Prof Vincent O'Connell



Accounting,Finance & Information Systems
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Professor Vincent O’Connell received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2001 and holds B.Comm and MBS degrees from University College Cork, Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ACA) and a holds the Canadian Certified Public Accountant  (CPA) designation. His research work has been published in leading academic journals including Strategic Management Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Horizons, European Accounting Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, British Accounting Review, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management and European Management Journal. Previously, he held Professorial and senior level faculty positions at Korea, Netherlands, Kuwait and Ireland (UCD). He began his academic career at UCC and has taught on a visiting basis in several countries including France, China, UAE, Singapore, Hong-Kong, UK, Sri-Lanka, Denmark and the Czech Republic. His research interests encompass financial reporting, managerial accounting, corporate governance and the strategy-marketing-accounting interface.

Research Domains

  • Accounting  
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategy/Marketing/Accounting Interface
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  • 2018 - Masters in Accounting, University of Amsterdam (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - PhD Thesis in Accounting, University of Amsterdam (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Journal article

Year Publication
2018 O'CONNELL, V., LEE, J.-H., O'SULLIVAN, D. (2018). The influence of CEO equity incentives on licensing. European Management Journal. doi:10.1016/j.emj.2018.01.005. Details
2017 MURPHY, T., O'CONNELL, V. (2017). Challenging the dominance of formalism in accounting education: An analysis of the potential of stewardship in light of the evolution of legal education. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. doi:10.1016/ Details
2016 O'CONNELL, V., O'SULLIVAN, D. (2016). Are nonfinancial metrics good leading indicators of future financial performance? MIT Sloan Management Review: MIT's journal of management research and ideas.
2014 O'CONNELL, V., O'SULLIVAN, D. (2014). The influence of lead indicator strength on the use of nonfinancial measures in performance management: Evidence from CEO compensation schemes. Strategic Management Journal. doi:10.1002/smj.2124. Details
2017 O'CONNELL, V., ABUGHAZALEH, N., KINTOU, A. (2017). The impact of R&D programme success on the decision to capitalise development expenditures in European firms. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. doi:10.1080/09537325.2016.1278139. Details
2015 O'CONNELL, V., ABUGHAZALEH, N., PRINCEN, J. (2015). Audit Quality, Auditor Size and Legal Environments. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting (formerly Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics).
2013 MURPHY, T., O'CONNELL, V., O'HÓGARTAIGH, C. (2013). Discourses surrounding the evolution of the IASB/FASB Conceptual Framework: What they reveal about the "living law" of accounting. Accounting, Organizations and Society. doi:10.1016/j.aos.2012.07.003. Details
2011 O'CONNELL, V., O'SULLIVAN, D. (2011). The impact of customer satisfaction on CEO bonuses. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. doi:10.1007/s11747-010-0218-1. Details
2010 O'CONNELL, V., CRAMER, N. (2010). The relationship between firm performance and board characteristics in Ireland. European Management Journal. doi:10.1016/j.emj.2009.11.002. Details
2007 O'CONNELL, V. (2007). Dealing with panel data in accounting and managerial finance research. International Journal of Managerial Finance. doi:10.1108/17439130710824370. Details
2009 O'CONNELL, V., O'SULLIVAN, K. (2009). The impact of mandatory conversion to IFRS on the net income of FTSEurofirst 80 firms. Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance.
2007 O'CONNELL, V. (2007). Reflections on stewardship reporting. Accounting Horizons. doi:10.2308/acch.2007.21.2.215. Details
2006 O'CONNELL, V. (2006). The impact of accounting conservatism on the compensation relevance of UK earnings. European Accounting Review. doi:10.1080/09638180601102222. Details
2006 O'CONNELL, V. (2006). The trend toward voluntary corporate disclosures. Management Accounting Quarterly.
1994 O'CONNELL, V. (1994). Utilizing the information content of security prices within strategic management accounting. Accounting Finance and Governance Review.
2006 O'CONNELL, V. (2006). The CEO’s Share of Total Directors’ Cash Compensation: UK Evidence. Compensation & Benefits Review.
2009 O'SULLIVAN, D., HUTCHINSON, M., O'CONNELL, V. (2009). Measuring alpha: The consequences of ignoring the four-factor model. In response to the commentary: "The statistical significance of portfolio returns" by Claes Fornell, Sunil Mithas and Forrest Morgeson. International Journal of Research In Marketing. doi:10.1016/j.ijresmar.2009.03.003. Details
2009 O'SULLIVAN, D., HUTCHINSON, M., O'CONNELL, V. (2009). Empirical evidence of the stock market's (mis)pricing of customer satisfaction. International Journal of Research In Marketing. doi:10.1016/j.ijresmar.2008.08.004. Details
1995 O'CONNELL, V. (1995). The information content of security prices on the Irish Stock Exchange. The British Accounting Review. doi:10.1006/bare.1995.0017. Details
2021 O'CONNELL, V., ABUGHAZALEH, N., WHELAN, G. (2021). Financial reporting as a source of innovation-relevant competitive intelligence. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, 7 (2). Details
2021 WHELAN, G., HANLY, P., O'CONNELL, V., DITTRICH, O. L., ABU GHAZALAH, N. (2021). Impact on Firm Liquidity Arising from Outsourcing Decisions as Evidenced by Off-Balance-Sheet Disclosures. International Advances in Economic Research, 27 (1). doi:10.1007/s11294-021-09814-7. Details
2022 O'CONNELL, V., ABUGHAZALEH, N., TAHAT, Y., WHELAN, G. (2022). The Impact of R&D Innovation Success on the Relationship between R&D Investment and Financial Leverage. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, 8 (3). Details


Year Publication
1993 O'CONNELL, V. (1993). The relationship between accounting information and security returns on the Irish Stock Exchange. Irish Journal of Management.
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