Personal profile

Research interests

Professor O'Gorman's current research interests have a dual focus: origins, history and cultural practices of hospitality;  and philosophical, ethical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary management practices.

Current research projects include:

  • Origins of capitalism as found in the Greco-Roman world of Classical Antiquity - Building on previous work exploring the evolution of the commercial hospitality industry this research is aimed at investigating the underpinning motivations that lead to the conception of capitalism.
  • Conrad Hilton and the Creation of the Global Hotels Industry - This research seeks to chart and explain the emergence of the global hotels industry based upon previously unexploited original archival sources.

Roles & Responsibilities

Teaching 2017/18

Leads the team of  professors in Business Management who teach the core 1st Year class ‘Management in a Global Context’ and Professor O’Gorman is the course leader; he is also the course leader on 3rd Year research methods course which he teaches in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia

 

Administration

Professor Kevin O'Gorman is Professor of Management and Business History and Director of Internationalisation for the School in the three campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia and with partners all around the world.

 

Research interests

Keywords

  • DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
  • Commerce
  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • Tourism
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Theology
  • Research Philosophy
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality

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Research Output 2005 2017

A modern day panopticon: Using power and control theory to manage volunteer tourists in Bolivia

Thompson, J., Curran, R. & O'Gorman, K. D. Apr 2017 In : Tourism Management Perspectives. 22, p. 34–43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

control
practice
power
tourist
model

Blurred Lines: Building winning athletes in sport or just plain bullying?

Gibson, N. S. & O'Gorman, K. D. 7 Mar 2017 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

athlete
exclusion
sport

Career advice: how to ace your annual review

O'Gorman, K. D. & MacIntosh, R. 18 May 2017 Times Higher Education

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

career
performance
development
annual review

Career advice: how to co-author a research paper

O'Gorman, K. D. & MacIntosh, R. 23 Feb 2017 Times Higher Education

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

academic
career
research

Career advice: how to deal with criticism

MacIntosh, R. & O'Gorman, K. D. 22 Jun 2017 Times Higher Education

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

coping
criticism
career
feedback

Prizes

Best Overall Paper

Sean Lochrie (Recipient), Kevin D. O'Gorman (Recipient) & Babak Taheri (Recipient), 8 Nov 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

Kevin D. O'Gorman (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute

Kevin D. O'Gorman (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Kevin D. O'Gorman (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts

Kevin D. O'Gorman (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2005 2017

Chitkara University, Chandigarh

Antony, J. (Visiting researcher), O'Gorman, K. D. (Visiting researcher)
4 May 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China

O'Gorman, K. D. (Visiting researcher), Baxter, I. W. F. (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Sharda University, New Delhi, India

Antony, J. (Visiting researcher), O'Gorman, K. D. (Visiting researcher)
3 May 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

O'Gorman, K. D. (Visiting researcher), Baxter, I. W. F. (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Focus On: The Postgraduate Student Experience

Rebecca Maxwell Stuart (Invited speaker), O'Gorman, K. D. (Invited speaker), MacIntosh, R. (Invited speaker)
18 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

Career Advice: How to mark for the first time

Kevin D. O'Gorman & Robert MacIntosh

20/07/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Teaching

Democracy is under threat from bots. This is why.

Kevin D. O'Gorman & Hadley Newman

26/06/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research

Political bots are poisoning democracy – so, off with their heads!

Kevin D. O'Gorman & Hadley Newman

21/06/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research