Charles O’Reilly’s research includes studies of organizational culture, the management of human resources, and the impact of change and innovation on firms. His current research includes studies of leadership, organizational culture, the impact of senior management on innovation and change, and the management of human resources. Charles is a much sought after adviser and speaker to major corporations around the world.
He gained valuable insights in how to shift large companies successfully — by analyzing in-depth the failures of the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster, Nokia and Blackberry.
Charles teaches business leaders the art of becoming ambidextrous, enabling their companies to remain competitive in their core markets, while also winning in new domains.
He is the author of “Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator’s Dilemma”.
Professor Charles O’Reilly has taught at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia, and the Harvard Business School. He has published over 100 papers and three books. Several of his papers have won awards (e.g, The Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Contribution Award in 1995 and 1998; The California Management Review Accenture Award in 1996 and 2009).
He has been given the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Division Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. In 2001 he was given the Distinguished Teaching Award for MBA teaching at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
He has consulted for a variety of public and private firms in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. He also has developed, directed, and taught in executive programs for senior managers in innovation, technology, leadership, change, and human resources.