Dr. James Goes
Specialization: Management, Organizational Change, Innovation
Home institution in US: University of Oregon, Eugene
Host Institution in India: University of Pune, Maharashtra  
Start date/Month in India: January 2013
Duration of grant: 4 months

Brief Bio:
Dr. Jim Goes is managing partner of Cybernos, LLC; adjunct associate professor of management at the University of Oregon; faculty mentor at Walden University, Minnesota; and senior research fellow at the University of Phoenix, where he serves on the faculty of the School of Advanced Studies. Since 1985 he has served as consultant to dozens of established and startup businesses, nonprofits and government agencies, both nationally and globally. His current research is focused on change and innovation in corporate settings, health systems and rural communities. Author of numerous refereed publications and hundreds of academic presentations, Dr. Goes has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Health Services Research, Health Care Management and elsewhere. He is co-author of Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success (CreateSpace 2010), a bestselling guide to dissertation research and writing.

Dr. Goes received the A.T. Kearney Prize for outstanding research in strategic management and two awards from the American College of Healthcare Executives for his research and writing in healthcare management. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Social Change, helped develop online networks for the Academy of Management, and established the first website on the Internet devoted to management research and practice.

India has emerged as a global powerhouse, transforming itself into a major engine of economic growth in the world. Yet Indian educational institutions that train the workforce to power this growth face deteriorating academic standards and questionable economic viability. Continuing economic and social development of India depends on leaders and faculty to understand and teach the management of organizational change. As a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Goes will teach three courses in organizational theory, change, and strategic management that address this need. This instruction directly addresses the content and process by which organizations change, and the means of effective strategic leadership of organizational change.