Eamonn Molloy

Eamonn Molloy

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Dr Eamonn Molloy is the Tutorial Fellow in Management Studies at Pembroke College, and Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

He is internationally recognised for his research that develops innovative approaches to understanding complex organisation design, with particular emphasis on the strategic dynamics of project, programme and portfolio based organisations, and the role of technology in professional and organisational change.


  • Honorary Fellow of the International Consulting Economists Association (ICEA)
  • Associate Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)



Eamonn’s current research focuses on connecting organisation theory with theories of project and programme management.

He draws upon a variety of methodological approaches, including linguistic analyses based on data from the Oxford English Corpus. This includes a paper that asks why ‘verbing’, the process of turning nouns into verbs, is popular in academic management discourse, a paper that explores the difference between the terms ‘project’ and ‘programme’ and a paper that explores the association of the terms ‘project’ and ‘programme’ with ‘success’ and ‘failure’. 

More broadly, his interests lie in understanding the relationships between work, technology and organisation. Recently this has included a project exploring the relationships between new medical technologies and the professional identities of Surgeons, supported by an ESRC Advanced Institute of Management award. In the early stages of development is a project that explores the link between capital theory and current policy framings of sustainability, in particular through concepts such as natural capital and eco-system services.

View Eamonn's research.


Eamonn teaches on the following programmes:

  • MSc in Major Programme Management
  • UK Cabinet Office’s Major Projects Leadership Academy
  • Managing the Project Portfolio (MBA)
  • Technology and Operations Management (BA, Economics and Management)