Associate Professor Eva Collins
Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate - Waikato Management School
Director of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research (NZIBR)
Environment; Environment Issues; Strategic Management; Sustainability
Qualifications: BS (Hons) Portland State, MA Essex, PhD George Washington
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Cellphone: 021 056 4122
ORCID: 0000-0002-4559-7491Eva 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 Council; Trustee of the Community Enterprise Leadership Foundation; (2016-2017) Visiting Fellow for sustainability research at Cambridge University.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.
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/)
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
Kariyapperuma, N., Collins, E., & Bowden, S. (2019). Familial logics and environmental sustainability. In Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems. Australia: Central Queensland University.
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
Pavlovich, K., Bowden, S., Simnadis, T., Connolly, H., Collins, E., & Gibb, J. (2018). Allbirds: New Zealand shoes taking the world by storm! (45th Waikato Management School Case Competition). Waikato Management School.
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