Professor Eva Collins

Eva Collins

Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate - WMS
Director of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research (NZIBR)


Environment Issues; Strategic Management; Sustainability

Circular economy; cross-sector partnerships

Qualifications: BS (Hons) Portland State, MA Essex, PhD George Washington

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.3.38B
Phone: +64 7 838 4083
Cellphone: 021 056 4122

Papers Taught

About Eva

Eva Collins is Associate Dean of Research and Postgraduate at Waikato Management School; Director of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research; Council Member, University of Waikato; Trustee of the Community Enterprise Leadership Foundation; Lifetime Member Clare Hall, Cambridge University for sustainability research.

Her research is focused at the nexus of management and sustainability including topics such as the circular economy and cross-sector partnerships.

Prior to her University appointment, she did government affairs in Washington, D.C. for ten years for United Technologies Corporation.

Research Supervised


2021, Nishanthi Kariyapperuma, Founders' personal values and the environmental legacy of multigenerational family businesses.

PhDs in progress

Luiza Brabo, Critically assessing fuel poverty in New Zealand for strategising its eradication.

Sam Eltahan, A meso-level approach to the circular economy.

Research Interests

Research interest is focused at the nexus of strategy and sustainability.  Current research includes:

Āmiomio Aotearoa - A circular economy for the wellbeing of New Zealand.  The circular economy presents a major opportunity to improve NZ’s long-term competitiveness and create value in many sectors of the economy, whilst at the same time improving productivity and enabling a transition to a sustainable, low-emission, and climate-resilient future (

Key researcher on cross-sector partnerships as part of a research programme funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), entitled, "People, Cities and Nature: Restoring indigenous nature in urban environments" (

ORCID: 0000-0002-4559-7491

Recent Publications

  • Luthra, S., Sharma, M., Kumar, A., Joshi, S., Collins, E., & Mangla, S. (2022). Overcoming barriers to cross-sector collaboration in circular supply chain management: a multi-method approach. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 157, 102582. doi:10.1016/j.tre.2021.102582

  • Kariyapperuma, N., Bowden, S., & Collins, E. (2021). They look like us - but will their values look like ours? An exploratory study on environmental values transmission in the family business. In IFERA 2021. Virtual.

  • Collins, E. (2021). How collaborative advantage can deliver low carbon solutions.

  • Kariyapperuma, N., & Collins, E. (2021). Family logics and environmental sustainability: A study of the New Zealand wine industry. Business Strategy and the Environment, online, 25 pages. doi:10.1002/bse.2823

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