Patrick Gibbons


Executive MBA
Global Corporate Strategy

Patrick teaches at University College Dublin (UCD). He was appointed Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management in 2003. He graduated with a PhD in Strategic Planning and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior educational qualifications at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels were gained at UCD.

Before entering academia, he worked in a number of financial and corporate strategy roles with KPMG, Jefferson Smurfit Group, The Investment Bank of Ireland, and An Post (The Irish Post Office). He also held the position of Vice President of Staff and Administrative Systems at UCD. His previous academic positions were held at University of Pittsburgh, Nanyang University, Singapore and Pennsylvania State University.

His current research interests revolve around control practices of MNCs, the impact of strategic planning systems on organisational behaviour and performance, and the application of social theory to strategic process research.