Associate Professor Peter YT Sun

Peter Sun

Co-director of Leadership Unit - New Zealand Institute for Business Research


Leadership; Management

Qualifications: PhD (Organisational Learning)

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.4.35H
Phone: +64 7 838 4283
Cellphone: (027) 588 7728

About Peter

Associate Professor Peter Sun has degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering. He has over 15 years' experience working on a variety of projects. He worked for Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC), Unilever, and MAS Holdings, and his most recent assignment was the establishment of a 1000 acre apparel city in VIZAG, India. He completed his PhD in organisational learning in 2006 and moved into academia in June 2007.

Peter is currently Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Leadership, as well as a trustee for the Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation. Previously he was the Associate Dean of Enterprise for Waikato Management School, where he oversaw all corporate and executive education programmes (ie. the Waikato MBA, PGDipMgtSt, and all customised corporate programmes).

He facilitates workshops for organisations, and has consulted for companies such as Fonterra, Brandix (India, and in Sri Lanka), and Sri Lanka Insurance Ltd etc. His expertise is in leadership, knowledge management, and organisational learning, and he actively researches and publishes in these areas. His leadership research lies in the area of transformational and servant leadership, at both senior and middle management, and the influence of leadership on organisational learning and knowledge management.

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Leadership, leadership development, and high performing teams

Recent Publications

  • Sun, P., & Shang, S. (2019). Personality traits and personal values of servant leaders. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 40(2), 177-192. doi:10.1108/LODJ-11-2018-0406

  • Sun, Y. (2018). The motivation to serve as a corner stone of servant leadership. In Practicing Servant Leadership: Developments in Implementation (pp. 63-80).

  • Anderson, M. H., & Sun, Y. (2017). Reviewing Leadership Styles: Overlaps and the Need for a New ‘Full-Range’ Theory. International Journal of Management Reviews, 19(1), 76-96. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12082

  • Ekanayake, S., Childerhouse, P., & Sun, P. (2017). The symbiotic existence of interorganizational and interpersonal ties in supply chain collaboration. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 28(3), 723-754. doi:10.1108/IJLM-12-2014-0198

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