Dr. Neale O'Connor
Professor of Accounting
Dr. Neale G O'Connor is an Accounting Professor and Founder of Ricebox - China Strategy Research.
Dr. Neale O’Connor is one of the foremost experts on technology and innovation in manufacturing in China. His speaking engagements and executive programs are in demand from international and mainland China managers. Neale has spent 18 years in Hong Kong where he researched the modernization processes of Chinese firms, examining issues such as performance measurement, order qualification, and trust. His 'China 1000' project (Chinasupplier1000) is the largest ever survey of operational risk issues for foreign buyers and Chinese suppliers. In 2016-17, he followed this up with 1000 more supplier interviews and video documented the challenges and responses of over 100 IOT startups (YouTube – Tech Asia). Most recently he has been undertaking factory quality audits for multinational clients and advising on operational and marketing improvements.
Neale is also a Cofounder of China Sourcing Academy a complete training system for professional buyers seeking to source from China. He is also a member of the CIMA Research Board of Directors (U.K.) and a Corporate Social Responsibility judge for the HKMA Financial Reporting Awards.
Neale is the author of The China Casebook on Operational Risk, and The Management Control of MNCs in China. Neale has developed corporate business cases for a number of large multinational companies including HTC, PQI, Philips, Delphi, and Alpharma. His cases are used extensively around the world. Based on publications, citations and research grants, he is one of the leading management accounting researchers in Asia.
He has previously taught at Hong Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong and The National University of Singapore. He has worked in the Petroleum and Insurance industries as well as an Accountant.