Siobhan O’Mahony

Feld Family Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professor, Strategy and Innovation Academic Director, Research & Curriculum; Innovate@BU
  • Phone 617-358-6073
  • Office 647
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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  • PhD, Stanford University, 2002
  • MPA, Cornell University School of Public Affairs, 1993
  • BS, Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations, 1991
  • O'Mahony, S., Karp, R., Miller, A. (2021). Peer Production Handbook."Peer Production Handbook",
  • Larrick, R., Miller, A., North, M., O'Mahony, S., Sah, S., Shea, C., Steffel, M., Woolley, K., Yu, S., Zhang, T. (2019). "Beyond Taking and Accuracy: Advancing Advice Research with New Perspectives", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019 (1), 11619-11619
  • Karp, R., Agarwal, S., Gawer, A., Jarvenpaa, S., O'Mahony, S., Van Alstyne, M. (2018). "Construct Smack-Down: The Dynamics of Ecosystems and Communities", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018 (1), 12136-12136
  • Grodal, S., O'Mahony, S. (2017). "How does a grand challenge become displaced? Explaining the duality of field mobilization", Academy of Management Journal, 60 (5), 1801-1827
  • O'Mahony, S., Dahlander, L. (2017). "A Study Shows How to Find New Ideas Inside and Outside the Company", Harvard Business Review
  • O'Mahony, S., Seidel, V., Packelen, K. (2016). Research in the Sociology of Organizations."Research in the Sociology of Organizations", Emerald Publishing Limited 275-307
  • Dahlander, L., O'Mahony, S., Gann, D. (2016). "One foot in, one foot out: How does individuals' external search breadth affect innovation outcomes?", Strategic Management Journal, 37 (2), 280-302
  • O'Mahony, S., Bechky, B. (2015). Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods."Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods", Routledge 168-176
  • Seidel, V., O'Mahony, S. (2014). "Managing the Repertoire: Stories, Metaphors, Prototypes, and Concept Coherence in Product Innovation", Organization Science, 25 (3), 691-712
  • O'Mahony, S., Ferraro, F. (2012). Market Emergence and Transformation."Market Emergence and Transformation", Princeton University Press 545-565
  • Dahlander, L., O'Mahony, S. (2011). "Progressing to the Center: Coordinating Project Work", Organization Science, 22 (4), 961-979
  • Lingo, E., O'Mahony, S. (2010). "Nexus Work: Brokerage on Creative Projects", Administrative Science Quarterly, 55 (1), 47-81
  • Kochan, T., Guillen, M., Hunter, L., O'Mahony, S. (2009). "Introduction to the special research forum - public policy and management research: Finding the common ground", Academy of Management Journal, 52 (6), 1088-1100
  • O'Mahony, S., Chen, K. (2009). "Differentiating Organizational Boundaries", Research in Sociology of Organization, 26 183-220
    Research Presentations
  • O'Mahony, S. , Cohen, S. , Miller, A. Widening the Aperture: How entrepreneurs learn from external advice to inform entrepreneurial strategy, University of Michigan Ross School of Business Strategy seminar, University of Michigan Ross School of Business Strategy seminar, 2020
  • O'Mahony, S. , Karp, R. “Entrepreneurial Market Search: Navigating the messy middle of new venture development”, University of Edinburgh Business School,, University of Edinburgh Business School,, 2020
  • OMahony, S. , O'Mahony, S. What Kind of Village Fosters Entrepreneurial New Venture Development, Stanford West Coast Research Symposium, stanford, 2019
  • O'Mahony, S. Paper session on Organizational Innovation, Academy of Management, 2019, Academy of Management, 2019
  • OMahony, S. , O'Mahony, S. Explaining the Escalation of Activism through Repertoire Reconfiguration, University of Oxford, Said Business School, 2018
  • O'Mahony, S. Explaining the Escalation of Activism through Repertoire Reconfiguration, Cass Business School, London UK, 2018
    Awards and Honors
  • 2018, Academy of Management Journal Best Article of 2017, Academy of Management
  • 2018, Batten Research Fellow, Darden School of Business Batten Institute
  • 2018, Henry Morgan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Entrepreneurship, Innovate@BU
  • 2017, Broderick Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to the Doctoral Program, Questrom School of Business
  • 2017, Dean's Research Scholar, Questrom School of Business
  • 2016, Dean's Research Scholar, Questrom
  • 2015, 2015 Questrom Award for Institutional Excellence, Boston University
  • 2010, 2010 Outstanding Author Contribution Award, Emerald Literati Network Publisher
  • 2005, American Sociological Association, Computer Information Technology Division, Outstanding Paper Award, American Sociological Association