Chang Hoon Oh

  • Area Coordinator, International Business
  • Professorship, International Business
  • Professor, International Business
  • B.Eng., MPA, MBA, PhD

    Segal Room: SGL 4920
    Segal Phone: 778.782.9206
    Burnaby Room: WMC 4325
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.3733

    Email Address:


    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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). 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.

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