BSc MBS PhD(NUI Galway)
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.
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
Cunningham, J. A., Menter, M., & O'Kane, C. (2018). Value creation in the quadruple helix: A micro level conceptual model of principal investigators as value creators. R & D Management, 48(1), 136-147. doi: 10.1111/radm.12310
Cunningham, J. A., & O'Kane, C. (2017). Technology-based nascent entrepreneurship: Some implications for economic policy making and makers. In J. A. Cunningham & C. O'Kane (Eds.), Technology-based nascent entrepreneurship: Implications for economic policymaking. (pp. 1-17). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-59594-2
Hamid, H. A., O'Kane, C., & Everett, A. M. (2017). Technology-based nascent entrepreneurship and ethnic migrants: Exploring the influence of cultural distance through the forms of capital model. In J. A. Cunningham & C. O'Kane (Eds.), Technology-based nascent entrepreneurship: Implications for economic policymaking. (pp. 119-145). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-59594-2
O'Kane, C., Zhang, J. A., Cunningham, J. A., & O'Reilly, P. (2017). What factors inhibit publicly funded principal investigators’ commercialization activities? Small Enterprise Research, 24(3), 215-232. doi: 10.1080/13215906.2017.1396558