Professor of Strategy at University of South Australia Business School
Dr. Peter O'Connor is Professor of Strategic Management at University of South Australia Business School. His primary research, teaching and consulting interests focus on the use of technology in online retailing and marketing. Prior to joining the UniSA, Peter founded the Chair in Digital Disruption, sponsored by BNP Paribas, at Essec Business School in Paris France. He taught, and held a number of senior administrative positions, at Essec for over 25 years, serving as both Director of MBA Programs and Dean of Academic Programs at various stages. In addition, he has regularly taught executive education seminars at London Business School; held visiting positions at both the Johnson Graduate Business School and the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University; as well as worked in a variety of positions in industry in both Europe and the USA. In 2015, he launched Essec’s first MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on hotel distribution with Coursera, which currently has over 15,000 active learners.