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Tony O'Brien

Dr Anthony O'Brien DBA, MBA


Tony O’Brien is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Business School. He previously worked for over forty years as an accountant engaged in business finance, general management, IT and the management and implementation of Information Systems. He has worked for a number of large organisations including Shell, British Gypsum, British Oxygen, Great Universal Stores and more recently Remploy. He is an (ACIS) associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Nottingham Business School and an MBA from Leeds Business School.

Teaching Interests

•Teaching Interests

•Business Analysis

•Financial and Management Information

•Strategic Management Accounting

•Strategic Management of Information and Knowledge Resources

•Financial Information for Business Decisions

•Electronic Crime

•Financial Decision Making




Research Interests

•Data/Information Quality

•Data Governance

•Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

•Information Systems

•Knowledge Management

•Change Management

•Financial Management

•Cyber Crime





  • 2016 to date: FHEA, Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
  • 2015: Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2011: Doctorate of Business Administration, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
  • 1992: Master of Business Administration, Leeds Beckett Univeristy, United Kingdom
  • 1973: ACIS, Instit, United Kingdom
  • 1969: HNC Business Studies, Other, United Kingdom

Programme or Unit leadership


  • 2016: , University College Dublin


Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Sheffield Business School

Business Operations and Systems


Conference papers

O'Brien, A. (2017). Predicting Data Quality Success - The Bullwhip Effect in Data Quality. International Conference on Business Informatics Research.

(2015). Title Page i. 2015 International Conference on Enterprise Systems (ES).

O'Brien, A. (2011). Sustaining Data Quality- Creating and Sustaining Data Quality within diverse Resource Planning and Information Systems.


Revill, J., Tipi, L., & O'Brien, A. (2019). Applied Business Analysis.


O'Brien, A., & Sukumar, A. (2013). The Challenge to Tackle Information Risk: European Case Study.

O'Brien, A., & Sukumar, A. (2013). The value of good data - A quality perspective.

Other activities

External Responsibilities

  • 2017: , Helsinki Metropolia University, Finland

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