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Dr. Sean O'Hagan

Sean O'Hagan
​Dr. Sean O'Hagan
Faculty of Arts & Science - Geography, Associate Professor (Sabbatical)
office: A318
email: seano@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4455
fax: 705.474.1947

Education:

BA (Honours), University of Western Ontario;
MA, McMaster University;
PhD, University of Western Ontario

Areas of Specialization:

  • Corporate geography
  • Economic geography

Research Interests:

  • Geography of corporate boards of directors and their educational affiliations.
  • Overall study of corporate headquarters location.
  • Competitiveness of small and medium sized cities in a knowledge economy.
  • Economic development in Northern Ontario.
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Publications:

O’Hagan, S. (forthcoming) An Exploration of Gender, Interlocking Directorates, and Corporate Performance. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.  

Rice, M.D., S. O’Hagan, D. Lyons, C. Tiwari, M.B. Green, V. Oppenheim. (forthcoming) Defining the Record of High-Growth Firms by U.S. Metropolitan Region: What Happens to the Inc. 500? Papers in Applied Geography. 

O’Hagan, S., Murray D. Rice. (2017) “The Geography of Canadian Interlocking Directorates: How do they relate to Brain Circulation” in Hongmian Gong (ed.), Hierarchy, Information and Power: Cities as Corporate Command and Control Centers, Routledge Publishing, London, UK. 

Green, M.B., S. O’Hagan, and Martin Lefebvre. (2017) “The Economic Geography of Institutional Investment” in Hongmian Gong (ed.), Hierarchy, Information and Power: Cities as Corporate Command and Control Centers, Routledge Publishing, London, UK. 

Rice, M.D., D. Lyons, and S. O’Hagan. (2017) “Fast-growing firms as elements of change in Canada’s headquarters city-system” in Hongmian Gong (ed.), Hierarchy, Information and Power: Cities as Corporate Command and Control Centers, Routledge Publishing, London, UK. 

O’Hagan, S. (2015) An Examination of American Interlocking Directorates: Are they associated with Brain Circulation and Does it Translate into Higher Corporate Performance? Geographical Review, 105 no 3, 344-359. DOI: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2015.12075. 

O’Hagan, S., Murray D. Rice. (2015) The Geography of Canadian Interlocking Directorates: How do they relate to Brain Circulation. Urban Geography, 36 no 6, 823-843. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2015.1069664. 

Green, M.B., S. O’Hagan, and Martin Lefebvre. (2015) The Economic Geography of Institutional Investment. Urban Geography, 36 no 6, 798-822. 

Rice, M.D., D. Lyons, and S. O’Hagan. (2015) Fast-growing firms as elements of change in Canada’s headquarters city-system. Urban Geography, 36 no 6, 844-863.  

O’Hagan, S. (2014) An Examination of In-Migration and Return Migration to Cities in Northern Ontario Canada: Who Benefits From These Migrants in the Context of Today’s Knowledge Economy. Journal of Population and Social Studies, 22 no. 1, 1-13.

O'Hagan, S. and M. D. Rice (2013) Exploring the personal histories of the top executives of US firms using a quantitative approach: Is there a geographical relationship with corporate headquarters and does it influence firm performance? Geographical Research 51: 279-291. 

O’Hagan, S. and M.D. Rice (2012) The Geography of Corporate Directors: Personal Backgrounds, Firm and Regional Success. Professional Geographer 64: 586-601. 

Rice, M.D., S. Tierney, S. O’Hagan, D. Lyons, and M.B. Green (2012) Knowledge, influence, and firm-level change: a geographic analysis of board membership associated with growing and declining businesses in the Canadian economy. Geoforum 43: 959-968.

O’Hagan, S. and M.B. Green (2011) Atlantic Canadian corporate directors and their educational affiliations: A Spatial Analysis. Northeastern Geographer 3: 60-75.

O’Hagan, S. (2011) An examination of migration patterns to Ontario cities: Demarcating Ontario’s periphery. Canadian Studies in Population 38: 135-150.

O’Hagan, S. (2010) Corporate directors and educational affiliations: A spatial-temporal analysis. Industrial Geographer 6(2): 3-30.

O’Hagan, S. and T. Rutland (2008) A comparison of Canada's small, medium, and large cities in the knowledge economy. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 17(1): 130-154.

O’Hagan, S., M. D. Rice and M.B. Green (2008) North American corporate directors and educational affiliations: A geographical analysis. Geography Research Forum 28: 59-81.

O’Hagan, S. and B. Cecil (2007) A macro level approach to examine Canada’s primary industry towns in a knowledge economy? Journal of Rural and Community Development 2(2): 18-43.

Rutland, T. and S. O'Hagan (2007) The growing localness of the Canadian city, On the continued (ir)relevance of economic base theory. Local Economy 22(2): 163-185.

Green M.B. and S. O'Hagan (2006) Canadian interlocking directorates: Gender, industry and city differences. Online Geography 6(1).

O’Hagan, S. and M.B. Green (2004) Corporate knowledge transfer via interlocking directorates: A network analysis approach. Geoforum 35(1): 127-139.

O’Hagan, S. and M.B. Green (2002) Tacit knowledge via interlocking directorates: A Canadian and U.S. comparison. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 84(1): 49-63.

O’Hagan, S. and M.B. Green (2002) Interlocking directorates: An example of tacit knowledge transfer. Urban Geography 23(2): 154-179.

O’Hagan, S. and M.B. Green (2002) Region, Knowledge, and Competitiveness in R.B. McNaughton and M.B. Green (eds.), Global Competition and Local Networks, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, UK.

O’Hagan, S. and W. P. Anderson (2001) Canadian foreign direct investment in the United States: A discrete choice analysis approach. Canadian Journal of Regional Science 23(2): 213-231.

O’Hagan, S. and M.B. Green (2000) The location of headquarters in the Unites States. The Great Lakes Geographer 7(2): 119-121.

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