Meet our Director Innovation and Professional Development

Professor Rod McNaughton
Professor Rod McNaughton

Rod is professor of entrepreneurship and was formerly the Director of the Graduate School of Management. He has extensive experience developing entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping start-ups launch and grow gained as both an educator and advisor. An internationally recognized thought leader on entrepreneurship issues, Rod’s scholarly research. focused on the rapid internationalization of knowledge-intensive new ventures, is published in more than 100 refereed journal articles and books. Prior to joining the University of Auckland, Rod was the Eyton Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo, which is widely recognized as Canada’s most innovative university. He received his PhD in Marketing from Lancaster University, and his PhD in Economic Geography from Western University.

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