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Mr David J O’Connor MBA (distinction), BSc (hons), PRINCE2

DBA Student

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David O’Connor Doctor of Business Administration Student, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton.

As a part time DBA student I am researching the role of external actors (consultants, contractors, non-permanent staff) in the development and implementation of organisational strategy. There is a symbiotic relationship between my research and my fulltime work as a strategy development and implementation professional.

I have worked for over twenty years in a variety of operational and strategic change roles in financial services defining and delivering strategic operational change. I have a degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bath and an MBA with distinction from the University of Southampton.

I am currently studying part time for a DBA, my research is exploring the role of external actors such as consultants, contractors and other non-permanent staff in the development and implementation of organisational strategy. My research is supported by and provides valuable insights to my professional work on strategic development and delivery.

Research interests

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • The role and use of external actors (consultants, contractors and other non permanent staff) in strategy development and delivery
  • Strategy as Practice
  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Knowledge Management

Doctor of Business Administration (in progress)

Title: The role of extra organisational actors (consultants, contractors, interim and temporary staff) on the development and implementation of organisational strategy

Supervisors: Dr John Marti and Professor Laura A Costanzo

Funding: Self funded

Research group

Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

I support the MBA strategy module by sitting on the assessment panel for the group assignment and have delivered lectures on topics relevant to my research area and approach.

Mr David J O’Connor
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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