Oded Shenkar

Oded Shenkar

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Chair in International Business

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Professor Shenkar has conducted research in international business for twenty five years, starting with his doctoral dissertation on the Chinese bureaucracy which involved work with the department of Sociology and the East-Asian Institute in addition to the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He has published numerous books (the most recent being "Copycats: how smart companies use imitation to gain a strategic edge", Harvard Business Press 2010, which has eleven foreign editions; and "Navigating global business: a cultural compass" (with S. Ronen), Cambridge University Press 2017). He has also published well over 100 articles in major refereed journals and his work has been widely cited in major media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist, among many others. He appeared before the US-China Congressional Commission and is Vice President and Fellow of the Academy of International Business.


Ph.D., Columbia University


Recent publications


Buckley, PJ, Enderwick, P, Hsieh, L & Shenkar, O 2024, 'International business theory and the criminal multinational enterprise', Journal of World Business, vol. 59, no. 5, 101553. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2024.101553

Adomako, S, Liu, X, Sarala, RM, Ahsan, M, Lee, JY & Shenkar, O 2024, 'Multinational Corporations and Social Innovation in Emerging Markets', Management International Review, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 343-363. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-024-00540-w

Choi, JJ, Li, Y, Shenkar, O & Jian, Z 2023, 'Internal Governance and Corporate Fraud', Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 596-619. https://doi.org/10.1177/0148558X20987380

Zhong, BJ, Gong, Y, Shenkar, O, Luo, Y, Xiao, Z & Zhao, S 2023, 'Managing the hearts of boundary spanners: CEO organizational identification and international joint venture performance', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 87-119. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-021-09780-y

Choi, JJ, Kim, J & Shenkar, O 2023, 'Temporal Orientation and Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Evidence', Journal of Management Studies, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 82-119. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12861

Arikan, I, Koparan, I, Arikan, AM & Shenkar, O 2022, 'Dynamic capabilities and internationalization of authentic firms: Role of heritage assets, administrative heritage, and signature processes', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 601-635. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-019-00261-5

Shenkar, O, Tallman, S, Wang, H & Wu, J 2022, 'National culture and international business: a path forward', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 516-533. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-020-00365-3

Arikan, I & Shenkar, O 2022, 'Neglected elements: what we should cover more of in international business research', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 1484–1507. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-021-00472-9

Arikan, I, Arikan, A & Shenkar, O 2022, 'Revisiting emerging market multinational enterprise views: the Goldilocks story restated', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 781–802. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-021-00459-6

Shenkar, O & Ellis, S 2022, 'The Rise and Fall of Structural Contingency Theory: A Theory’s ‘autopsy’', Journal of Management Studies, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 782-818. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12772

Shenkar, O, Liang, G & Shenkar, R 2022, 'The last frontier of globalization: Trade and foreign direct investment in healthcare', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 362-374. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-021-00439-w

Arikan, I, Arikan, AM & Shenkar, O 2020, 'Nation‐dyadic history and cross‐border corporate deals: role of conflict, trade, generational distance, and professional education', Strategic Management Journal, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 422-466. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3046

Review article

Zahoor, N, Khan, Z & Shenkar, O 2023, 'International vertical alliances within the international business field: A systematic literature review and future research agenda', Journal of World Business, vol. 58, no. 1, 101385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2022.101385

Zhao, S, Liu, X, Andersson, U & Shenkar, O 2022, 'Knowledge management of emerging economy multinationals', Journal of World Business, vol. 57, no. 1, 101255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101255

Child, J, Karmowska, J & Shenkar, O 2022, 'The role of context in SME internationalization - a review', Journal of World Business, vol. 57, no. 1, 101267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101267

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