James Goodnow Affiliation: Bradley University (Emeritus)

Bio: James Goodnow is Adjunct Professor of International Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of North Texas in Denton where he teaches issues courses concerning global economics, international business and foreign policy for undergraduate as well as adult learners.  He is also Professor Emeritus of International Business of the Foster College of Business at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where he taught graduate and undergraduate international business courses between 1987 and 2007.

During his Bradley tenure, he supervised consulting projects for more than 60 companies in conjunction with the university’s state sponsored International Trade Center. Previously, he taught international business, marketing, economics and management courses at Indiana, DePauw, Eastern Michigan, Roosevelt, Northwestern and Georgia State Universities as well as at Thunderbird.  He also served as Program Director of the University of Michigan’s Institute of International Commerce, marketing department chair at Roosevelt University, director of the Institute of International Business at Georgia State University and Managing Director of the Georgia World Congress Institute.  In 1995 and 2003, he served as a visiting professor of international business at the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic.

His research and publication activities focused on international mode of entry strategies, international business curriculum content, export and import strategies for small and medium sized firms as well as the evolution of international strategies of firms based in China and the Czech Republic.  He has published in the Journal of International Business Studies (from which he is a corecipient of a JIBS Decade Award), Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Marketing Review, Prague Economic Papers and elsewhere. During his full-time academic career, he presented numerous scholarly papers at AIB meetings and other academic conferences in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

He spent his youth in Bay Village, Ohio, where he was selected as a distinguished alumnus of Bay High School.  He earned his BA from Albion College in Michigan where he double majored in economics/business administration and history and minored in French. He earned his MBA and DBA degrees in international business from Indiana University in Bloomington.  He served as Executive Secretary of the Academy of International Business between 1971 and 1977, as Midwest Regional Chairperson from 1977 to 1979, as Secretary Treasurer of the Fellows of the AIB from 1987 to 1993 and as Chair of the Fellows Indianapolis Committee in 2007

He currently resides at Robson Ranch, an active adult community in Denton, Texas and has a blended family that includes two adult children and two grandchildren.

Last Updated: March 2019