Kenneth (Kyeungrae) Oh

Associate Professor of Management

P843-863-7268 / Ekoh@csuniv.edu

CREDENTIALS

PhD University of Texas at Dallas
Major: Strategic Management and International Management

MBA University of Wisconsin at Madison
Major: Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

BA Seoul National University
Major: Social Science: Communications and Journalism

Kenneth Oh

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT:
Associate Professor, Department of Management, College of Business, Charleston Southern University, 2017 – Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Management & Marketing, College of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences & Technology, Pennsylvania State University at Altoona, 2014 – 2017.
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2008 – 2014.
Instructor, Department of Organization, Strategy, International Management, School of Business, University of Texas at Dallas, 2005 – 2008

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• Principal Consultant, Ernst & Young Management Consulting, Korea 1997~2000
• Senior Consultant, Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting, Korea 1995~1997
• Project Manager, Korea Management Association, Consultants, Korea 1993~1995
• Senior Researcher, Gallup, Korea 1991~1993

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:
• MNE strategy: cross-border acquisition, joint-venture, and real options
• Emerging Multinationals: international strategy, governance, political behaviors
• Integration of economic-, political-, and sociology-based institutional theory and empirical exploration in emerging and transition economies
• Corporate political strategy and public policy issues
• Corporate governance: institutional investors, BOD, the theory of the firm
• Corporate social responsibility and business ethics
• Integration of faith and business Teaching Interests
• Strategic Management
• Entrepreneurial Strategy
• International Business/Management and Global Strategy
• Organizational Theory
• Business and Government/Political Strategy (Non-market Strategy)
• Business and Society and Corporate Social Responsibility
• Business Ethics, Faith and Business
• Management Consulting
• Principles of Management
• Non-profit organization and management
• Project Management

ACADEMIC SERVICE:
Editorial Board: Journal of Global Business Insight, 2019 ~ Current
Reviewer, Academic Conferences: Academy of Management (International Management and Business Policy and Strategy and Divisions): 2007 ~ Current
Academy of International Business: 2007 ~ Current
Eastern Academy of Management: 2016 ~ Current
Eastern Academy of Management International: 2016 ~ Current
Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA): 2018 ~ Current
Global Conference on Business and Economics: 2019
Reviewer, Invited by University of Missouri Research Board to review a research proposal in the peer review process Reviewer, Journal of World Business, Special issue on Korea, In the midst of rapid change, 2006
Reviewer, SMS (Strategic Management Society), Global Strategy Interest Group, 2007
Reviewer, International Business Review, 2015

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY & STUDENTS:
• Curriculum Committee: 2017 ~ Current
• Global Education Committee: 2018 ~ Current
• International Culture Committee: 2017 ~ 2018
• Search & Hiring Committee: 2015 ~ Current
• Business Program (BSB) Oversight Committee: 2014 ~ 2017
• International Business Institute: Research Associate, 2008 ~ 2014
• International Business Committee: Committee Member, 2009 ~ 2014
• International Business Club: Ad-hoc advisor, 2009 ~ 2014
• IMBA Summer Internship: Advisor and mentor, 2009 ~ 2014
• Independent Studies: Advisor, 2009 ~ 2014

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

The Christian faith has consistently molded my way of life and has been embedded in most of my major decision making in the journey of my life. Since I found that teaching would be a talent and a calling that God gives me, I have kept trying to navigate a way of integrating my calling to teaching profession with my Christian faith as a management consultant and a professor.

I would play my due role in nourishing Christian values and challenging students intellectually and spiritually in the classroom as well as on campus. When working with students and colleagues, I uphold the Christian values and dedicate to develop a Christian perspective of business and management so that I could contribute to Charleston Southern University. In particular, as the discipline of management has adopted an ethical and Christian view and tried to tie it with each topic of management, the Christian view could be also permeated into business education in my class.

Dr. Kyeungrae (Kenneth) Oh

Oh, K. 2009. Institutional transitions and firms’ political behaviors. presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August, 7-11. Chosen the finalist for the Doug Nigh award from IM (international management) Division of AOM, which is presented to the best division paper that employs an interdisciplinary perspective and is authored by junior scholars.

Best Papers Proceedings

Oh, K. 2009. Institutional transitions and firms’ political behaviors, Best Papers Proceedings, Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Publications

Oh, K. 2017. MNEs’ ownership structure under uncertainty: explanations from TCE and Real Option logic. International Journal of Business and Management, 12(2): 67-82.

Oh, K. 2016. Asymmetric effects of institutional distance: MNE subsidiaries’ bribery in transition economies. International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy, 1(1): 18-43.

Lee, S.-H., Oh, K., & Eden, L. 2010. Why do firms bribe? Insights from residual control theory into firms’ vulnerability and exposure to corruption. Management International Review, 50(6): 775-796.

Oh, K. 2009. Institutional transitions and firms’ political behaviors, Best Papers Proceedings, Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Lee, S. & Oh, K. 2007. Corruption in Asia: Pervasiveness and arbitrariness. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24(1): 97-115.

Featured by the Economist as one of noteworthy articles from business journals, “What’s
in the Journals, May 2007,” May 25th 2007 (online at http://www.economist.com/business/globalexecutive/reading/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=9135435

Papers Presented at Refereed Conference

Oh, K. 2019. Effects of institutions on a firm’s political behavior, Global Conference on Business and Economics, Istanbul, Turkey, September 30 - October 3.

Oh, K. 2017. MNEs’ entry strategy under uncertainty: competing explanations from TCE and Real Option logic, Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Baltimore, MD.

Oh, K. & Peng, M. 2017. Institutional determinants of the product scope of the firm in Asia, Eastern Academy of Management International Annual Meetings, Queensland, Australia.

Oh, K., & Lee, S.-H. 2009. Institutions and the product scope of the firm. presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August, 7-11.

Oh, K. 2009. Institutional transitions and firms’ political behaviors. presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August, 7-11.

Oh, K. 2009. How do institutions determine the product scope of the firm? Evidence from nine Asian countries. presented at Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June, 27-30.

Oh, K. 2009. Institutional impact on firms’ political behaviors in transition economies. presented at Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June, 27-30.

Oh, K. 2007. Institutional development, firms’ political behaviors, and firm performance: Is lobbying and bribing complementary or substitutable as a firm’s political actions in transition economies. Accepted for presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Oh, K. 2007. MNEs’ ownership structure under uncertainty: TCE vs. real options and institutional theory explanations, presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Lee, S., Oh, K., & Eden, L. 2007. An incomplete contracts theory of bribery, presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Lee, S. & Oh, K., 2006. Does corruption make firms bribe?: An empirical investigation, presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Beijing, China.

Oh, K. & Lee, S. 2006. MNE subsidiaries’ seeking for internal or external legitimacy under dual institutional pressures: In the case of corruption, presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Beijing, China.

• Academy of Management, Division of BPI & IMD 2006~Current
• Academy of International Business 2006~Current
• Eastern Academy of Management 2016~Current
• Eastern Academy of Management International 2016~Current
• Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) 2018~Current
• Journal of Global Business Insight 2019~Current