Mary O'Sullivan

University of Geneva

Mary OSullivan

Mary O'Sullivan is a Professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva. Her research is on comparative systems of capitalism, with a particular focus on corporate governance and financial systems. She has written many articles on the subject and a book entitled Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany which was published by Oxford University Press in 2000. She is currently working on another book, tentatively entitled Financial Systems and Economic Change, which analyses the evolving relationship between financial markets and enterprise and industrial dynamics. O'Sullivan completed her undergraduate education at University College Dublin (B. Comm.) and then worked at McKinsey in London for a couple of years. She went from there to do an MBA at Harvard Business School and then a PhD in Business Economics at Harvard University. Prior to moving to the University of Geneva in the summer of 2010, she was employed at Wharton and INSEAD. O'Sullivan developed and taught the elective on "Innovation, Strategy, and Corporate Governance" at INSEAD in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

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