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. An accountant (FCCA), with 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).

Over the course of my time as an academic I have produced more than 100 academic outputs. 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.

From 2011 to 2019 I served 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

Books

Financial Information Analysis (second edition)

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2006
London
John Wiley & Sons
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Financial Information Analysis (first edition)

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2001
London
John Wiley and Sons
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Accounting for Project Management

Prof. Philip O'Regan
Dr. John R Heneghan
2001
Limerick
Centre for Project Management
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Archbishop William King (1650-1729) and the Constitution in Church and State

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
Dublin
Four Courts Press
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Financial Information Analysis: the role of accounting information in modern society (3rd ed.)

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
London
Routledge
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Book Chapters

Archbishop William King, Reformer and Parliamentarian

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2003
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Intangible asset management: recognising, valuing and measuring intellectual capital

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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Taking the Lead: An Investigation into the Process of Top Management Team Pioneering

Prof. Philip O'Regan
Prof. Michael Morley
1995
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Accounting for Famine and Empire

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2013
London
Routledge
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Class, Status and the Stratification of Residential Preferences amongst Accountants

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2014
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High-Performance Work Systems in Professional Service Firms: Examining the Practices-Resources-Uses-Performance Linkage

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2017
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'A dense mass of petty accountability': Accounting in the service of cultural imperialism during the Irish Famine, 1846-1847

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2010
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Exploring the performance effect of HPWS on professional service supply chain management

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2013
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Usurpationary Closure and the professional project: the case of the SIAA in Ireland

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2013
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Upper Echelons and Corporate Outcomes: The Case of International Divisions of US Multinational Corporations in Ireland

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1997
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Joined for the common purpose: The establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland as an all-island institution

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2007
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The structural dimensions of intellectual capital: Emerging challenges for management and accounting

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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Accounting for Intangibles, the Knowledge Economy and the Issue of Memory: Some Insights from the Philosophy of Bergson

Prof. Philip O'Regan
Prof. Martin Mullins
Prof. Stephen Kinsella
2013
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Whither stock options now?

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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Board Composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms: a CFO perspective

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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On the "essential condition" of intellectual capital: Labour!

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2006
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'Elevating the profession': The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the implementation of social closure strategies 1888-1909

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2008
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Top management teams and pioneering: A resource-based view

Prof. Philip O'Regan
Prof. Michael Morley
1997
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Board composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms - a CFO perspective

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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Human Interaction: The Critical Source of Intangible Value

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2003
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Mapping Intellectual Resources: Insights from Critical Modernism

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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Positioning management accounting on the intellectual capital agenda

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2007
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Intellectual Capital Disclosure (ICD): a comparison of Italy and the UK

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2006
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Intellectual Capital: A Habermasian Introduction

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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Recognition and Management of Intellectual Resources: Preliminary Evidence from Indigenous Irish High-Technology Firms

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2001
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Regulation, the public interest and the establishment of an accounting supervisory body

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2010
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Perceptions of Intellectual Capital: Irish evidence

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2001
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Responsible management education: Mapping the field in the context of the SDGs

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2017
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The impact of the top management team on the sales growth performance of international divisions of US multinational enterprises operating in the Republic of Ireland

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1996
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Governance structures and innovation in the Irish Software Industry

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2008
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Accountability and Financial Control as 'Patriotic' Strategies: Accomptants and the Public Accounts Committee in late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Ireland

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2003
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Social accounting and the co-creation of corporate legitimacy

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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How do high performance work systems influence organizational innovation in professional service firms?

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2015
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'Professionals who understand': Expertise, public interest and societal risk governance

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2014
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CFOs in e-business: e-architects or foot-soldiers

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2004
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Other Journals

Community involvement lends legitimacy to firms' social accounting

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Eire`s Apparent: to what extent are CFOs involved in e-business implementation

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2003
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What makes tax professionals tick?

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2017
London
ICAS
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Conference Publications

CSEAR Ireland Conference 2016

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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EIASM Workshop on "Visualising, Measuring and Managing Intangibles and IC

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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25th World Congess, Intellectual Capital Stream

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2004
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Management Research Institute of Ireland Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1997
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3rd World Accounting History Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2003
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2016 KBS-CRAFiC Business Research Seminar

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Irish Accounting and Finance Association

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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6th European Conference on Knowledge Management

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2002
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Proceedings of PAKM 2000

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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Professional Expertise, Regulation and the Public Interest

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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8th World Congress of Accounting Historians

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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25th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA)

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2002
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3rd World Congress on the Management of e-Commerce

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2002
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Proceedings of e2000

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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7th EIASM Workshop on Accounting & Regulation

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2002
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IAFA Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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5th International Seminar on Manufacturing Accounting Research

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2001
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APIRA 2004

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2004
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CSEAR Ecological Accounts Workshop

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2014
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American Academy of Management Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1997
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2nd EIASM Workshop on Management and Accounting in Historical Perspectives

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1999
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7th European Conference on IT Evaluation, ECITE

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2004
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The 21st Irish Accounting and Finance Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
Prof. Finbarr Murphy
2008
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IAFA Annual Conference

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1996
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ICAI conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1999
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IAM Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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Transparent Enterprise Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2002
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European Accounting Association

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2006
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Erasmus University Human Resource Management Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1995
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IAM Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1999
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4th International Conference on Organisational Discourse

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2000
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IAFA Annual Conference

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1994
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IAFA Conference 2016

Assoc. Prof. Sheila Killian
Prof. Philip O'Regan
2016
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British Accounting Association Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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British Accounting Association Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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IAFA Annual Conference

Prof. Philip O'Regan
1999
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25th World Congess, Intellectual Capital Stream

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2004
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

Ireland's Shannon story: Leaders, visions and networks - A case study of local and regional development

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2001
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Other Publications

Ireland's Shannon story: Leaders, visions and networks - A case study of local and regional development

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2001
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CFO involvement in e-Business: e-Architects or Foot-Soldiers

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2002
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CFO involvement in e-Business: e-Architects or Foot-soldiers

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2003
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Exploring Intellectual Capital Practice in the Irish ICT Sector

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2004
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Managing Knowledge-based organisations: Top Management Teams, Organisational Learning and Innovation

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2002
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Board composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms: A CFO perspective

Prof. Philip O'Regan
2005
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