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

Peer Reviewed Journals

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 (2017) High-Performance Work Systems in Professional Service Firms: Examining the Practices-Resources-Uses-Performance Linkage. Human Resource Management :329-352

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2017

Responsible management education: Mapping the field in the context of the SDGs

Storey, M.; Killian, S.; O'Regan, P. (2017) Responsible management education: Mapping the field in the context of the SDGs. The International Journal of Management Education :93-1-3

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2016

Social accounting and the co-creation of corporate legitimacy

Killian, S,O'Regan, P (2016) Social accounting and the co-creation of corporate legitimacy. Accounting Organizations And Society :1-12

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2015

How do high performance work systems influence organizational innovation in professional service firms?

Fu, N,Flood, PC,Bosak, J,Morris, T,O'Regan, P (2015) How do high performance work systems influence organizational innovation in professional service firms?. Employee Relations :209-231

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2014

Class, Status and the Stratification of Residential Preferences amongst Accountants

O'Regan P and Halpin B (2014) Class, Status and the Stratification of Residential Preferences amongst Accountants. Historical Social Research :336-359

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2014

'Professionals who understand': Expertise, public interest and societal risk governance

O'Regan, P,Killian, S (2014) 'Professionals who understand': Expertise, public interest and societal risk governance. Accounting Organizations And Society :615-631

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2013

Exploring the performance effect of HPWS on professional service supply chain management

Fu, N,Flood, PC,Bosak, J,Morris, T,O'Regan, P (2013) Exploring the performance effect of HPWS on professional service supply chain management. Supply Chain Management-An International Journal :292-307

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2013

Usurpationary Closure and the professional project: the case of the SIAA in Ireland

O'Regan, P (2013) Usurpationary Closure and the professional project: the case of the SIAA in Ireland. Accounting History Review

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2010

Regulation, the public interest and the establishment of an accounting supervisory body

O'Regan P. (2010) Regulation, the public interest and the establishment of an accounting supervisory body. Journal Of Management And Governance :297-312

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2010

'A dense mass of petty accountability': Accounting in the service of cultural imperialism during the Irish Famine, 1846-1847

O'Regan, P (2010) 'A dense mass of petty accountability': Accounting in the service of cultural imperialism during the Irish Famine, 1846-1847. Accounting Organizations And Society :416-430

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2008

Governance structures and innovation in the Irish Software Industry

Fitzgerald C.A., Flood P.C., O'Regan P., Ramamoorthy N. (2008) Governance structures and innovation in the Irish Software Industry. Journal Of High Technology Management Research :36-44

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2008

'Elevating the profession': The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the implementation of social closure strategies 1888-1909

O'Regan P. (2008) 'Elevating the profession': The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the implementation of social closure strategies 1888-1909. Accounting, Business And Financial History :35-59

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2007

Positioning management accounting on the intellectual capital agenda

Cleary P., Kennedy T., O'Donnell D., O'Regan P., Bontis N. (2007) Positioning management accounting on the intellectual capital agenda. International Journal Of Accounting, Auditing And Performance Evaluation :336-359

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2007

Joined for the common purpose: The establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland as an all-island institution

Annisette, M; O'Regan, P (2007) Joined for the common purpose: The establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland as an all-island institution. Qualitative Research In Accounting And Management :4-25

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2006

Intellectual Capital Disclosure (ICD): a comparison of Italy and the UK

Bozzolan, S.; O'Regan, P; Ricceri, F (2006) Intellectual Capital Disclosure (ICD): a comparison of Italy and the UK. Journal Of Human Resource Costing And Accounting :92-113

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2006

On the "essential condition" of intellectual capital: Labour!

O'Donnell D., Tracey M., Henriksen L.B., Bontis N., Cleary P., Kennedy T., O'Regan P. (2006) On the "essential condition" of intellectual capital: Labour!. Journal Of Intellectual Capital :111-127

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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 (2005) Board composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms - a CFO perspective. The International Journal Of Business In Society :56-63

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2005

Whither stock options now?

Tracey, M; O'Donnell, D; O'Regan, P (2005) Whither stock options now?. Pma Perspectives On Performance :14-15

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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 (2005) Board Composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms: a CFO perspective. The International Journal Of Business In Society :56-63

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2004

CFOs in e-business: e-architects or foot-soldiers

O'Donnell, D; Bontis, N; O'Regan, P; Kennedy, T; Cleary, P; Hannigan, A (2004) CFOs in e-business: e-architects or foot-soldiers. Journal Of Knowledge And Process Management :105-116

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2003

Accountability and Financial Control as 'Patriotic' Strategies: Accomptants and the Public Accounts Committee in late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Ireland

O'Regan, P (2003) Accountability and Financial Control as 'Patriotic' Strategies: Accomptants and the Public Accounts Committee in late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Ireland. The Accounting Historians Journal :105-132

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2003

Human Interaction: The Critical Source of Intangible Value

Kennedy, T; O'Donnell, D; O'Regan, P; Coates, B; Keary, B; Berkery, G (2003) Human Interaction: The Critical Source of Intangible Value. Journal Of Intellectual Capital :82-99

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2001

Perceptions of Intellectual Capital: Irish evidence

O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D; Kennedy, T; Bontis, N; Cleary, P (2001) Perceptions of Intellectual Capital: Irish evidence. Journal Of Human Resource Costing And Accounting :29-38

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2001

Recognition and Management of Intellectual Resources: Preliminary Evidence from Indigenous Irish High-Technology Firms

O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D; Heffernan, M (2001) Recognition and Management of Intellectual Resources: Preliminary Evidence from Indigenous Irish High-Technology Firms. J. European Industrial Training :109-115

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2000

The structural dimensions of intellectual capital: Emerging challenges for management and accounting

O'Donnell, D; O'Regan, P (2000) The structural dimensions of intellectual capital: Emerging challenges for management and accounting. Southern African Business Review :14-20

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2000

Mapping Intellectual Resources: Insights from Critical Modernism

O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D (2000) Mapping Intellectual Resources: Insights from Critical Modernism. J. European Industrial Training :209-219

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2000

Intellectual Capital: A Habermasian Introduction

O'Donnell, D; O'Regan, P; Coates, B (2000) Intellectual Capital: A Habermasian Introduction. Journal Of Intellectual Capital :187-200

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1997

Upper Echelons and Corporate Outcomes: The Case of International Divisions of US Multinational Corporations in Ireland

Morley, M; Moore, S; O'Regan, P (1997) Upper Echelons and Corporate Outcomes: The Case of International Divisions of US Multinational Corporations in Ireland. Argumenta Oeconomica :128-145

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1996

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

Morley, M; Moore, S; O'Regan, P (1996) 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. Irish J. Business & Administrative Research (Ibar) :118-134

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Books

2016

Financial Information Analysis: the role of accounting information in modern society (3rd ed.)

O'Regan, P (2016) Financial Information Analysis: the role of accounting information in modern society (3rd ed.). London : Routledge

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2006

Financial Information Analysis (second edition)

O'Regan, P (2006) Financial Information Analysis (second edition). London : John Wiley & Sons

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2001

Financial Information Analysis (first edition)

O'Regan, P (2001) Financial Information Analysis (first edition). London : John Wiley and Sons

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2001

Accounting for Project Management

O'Regan, P; Heneghan, J (2001) Accounting for Project Management. Limerick : Centre for Project Management

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2000

Archbishop William King (1650-1729) and the Constitution in Church and State

O'Regan, P (2000) Archbishop William King (1650-1729) and the Constitution in Church and State. Dublin : Four Courts Press

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Book Chapters

2013

Accounting for Famine and Empire

Fleischmann, R., Funnell, W. and Walker, S. (eds.,) (2013) Accounting for Famine and Empire. London : Routledge Critical Histories of Accounting: Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era

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2003

Archbishop William King, Reformer and Parliamentarian

O'Regan, P (2003) Archbishop William King, Reformer and Parliamentarian. William King and the Irish Anglican Context :73-105

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2000

Intangible asset management: recognising, valuing and measuring intellectual capital

O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D (2000) Intangible asset management: recognising, valuing and measuring intellectual capital. E-Business; Key issues, applications, technologies :353-359

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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 (1995) Taking the Lead: An Investigation into the Process of Top Management Team Pioneering. Strategy and General Management: An Irish Reader :43-62

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

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 (2003) Eire`s Apparent: to what extent are CFOs involved in e-business implementation. Financial Management

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Conference Publications

2017

13th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital

Brosnan, S, O'Donnell, D and O'Regan, P (2017) 13th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital.

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2017

Reimagining the Jews of Ireland: Historiography, Identity and Representation

O'Regan, P (2017) Reimagining the Jews of Ireland: Historiography, Identity and Representation.

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2016

IAFA Conference 2016

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

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2016

2016 KBS-CRAFiC Business Research Seminar

Killian, S.; O'Regan, P. (2016) 2016 KBS-CRAFiC Business Research Seminar.

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2016

7th EIASM Workshop on Accounting & Regulation

Killian, S.; O'Regan, P. (2016) 7th EIASM Workshop on Accounting & Regulation.

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2015

IAFA Annual Conference

Killian S and O'Regan P. (2015) IAFA Annual Conference. :*-*

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2012

IAFA Annual Conference

O'Regan, P and Halpin, B. (2012) IAFA Annual Conference. :*-*

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2012

11th World Congress of International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM),

Fu, N., Flood, P.C., Bosak, J., Rousseau, D., Morris, T., & O'Regan, P (2012) 11th World Congress of International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM),. :*-*

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2012

Novak Druce Annual Conference on Professional Service Firms

Fu, N., Flood, P.C., Bosak, J., Morris, T., & O'Regan, P. (2012) Novak Druce Annual Conference on Professional Service Firms. :*-*

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2011

Annual Academy of Management Conference,

Fu, N, Flood, P, Bosak, J, Rousseau, D, O'REGAN, P and Morris, T (2011) Annual Academy of Management Conference, . :*-*

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2006

European Accounting Association

O'Regan, P. and O'Donnell, D. (2006) European Accounting Association. :*-*

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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) EIASM Workshop on "Visualising, Measuring and Managing Intangibles and IC. :*-*

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2005

Irish Accounting and Finance Association

O'Regan, P., Bozzolan, S and Ricceri, F. (2005) Irish Accounting and Finance Association. :*-*

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2004

25th World Congess, Intellectual Capital Stream

O¿REGAN P., Bozzolan, S. and Ricceri, F (2004) 25th World Congess, Intellectual Capital Stream. :*-*

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2004

APIRA 2004

O¿REGAN P., Bozzolan, S. and Ricceri, F (2004) APIRA 2004. :*-*

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2004

Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

O¿REGAN, P (2004) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference. :*-*

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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. :*-*

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2002

Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference

O¿REGAN, P (2002) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Conference. :*-*

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2002

Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference

Annisette, M., and O¿REGAN, P (2002) Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference. :*-*

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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) 3rd World Congress on the Management of e-Commerce. :*-*

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2002

Transparent Enterprise Conference

O¿REGAN, P., O¿Donnell, D, Kennedy, T., Bontis, N and Cleary, P. (2002) Transparent Enterprise Conference. :*-*

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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) 25th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA). :*-*

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2001

5th International Seminar on Manufacturing Accounting Research

O¿REGAN P., Kennedy, T., O¿Donnell, D., O¿Regan, V. and Cleary, P (2001) 5th International Seminar on Manufacturing Accounting Research. :*-*

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2000

IAFA Annual Conference

O¿REGAN, P, D. O¿Donnell and V. O¿Regan (2000) IAFA Annual Conference. :*-*

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2000

4th International Conference on Organisational Discourse

O¿Donnell, D, P. O¿REGAN, B. Coates and S. McCurtain (2000) 4th International Conference on Organisational Discourse. :*-*

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2000

8th World Congress of Accounting Historians

O'REGAN, P and B. Murphy (2000) 8th World Congress of Accounting Historians. :*-*

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2000

Proceedings of e2000

P. O¿REGAN and O¿Donnell, D. (2000) Proceedings of e2000. :*-*

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2000

7th European Conference on IT Evaluation, ECITE

O¿Donnell, D and P. O¿REGAN (2000) 7th European Conference on IT Evaluation, ECITE. :*-*

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2000

IAM Annual Conference

O¿REGAN, P, O¿Donnell, D. and M. Heffernan (2000) IAM Annual Conference. :*-*

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1999

2nd EIASM Workshop on Management and Accounting in Historical Perspectives

O'REGAN, P and B. Murphy (1999) 2nd EIASM Workshop on Management and Accounting in Historical Perspectives. :*-*

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1999

ICAI conference

O¿REGAN, P (1999) ICAI conference. :*-*

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1999

IAM Annual Conference

O¿REGAN, P and D. O¿Donnell (1999) IAM Annual Conference. :*-*

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1999

IAFA Annual Conference

O'REGAN, P and B. Murphy (1999) IAFA Annual Conference. :*-*

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1999

Allihies Annual Conference

O'Donnell, D, P. O'REGAN and Coates, B (1999) Allihies Annual Conference. :*-*

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1997

American Academy of Management Conference

Fong, M., Smith, K.G., Flood, O¿REGAN, P., Moore, S., and Morley, M (1997) American Academy of Management Conference. :*-*

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1997

Management Research Institute of Ireland Annual Conference

P. Flood, P. O'REGAN, M. Morley and S. Moore (1997) Management Research Institute of Ireland Annual Conference. :*-*

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1996

IAFA Annual Conference

O'REGAN, P (1996) IAFA Annual Conference. :*-*

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1995

Erasmus University Human Resource Management Conference

Fong, M., Smith, K.G., Flood, O¿REGAN, P., Moore, S., and Morley, M (1995) Erasmus University Human Resource Management Conference. :*-*

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1994

IAFA Annual Conference

O'REGAN, P (1994) IAFA Annual Conference. :*-*

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Conference Contributions

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

2001

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

O'Regan, P (2001) Ireland's Shannon story: Leaders, visions and networks - A case study of local and regional development. :149-150

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Other Publications

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. (2005) Board composition, non-executive directors and governance cultures in Irish ICT firms: A CFO perspective. Corporate Governance :56-63

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2004

Exploring Intellectual Capital Practice in the Irish ICT Sector

O'Regan, P; O'Donnell, D; Kennedy, T; Bontis, N; Cleary, P (2004) Exploring Intellectual Capital Practice in the Irish ICT Sector.

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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 (2003) CFO involvement in e-Business: e-Architects or Foot-soldiers.

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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 (2002) CFO involvement in e-Business: e-Architects or Foot-Soldiers.

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2002

Managing Knowledge-based organisations: Top Management Teams, Organisational Learning and Innovation

Flood, P; O'Regan, P; et al (2002) Managing Knowledge-based organisations: Top Management Teams, Organisational Learning and Innovation.

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2001

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

O'Regan, P (2001) Ireland's Shannon story: Leaders, visions and networks - A case study of local and regional development. :149-150

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