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PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9287

Arunachalam, Dr Murugesh

Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting

Dr Murugesh Arunachalam holds a PhD from the University of Waikato, a master's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Stirling in Scotland, and a bachelor (honours) degree in accounting from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.He is also ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4831

Bano, Dr Sayeeda

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor for 499
Justice of the Peace

Dr Sayeeda Bano received her PhD in Economics from Simon Fraser University in Canada. She received her MA in Economics from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), Canada; and her MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.Her professional research ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 838 4676

Bird, Professor Ron

Professor of Finance

Refereed Journal Articles:Bird, R; Huang, P; Lu, Y (2017), Board independence and the variability of firm performance: Evidence from an exogenous regulatory shock, Australian Journal of Management, online, .Bird, R; Duppati, G; Mukherjee, A (2016), Corporate social responsibility and firm ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9304

Botes, Dr Vida

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Qualification Convenor for Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct)
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4472

Bowden, Dr Stephen

Academic Director of WMS Centre for Professional Experience
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9264

Brooksbank, Associate Professor Roger

Associate Professor of Marketing
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Marketing

Roger Brooksbank has previous experience as a salesperson, sales manager, sales and marketing manager, marketing director and business owner. His research interests lie in all aspects of strategic marketing and business competitiveness. He is the author or co-author of 200 ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5082

Cameron, Associate Professor Michael

Associate Professor in Economics

Dr Michael Cameron is an associate professor in economics. He is also a research fellow in the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA), and a research associate of the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9438

Chatterjee, Dr Bikram

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
499/599 Convenor
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4594

Clark, Professor Delwyn

Professor of Strategic Management
Convenor for Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship/International Management

Professor Delwyn Clark teaches and does research on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her current research includes theoretical and applied projects on strategy models, entrepreneurial and innovation processes, business models and SME policies.Delwyn was the Associate Dean Research at Waikato Management ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9252

Cockburn-Wootten, Dr Cheryl

Senior Lecturer in Management Communication
Co-Founder of the Network for Community Hospitality

Dr Cheryl Cockburn-Wootten adopts a critical organisational communication perspective in her work to examine issues of accessibility, equity, and dignity. She leads or facilitates research that informs and makes a difference to our society. As a 'flipped academic', she disseminates ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4083

Collins, Associate Professor Eva

Associate Dean of Research - Waikato Management School
Acting Director of NZ Institute for Business Research

A former Washington lobbyist, Eva has a long-standing interest in sustainability and works with the New Zealand Institute for Business Research (NZIBR)'s Sustainability Research Group. Her research interests include sustainability policy and management, strategic environmental management and business government strategy.She ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5655 or Assistant: +64 7 858 5003

Coltman, Professor Tim

Dean - Waikato Management School

Tim has a PhD in strategic management (joint award by University of NSW and the University of Sydney) and is currently engaged in pioneering research where he has been awarded over $13 million in research funding by the Australian Research ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5091

Connolly, Dr Heather

Academic Director of Executive Education
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

Dr Heather Connolly is the Academic Director for Executive Education at Waikato Management School. Her role includes academic oversight of the Waikato MBA, PgDip (MgtSt) and also a number of corporate programmes. Prior to this position Heather was a senior ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4441

Davey, Professor Howard

Professor of Accounting
Key contact for professional accreditations

Professor Howard Davey is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of CPA Australia. His research includes more than 200 publications, with over 55 refereed journal articles and five books, three of which have multiple ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4565

Deakins, Associate Professor Eric

Associate Professor in Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Supply Chain Management

Eric's work experience in New Zealand, the UK, and the USA has spanned senior management, consulting, and tertiary-level academic roles. Following a merchant navy career, he completed a Bachelors degree and then managed a CAD centre at the University of ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9254

Desmarais, Dr Fabrice

Senior Lecturer in Management Communication
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4234

Dillon, Associate Professor Stuart

Head of School of Management & Marketing
Qualification Convenor - Electronic Commerce

Associate Professor Stuart Dillon is the Head of the School of Management & Marketing, within the Waikato Management School. Most of Stuart's teaching and research is in the broad area of emerging business technologies. In particular, he explores how business ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4134

Doole, Professor Graeme

Professor of Environmental Economics
PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9255

Duppati, Dr Geeta

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Graduate Convenor, Finance

Dr Geeta Rani Duppati had several years of teaching experience in India and Ethiopia, as well as Auckland University of Technology, before moving to Waikato Management School at the University of Waikato in 2010. Dr Duppati maintains her links with ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9295

Dyer, Dr Suzette

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Graduate Convenor for Human Resource Management

Dr Suzette Dyer completed her PhD with a focus on career management and development within a global economy. She has an interest in globalisation, employment issues of women, careers in a restructured economy, and management pedagogy. ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9280

FitzPatrick, Dr Mary

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Mary FitzPatrick's research explores interactions between the consumers and providers of services, in particular the construction and experience of relationships within service contexts. Her current research agenda focuses on the consumption behaviour of New Zealand Baby Boomers as an ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4559

Foo, Dr Dani

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9261

Gibb, Dr Jenny

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4289

Gibson, Professor John

Professor of Economics

Professor John Gibson previously taught at the University of Canterbury, and the Economics Department and Center for Development Economics at Williams College. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University he has worked in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, ... more

PhD supervisors

Gudergan, Professor Siggi

Deputy Dean

Siggi Gudergan is Professor of Strategy and Deputy Dean of Waikato Management School.His research can be categorised into three areas: Business Strategy & Strategic Management (including entrepreneurship, innovation, organisational change & performance; and international business & management); Services & Customer ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9277

Harcourt, Professor Mark

Professor of Human Resource Management
Undergraduate Convenor for Human Resource Management

Mark has studied workplace happenings in some of New Zealand’s best-known organisations – turnover at the Bank of New Zealand, stress at the Reserve Bank, commitment at the Police and Fire Services, and occupational over-use syndrome at BRANZ. Mark leads ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5164

Hassan, Dr Gazi

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor for ECONS495/499/599

Gazi Hassan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Waikato, Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and a Visiting Academic at the Centre ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4196

Hewa Wellalage, Dr Nirosha

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Undergraduate Convenor, Finance

Dr Nirosha Wellalage has had several years of experience in the finance industry before moving to the University of Waikato.Her main research interests are in the areas of corporate governance, small business finance, gender and SMEsand emerging markets. She is ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4454

Holmes, Mark

Professor of Economics

Mark Holmes is president of the New Zealand of Association of Economists. After receiving his PhD in Economics from the University of Dundee, he was employed by the University of Dundee and then Loughborough University. His research interests include applied ... more

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+64 7 837 9402

Hou, Dr Greg

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Undergraduate Convenor, Finance
499 Convenor
PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9407

Huang, Dr Peter (Peng)

Lecturer in Finance

Dr Huang's research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance and innovation. He has been teaching capital markets, business analysis, valuation, and investments at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. ... more

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+64 7 838 4466 ext. 7947

Jiang, Associate Professor Haiyan

Associate Professor of Accounting

Refereed Journal Articles:Habib, A; Muhammadi, AH; Jiang, H (2017), Political Connections and Related Party Transactions: Evidence from Indonesia, The International Journal of Accounting, 52 (1) : 45-63.Jiang, H; Habib, A; Wang, S (2017), [Forthcoming] Real earnings management, institutional environment, and ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9267

Kelly, Dr Martin

Associate Professor of Accounting
Graduate Convenor, Accounting
Doctoral Convenor, School of Accounting, Finance & Economics (SAFE)

Before joining Waikato Management School in 1993, Dr Kelly was director of the Management Development Centre at WaikatoManagement School. He has more than 100 publications to his name. He currently teaches and researches in the areas of: holistic education, business ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4233

Khan, Dr Gohar

Senior Lecturer in Digital Business
Undergraduate and Graduate Convenor for Digital Business

Khan is a computational social scientist with expertise in social media analytics, social network analysis, network data visualization, social media strategy, and network science. He specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. His main research is focused on the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 837 9268

Kilgour, Dr Mark

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Mark Kilgour is serious about marketing and the role of marketers in top-level management. "Marketing is not a soft business skill at all, it's about understanding the customer in different and ever-changing environments," he says. "It's about knowing how ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9154

L'Hermitte, Dr Cécile

Lecturer in Supply Chain Management
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Supply Chain Management
PhD supervisors
+64 838 4137

Larke, Dr Roy

Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Marketing

Dr Roy Larke is an expert on retailing, consumer behaviour and marketing with a particular focus on Japan. From 1985 to 2012 he lived and worked in Japan, and from 2005 was Professor of International Marketing and Japanese Business at ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5650

Li, Assoc Prof Leon

Associate Professor of Finance
Subject Convenor, Finance

Prior to joining the University of Waikato in 2015, Dr Li taught at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (AACSB-accredited) for 10 years. He also served as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Dayton, USA in the academic year ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4756

Locke, Professor Stuart

Professor of Finance and Agribusiness

Professor Stuart Locke has a background in finance, economics, valuation and chartered accountancy. His current research interests are in corporate finance, including performance and structure, and governance, focusing on empirical studies with a particular interest in emerging economies. He pursues ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9270

Low, Dr Mary

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Undergraduate Convenor, Accounting
Subject Convenor, Accounting
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4973

Lu, Dr Susanna

Lecturer in Finance

Susanna joined the University of Waikato in 2015 as a lecturer in finance. Her research interest lies primarily in the area of empirical corporate finance. She has been teaching finance, capital markets, personal financial planning, international corporate finance/multinational financial management ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4950

Marsh, Dr Dan

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dan is an environmental economist with over thirty years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. In recent years he has focused on assessing the impact of agriculture on water quality and on the efficiency of alternative policies designed ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4197

McKie, Professor David

Professor of Management Communication
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Leadership Communication

Professor David McKie teaches strategic communication and leadership and has co-authored six books, published more than 40 book chapters, 60 refereed journal articles, and/or spoken widely on the following areas: Action learning and research; change and leadership; creativity and innovation, ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5061

Mohsin, Associate Professor Asad

Associate Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Tourism and Hospitality Management
PhD supervisors

Mueller, Associate Professor Jens

Associate Professor of Growth Strategies and Governance

With more than three decades' experience as chair/CEO/corporate leader of large multi-national firms, Associate Professor of Growth Strategies and Governance Jens Mueller combines his academic research with an active consulting practice. He has worked with corporate leaders in more than ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4450

Munshi, Professor Debashish

Professor of Management Communication

Professor Debashish Munshi's research agenda spans disciplinary boundaries as he seeks answers to difficult societal questions in fields ranging from the social sciences, management, organisational communication, science and technology, and future studies. His inter-disciplinary work is anchored in postcolonial theory ... more

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O'Connor, Dr Huw

Teaching Fellow in Marketing

Refereed Journal Articles:O'Connor, H; Kilgour, M; Koslow, S; Sasser, S (2017), Drivers of creativity within advertising agencies: How structural configuration can affect and improve creative development, Journal of Advertising Research, online.O'Connor, H; Koslow, S; Kilgour, M; Sasser, S (2016), Do ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4431

Oetzel, Professor John

Professor of Management Communication

Originally from the United States, Professor John Oetzel previously taught at the University of New Mexico. He teaches courses in conflict management, intercultural communication, health communication, research methods, and high performance teams. He has consulted with a number of for-profit ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4112

Olivia, Dr Susan

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Undergraduate Convenor, Economics

Susan is a development economist whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of development, public economics, economic geography, microeconometrics and spatial econometrics. She has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and has previously taught at the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4076

Oxley, Professor Les

Professor of Economics

Les Oxley is Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato's Management School; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University; Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling; Affiliate at Motu; Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA); and Research ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4837

Pavlovich, Professor Kathryn

Professor of Strategic Management
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4207

Rastrick, Dr Karyn

Lecturer in Digital Business
Undergraduate and Graduate Convenor for Digital Business

Karyn Rastrick is a Digital Business Lecturer at the Waikato Management School. She holds a PhD and BMS (Hons) from Waikato. Her research interests include how digital business systems develop and evolve. Key research focuses are the area of social ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4259

Ryan, Professor Chris

Professor of Tourism Management
Director of China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Professor Chris Ryan undertakes research in the field of tourism, and has developed research interests in China in the last two decades, including contractual work with Chinese partners such as Beijing Union University and others. He has also undertaken reports ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9257

Samkin, Professor Grant

Professor of Accounting
Doctoral Convenor, School of Accounting, Finance & Economics (SAFE)

Grant spent a number of years as a Chartered Accountant in practice and in commerce and industry, during which time he held a senior position with a subsidiary of one of South Africa's largest construction companies. Grant works in the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4848

Scarpa, Professor Riccardo

Professor in Environmental Economics

Professor Scarpa is a leading international authority on non-market valuation, and is at the forefront of developing efficient experimental design, estimating willingness to pay and accounting for respondents ignoring specific attributes of choice. His research has had a significant impact ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9284

Schoenberger-Orgad, Dr Michele

MBM Programme Director
Senior Lecturer in Management Communication

Dr Michèle Schoenberger-Orgad's teaching and research interests are in public relations theory and practice, with particular emphasis on issues and crisis management and political communication. Michèle's commitment to student learning was rewarded in 2011 when she received Waikato Management School’s ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5022

Scott-Kennel, Associate Professor Joanna

Associate Professor of International Management
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4415

Scrimgeour, Professor Frank

Professor of Environmental Economics
Head of School of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Agribusiness

Professor Frank Scrimgeour's research focuses on the economics of agriculture, economics of the environment, regional economics and financial economics. He is editor-in-chief for the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Volumes 61-63), the highest ranked economics journal in the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4247

Sharma, Associate Professor Umesh

Associate Professor of Accounting
Convenor for ACCTN499/599

Associate Professor Umesh Sharma holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Accounting from the University of the South Pacific (Fiji), Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) and a Doctor of Philosophy from ... more

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+64 7 838 4628

Sharma, Professor Rajeev

Associate Dean of Strategic Projects - Waikato Management School
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+64 7 837 9576

Simnadis, Dr Thomas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Strategic Management
PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9278

Simpson, Dr Mary

Senior Lecturer in Management Communication

My research focuses on stakeholder participation in organisations and the changing nature of organisational membership, with most of my research concentrating on elders (people over 65yrs). My PhD looked at communication issues associated with retirement village organisations and retirement village ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4938

Sinha, Dr Paresha

Senior Lecturer in International Management
Convenor for Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship/International Management
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4958

Strutt, Associate Professor Anna

Associate Professor in Economics
Graduate Convenor, Economics
Subject Convenor, Economics

In addition to her Waikato Management School work, economist Anna Strutt works with the University of Adelaide and consults for a range of national and international organisations. She has worked with organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, the EU-Vietnam ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4283

Sun, Associate Professor Peter

Director of Centre for Enterprise and Leadership - Waikato Management School

Associate Professor Peter Sun has degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering. He has over 15 years' experience working on a variety of projects. He worked for Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC), Unilever, and MAS Holdings, and his most recent assignment ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9303

Toledano, Dr Margalit

Senior Lecturer in Management Communication
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Public Relations

Dr Margalit Toledano (PRINZ APR) has been accepted as a member of the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2007 and of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand in 2012. She served as ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9299

Tucker, Associate Professor Steven

Associate Professor of Economics
Director of Waikato Experimental Economics Laboratory (WEEL)
Graduate Convenor, Economics
PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5030

Wang, Associate Professor William Yu Chung

Associate Professor

With the experiences of being an IT engineer and corporate consultant, Associate Professor William Wang has supervised research projects and provided industrial consultancy in Australasia and Asian regions regarding supply chain management, global supply chain planning, and business process re-engineering. ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9292

Zhang, Dr Yingsha

Senior Lecturer in Tourism & Hospitality Management