Kevin McSweeney

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
Park End Street


Kevin McSweeney is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and organisation theory.

He is particularly interested in the resource-acquisition practices of organisations and new ventures. Specifically, he focuses on how socio-cognitive factors (e.g., reputation, status, institutional logics) surrounding entrepreneurs, executives and organisations influence resource-acquisition practices. He employs a variety of methods in his research, ranging from pure qualitative methods to qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) and traditional econometric methods. He will be working with Professor Michael Smets, Professor of Management at Saïd Business School.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree (BA) in History and Political Science, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Political Science, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Strategic Innovation, all from the University of Rhode Island. He completed his PhD in Management from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in August 2019.


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