Professor O’Mahony's research explores how technical and creative projects organize for innovation. She has examined how high technology contractors, open source programmers, artists, music producers, internet startups and product development teams coordinate their efforts in projects, teams and communities. She is interested in how people create organizing structures 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.
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.
Organize Boston Field Research Community quarterly conference rotating between HBs, MIT, BC and BU
O'Mahony, S. Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board Member, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (December 1, 2013 - Present).
O'Mahony, S. Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board Member, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. ( - Present).
Review 6-8 manuscripts a year.
Assistant Professor, UC Davis GSM. (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009).
Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School. (July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2007).
2015 Questrom Award for Institutional Excellence, Boston University, Service, University. (May 14, 2015).
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
Awarded to best paper in Research in the Sociology of Organizations 2010
Board Director, Sustainable Nantucket