Biography

James Oldroyd Name   James B. Oldroyd
Position   Assistant Professor of Management
Phone/Fax   82-2-740-1526 / 82-2-740-1503
Research Interests   Information flow, Knowledge capabilities in organizations, Intra-firm networks, Information as a source of innovation and entrepreneurial activities, Performance consequences of using informal verses formal organization

James Oldroyd holds a PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Dr. Oldroyd holds an MBA and a BA from Brigham Young University. Dr. Oldroyd has researched and written about the challenges organizations face in learning from their customers. He is the co-author of a Harvard Business Review article entitled 'The Quest for Customer Focus' (Harvard Business Review, April 2005).

Dr. Oldroyd's dissertation work examines the impediments to information flows through informal social networks within organizations. Dr. Oldroyd has taught Negotiations and Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management. He has also taught Strategic Management at Brigham Young University and has developed course material for several topics including: entrepreneurship, leadership and change and organizational structure.

Dr. Oldroyd has been involved in numerous advisory projects to corporations. Several of these projects have been focused on developing an organizational strategy for firms that are under pressure from the environment, competitors or internal pressures.

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 entrepreneurial ventures. He has also received three separate grants from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.