Professor O’Mahony’s research explores how technical and creative projects organize. She has examined high technology contractors, open source programmers, artists, music producers, internet startups and corporate consortiums. She is interested in how people create organizations that promote innovation, creativity and growth without replicating the bureaucratic structures they strive to avoid. Dr. O’Mahony’s research has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Research in Organizational Behavior, Research Policy, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Industry and Innovation, and the Journal of Management and Governance. A former consultant with Price Waterhouse LLP and Electronic Data Systems, she has consulted to organizations such as IDEO, the Global Business Network, Novell, Cap Gemini, Proquest, Microsoft, McDonald Investments, and the European Union. Her current research examines how a nonprofit organization certifying privacy and trust practices on the Internet transitions to a venture backed startup. Dr. O’Mahony also serves as the DBA liaison for the Strategy and Innovation group.
Ph D, Stanford University, Management Science and Engineering, 2002.
MPA - Masters in Public Administration, Cornell University School of Public Affairs, Science and Technology Policy, 1993.
BS, Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations, Organizational Behavior, 1991.
Served on research committee to assess how to improve research culture and design process to allocate summer support
Served as chair of recruiting committee
Worked with Engineering Department and University Relations to design special joint summer program
Benchmarked BU research practices against other schools, analyzed results and made recommendations to improve quality of school's research infrastructure, drafted report
Helped committee to organize conference for boston area management field research scholars
Organized the first ever annual conference to celebrate the research of the SMG, organized 5-6 panels and 22 ten minute talks which were all videotaped
1) Represented S&I group at PHD PDC Meetings. 2) Helped with doctoral program marketing. Coordinated these efforts with Patty and John. 3) Reviewed all doctoral student grant applications. 4) Reviewed 42 doctoral student candidate applications and coordinated recruiting efforts. Successfully recruited 3 new phd students to revamped S&I program. 4) Communicated with doctoral candidates on behalf of S&I every week.
Served on AMJ editorial board reviewing about one manuscript per month
Reviewed 40 research proposals for NSF IOS panel and served as an evaluator on over 70+ research proposals for 2 days in Washington in December, 2009
O'Mahony, S., Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board Member, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2012 - Present).
O'Mahony, S., Administrative Science Quarterly, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2012 - Present).
O'Mahony, S., Organization Science, Invited Manuscript Reviewer, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2012 - Present).
O'Mahony, S., Academy of Management Conference, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2012 - Present).
Editor's Choice Collection, Administrative Science Quarterly, Research. (February 28, 2013).
Nexus Work: Brokerage on Creative Projects Administrative Science Quarterly 2010 55:47-81; was selected as one of 8 key articles on Networks and Knowledge
Siobhán O'Mahony, and Beth A. Bechky, "Boundary Organizations: Enabling Collaboration among Unexpected Allies", Administrative Science Quarterly 2008 53:422-459; selected as 1 of 6 key articles on soci
Board Director, Sustainable Nantucket