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Dr Seamus O'Brien

Dr Seamus O'Brien

Telephone: 0151 231 3831

Biography

I head the BA Business Management programme as well as the MSc Entrepreneurship. Along with my management role, I teach and have taught on modules at both undergraduate and masters levels and actively supervise both PhDs and DBAs.

My academic background is in the field of Economics and Business Development, subjects which I have taught at a number of Scottish and English Universities.

I am also External Validator for a number of UK Universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I hold the following memberships:
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Institute of Directors
Fellow of the Institute of Leadership Management
Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
Academic Fellow Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Research

My research interests and current doctoral supervisions are in the areas of enterprise, research into SME growth and success, business development and innovation.

Publications

Journal article

Alonso AD, Alexander N, O Brien S. 2018. Collaboration and the Emerging Craft Brewing Industry: An Exploratory Study Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, :1-22 >DOI

Duarte Alonso A, Kok S, O Brien S. 2018. ‘We are only scratching the surface’ – a resource-based and dynamic capabilities approach in the context of culinary tourism development Tourism Recreation Research, :1-16 >DOI

Duarte Alonso A, Alexander N, O'Brien S. 2018. Networking, collaboration, and home brewing: An exploratory study Loisir et Societe, 41 :130-153 >DOI

Duarte Alonso A, Sakellarios N, Alexander N, O'Brien S. 2018. Strengths, innovation, and opportunities in a burgeoning industry: an exploratory study Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 30 :276-296 >DOI

Alonso AD, Sakellarios N, Alexander N, O Brien S. 2018. Corporate social responsibility in a burgeoning industry: a stakeholder analysis Journal of Strategy and Management, 11 :112-130 >DOI

Duarte Alonso A, Alexander N, O Brien S. 2018. ‘Every brew is a challenge and every glass of a good beer is an achievement’: home brewing and serious leisure Leisure/ Loisir, 42 :93-113 >DOI

Alonso AD, Kok S, O'Brien S. 2017. Sustainable culinary tourism and Cevicherías: a stakeholder and social practice approach Journal of Sustainable Tourism, :1-20 >DOI

Duarte Alonso A, O'Brien S. 2017. Family firms’ management decision to export/not to export: A resource-based view Journal of Advances in Management Research, 14 :270-287 >DOI

O'Brien S. 2015. Innovation and its Drivers in SMEs Change Management: An International Journal, >Link

Conference publication

O'Brien S, Kok SK. Student Development - Examining Critical Understanding from the student’s point-of-view. SBC 10th Anniversary Conference and Inaugural Annual Conference >Link

Nwachukwu , Akwei , O'Brien S. An investigation of the linkage of business strategy with human resource management practices in Nigerian medium-sized enterprises

Kah S, O'Brien S, Frost A, Kok S. An investigation into performance measurement in social enterprises in the UK.

O'Brien S, Giorgioni G. FDI in rural Unitary Authorities: the case of the North-West of England.

O'Brien S. Does SME size affect rural SME management? BAM Conference - The Value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice

O'Brien S, Giorgioni G. What makes a successful Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) in a rural location University of Liverpool Doctoral Conference.

O'Brien S, Giorgioni G. FDI in rural Unitary Authorities: the case of the North-West of England 40th AIB-UKI conference 2013

O'Brien S, Giorgioni G. Successful rural SMEs – which catalysts work? http://conference.bam.ac.uk/BAM2014/htdocs/conference_papers.php?track_name=Entrepreneurship, British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2014

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Fellowships:

Principal Fellow of Advance HE, Advanced Higher Education Academy, http://www.advance-he.ac.uk/

Academic Fellow, Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, http://ioee.uk/about-the-ioee/

Member of the Institute of Directors, Member of the Institute of Directors, https://www.iod.com/full-membership

Fellow of Chartered Management Institute, CMI, http://www.managers.org.uk/

Membership of professional bodies:

Academic Fellow, Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), FCMI stands for Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), http://www.managers.org.uk/

Professional activities

Fellowships:

Principal Fellow of Advance HE, Advanced Higher Education Academy, http://www.advance-he.ac.uk/

Academic Fellow, Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, http://ioee.uk/about-the-ioee/

Member of the Institute of Directors, Member of the Institute of Directors, https://www.iod.com/full-membership

Fellow of the Institute of leadership and Management, Fellow of the Institute of leadership and Management, https://www.institutelm.com/membership.html

Fellow of Chartered Management Institute, CMI, http://www.managers.org.uk/

Membership of professional bodies:

Academic Fellow, Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), FCMI stands for Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), http://www.managers.org.uk/

Member of the Institute of Directors, Institute of Directors

Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Institute of Leadership and Management

Teaching qualification:

PGCE