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Dr Steve O'Callaghan

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Biography

Dr Steve O'Callaghan has been a lecturer in Finance, in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems since 2005. He was awarded his PhD from Bangor University in 2016. His research interests include corporate governance and ownership structure, with a specific focus on unlisted firms. He teaches Corporate Finance at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level. Dr Steve O'Callaghan has been a lecturer in Finance, in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems since 2005. He was awarded his PhD from Bangor University in 2016. His research interests include corporate governance and ownership structure, with a specific focus on unlisted firms. He teaches Corporate Finance at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level. 

 

Research Interests

My research is in the areas of corporate governance and ownership structure, with a specific focus on unlisted firms. I am currently engaged in research into how agency costs, executive remuneration and earnings management are related to ownership structure in private firms in the UK. 

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Affiliations

  • Member, British Accounting and Finance Associateion (/)
  • Member, Irish Academy of Management (/)
  • Chairman 2011-2012, Council Member 2009-2012 and Annual Conference Organiser 2011, Irish Accounting and Finance Association (/)
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Accounting, Finance & Governance Review (-)
  • Referee, Journal Of Financial Regulation And Compliance (-)
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Committees

  • Member, Library Users Committee (/)
  • Co-Director, BSc Finance Steering Committee (/)
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Education

  • Bangor University , PHD, Finance (2016)
  • UCC , MBS, Corporate Finance (2003)
  • UCC , BCL - UCC, Law (2001)
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Employment

  • Lecturer in Corporate Finance, Accounting and Finance (/)
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Teaching Interests

  • - B.Sc. Finance and B.Sc. Accounting III -
  • AC3020
  • - B.Sc Finance and B.Sc. Accounting -
  • AC2120/AC2121
  • - H. Dip, Accounting and Corporate Finance -
  • AC5003
  • - M.Sc. Corporate Finance -
  • AC6101
  • - MBA  -
  • AC6503
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Consultancy

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland : Examiner (Finance)
  • University of Limerick : External Examiner (Finance)
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • BAFA: Best Emerging Paper Award - British Accounting & Finance Association - Accounting Education SIG Conference (2011)
  • Irish Accounting & Finance Association: Elected Chairman of the Irish Accounting & Finance Association 2011-2012 (2011)
  • Irish Academy of Management: Best Paper Award in the Education stream at the Irish Academy of Management Conference (2010)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 Earnings management and managerial ownership in private firms
O'Callaghan, S, Ashton, J & Hodgkinson, L (2018) Earnings management and managerial ownership in private firms. : Journal of Applied Accounting Research [Details]
2012 Knowledge of the Business Environment: Exploring Engagement with and Discrimination between Business Media among First-Year and Final-Year Students
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Knowledge of the Business Environment: Exploring Engagement with and Discrimination between Business Media among First-Year and Final-Year Students. : The Irish Accounting Review [Details]
2011 Adapting Case-Based Teaching to Large Class Settings: An Action Research Approach
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2011) Adapting Case-Based Teaching to Large Class Settings: An Action Research Approach. : Accounting Education an International Journal [Details]
2011 From Beyond the Grade: Reflections on Assessments in the Context of Case-Based Teaching
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) From Beyond the Grade: Reflections on Assessments in the Context of Case-Based Teaching. : The Irish Journal of Management (incorporating IBAR) [Details]
2011 Case Studies in Large and Small Classes: Common Approaches, Different Responses
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2011) Case Studies in Large and Small Classes: Common Approaches, Different Responses. : The Irish Accounting Review [Details]

Other Journals

Year Publication
2006 A Matter of Style. The Management of Investment Funds
Steve O'Callaghan (2006) A Matter of Style. The Management of Investment Funds. : Accountancy Ireland [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2012 Learning with Case Studies Practical Approaches to the Large Class Challenge (Article 2): A Practical Example - Determining the Way Forward for Halvey's Bakery
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Learning with Case Studies Practical Approaches to the Large Class Challenge (Article 2): A Practical Example - Determining the Way Forward for Halvey's Bakery. [Details]
2011 Learning with Case Studies: Practical Approaches to the Large Class Challenge
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) Learning with Case Studies: Practical Approaches to the Large Class Challenge. [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
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O'Callaghan, S, Ashton, J. and Hodgkinson, L (2017) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]
2018 Unknown type other_wp
Hodgkinson, L., O'Callaghan, S., Ashton, J. and Wells J (2018) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2014 Executive Compensation and Ownership Structure in Private UK Firms
O'Callaghan, S, Ashton, J. and Hodgkinson, L (2014) Executive Compensation and Ownership Structure in Private UK Firms. [Details]
2013 Ownership concentration, managerial alignment and firm performance: Evidence from UK unlisted firms
Hodgkinson, L., O'Callaghan, S. & Wells J (2013) Ownership concentration, managerial alignment and firm performance: Evidence from UK unlisted firms. [Details]
2013 Ownership structure and the sensitivity of directors pay to firm performance. Evidence from unlisted UK firms
O'Callaghan, Hodgkinson, Ashton (2013) Ownership structure and the sensitivity of directors pay to firm performance. Evidence from unlisted UK firms. [Details]
2013 Pay-performance Sensitivity in Private UK Firms
O'Callaghan, S, Hodgkinson, L & Ashton, J (2013) Pay-performance Sensitivity in Private UK Firms. [Details]
2012 Effective Group Work: Challenges facing Accounting & Finance Students
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Effective Group Work: Challenges facing Accounting & Finance Students. [Details]
2012 Getting to grips with groups: are we making a virtue out of necessity
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Getting to grips with groups: are we making a virtue out of necessity. [Details]
2012 Student Perspectives on Assessment
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Student Perspectives on Assessment. [Details]
2012 Knowledge of the business environment and engagement with news media: A comparison of first and final year students
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Knowledge of the business environment and engagement with news media: A comparison of first and final year students. [Details]
2012 Student Concepts of Assessment
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Student Concepts of Assessment. [Details]
2012 Ownership concentration, managerial alignment and firm performance: Evidence from UK unlisted firms
Hodgkinson, L., O'Callaghan, S. & Wells J (2012) Ownership concentration, managerial alignment and firm performance: Evidence from UK unlisted firms. [Details]
2012 Business Students’ Perspectives on Assessment: Some Challenges for Educators
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Business Students’ Perspectives on Assessment: Some Challenges for Educators. [Details]
2011 No Easy Answers: Perspectives on Traditional Forms of Assessment
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) No Easy Answers: Perspectives on Traditional Forms of Assessment. [Details]
2011 Learning what our students know: exploring student sources of business knowledge and economic information
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2011) Learning what our students know: exploring student sources of business knowledge and economic information. [Details]
2011 Marks out of 10’: The Student View on Assessment
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) Marks out of 10’: The Student View on Assessment. [Details]
2011 Worth More than Marks? – The student perspective on the value of acquiring broader skills
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) Worth More than Marks? – The student perspective on the value of acquiring broader skills. [Details]
2011 Bringing the Outside In Investigating Accounting and Finance Students' Knowledge of, and Sources of Information about, the Financial World
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2011) Bringing the Outside In Investigating Accounting and Finance Students' Knowledge of, and Sources of Information about, the Financial World. [Details]
2010 Case-based Teaching in Large Group Settings: Identifying the Challenges
Doran, J; Healy, M; McCutcheon, M; O'Callaghan, S (2010) Case-based Teaching in Large Group Settings: Identifying the Challenges. [Details]
2010 Innovation and Adaptation with Case-based Teaching in Large Group Settings
Doran, J; Healy, M; McCutcheon, M; O'Callaghan, S (2010) Innovation and Adaptation with Case-based Teaching in Large Group Settings. [Details]
2010 Exploring Tensions in Assessment Practices: Reflections from the context of case based teaching
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M, O'Callaghan, S (2010) Exploring Tensions in Assessment Practices: Reflections from the context of case based teaching. [Details]
2008 Capital Structure in Unlisted Firms: A Review of the Literature
O'Callaghan, S (2008) Capital Structure in Unlisted Firms: A Review of the Literature. [Details]
2006 Price Pressure or Information effect? The market reaction to analyst recommendations of AIM quoted shares
O'Callaghan, S (2006) Price Pressure or Information effect? The market reaction to analyst recommendations of AIM quoted shares. [Details]
2004 The Impact of Issue Mechanism on the Timing of and Market Reaction to Seasoned Equity Issues in the UK
O'Callaghan, S. McCutcheon, M (2004) The Impact of Issue Mechanism on the Timing of and Market Reaction to Seasoned Equity Issues in the UK. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2012 Student Perspectives on Assessment. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Student Perspectives on Assessment. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
2012 Taking the assessment out of group work: Some emerging views on the role of study groups. [Invited Oral Presentation]
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2012) Taking the assessment out of group work: Some emerging views on the role of study groups. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2010 Using Case Studies with Large Classes - Some Practical Challenges ... and attempts at solutions. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2010) Using Case Studies with Large Classes - Some Practical Challenges ... and attempts at solutions. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)]. [Details]
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