James Oldroyd is an Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He received his PhD from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Professor Oldroyd has taught courses on the global environment of business, negotiations, and innovation at the MBA and EMBA level. His research explores how social capital both enables and impedes knowledge flows in the multinational enterprise. He has published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Harvard Business Review.  Profesor Oldroyd has been involved in numerous corporate education and advisory projects at companies such as Samsung, SK Group, and Doosan. Several of these projects have focused on developing an international response for firms that are under pressure from the environment, competitors or the need for rapid sales. He has been the recipient of the BK21 (Korean Governmental Initiative for the Future of Global Business) Grant (2009, 2010, 2011): SKK GSB case development grant for the development of international case material focused on the repatriation of knowledge, international negotiations, and knowledge spills.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Business
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiations


  • Ph.D. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
  • M.B.A. Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University
  • B.A. Brigham Young University