James O'Rourke

Mendoza College of Business

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ORourke.2@nd.edu
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Professor of Management

  • Corporate communication
  • Reputation management
  • Public speaking
  • Business writing

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Biden’s Build Back Better bill would speed up conversion to electric mail trucks at struggling USPS

James S. O'Rourke IV, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, calls the proposal "a very big deal" for the postal service and its customers.

Column: Pull the plug on the chop -- and Braves name, too

“This is an existential moment for the Atlanta Braves,” said James O’Rourke, a professor of management at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. “They need to recognize that this problem is not going to go away.”

Slower mail delivery starting at USPS, temporary price changes start soon

“The real problem, of course, with what the postal service is doing at the moment is it won’t solve their problems,” says James O’Rourke, management professor at the University of Notre Dame.

What the USPS’s future could mean for your holiday gifts

“The issue of a slowdown and an increase in prices will only serve to disappoint USPS customers. It will not solve any of their problems,” said University of Notre Dame professor Dr. James O’Rourke.

Mail has been showing up on time, but don't be fooled: Slower days are coming

“Service performance continued to improve, but that was based on a comparison with a year in which performance has declined substantially,” said James O’Rourke, a management professor at the University of Notre Dame who has tracked the USPS for more than a decade.

Postal Service sees chance to turn the page after tumultuous year

James O’Rourke, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame, said the Postal Service still faces myriad problems even as Biden seeks to reshape it through the board of governors and as Congress aims to alleviate some of its financial burden.

Bipartisan deal on USPS reform could ease pressure for more drastic changes

“Whether we choose to communicate by smartphone and differences in generational habits are really beyond the reach of Congress,” said James O’Rourke, a professor of management at the University of Notre Dame.

Roughly 40% Of Post Offices Operate In The Red. Could Banking Offer Them A Way Out?

Rather than shutter offices, the Postal Service settled instead for service cutbacks, according to James O'Rourke, a professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

Thousands Of U.S. Post Offices Lose Money. Should Some Be Closed?

James O'Rourke is a professor at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. He says the Postal Service settled for service cutbacks.

Speed of some mail delivery would decrease under proposal

Interview with James O’Rourke, a professor of management at University of Notre Dame.

Postmaster general’s new plan for USPS is said to include slower mail and higher prices

“If suddenly some of your best customers quit putting things in the mail,” said James O’Rourke, a professor of management at University of Notre Dame, “or they decide they can do it faster, better, cheaper another way, then the post office has this huge infrastructure and the demand is not supporting all of it.”

Aunt Jemima Just Got a New Name and Logo

"Brand managers have been aware of that for years and have tried, largely through incremental updates to the character's image on the packaging, to modernize how she is seen. The headscarf is gone, they've added a lace collar, pearl earrings. But the effect, because of the name, is the same," James O'Rourke, professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, told the Associated Press in June.