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Dr. Fergal Gerard O'Brien

Biography

Dr. Fergal O'Brien is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Assistant Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies at the University of Limerick. He completed his PhD 'An Empirical Investigation of FTSE 100 ESX and S&P 500 SPX Equity Index Option Returns' at Lancaster University in 2007. Dr. O'Brien's MBS thesis was awarded the Guinness Irish Management Institute Sir Charles Harvey Award in 1999. Dr. O'Brien is the Course Director for the MSc in Business Analytics at the Kemmy Business School. Dr. O'Brien is undertaking research primarily in the areas of finance, risk, process improvements in financial services and knowledge management. He is also involved in a tacit knowledge research project and ASSK Knowledge Analytics.

Research Interests

Option Returns; Asset Pricing Models; Sentiment in Equity Markets; Skewness and Kurtosis in Asset Returns; Returns to Horse Racing Bets; Tacit Knowledge

Professional Activities

Award

  • 1999 - Guinness Irish Management Institute SirCharles Harvey Award
  • - Edward Cahill Memorial Prize

Publications

Book Chapter

2011

Within- and Between- CoP Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge-Intensive Firms
Garavan, TN; Carbery, R.; O'Brien, F.;Whelan, K.
Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage

2002

Job Characteristics, Organisational Culture and Safety Management
Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F
The Irish Safety and Health Handbook, Second Edition.

Conference Publication

2014

Global Business and Finance Research Conference
Shaw, F; O'Brien, F; Murphy, F

2013

The 26th Irish Accounting and Finance Association
Shaw, F; Murphy, F; O'Brien, F;

2013
2012

The Intention to use E-Audit Technology: An Integration of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)
Murtagh, S,Garavan, T,O'Brien, F,Gasco, M
Proceedings Of The 12th European Conference On Egovernment, Vols 1 And 2

2011
2011

The 24th Irish Accounting and Finance Association
Shaw, F; O'Brien, F; Murphy, F

2004
2004

7th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
O Brien, F. and Shackleton, M.

2002

5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Garavan, T.N., O Brien, F. and Carbery, R.

2002

The Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N., O'Brien, F. and Carbery, R.

2002
2002

The Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N., O'Brien, F., Maher, P.

2002

British Accounting Association Annual Conference
O Brien, F. and Grapenfelt, C.

2002

The Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N. and O'Brien, F.

2002

5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Garavan, T.N., O Brien, F. and Maher P.

2000

3rd Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N. and O Brien, F.

2000

Irish Academy of Management
Garavan, T.N. and O'Brien, F.

Other Publication

2016

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Alhejji, H,Garavan, T,Carbery, R,O'Brien, F,McGuire, D
Human Resource Development Quarterly DOI: 10.1002/hrdq.21221

2006
2003

Predicting hotel managers' turnover cognitions
Carbery R., Garavan T.N., O'Brien F., McDonnell J.
Journal Of Managerial Psychology

Peer Reviewed Journal

2017
2017
2016

The antecedents of leadership development practices in SMEs: The influence of HRM strategy and practice
Garavan, T,Watson, S,Carbery, R,O'Brien, F
International Small Business Journal DOI: 10.1177/0266242615594215

2015
2015

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Alhejji, H., Garavan, T., Carbery, R., O'Brien, F. and McGuire, D.
Human Resource Development Quarterly DOI: 10.1002/hrdq.21221

2015

Leadership Development and Organizational Success
Garavan, T,O'Brien, F,Watson, S,Kraiger, K,Passmore, J,DosSantos, NR,Malvezzi, S
Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of The Psychology Of Training, Development, And Performance Improvement

2015

The Impact of Arts-Based Leadership Development on Leader Mind-Set: A Field Experiment
Garavan, TN,McGarry, A,Watson, S,D'Annunzio-Green, N,O'Brien, F
Advances In Developing Human Resources DOI: 10.1177/1523422315588358

2015

Interest Rate Dynamics and Volatility Transmission in the European Short Term Interest Rate Market
Shaw, F; Murphy, F; O'Brien, F
Journal Of Economics And Finance

2014

Knowledge management in small and medium-sized enterprises: navigating informality and resource constraints
Garavan, T,O'Brien, F,Murphy, E,Ortenblad, A
Handbook Of Research On Knowledge Management: Adaptation And Context

2014

On the complexity of knowledge management given the tacitness of knowledge in organizations
Garavan, T,O'Brien, F,Murphy, E,Ortenblad, A
Handbook Of Research On Knowledge Management: Adaptation And Context

2005

An Empirical Investigation of Option Returns: Overpricing and the Role of Higher Systematic Moments
O'Brien, F; Shackleton, M
Derivatives Use, Trading And Regulation

2003

Predicting Hotel Managers Turnover Cognitions.
Carbery, R; Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F; McDonnell, J
Journal Of Managerial Psychology

2001

The Predictors of Safety Climate: A Cross-Sectional Study
Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F
Irish Journal Of Business & Administrative Research (Ib