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Associate Professor Ed Weymes

Ed Weymes

Associate Dean TNE / Associate Dean International (WMS)

Qualifications: PhD, Cranfield School of Management; BSc(Hons)


Contact Details

Email: weymesed@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: +64 7 838 4842
Cellphone: 021 986 427

About Ed

On completion of his doctorate at Cranfield School of Management, Dr Weymes moved to Canada where he taught at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Dr Weymes then joined Saskatchewan Government Insurance as Manager, Market Research and Planning before returning to the academic world at the University of Regina. Here he held the position of Assistant Dean and then Associate Dean of the Faculty of Administration.  During this period Dr Weymes was responsible for the development of one of the first university exchange programmes with China in 1983, together with managing the undergraduate and graduate programmes.

In 1991 Dr Weymes was appointed Director of Executive Education at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, responsible for the design and implementation of the MBA Programme. In 1997, Ed assumed responsibility for the partnership programme with Shanghai International Studies University and moved to the position of Associate Dean International in the Management School.  In 2008 he was co-appointed as  Pro Vice Chancellor International for the University of Waikato, a position he retains together with his substantive role as Associate Dean Transnational Education and Partnerships within the International Office.

Dr Weymes has over 30 years experience in working with China and today is responsible for the development of international partnerships across the University of Waikato. The teaching and research interests of Dr Weymes are focussed on organisation transformation and helping business understand the Eastern market.  He is a co-author of the Harper Collins leading business book Peak Performance: Business Lessons from the World’s Top Sports Organisations. His more recent publications explore the application of Eastern philosophy as a framework for developing management theory and his book publication “Doing Business in China – Bridging the divide” was published  in Oct 2007

Recent Publications

  • Roper, J., & Weymes, E. (2007). Reinstating the Collective: A confucian approach to well-being and social capital development in a globalised economy. The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 26, 135-144.

  • Weymes, E. (2007). Understanding China: Building Bridges for Business Success. New Zealand: Dunmore Press.

  • Weymes, E. (2005). Organizations which make a difference: a philosophical argument for the people focused organization. Corporate Governance, 5(2), 142-158.

  • Weymes, E. (2004). A challenge to traditional management theory. Foresight, 6(6), 338-348.

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