Chang Hoon Oh

  • Professor, International Business
  • William Saywell Professorship in Asia Pacific Studies
  • Area Coordinator, International Business
  • B.Eng., MPA, MBA, PhD

    Segal Room: SGL 4920
    Segal Phone: 778.782.9206

    Email Address: chang_hoon_oh@sfu.ca

    Biography

    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 (http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/mbr.htm ) 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., Kim, M., & Shin, J. (2019). Paths and geographic scope of international expansion across industries. International Business Review, 28(3), 560-574. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.12.002

    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. http://doi.org/10.1057/s42214-018-00016-3

    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. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2737

    Shapiro, D., Hobdari, B., & Oh, C. H. (2018). Natural resources, multinational enterprises and sustainable development. Journal of World Business, 53(1), 1-14. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2017.09.005

    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. http://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-07-2014-0238

    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. http://doi.org/10.1080/13602381.2016.1156295

    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. http://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-04-2017-0024

    Oh, C. H., & Oetzel, J. (2017). Once bitten twice shy? Experience Managing Risk and MNC Subsidiary-level Investment and Expansion. Strategic Management Journal, 38(3), 714-731. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2498

    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. http://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2015.1042496

    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, 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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2015.12.001

    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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.01.017

    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. http://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2015.37

    Oh, C. H., & Li, J. (2015). Alan Rugman and the theory of regional multinationals. Journal of World Business, 50(4), 631-633. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2015.08.006

    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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2015.04.002

    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. http://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-03-2014-0089

    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. http://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2014.58

    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. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.949819

    Lien, D., & Oh, C. H. (2014). Determinants of the Confucius institute establishment. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 54(3), 437-441. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2014.02.001

    Oh, C. H., & Rugman, A. (2014). The Dynamics of Regional and Global Multinationals, 1999-2008. Multinational Business Review, 22(2), 107-117. http://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-04-2014-0015

    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. http://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2013.0860

    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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-013-9515-7

    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. http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12019

    Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Why the home region matters: Location and regional multinationals. British Journal of Management, 24(4), 463-479. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2012.00817.x

    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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2013.07.006

    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. http://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2011.648567

    Rivera, J., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Environmental regulation and multinational corporations' foreign market entry investment. Policy Studies Journal, 41(2), 243-272. http://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12016

    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. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00470.x

    Selmier, W. T., & Oh, C. H. (2013). Economic diplomacy and international trade: ASEAN's quest to value-claim. World Economy, 36(2), 233-252. http://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12002

    Oh, C. H., & Rugman, A. M. (2012). Regional integration and the international strategies of large european firms. International Business Review, 21(3), 493-507. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.05.009

    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. http://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1031

    Selmier, W. T., & Oh, C. H. (2012). International business complexity and the internationalization of languages. Business Horizons, 55(2), 189-200. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2011.11.006

    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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11747-011-0270-5

    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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2011.05.010

    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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2011.08.003

    Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2011). Methodological issues in the measurement of multinationality of US firms. Multinational Business Review, 19(3), 202-212. http://doi.org/10.1108/15253831111172630

    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. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.904

    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. http://doi.org/10.1108/15253831111126730

    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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2009.02.012

    Oh, C. H. (2010). Value creation and home region internationalization by U.S. MNEs. Multinational Business Review, 18(4), 23-50. http://doi.org/10.1108/1525383X201000018

    Oh, C. H., & Reuveny, R. (2010). Climatic natural disasters, political risk and international trade. Global Environmental Change, 20(2), 243-254. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2009.11.005

    Fratianni, M., & Oh, C. H. (2009). Size of regional trade agreements and regional trade bias. Applied Economics Letters, 16(16), 1603-1606. http://doi.org/10.1080/13504850701604110

    Oh, C. H. (2009). The international scale and scope of European multinationals. European Management Journal, 27(5), 336-343. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2008.12.002

    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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2008.03.001

    Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2008). The international competitiveness of Asian firms. Journal of Strategy and Management, 1(1), 57-71. http://doi.org/10.1108/17554250810909428

    Rugman, A. M., & Oh, C. H. (2008). Korea's multinationals in a regional world. Journal of World Business, 43(1), 5-15. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2007.10.003

    Rugman, A. M., Li, J., & Oh, C. H. (2009). Are supply chains global or regional? International Marketing Review, 26(4/5), 384-395. http://doi.org/10.1108/02651330910971940

    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, Book 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). http://doi.org/10.1057/9780230305106

    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. http://doi.org/10.4337/9781849806152.00015

    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). http://doi.org/10.1016/S1064-4857%2807%2913002-3

    Teaching Related Material

    Oh, C. H., Park, J., & Ghauri, P. N. (2013). Doing right, investing right: Socially responsible investing and shareholder activism in the financial sector. Boston, United States: Harvard Business School Publishing.

    Conference Proceedings

    Oh, C. H., Shapiro, D., Ho, S., & Shin, J. (2017, ). Capital markets' reaction to environmental sensitivity.

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