Dr Jamie O'Neill




Cork University Business School

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Jamie holds a first-class honours Bachelor of Business Studies and a Master of Business Studies by research from the University of Limerick. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society, University of Bath. He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in EY, Cork. Jamie’s research focuses on the effects of companies’ non-financial reporting on stakeholders’ perceptions and behaviour. Specifically, he studies the influence of sustainability reporting on individual stakeholders’ perceptions of companies, i.e., legitimacy, reputation and credibility perceptions. His primary research method is the experiment. He draws on attitude change (persuasion) research in psychology in his work. He also has over 15 years of teaching, lecturing and supervision experience at universities in Ireland and the UK.


grants and honours

  • 2022 – Research Grant, College of Business, University College Dublin
  • 2021 - Teaching Award, College of Business, University College Dublin
  • 2020 - Teaching Grant, National Forum Learning Enhancement Project

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Other Activities

  • 2023 – Committee Member, College of Business & Law Research Ethics Committee
  • 2023 – Secretary, Irish Accounting & Finance Association (IAFA)
  • 2023 – Committee Member, Irish Accounting & Finance Teaching & Learning Day Committee
  • 2017 - Journal Reviewer for multiple journals including British Accounting Review, Business & Society, Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility, Accounting, Finance & Governance Review, Accounting, Operation & Society, Journal of Business Ethics
  • 2017 - Presentation at multiple conferences including, Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conferences and International Association for Business and Society Annual Conferences

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Research Domains

  • Stakeholder Perceptions and Behaviour
  • Sustainability Reporting

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Journal article

Year Publication

O’NEILL, J.J., BONDY, K. and HANG, H. (2022) 'Effectiveness of value congruent disclosures and firm credibility in mitigating legitimacy threats', Accounting Forum, 46(1), pp. 1–29

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