Research Profile

Steve O'Callaghan

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. 




Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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, 19 (1 and 2):31-46 [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, Vol. 20 (3):245-263 [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), 31 (1):3-19 [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, 18 (1):1-17 [Details]

Working Paper

 YearPublication
(2017)Ownership structure and the sensitivity of directors pay to firm performance. Evidence from unlisted UK firms.
O'Callaghan, S, Ashton, J. and Hodgkinson, L. (2017) Ownership structure and the sensitivity of directors pay to firm performance. Evidence from unlisted UK firms. Working Paper [Details]
(2018)Agency costs and ownership structure in private firms.
Hodgkinson, L., O'Callaghan, S., Ashton, J. and Wells J (2018) Agency costs and ownership structure in private firms. Working Paper [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)British Accounting & Finance Association 2014, London, United Kingdom
O'Callaghan, S, Ashton, J. and Hodgkinson, L. (2014) Executive Compensation and Ownership Structure in Private UK Firms British Accounting & Finance Association 2014, London, United Kingdom [Details]
(2013)BAFA - British Accounting & Finance Association 2013, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Hodgkinson, L., O'Callaghan, S. & Wells J. (2013) Ownership concentration, managerial alignment and firm performance: Evidence from UK unlisted firms BAFA - British Accounting & Finance Association 2013, Newcastle, United Kingdom [Details]
(2013)ATINER SME Economics Conference, Athens, Greece
O'Callaghan, Hodgkinson, Ashton (2013) Ownership structure and the sensitivity of directors pay to firm performance. Evidence from unlisted UK firms ATINER SME Economics Conference, Athens, Greece Athens, [Details]
(2013)Gregynog Accounting & Finance Conference, Gregynog, United Kingdom
O'Callaghan, S, Hodgkinson, L & Ashton, J. (2013) Pay-performance Sensitivity in Private UK Firms Gregynog Accounting & Finance Conference, Gregynog, United Kingdom [Details]
(2012)Irish Accounting & Finance Association 25th Annual Conference
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S. (2012) Effective Group Work: Challenges facing Accounting & Finance Students Irish Accounting & Finance Association 25th Annual Conference NUI Galway, [Details]
(2012)Association of Business Schools Learning & Teaching conference, in association with the HEA (UK)
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S. (2012) Getting to grips with groups: are we making a virtue out of necessity Association of Business Schools Learning & Teaching conference, in association with the HEA (UK) Manchester, UK, [Details]
(2012)[Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Teaching & Learning Seminar, Ionad Bairre, University College Cork
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S. (2012) Student Perspectives on Assessment [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Teaching & Learning Seminar, Ionad Bairre, University College Cork University College Cork, [Details]
(2012)British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference
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 British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference Sheffield, UK, [Details]
(2012)Irish Accounting & Finance Association 25th Annual Conference
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S. (2012) Student Concepts of Assessment Irish Accounting & Finance Association 25th Annual Conference NUI Galway, [Details]
(2012)Irish Accounting & Finance Association 25th Annual Conference
Hodgkinson, L., O'Callaghan, S. & Wells J. (2012) Ownership concentration, managerial alignment and firm performance: Evidence from UK unlisted firms Irish Accounting & Finance Association 25th Annual Conference NUI Galway, [Details]
(2012)International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, 11th Annual Congree
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S. (2012) Business Students’ Perspectives on Assessment: Some Challenges for Educators International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, 11th Annual Congree University of Limerick, [Details]
(2011)Irish Accounting & Finance Association 24th Annual Conference
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) No Easy Answers: Perspectives on Traditional Forms of Assessment Irish Accounting & Finance Association 24th Annual Conference [Details]
(2011)HEA BMAF Annual Conference, Bournemouth, UK
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S (2011) Learning what our students know: exploring student sources of business knowledge and economic information HEA BMAF Annual Conference, Bournemouth, UK [Details]
(2011)British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) 'Marks out of 10’: The Student View on Assessment British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference [Details]
(2011)HEA BMAF 6th Annual Conference
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O’Callaghan, S (2011) Worth More than Marks? – The student perspective on the value of acquiring broader skills HEA BMAF 6th Annual Conference [Details]
(2011)Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland
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 Irish Accounting & Finance Association Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland [Details]
(2010)Irish Accounting and Finance Association - Annual Conference. University of Ulster
Doran, J; Healy, M; McCutcheon, M; O'Callaghan, S; (2010) Case-based Teaching in Large Group Settings: Identifying the Challenges Irish Accounting and Finance Association - Annual Conference. University of Ulster [Details]
(2010)British Accounting Association - Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference, DCU
Doran, J; Healy, M; McCutcheon, M; O'Callaghan, S; (2010) Innovation and Adaptation with Case-based Teaching in Large Group Settings British Accounting Association - Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference, DCU [Details]
(2010)Irish Academy of Management 13th Annual Conference, Cork Institute of Technology
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M, O'Callaghan, S.; (2010) Exploring Tensions in Assessment Practices: Reflections from the context of case based teaching Irish Academy of Management 13th Annual Conference, Cork Institute of Technology [Details]
(2008)ICAS PhD Symposium
O'Callaghan, S.; (2008) Capital Structure in Unlisted Firms: A Review of the Literature ICAS PhD Symposium [Details]
(2006)Irish Accounting and Finance Association - Annual Conference. Dublin City University
O'Callaghan, S.; (2006) Price Pressure or Information effect? The market reaction to analyst recommendations of AIM quoted shares Irish Accounting and Finance Association - Annual Conference. Dublin City University [Details]
(2004)Irish Accounting and Finance Association - Annual Conference
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 Irish Accounting and Finance Association - Annual Conference [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(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

 YearPublication
(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. Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.   [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. Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Best Emerging Paper Award - British Accounting & Finance Association - Accounting Education SIG Conference BAFA
2011Elected Chairman of the Irish Accounting & Finance Association 2011-2012 Irish Accounting & Finance Association
2010Best Paper Award in the Education stream at the Irish Academy of Management Conference Irish Academy of Management

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Accounting and Finance Associateion Member/
Irish Academy of Management Member/
Irish Accounting and Finance Association Chairman 2011-2012, Council Member 2009-2012 and Annual Conference Organiser 2011/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Teaching & Learning Seminar, Ionad Bairre,
Doran, J., Healy, M., McCutcheon, M. & O'Callaghan, S. (2012) Student Perspectives on Assessment. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Teaching & Learning Seminar, Ionad Bairre, University College Cork , 19-JAN-12 - 19-JAN-12. [Details]
(2012)British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference,
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], British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference, Sheffield, UK , 21-MAY-12 - 23-MAY-12. [Details]
(2010)Seminar for providers of masters programmes, Chartered Accountants Ireland,
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)], Seminar for providers of masters programmes, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 03-MAR-10 - 03-MAR-10. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Library Users Committee Member/
BSc Finance Steering Committee Co-Director/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Accounting and Finance Lecturer in Corporate Finance/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2016Bangor University PHDFinance
2003UCC MBSCorporate Finance
2001UCC BCL - UCCLaw

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Examiner (Finance)
University of Limerick
External Examiner (Finance)

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Accounting, Finance & Governance Review Referee-
Journal Of Financial Regulation And Compliance Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate
AC3020 - B.Sc. Finance and B.Sc. Accounting III - Issues in Business Finance
AC2120/AC2121 - B.Sc Finance and B.Sc. Accounting - Intermediate Business Finance

Post Graduate
AC5003 - H. Dip, Accounting and Corporate Finance - Intermediate M. Acc. and Corporate Finance
AC6101 - M.Sc. Corporate Finance - Project Finance

Executive Education
AC6503 - MBA  - Corporate Finance

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