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Jamie O’Brien

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Director of Business
Donald J. and Darlene M. Long Endowed Chair

B.B.S., Economics & Finance, University of Limerick, Ireland
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior & Strategic Management, University of Limerick, Ireland

Programs: Business AdministrationMaster of Business Administration

Jamie O’Brien is an associate professor of business administration – management in the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Limerick, Ireland, in 2012 for his work on knowledge assessment frameworks using case study approaches. In addition, he held the position of research fellow at the Centre for Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Limerick where he taught both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Prior to academia, he worked with the comptroller and auditor general of Ireland, DePuy Orthopaedics and Creganna Medical as a consultant. His primary areas of teaching include leading change, organizational behavior, strategic management and knowledge management. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Leonard Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Research Interests
Professor O’Brien’s research focuses on the psychological effects of change on individuals and organizations. He also explores knowledge management in organizations. He has published in the “Journal of Information and Knowledge Management,” “Knowledge Management: An International Journal,” “Vine: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems,” “The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management” and others.


Courses
BUAD 231 Introduction to​ ​Organizational Behavior
BUAD 337 Behavior in Organizations
BUAD 485 Strategic Management ​Capstone ​Seminar
BUAD 477 Knowledge Management in Society
BUAD 494 Business Administration Summer Internship Program
BUAD 511 Leadership and Change Management (MBA)

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