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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 Chapters

2011

Within- and Between- CoP Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge-Intensive Firms
Garavan, TN; Carbery, R.; O'Brien, F.;Whelan, K.
(2011) Within- and Between- CoP Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge-Intensive Firms
In Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage ; Hershey, PA : IGI Global pp. 337-362

2002

Job Characteristics, Organisational Culture and Safety Management
Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F
(2002) Job Characteristics, Organisational Culture and Safety Management
In The Irish Safety and Health Handbook, Second Edition.;

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

The effect of malicious manipulations on prediction market accuracy
Buckley, P,O'Brien, F
(2017) The effect of malicious manipulations on prediction market accuracy
In Information Systems Frontiers; pp. 611-623
DOI: 10.1007/s10796-015-9617-7

2017

An Examination of European Firms' Derivatives Usage: The Importance of Model Selection
Carroll, A,O'Brien, F,Ryan, J
(2017) An Examination of European Firms' Derivatives Usage: The Importance of Model Selection
In European Financial Management; pp. 648-690
DOI: 10.1111/eufm.12115

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
(2016) The antecedents of leadership development practices in SMEs: The influence of HRM strategy and practice
In International Small Business Journal; pp. 870-890
DOI: 10.1177/0266242615594215

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
(2015) The Impact of Arts-Based Leadership Development on Leader Mind-Set: A Field Experiment
In Advances In Developing Human Resources; pp. 391-407
DOI: 10.1177/1523422315588358

2015

The effect of malicious manipulations on prediction market accuracy
Buckley, P; O'Brien, F
(2015) The effect of malicious manipulations on prediction market accuracy
In Information Systems Frontiers; pp. 1-13
DOI: 10.1007/s10796-015-9617-7

2015

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Alhejji, H., Garavan, T., Carbery, R., O'Brien, F. and McGuire, D.
(2015) Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
In 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
(2015) Leadership Development and Organizational Success
In Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of The Psychology Of Training, Development, And Performance Improvement; pp. 354-397

2014

On the complexity of knowledge management given the tacitness of knowledge in organizations
Garavan, T,O'Brien, F,Murphy, E,Ortenblad, A
(2014) On the complexity of knowledge management given the tacitness of knowledge in organizations
In Handbook Of Research On Knowledge Management: Adaptation And Context; pp. 391-405

2014

Knowledge management in small and medium-sized enterprises: navigating informality and resource constraints
Garavan, T,O'Brien, F,Murphy, E,Ortenblad, A
(2014) Knowledge management in small and medium-sized enterprises: navigating informality and resource constraints
In Handbook Of Research On Knowledge Management: Adaptation And Context; pp. 189-207

2013

The use of Manager Self-Service (MSS) HR portals in MNCs: the influence of attitudinal, normative, behavioural and national cultural factors
Garavan, TN,O'Brien, F
(2013) The use of Manager Self-Service (MSS) HR portals in MNCs: the influence of attitudinal, normative, behavioural and national cultural factors
In European Journal Of International Management; pp. 393-412
DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2013.055279

2012

The Forecasting Efficiency of the Dynamic Nelson Siegel Model on Credit Default Swaps
Shaw, F; Murphy F; O'Brien, F
(2012) The Forecasting Efficiency of the Dynamic Nelson Siegel Model on Credit Default Swaps
In Research in International Business and Finance;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2012.08.007

2008

The The Role of Human Capital in Explaining the Cross-Sectional Variation of FTSE 100 Stock Returns
O'Brien, F; Carr, M
(2008) The The Role of Human Capital in Explaining the Cross-Sectional Variation of FTSE 100 Stock Returns
In Irish Accounting Review; pp. 13-27

2005

An Empirical Investigation of Option Returns: Overpricing and the Role of Higher Systematic Moments
O'Brien, F; Shackleton, M
(2005) An Empirical Investigation of Option Returns: Overpricing and the Role of Higher Systematic Moments
In Derivatives Use, Trading And Regulation; pp. 304-330

2003

Predicting Hotel Managers Turnover Cognitions.
Carbery, R; Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F; McDonnell, J
(2003) Predicting Hotel Managers Turnover Cognitions.
In Journal Of Managerial Psychology; pp. 649-679

2002

The Non-Constancy of the Black-Scholes Variance Parameter: A Generalised Method of Moments Investigation
O'Brien, F
(2002) The Non-Constancy of the Black-Scholes Variance Parameter: A Generalised Method of Moments Investigation
In Accounting, Finance and Governance Review; pp. 73-96

2001

An Investigation into the Relationship Between Safety Climate and Safety Behaviours in Irish Organisations
Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F
(2001) An Investigation into the Relationship Between Safety Climate and Safety Behaviours in Irish Organisations
In The Irish Journal Of Management; pp. 141-170

2001

The Predictors of Safety Climate: A Cross-Sectional Study
Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F
(2001) The Predictors of Safety Climate: A Cross-Sectional Study
In Irish Journal Of Business & Administrative Research (Ib; pp. 46-57

Conference Publications

2014

Global Business and Finance Research Conference
Shaw, F; O'Brien, F; Murphy, F
(2014) Global Business and Finance Research Conference

2013

UK Academy of Information Systems International Conference
P Buckley, F O'Brien, F McGrath
(2013) UK Academy of Information Systems International Conference

2013

The 26th Irish Accounting and Finance Association
Shaw, F; Murphy, F; O'Brien, F;
(2013) The 26th Irish Accounting and Finance Association

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
(2012) The Intention to use E-Audit Technology: An Integration of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)
In Proceedings Of The 12th European Conference On Egovernment, Vols 1 And 2; pp. 522-528

2011

3rd International Conference on Numerical Methods for Finance
Garvey, J; O'Brien, F; Gallagher, L; Murphy, F
(2011) 3rd International Conference on Numerical Methods for Finance
Limerick

2011

Research in International Business and Finance Symposium
Shaw, F; Murphy, F; O'Brien, F
(2011) Research in International Business and Finance Symposium

2011

The 24th Irish Accounting and Finance Association
Shaw, F; O'Brien, F; Murphy, F
(2011) The 24th Irish Accounting and Finance Association

2006

19th Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference
Carr, M. and O'Brien, F.
(2006) 19th Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

18th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
Buckley, A. and O'Brien, F.
(2005) 18th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2004

17th Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference
O Brien, F. and Shackleton, M.
(2004) 17th Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2004

7th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
O Brien, F. and Shackleton, M.
(2004) 7th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

17th Irish Economic Association Conference
Murphy, B., O Brien, F. and Cummins, M.
(2003) 17th Irish Economic Association Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Garavan, T.N. and O Brien, F.
(2002) 5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

The Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N., O'Brien, F. and Carbery, R.
(2002) The Irish Academy of Management Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

The Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N., O'Brien, F., Maher, P.
(2002) The Irish Academy of Management Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

British Accounting Association Annual Conference
O Brien, F. and Grapenfelt, C.
(2002) British Accounting Association Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Garavan, T.N., O Brien, F. and Carbery, R.
(2002) 5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

The Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N. and O'Brien, F.
(2002) The Irish Academy of Management Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Garavan, T.N., O Brien, F. and Maher P.
(2002) 5th Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2001

14th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
O Brien, F.
(2001) 14th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

13th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
O Brien, F.
(2000) 13th Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

14th Irish Economics Association Annual Conference
O Brien, F.
(2000) 14th Irish Economics Association Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management September
Garavan, T.N. (with O¿Brien, F)
(2000) Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management September
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

3rd Irish Academy of Management Conference
Garavan, T.N. and O Brien, F.
(2000) 3rd Irish Academy of Management Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Irish Academy of Management
Garavan, T.N. and O'Brien, F.
(2000) Irish Academy of Management
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1998

University of Limerick College of Business Annual Research Conference
O Brien, F.
(1998) University of Limerick College of Business Annual Research Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Other Publications

2016

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Alhejji, H,Garavan, T,Carbery, R,O'Brien, F,McGuire, D
(2016) Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
In Human Resource Development Quarterly; pp. 95-149
DOI: 10.1002/hrdq.21221

2015

An Examination of European Firms' Derivatives Usage: The Importance of Model Selection
Carroll, A; O'Brien, F; Ryan, J
(2015) An Examination of European Firms' Derivatives Usage: The Importance of Model Selection

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2006

Career advancement of hotel managers since graduation: a comparative study
Garavan, TN; O'Brien, F; O'Hanlon, D
(2006) Career advancement of hotel managers since graduation: a comparative study
In Personnel Review; pp. 252-280
DOI: 10.1108/00483480610656685

2003

Predicting hotel managers' turnover cognitions
Carbery R., Garavan T.N., O'Brien F., McDonnell J.
(2003) Predicting hotel managers' turnover cognitions
In Journal Of Managerial Psychology; pp. 649-679