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Gina C. O'Connor

Gina C. O'Connor

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor


  • Management Processes for Breakthrough Innovation
  • New Market Creation
  • Opportunity Identification for Novel Technologies

Areas of Instruction

  • Commercialization of Advanced Technology
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Management
  • New Product Development


  • Ph.D., Marketing and Corporate Strategy, New York University
  • M.S., Marketing, New York University
  • M.B.A, St. Louis University
  • B.A., Psychology, St. Louis University

Research and Publications

Professor O’Connor has published more than thirty journal papers, twenty-five conference papers, and more than 10 books and book chapters. She has been named one of the top twenty five scholars in the field of innovation in a study recently published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management. Her most recent book, Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breatkthough Innovation (Jossey Bass, 2008) describes a research program she has led for five years that focuses on how firms can develop management systems for innovation, leading to Innovation as a business function in companies.

View selected abstracts of Prof. O’Connor’s published papers:

Hosted Conferences

View Prof. O’Connor’s CV

Prof. O’Connor’s Grabbing Lightning Blog

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