. Multinational Business Review, 19(1), 36-46.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2010). Does the regional nature of multinationals affect the multinationality and performance relationship? International Business Review, 19(5), 479-488.

Oh, C. H. (2010). Value creation and home region internationalization by U.S. MNEs. Multinational Business Review, 18(4), 23-50.

Oh, C. H., & Reuveny, R. (2010). Climatic natural disasters, political risk and international trade. Global Environmental Change, 20(2), 243-254.

Fratianni, M., & Oh, C. H. (2009). Size of regional trade agreements and regional trade bias. Applied Economics Letters, 16(16), 1603-1606.

Oh, C. H. (2009). The international scale and scope of European multinationals. European Management Journal, 27(5), 336-343.

Fratianni, M., & Oh, C. H. (2009). Expanding RTAs, trade flows, and the multinational enterprise. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(7), 1206-1227.

Oh, C. H., & Selmier II, W. T. (2008). Expanding international trade beyond the RTA border: The case of ASEAN's economic diplomacy. Economics Letters, 100(3), 385-387.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2008). The international competitiveness of Asian firms. Journal of Strategy and Management, 1(1), 57-71.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2008). Korea's multinationals in a regional world. Journal of World Business, 43(1), 5-15.

Rugman, A. M., Li, J., & Oh, C. H. (2009). Are supply chains global or regional? International Marketing Review, 26(4/5), 384-395.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2008). Friedman’s follies: Insights on the globalization and regionalization debate. Business and Politics, 10(2), 1-14.

books chapters and monographs

Oetzel, J., & Oh, C. H. (2015). Managing non-market risk: Is it possible to manage the seemingly unmanageable? In Lawton, T., & Rajwani, T. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Non-Market Strategy. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK).

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2012). Empresas multinationales regionales y crisis financiera internacional (Reprint in Spanish). In Minian, I. L., Hutson, E., Berrill, J., Sinkovics, R. R., Hutson, E., & Lopez, E. D. (Eds.), Redes globales y regionales de produccion (pp. 29-52). Mexico City, Mexico: Instito de Investigaciones Economicas.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2011). Regional multinational enterprise and the international financial crisis. In Berrill, J., Hutson, E., & Sinkovics, R. R. (Eds.), Firm-level internationalization, regionalism and globalization (pp. 64-78). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2011). Multinational enterprises and regional economic integration: Rethinking key metrics in international business. In Jovanovic, M. N. (Eds.), International handbook on the economics of integration (pp. 73-87). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2009). International competitiveness of Asian firms. In Cho, D., & Moon, H. (Eds.), IPS National Competitiveness Research. Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of: The Institute for Industrial Policy Studies.

Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2007). Multinationality and regional performance, 2001-2005. In Rugman, A. M. (Eds.), Research in global strategic management, Vol. 13 - Regional aspects of multinationality and performance. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier Ltd (UK).