Picture of Robert WoodRobert Wood, Ph.D.
Email: wood_r@cob.sjsu.edu

Website: http://www.cob.sjsu.edu/wood_r/

Robert Chapman Wood teaches Strategic Management and Global Dimensions of Business in the College of Business. Wood came to San Jose from Harvard Business School, where he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Program on Organizational Change. Wood is co-author of the books Integrated Management Systems (Wiley) and Managing Customer Value (Free Press). His research has resulted in publications in journals such as Harvard Business Review, Technology Review, Policy Review, Asia, and European Management Journal. Harvard Business School has published two of Wood's cases, IBM Software Solutions and IBM Network Technology. Prior to his doctoral studies, Wood was a journalist for more than 20 years. His work appeared in such publications as Forbes, the Financial Times of London, and the New York Times. He is a former associate editor of Inc. magazine. Much of Wood's journalism dealt with Asia and with Asian-influenced management techniques. He reads and speaks Japanese. Wood completed his doctorate in Management Policy and Strategy at Boston University, where his thesis dealt with how companies overcome inertia and begin innovating effectively. Research for his dissertation dealt with companies including IBM, GE Capital, Monsanto, Enron, and NIPSCO.