Associate Professor 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
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Cellphone: 021 056 4122
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 on the tensions and paradoxes related to management and sustainability.
Prior to her University appointment, she did government affairs in Washington, D.C. for ten years for United Technologies Corporation.
PhDs in progress
Nishanthi Kariyapperuma, Founders' personal values and the environmental legacy of multigenerational family businesses.
Luiza Brabo, Critically assessing fuel poverty in New Zealand for strategising its eradication.
Sam Eltahan, A meso-level approach to the circular economy.
Clare McLaren, Measures of research output and impact in Higher Education institutions.
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 (https://www.waikato.ac.nz/research-enterprise/research-with-waikato/amiomio-aotearoa).
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" (https://www.peoplecitiesnature.co.nz/).
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.
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
Pavlovich, K., Bowden, S., Simnadis, T., Connolly, H., Collins, E., & Gibb, J. (2020). Allbirds: Sustainable innovation disrupting the casual shoe industry. SAGE Business Cases, online, 11 pages. doi:10.4135/9781529713206
Tregidga, H., Kearins, K., & Collins, E. (2019). Towards transparency? Analysing the sustainability governance practices of ethical certification. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 39(1), 44-69. doi:10.1080/0969160X.2019.1568276
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