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Dr Philip O'Regan

Biography

                                                              

My principal area of interest is financial accounting and I have lectured in this and Financial Information Analysis for twenty-five years. My teaching excellence has been recognised at university level on a number of occasions. I am an accountant (FCCA) and worked for over a decade with public accounting firms including Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC).


I have a first-class honours undergraduate degree in archaeology and history (Cork). I also have postgraduate qualifications in Political History (NUI), Corporate Governance (ACCA), Financial Strategy (Oxford: St Hugh’s) and Inter-Faith Studies (Cambridge: Magdalene).

I have written several books, including one in the area of Financial Information Analysis that is now in its third edition and is used in universities in Ireland, the UK and continental Europe. I have published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the areas of Financial Reporting, Professional Service Firms, Intellectual Capital, Accounting History, Corporate Governance and Top Management Teams.

In 2011, I was appointed as Executive Dean of the Kemmy Business School. I have also acted as Director, MBA Programmes, Head of Department, Student Status Chairman and Evening BBS Programme Director.

                      

Research Interests

                      

My current research output can be classified under three headings:


1.       Accounting and the accounting profession in modern society: My principal research interest focuses on the role of accounting information and the accounting profession in modern society. I view accounting as an essentially social activity, the potency of which can only be properly understood in its various societal contexts. I approach it from a multi-disciplinary perspective and, usually, as part of an interdisciplinary team. My publications include two publications in the premier elite journal in this area (Accounting Organizations and Society) as well as several articles dealing with the historical, professional and regulatory contexts within which accounting and accountants operate. The topics range from ‘accounting and genocide’ to the implications of new governance requirements for the profession. As part of a large international team, I have recently focused on the interaction between accounting and HR systems in Professional Service Firms.


2.       Intellectual Capital: I lead a small research group within UL that looks at operational, philosophical and accounting issues relating to intellectual capital and the emergence of a knowledge economy. To date, I have graduated four PhD students in this area. In a recent global survey, our group was ranked in the top 20 of over 100 university-based groups publishing in this area in terms of output and citations;


3.       Other: this gathers a rather disparate and largely unconnected set of outputs in the areas of political history and religious studies

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2014 University of Cambridge - Master of Studies
  • 2010 University of Oxford - Postgraduate Diploma
  • 1996 National University of Ireland - Ph.D.
  • 1985 University College Cork - B.A.

Award

  • 2007 - University of Limerick Teaching Excellence Award (small groups)
  • 1996 - University of Limerick Students Union Best Lecturer Award
  • 1995 - University of Limerick Students Union Best Lecturer Award
  • 1992 - University of Limerick Teaching Excellence Award (large groups)

Committee

  • 1998 College of Business Student Status Committee,

Employment

  • 1989 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer
  • 1988 Coopers & Lybrand, Limerick - Tax Supervisor
  • 1986 Department of History, UCC - Senior Tutor
  • 1978 Grace, Lyons & Co., Waterford - Trainee Accountant - Manager

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2013

Accounting for Famine and Empire
Fleischmann, R., Funnell, W. and Walker, S. (eds.,)
Critical Histories of Accounting: Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era DOI: 10.4324/9780203102749

2003

Archbishop William King, Reformer and Parliamentarian
O'Regan, P
William King and the Irish Anglican Context

2000

Intangible asset management: recognising, valuing and measuring intellectual capital
O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D
E-Business; Key issues, applications, technologies

1995

Taking the Lead: An Investigation into the Process of Top Management Team Pioneering
Moore, S; Morley, M; Min Fong, C; Flood, P; Smith, K; O'Regan, P
Strategy and General Management: An Irish Reader

Conference Publication

2016
2016
2016

IAFA Conference 2016
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.

2016

CSEAR Ireland Conference 2016
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.

2014

CSEAR Ecological Accounts Workshop
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.

2006

European Accounting Association
O'Regan, P. and O'Donnell, D.

2005

EIASM Workshop on "Visualising, Measuring and Managing Intangibles and IC
O`Donnell, D., Cleary, P. O`Regan, P., Bontis, N. and Kennedy, T.

2005

Irish Accounting and Finance Association
O'Regan, P., Bozzolan, S and Ricceri, F.

2005

6th European Conference on Knowledge Management
O`Donnell, D., Cleary, P., O`Regan, P., Bontis, N. and Kennedy, T.

2004

APIRA 2004
O¿REGAN P., Bozzolan, S. and Ricceri, F

2004

25th World Congess, Intellectual Capital Stream
Cleary, P., O¿REGAN P., O'Donnell, D., Kennedy, T. and Bontis, N

2004

25th World Congess, Intellectual Capital Stream
O¿REGAN P., Bozzolan, S. and Ricceri, F

2003

3rd World Accounting History Conference
O¿REGAN P. and O¿Donnell, D

2002

25th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA)
O¿Donnell, D., N. Bontis, P. O¿REGAN, T. Kennedy, P. Cleary & A. Hannigan

2002

Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference
Annisette, M., and O¿REGAN, P

2002

3rd World Congress on the Management of e-Commerce
O¿Donnell, D., N. Bontis, P. O¿REGAN, T. Kennedy, P. Cleary & A. Hannigan

2002

Transparent Enterprise Conference
O¿REGAN, P., O¿Donnell, D, Kennedy, T., Bontis, N and Cleary, P.

2001

5th International Seminar on Manufacturing Accounting Research
O¿REGAN P., Kennedy, T., O¿Donnell, D., O¿Regan, V. and Cleary, P

2000

Proceedings of PAKM 2000
D. O¿Donnell, O¿REGAN P. and V. O¿Regan

2000

7th European Conference on IT Evaluation, ECITE
O¿Donnell, D and P. O¿REGAN

2000

IAFA Annual Conference
O¿REGAN, P, D. O¿Donnell and V. O¿Regan

2000

Proceedings of e2000
P. O¿REGAN and O¿Donnell, D.

2000

IAM Annual Conference
O¿REGAN, P, O¿Donnell, D. and M. Heffernan

2000

4th International Conference on Organisational Discourse
O¿Donnell, D, P. O¿REGAN, B. Coates and S. McCurtain

2000
1999

IAM Annual Conference
O¿REGAN, P and D. O¿Donnell

1999

IAFA Annual Conference
O'REGAN, P and B. Murphy

1999

ICAI conference
O¿REGAN, P

1999

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O¿Donnell, D, P. O¿REGAN and B. Coates

1997

American Academy of Management Conference
Fong, M., Smith, K.G., Flood, O¿REGAN, P., Moore, S., and Morley, M

1997

Management Research Institute of Ireland Annual Conference
P. Flood, P. O'REGAN, M. Morley and S. Moore

1996
1995

Erasmus University Human Resource Management Conference
Fong, M., Smith, K.G., Flood, O¿REGAN, P., Moore, S., and Morley, M

1994

Other Journal

2017

What makes tax professionals tick?
Lynch, R.; Laheen, M.; Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.;
CA Today

2016

Community involvement lends legitimacy to firms’ social accounting
Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.
London School of Economics Business review

2003

Eire`s Apparent: to what extent are CFOs involved in e-business implementation
O'Donnell, D; O'Regan, P; Kennedy, T; Cleary, P; Bontis, N
Financial Management

Other Publication

2005

Board composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms: A CFO perspective
O'Regan P., O'Donnell D., Kennedy T., Bontis N., Cleary P.
Corporate Governance DOI: 10.1108/14720700510616596

2004

Exploring Intellectual Capital Practice in the Irish ICT Sector
O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D; Kennedy, T; Bontis, N; Cleary, P

2003

CFO involvement in e-Business: e-Architects or Foot-soldiers
O'Donnell, D; Bontis, N; O'Regan, P; Kennedy, T; Cleary, P; Hannigan, A

2002

CFO involvement in e-Business: e-Architects or Foot-Soldiers
O'Donnell, D; Bontis, N; O'Regan, P; Kennedy, T; Cleary, P; Hannigan, A

Peer Reviewed Journal

2017

High-Performance Work Systems in Professional Service Firms: Examining the Practices-Resources-Uses-Performance Linkage
Fu, N,Flood, PC,Bosak, J,Rousseau, DM,Morris, T,O'Regan, P
Human Resource Management DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21767

2017

Responsible management education: Mapping the field in the context of the SDGs
Storey, M.; Killian, S.; O'Regan, P.
The International Journal of Management Education

2016

Social accounting and the co-creation of corporate legitimacy
Killian, S,O'Regan, P
Accounting Organizations And Society DOI: 10.1016/j.aos.2016.02.004

2014
2013

Exploring the performance effect of HPWS on professional service supply chain management
Fu, N,Flood, PC,Bosak, J,Morris, T,O'Regan, P
Supply Chain Management-An International Journal DOI: 10.1108/SCM-04-2012-0118

2008

Governance structures and innovation in the Irish Software Industry
Fitzgerald C.A., Flood P.C., O'Regan P., Ramamoorthy N.
Journal Of High Technology Management Research DOI: 10.1016/j.hitech.2008.06.001

2007

Positioning management accounting on the intellectual capital agenda
Cleary P., Kennedy T., O'Donnell D., O'Regan P., Bontis N.
International Journal Of Accounting, Auditing And Performance Evaluation DOI: 10.1504/IJAAPE.2007.017083

2006

Intellectual Capital Disclosure (ICD): a comparison of Italy and the UK
O'Regan, P; Bozzolan, S; Ricceri, F
Journal Of Human Resource Costing And Accounting

2005

Board composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms - a CFO perspective
Kennedy, T; O'Regan, P; O`Donnell, D; Bontis, N; Cleary, P
The International Journal Of Business In Society

2005

Board Composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms: a CFO perspective
O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D; Kennedy, T; Bontis, N; Cleary, P
The International Journal Of Business In Society

2004

CFOs in e-business: e-architects or foot-soldiers
O'Donnell, D; Bontis, N; O'Regan, P; Kennedy, T; Cleary, P; Hannigan, A
Journal Of Knowledge And Process Management

2003

Human Interaction: The Critical Source of Intangible Value
Kennedy, T; O'Donnell, D; O'Regan, P; Coates, B; Keary, B; Berkery, G
Journal Of Intellectual Capital

2001

Perceptions of Intellectual Capital: Irish evidence
O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D; Kennedy, T; Bontis, N; Cleary, P
Journal Of Human Resource Costing And Accounting

2000

Mapping Intellectual Resources: Insights from Critical Modernism
O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D
J. European Industrial Training

2000

Intellectual Capital: A Habermasian Introduction
O'Donnell, D; O'Regan, P; Coates, B
Journal Of Intellectual Capital

1997

Top management teams and pioneering: A resource-based view
Flood P.C., Fong C.-M., Smith K.G., O'Regan P., Moore S., Morley M.
International Journal Of Human Resource Management