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Dr Conor O'Kane

C_O'KaneBSc, MBS, PhD(NUI Galway)

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management (University of Otago)

Conor’s advice to learners

Taking time out to listen to colleagues and to reflect on what you are doing can be an incredibly powerful learning tool for your strategy.

Conor on working at Executive Education

Executive education provides a vibrant forum where all participants and facilitators can learn from each other in a challenging but friendly environment. Discussions in executive education are a great way to assess and extend the practicality of academic research.

Conor on his role at Executive Education

My role is to introduce and facilitate discussions around different frameworks and ideas that can get participants to think strategically about what they do in and for their organisation.

Background and experience

I graduated with a PhD on the leadership of corporate turnaround in 2009 in Ireland. My postdoctoral research looked at the strategic behaviours and entrepreneurial role of principal investigators in their delivery of publicly funded research. I’ve also worked in industry where I held a business development and strategic advisory role for one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs.

Areas of specialisation

    • Academic entrepreneurship and research commercialisation
    • Science-industry collaboration
    • Dynamic capabilities
    • Identity and role transitions

Read Connor’s Department of Management staff profile