Oded Shenkar

Oded Shenkar

Oded Shenkar

Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management



730A Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

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  • Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia University (1981)
  • M.Phil., Columbia University (1979)
  • M.Sc., Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1978)
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1976)


Oded Shenkar is the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and professor of management and human resources at Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, where he heads the international business area, and is a member of the Center for Chinese Studies and Near East Studies Center.

Shenkar has been a senior fellow at the University of Cambridge, and taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), and International University of Japan, among others.

Shenkar has published more than 100 scholarly articles in leading journals such as The Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review, among many others.

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), Handbook of Strategic Alliances (Sage, with Jeff Reuer), The Chinese Century (Wharton School Publishing; 12 foreign editions), The Great Deleveraging (Financial Times Press, with H. Dickson), and Copycats: how smart companies use imitation to gain a strategic edge (Harvard Business Press; 11 foreign editions).

Shenkar’s work has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Daily Mail (UK), Liberation (France), International Herald Tribune, Time, Business Week, Compass, 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).

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), governments (e.g., Department of Business and Economic Development, State of Hawaii), international institutions (e.g., International Labor Organization) and universities (e.g., Chinese University of Hong Kong) worldwide. He appeared before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, among others, and is a past vice president and fellow of the Academy of International Business.

Faculty Links

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Department web page

Media Links

Fisher College of Business: Shenkar discusses impact of culture and its correlates (2018)
Fisher College of Business: Shenkar recognized internationally for scholarly contributions (2017)
Fisher College of Business: Shenkar provides expertise to U.S.-China commission (2014)
Fisher College of Business: Shenkar receives prestigious international business award (2011) 

Mershon Projects

The Impact of Nationalism on Cross-Border Corporate Governance (2017-18)
How Does Conflict Between Nations Impact Managers' Governance Choice Decisions? (2011-12)