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BSc MBS PhD(NUI Galway)Conor O'Kane portrait photograph

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Conor’s research expertise and interests are broadly at the intersection of science-industry-policy interactions and more specifically, focus on innovation and R&D processes related to technology strategy and academic entrepreneurship. Conor supervises (and is open to further supervision of) Masters and PhD students in the areas of strategy, innovation and University-Industry interactions.

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Conor is Head of Programme for Otago Business School’s Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and former Director of the Master of Entrepreneurship. Conor teaches strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship to undergraduate, postgraduate and executive students. Outside of academia, Conor is a trained innovation practitioner with expertise in the Strategyser tools and methodologies for facilitating and coaching discovery sprints, business model innovation and managing innovation portfolios.


O'Kane, C. (2018). Technology transfer executives' backwards integration: An examination of interactions between university technology transfer executives and principal investigators. Technovation, 76-77, 64-77. doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2016.08.001 Journal - Research Article

Zhang, J. A., Edgar, F., Geare, A., & O'Kane, C. (2016). The interactive effects of entrepreneurial orientation and capability-based HRM on firm performance: The mediating role of innovation ambidexterity. Industrial Marketing Management, 59, 131-143. doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.02.018 Journal - Research Article

Cunningham, J. A., Mangematin, V., O'Kane, C., & O'Reilly, P. (2016). At the frontiers of scientific advancement: The factors that influence scientists to become or choose to become publicly funded principal investigators. Journal of Technology Transfer, 41, 778-797. doi: 10.1007/s10961-015-9400-4 Journal - Research Article

O'Kane, C., Mangematin, V., Geoghegan, W., & Fitzgerald, C. (2015). University technology transfer offices: The search for identity to build legitimacy. Research Policy, 44(2), 421-437. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.08.003 Journal - Research Article

O'Kane, C., Cunningham, J., Mangematin, V., & O'Reilly, P. (2015). Underpinning strategic behaviours and posture of principal investigators in transition/uncertain environments. Long Range Planning, 48(3), 200-214. doi: 10.1016/j.lrp.2013.08.008 Journal - Research Article

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