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Hugh O'Neill

Hugh O’Neill

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Edward M. O'Herron, Jr. Distinguished Scholar


McColl 4602CB #3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


Hugh O’Neill is a strategic management professor. His research interests include turnaround strategies, corporate governance, mergers, entrepreneurship in emerging and recovering economies and managerial decision making.

He served as associate dean of Executive Evening and Weekend MBA Programs from 2003 to 2012.

He teaches courses and programs in quality management, corporate transformation and strategic management. He also has delivered executive programs for companies such as Wachovia Corporation, W.C. Bradley, Quintiles Transnational Corp., the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines Corps.

Prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, he served as founding director of the Wolff Family Program in entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut. He was the founding director of the regional office of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

He received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, his MS from Polytechnic Institute of New York and his BA from Syracuse University.