Breadcrumbs

Professor Kathryn Pavlovich

Kathryn Pavlovich

Professor of Strategic Management

Keywords

Agriculture; Management; Strategic Management; Sustainability

Entrepreneurship; Spirituality; Food systems; Organisational purpose, Quantum organising

Qualifications: PhD

Personal Website: https://kpav.wordpress.com/


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.408
Phone: +64 7 838 4837

Papers Taught

About Kathryn

Kathryn Pavlovich is a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the University of Waikato Management School, Hamilton, New Zealand. Her teaching and research focus on global systems change – through relational forms of organising, and the development of purposeful leaders and enterprises, with spirituality and sustainability at the core of human flourishing.

She has published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives. Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, Long Range Planning, International Small Business Journal and Tourism Management.

Kathryn is a past Chair for the Management, Spirituality and Religion interest group of the Academy of Management.  She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, associate editor for the Journal of Management Education and on the editorial board of Journal of Business Ethics and the Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Kathryn invites PhD supervision in the following topics:

  • Creating organisational purpose
  • Regenerative food system transformation
  • Quantum approaches to organising
  • SDGs and entrepreneurship

Research Supervised

Kathryn is available to supervise in the following areas:

1. The creation of organisational purpose.  The development of a normative theory that advances the pursuit of an organisational higher purpose for the betterment of society.

2. Regenerative food systems. The development of regenerative food systems provides a pathway to an abundant and resilient future by shifting from a narrative of human dominion to one of co-creating our relationship with the Earth.

3. Quantum organising. How can quantum physics helps us understand and explain collective organising - particularly in relation to addressing the Grand Challenges.

Research Interests

Kathryn's research interests focus on systems change. She is particularly interested on the organisation-societal interface – through relational forms of organising, and the development of purposeful leaders and enterprises, with spirituality and sustainability at the core of human flourishing.

Her specific research topics are:

1. The creation of organisational purpose.  The development of a normative theory that advances the pursuit of an organisational higher purpose for the betterment of society.

2. Regenerative food systems. The development of regenerative food systems provides a pathway to an abundant and resilient future by shifting from a narrative of human dominion to one of co-creating our relationship with the Earth.

3. Quantum organising. How can quantum physics helps us understand and explain collective organising - particularly in relation to addressing the Grand Challenges.

Recent Publications

  • Cunliffe, A., & Pavlovich, K. (2021). Making our work matter: From spectator to engagement. Academy of Management Perspectives, online. doi:10.5465/amp.2020.0051

  • Pavlovich, K., Henderson, A., & Barling, D. (2021). Organizing for thoughtful food: A meshwork approach. Agriculture and Human Values, 38, 145-155. doi:10.1007/s10460-020-10139-0

  • Scott, J. M., Pavlovich, K., Thompson, J. L., & Penaluna, A. (2020). Constructive (mis)alignment in team-based experiential entrepreneurship education. Education and Training, 62(2), 184-198. doi:10.1108/ET-06-2019-0113

  • Pavlovich, K. (2020). [Editorial] Introduction to the special issue on quantum management. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 17(4), 299-300. doi:10.1080/14766086.2020.1789309

Find more research publications by Kathryn Pavlovich