Supervisors and topics

Learn about our supervisors and what topics are available for your postgraduate study.

Dr Cristiano Bellavitis

  • Entrehuman resource management systems
  • Employee wellbeing and organisation performance
  • Cultural differences in management and leadership
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship and intercultural integration preneurial finance (Angel finance, venture capital, private equity)
  • Corporate entrepreneurship

Dr Maureen Benson-Rea

  • Business networks
  • Pathways and processes of SME internationalisation
  • International business strategy
  • Business models

Professor Peter Boxall

  • High-performance work systems
  • Work and employee wellbeing

Dr Brent Burmester

  • Foreign divestment
  • Foreign investment
  • Government and international business relations
  • International business relocation
  • International political economy

Dr Lisa Callagher

  • Innovation management practices
  • Local, regional and national innovation systems
  • Practice-based theories of learning and knowing on knowledge-based organisations
  • Practice-based view of innovation and organisation

Associate Professor Brigid Carroll

  • Leadership
  • Managing and management of professionals
  • Narrative discourse theory and methods
  • Organisational identity and ambiguity
  • Management/leadership relationship

Professor Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

  • Demographic diversity
  • Social identification
  • Work externalisation
  • Managerial cognition and emotions

Professor Gordon Cheung

  • Structural equation modeling
  • Measurement equivalence/invariance
  • Mediation
  • Moderation and moderated mediation
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Work engagement

Dr Liliana Erakovic

  • Corporate governance
  • Organisational design
  • Organisational theory
  • Privatisation
  • Not-for-profit organisations

Associate Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart

  • Business-government relations
  • Finance and money in Southeast Asia
  • International business networks
  • International relations

Professor Nigel Haworth

  • Asian and Latin American area studies
  • International human resource development
  • Regional development policies

Dr Manuka Henare

  • Māori and Pacific leadership skills and management needs
  • Māori business development
  • Māori social policy
  • Pacific business development

Dr Carla Houkamau

  • EEO
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Gender in the workplace
  • Intergenerational management
  • Cross-cultural management

Professor Kenneth Husted

  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge management
  • Management of research and development
  • Research management

Dr Ann Hutchison

  • Human resource management
  • Senior executive leadership personality in the workplace
  • Performance management and reward systems
  • Employee engagement

Dr Ross McDonald

  • Alternative measures of social progress (beyond GNP/GDP)
  • Business ethics
  • Business and social responsibility
  • Cultural control of economy
  • Practical pedagogy
  • Psychology of money
  • Spirituality and business (especially Buddhist economics)
  • Sustainability

Professor Rod McNaughton

  • International entrepreneurship
  • International new ventures
  • Exporting
  • Networks
  • University-based entrepreneurship and commercialisation

Professor Snejina Michailova

  • International management
  • Knowledge governance
  • Knowledge flows in multinational corporations
  • Organisational behaviour issues in multinational corporations
  • Knowledge sharing in organisations between organisations and across cultures, expatriation and repatriation
  • Western businesses in Russia
  • Emerging economies
  • Methodological issues: contextualisation
  • Fieldwork (access to and exit from)

Dr Barbara Plester

  • Humour in the workplace
  • Fun at work
  • Organisational behaviour and misbehaviour
  • Organisational culture
  • Technological behaviour (including social media effects)
  • Food and drink in business situations
  • Workplace engagement

Dr Deborah Shepherd

  • Change management
  • Family business
  • Leadership
  • Management and organisational development

Dr Frank Siedlok

  • Communities of Practice for knowledge creation
  • Interdisciplinary research collaborations
  • Collaborative and Open Innovation processes and strategies
  • Reflexivity

Dr Peter Smith

  • Business policy and strategy
  • Business simulations
  • Management education
  • Strategy and professional organisations

Associate Professor Christina Stringer

  • Agri-food and forestry
  • Asian development processes
  • Trade and investment linkages
  • Fisheries

Professor James Sun

  • Human resource management systems
  • Employee wellbeing and organisation performance
  • Cultural differences in management and leadership
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship and intercultural integration

Dr Janine Swail

  • Gender and entrepreneurship
  • Nascent entrepreneurship
  • Business start-up
  • Business exit
  • Women’s entrepreneurship
  • Legitimacy and identity

Dr Rachel Wolfgramm

  • New trends in lifestyle consumption and sustainability
  • New patterns of sustainable consumption
  • Sustainability leadership
  • Commodification of romance, artefacts, symbols and visions of recovery

Dr Christine Woods

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Māori entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Family business
  • Small to medium enterprises

Dr Peter Zámborský

  • Effects of FDI (foreign direct investment and industrial productivity)
  • Global strategy (performance of foreign subsidiaries and joint ventures)
  • Industrial clusters (emergence of transnational clusters)
  • New EU countries (international labour mobility, plant location strategy)