David O'Connell, DBA


Dr. O'Connell has had articles accepted at the Journal of Management Education, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, Organization Management Journal, and The CASE Journal. He also published a book review in Administrative Science Quarterly. His research has included contingent employment success factors, team development, leadership, adaptability and case pedagogy. 

Dr. O'Connell has been actively involved in the Midwest Academy of Management, serving as chair of two tracks: Case Research and HR & Careers. He has also occasionally served as a consultant and trainer to organizations in strategic planning, employee job satisfaction, and supervisor development.

Prior to doctoral studies, Dr. O'Connell served the Public Service Company of New Mexico in a number of communications and research capacities. While a graduate student at Boston University, he worked with the Executive Development Roundtable, the Human Resources Policy Institute and the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. O'Connell CV (pdf)

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Education and Training

  • DBA, Boston University
  • Executive MBA, University of New Mexico
  • MA, BA, University of New Mexico, Speech Communication

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

O'Connell, Hickerson & Pillutla (2011). Organizational Visioning: An Integrative Review. Group & Organization Management, 36, 102-125.

Ebener & O'Connell (2010). How Might Servant Leadership Work? Journal of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 20(3), 315-336.

O'Connell & Herlein (2009). The Marvel of Plant 4: The Journey of Self-Direction at Bridgestone Bandag. People & Strategy, 34(9), 34-43.

McCallum & O'Connell (2009). Social Capital and Leadership Development: Building Stronger Leadership through Enhancing Relational Skills. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 30(2), 152-166.

O'Connell (2008). Breaking the Ice with a Gutted Rooster: Reflection on a Messy Day One. Organization Management Journal, 5(4), 189-193.

Hickerson, O'Connell & Pillutla (2008). Sally's Dilemma: Making Tough Choices in Collaborative Visioning. The CASE Journal, 4(2), 10-26.

O'Connell, McNeely & Hall (2008). Unpacking Personal Adaptability. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14(3), 248-251.

Courses Taught

Organizational Theory and Organizational Behavior
Organizational Leadership
Human Resource Management
Foundations of Business

Human Behavior in Organizations
Human Resource Management
Leadership through People Skills

Research Methodologies
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Theory
Case Research

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