Professor Neale O’Connor
Dr Neale O’Connor – FCPA, moved to Hong Kong in 1996 and is recognized as an expert on the management practices of Chinese firms. He is the founder and director of the China Supplier 1000 Project, the largest ever face to face interview study of Chinese Suppliers. China Supplier 1000 Project is a corporate research project focusing on strategic and operational risk issues faced by overseas buyers and Chinese suppliers. Exploring how Chinese suppliers win contracts and manage their large customers. He has been interviewed by Financial Times, Global Sources, Chief Executive China and In the Black. Neale has also spoken to many industry associations throughout Asia.
He is also a senior consultant of the China Lab at Silk Road Associates (Hong Kong), which provides corporate and strategic consulting advice to SMEs and Multinationals. Neale has developed corporate business cases for a number of large multinational companies including HTC, PQI, Philips, Delphi, and Alpharma. His cases are used extensively around the world, with over 8000 purchases to date. Neale is a CPA of CPA Australia and is originally from Mildura, Australia. He received a degree in Accounting and Economics in Ballarat University. He worked in Mann Judd Chartered Accountants before returning to study a post graduate diploma in Accounting at The University of Melbourne followed by a PhD degree in Accounting and Cross-cultural Psychology at Griffith University, which focused on national culture and the differences in management practice across Asia. After arriving in Hong Kong, Neale’s research has focused on the modernization processes of Chinese firms, examining both intra-firm and inter-firm settings. Neale has received more than $US350,000 in external grants. Based on publications, citations and research grants, he is one of the leading Management Accounting Researchers in Asia. His publications have appeared in several international journals: Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Australian Accounting Review, Asian Pacific Journal of Management and Journal of Applied Management Studies.
Neale has also published two books: The China Casebook on Operational Risk, and Management Control of Multinational Enterprises in China. He has taught at The City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore and is presently at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Neale is obsessed with personal development and loves to learn and share new ways of aggregating knowledge. He exercises 7 days per week (Yes in Hong Kong) through running and playing competitive tennis. Born in 1964. Neale has been Asia-based since 1996.
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