Senior Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences
Jim Goes is Managing Partner, Cybernos, LLC. His consulting focuses on business and
corporate strategy, strategic planning, organizational design and change, health
management and policy, public process facilitation, and board development.
Jim brings a strong background and experience to his consulting work. He began his
career in a Fortune 100 environment, returning to complete graduate studies in
Since 1985 he Jim has served as consultant to dozens of established and
startup businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies, nationally and globally. He
regularly designs and facilitates strategic and public planning processes and workshops
for businesses and public agencies. Current and past clients include the Ford Family
Foundation, University of Oregon, Telus Communications, Oregon Department of
Human Services, Portland VA Medical Center, State of Alaska, US Forest Service,
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, AT&T, and Hong Kong Hospital Authority.
Jim has been a professor of business and healthcare management at the graduate level
for 30 years, serving on the faculties of the University of Oregon, University of Alaska,
the University of Minnesota, and Montana State University. He developed and taught
courses in distance-delivered doctoral programs for the University of Phoenix,
where he served as Senior Research Fellow and University Research Chair, and currently for
Walden University, where he serves as a senior faculty mentor.
Formerly Director of the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship at the UO and longtime faculty member in the
Oregon Executive MBA program, Jim has designed and led courses in strategic
management, health policy, organizational design, entrepreneurship, ethics, and a variety
of executive education topics. He holds a doctorate in strategic management from the
University of Oregon, and MBA from the University of Utah.
Jim's writing and research have been recognized by professional and academic peers.
Author of many published works in the areas of strategic management, organizational
change, and health management and policy, he has given well over 100 presentations in
business and academic venues. His research has been published in journals such as
Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization
Studies, Journal of Healthcare Management, and Health Services Research, among
others. He is coauthor of Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success, a
bestselling guide to dissertation research and writing. He also serves as Series Editor of
Advances in Health Care Management, a leading journal in the field.
Jim received the A.T. Kearney Prize for outstanding research in strategic management,
and two research awards from the American College of Healthcare Executives for his
research and writing in healthcare management. He was founding editor of the Journal
of Social Change. Jim also served as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pune, India,
in Spring of 2013.
In 2017, Jim shared in the Harold Hodgkinson Award for the best dissertation of the year.
Jim was also an Internet pioneer of sorts. Active on the Internet (and its forerunners)
since 1984, he established the very first website on the Internet devoted to research and
practice in management, and for many years hosted a popular international discussion
list and website on healthcare management.