Oded Shenkar

Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management

OSU Management & Human Resources Professor

Academic Director, National Center for the Middle Market

 

Oded Shenkar holds degrees in East-Asian (Chinese) Studies and Sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD from Columbia University, where his dissertation on the Chinese bureaucracy involved the department of Sociology, the Graduate School of Business, and the East-Asian Institute. He is the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and Professor of Management and Human Resources at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. Professor Shenkar has been a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Peking University, the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), and the International University of Japan, among others.

Professor Shenkar has published well over a hundred scholarly articles in leading journals such as The Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, the Journal of International Business studies, Strategic Management Journal, The Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Harvard Business Review. His books include Organization and Management in China 1979-1990 (M.E. Sharpe), International Business in China (Routledge, w. L. Kelley), Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management (Prentice-Hall), The Handbook of International Management Research (Blackwell/ University of Michigan Press, with B.J. Punnett), International Business (Wiley/Sage, with Yadong Luo), the Handbook of Strategic Alliances (Sage, with Jeff Reuer), The Chinese Century (Wharton School Publishing; 12 foreign editions), The Great Deleveraging (Financial Times, with H. Dickson), and Copycats: how smart companies use imitation to gain a strategic edge (Harvard Business Press; 11 foreign editions). His most recent book (2017), with S. Ronen, is Navigating Global Business: A cultural compass, from Cambridge University Press.

Prof. Shenkar’s work has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Daily Mail (UK), Liberation (France), International Herald Tribune, Time, Business Week, Compass, the Economist, Chief Executive magazine, Associated Press, Reuters, Nikkei Financial Daily, China Daily, Reference News (China), and China Business Weekly, as well as on radio (e.g., NPR, CBS) and TV (BBC, CNN, CCTV, Reuters, ABC, Canada Business TV, Bloomberg).

Professor Shenkar has been an advisor to firms (e.g., Battelle, Citigroup, Diamond Power International, Discern, Ford Motor, Geely /Volvo, Netafim, OEConnection, PIC, Shepherd Coloring, Wal-Mart Stores, Zeraim Gdera / Syngenta), government agencies (e.g., US Postal Service), international institutions (e.g., ILO) and universities (e.g., UIBE) worldwide. He appears regularly before the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission and is a Fellow and past Vice President of the Academy of International Business.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • International Business and Management
  • Chinese Management Systems
  • International Strategic Alliances
  • Japanese Management Systems
  • Organization Theory and Design

 

Education

  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MPhil, Columbia University
  • MSc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Most recent academic honor:

  • 2018: Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award, International Association of Chinese Management Researchers (IACMR)