James Tanoos

James Tanoos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business

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  • Ph.D., Purdue University College of Technology, Organizational Leadership and Supervision concentration 
  • Masters of Business Administration, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, Minor in Marketing


Research Activities

  • “Who’s Polluting the Hoosier Air? An Examination of International versus Domestic Industry Operating in Indiana.” International Journal of Management Sciences, 2012.
  • “Industry-Based Foreign Direct Investment Around State Gubernatorial Elections: Evidence from the United States.” Global Journal of Business Research, 2012.
  • “Human Resource Management Leadership Succession in Multinationals: Are Japanese CEOs still more likely to be hired from within company ranks than US CEOs?” International Journal of Human Resource Studies, 2012.
  • “Multinational Corporation Adherence to the Duality Management Structure in Japan versus the United States.” Asian Journal of Business and Management Sciences, 2012.
  • “Rust Belt Politics: The national NAFTA debate during recent US presidential election cycles.”Review of European Applied Socio-Economic Research, 2012.
  • “A Consideration of the Unpredictable Determinants of American State Government IFDI Solicitation.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2012.
  • “An Examination of Economic Trends in Northern versus Southern US Industry.” International Journal of Economics and Research, 2011.
  • “The State of Hoosier Manufacturing.” Indiana Journal of Political Science, 2010.
  • “Manufacturing The Politics of American Industry.” Business Intelligence Journal, 2009.
  • “A Lawmaker’s Guide to Autism and Funding.” Journal of Education Policy, 2009.
  • “The Origins of Computer-Generated Ad Placement in Televised Sports Broadcasts and Its Relevant Impact to Future Network Telecasts.” Journal of Global Business Issues, 2008.


Professional Experience 

  • Senator Byrd Lead, US Customs & Border Protection, Indianapolis, IN
  • Marketing Associate for Conseco, Carmel, IN
  • Internship for Minnesota Twins, Minneapolis, MN


Community Involvement

  • American Marketing Association
  • Boys Club—Basketball Coach
  • Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
  • Indiana State University Varsity Club
  • Indiana University Alumni Association
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Leadership Wabash Valley Class of XXXIII
  • Noon Optimist Club of Terre Haute
  • Pachyderm Political Action Committe
  • Purdue University Alumni Association
  • Purdue University Conversation Partners Organization
  • Rotary Club—Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club—Invocation List
  • Society for Technology in Education
  • Terre Haute Masonic Lodge #19—Officer Position
  • Terre Haute Young Leaders
  • Vice Chair—St. George Orthodox Church
  • Vigo County Youth Soccer Association—Head coach
  • Wabash Valley Young Leaders
  • Wabash Valley Young Republicans



  • AdHoc Reviewer—Institute for Business and Finance Research
  • Editorial Board—International Journal of Human Resource Studies
  • Journal Article Reviewer—International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction