Our strategic research expertise

Waikato Management School has close industry connections with SMEs, not-for-profits, multinational corporations, government agencies and other major organisations around the world.

These global connections allow our academics to conduct research that has real-world significance, which is applied by businesses and policy-makers around the world.

Leading Through Innovation

Learn more about the Waikato Management School's research expertise in the management of innovation and entrepreneurial practice, for developing leaders with a passion and knowledge for leading innovation, and for enabling individuals and organisations to succeed through the power of innovation.

Responsible and Sustainable Management

Learn more about the Waikato Management School's research expertise that supports responsible management of organisations and models the economic effects of environmental and social policies.

Other Areas of Research Expertise includes:


Find out more about WMS staff business/management research in the Asia/Pacific region - including the China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit


The Waikato Management School health research expertise focuses on health communication, indigenous health management, health economics and changes caused by population growth.


Read about WMS's research expertise in leadership which aims to disseminate research on leading edge practices in order to enable leaders to positively influence self, others and their organisations.

Management Research

Waikato Management School’s research strategy is to address the big challenges facing business and society regionally, nationally and globally by producing world-class theoretical and practice relevant research - find out more about our research into all aspects of management research.


Waikato Management School is ranked 24th globally for Tourism and Leisure Management in the QS World University Rankings 2017; and 16th best in the world in the Shanghai Rankings Global list 2017.  Read more about tourism research here....