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PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9287

Arunachalam, Dr Murugesh

Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting

Dr Murugesh Arunachalam holds a PhD from the University of Waikato, a master's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Stirling in Scotland, and a bachelor (honours) degree in accounting from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.He is also ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5274

Bai, Dr Min (Martin)

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Teaching Award:WMS High Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Practice 2019 Finance Research Seminars CoordinatorPathway College/WMS Finance Subject ModeratorWIL ConvenorWSAFE396/399 ConvenorSAFE Research Mentor Committee ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4931

Bano, Dr Sayeeda

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Justice of the Peace

Dr Sayeeda Bano received her PhD in Economics from Simon Fraser University in Canada. She received her MA in Economics from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), Canada; and her MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.Her professional research ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9578

Benjamin, Dr Samuel

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Dr Samuel Jebaraj Benjamin joined the University of Waikato in 2019. Prior to this, he was lecturing at the University of Otago, New Zealand.He obtained his PhD from Multimedia University and also holds a Master of Business Administrative (MBA) from ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 838 4676

Bird, Professor Ron

Honorary Professor of Finance

Refereed Journal Articles:Bird, R; Huang, P; Lu, Y (2017), Board independence and the variability of firm performance: Evidence from an exogenous regulatory shock, Australian Journal of Management, online, .Bird, R; Duppati, G; Mukherjee, A (2016), Corporate social responsibility and firm ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9304

Botes, Dr Vida

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Qualification Convenor for Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct)

Vida works at Waikato University where she teaches forensic accounting and financial accounting and researches into forensic accounting and innovation in accounting education. Prior to arriving in New Zealand Vida worked in audit practice, the corporate energy sector and academia ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4472

Bowden, Dr Stephen

Director of WMS Employment Engagement
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9264

Brooksbank, Associate Professor Roger

Associate Professor of Marketing

Roger Brooksbank BA, MBA, Dip M, PhD is currently Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, with previous experience as a Sales Executive, Sales Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager, Marketing Director and Business Owner.His research interests ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5082

Cameron, Associate Professor Michael

Associate Professor in Economics

Dr Michael Cameron is an Associate Professor in Economics. He is also a Research Fellow in the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA). He was a PGDA Visiting Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4594

Clark, Professor Delwyn

Professor of Strategic Management

Professor Delwyn Clark teaches and does research on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her current research includes theoretical and applied projects on strategy models, entrepreneurial and innovation processes, business models and SME policies.Delwyn was the Associate Dean Research at Waikato Management ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9252

Cockburn-Wootten, Dr Cheryl

Director of Teaching & Learning. Senior Lecturer in Organisational, Stakeholder, Tourism, Hospitality & Communication

Dr Cheryl Cockburn-Wootten aims to facilitate research that informs and makes a difference to our society. She adopts critical organisational communication perspectives to examine social issues within tourism and hospitality. Her work examines issues relating to stakeholders, community engagement, and ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4083

Collins, Associate Professor Eva

Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate - WMS
Director of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research (NZIBR)

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 ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 262 0565

Coltman, Professor Tim

Professor of Innovation & Technology Management - Tauranga campus

Tim has a PhD in Strategic Management (joint award by University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney) and is currently engaged in pioneering research where he has been awarded over $13 million in research funding by the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5091

Connolly, Dr Heather

Director of Engagement and Executive Education

Dr Heather Connolly is the Director of Engagement and Executive Education at Waikato Management School.Prior to this position Heather was a senior lecturer in strategic management.Her academic and research interests revolve around strategy and knowledge sharing, and transfer mechanisms as ... more

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+64 7 838 4441

Davey, Professor Howard

Professor of Accounting
Key contact for professional accreditations

Professor Howard Davey is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of CPA Australia. His research includes more than 200 publications, with over 55 refereed journal articles and five books, three of which have multiple ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4565

Deakins, Associate Professor Eric

Associate Professor of Digital Business and Supply Chain Management
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Supply Chain Management

Eric's work experience in New Zealand, the UK, and the USA has spanned senior management, consulting, and tertiary-level academic roles. Following a merchant navy career, he completed a Bachelors degree and then managed a CAD centre at the University of ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9254

Desmarais, Dr Fabrice

Senior Lecturer in Management Communication
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4234

Dillon, Associate Professor Stuart

Head of School of Management & Marketing

Associate Professor Stuart Dillon is the Head of the School of Management & Marketing, within the Waikato Management School. Most of Stuart's teaching and research is in the broad area of emerging digital business technologies. In particular, he explores how ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4466 ext. 6222

Dorner, Dr Zack

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics

I am passionate about research in the areas of behavioural and environmental economics and am currently Deputy Director of the Waikato Experimental Economics Laboratory (WEEL). My research focuses on individual behaviours in relation to environmental and resource management, with additional ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9255

Duppati, Dr Geeta

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Graduate Convenor, Finance

Dr. Geeta Rani Duppati had seventeen years of teaching experience in India, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, as well as Auckland University of Technology, before moving to Waikato Management School at the University of Waikato in 2010.As an academic, she taught a ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9295

Dyer, Dr Suzette

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Graduate Convenor for Human Resource Management

As a scholar in the fields of organisational behaviour and human resource management, I research in the specialised areas of gender and diversity management, globalisation and the sustainability of small communities, management pedagogy, and career management.As a qualitative researcher, the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9261

Gibb, Dr Jenny

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, & Entrepreneurship

Jenny is a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship and strategic management at Waikato Management School, at the University of Waikato. Her research intersects the fields of entrepreneurship, psychology, strategic decision making. She is interested in the psychological antecedents of key firm ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4289

Gibson, Professor John

Professor of Economics

Professor John Gibson previously taught at the University of Canterbury and Williams College, was a research visitor at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford and is an Associate Researcher at the LICOS Centre for Institutions ... more

PhD supervisors

Gudergan, Professor Siggi

Professor of Strategy
Co-director of NZIBR Enterprise Innovation Unit

Siggi Gudergan's research can be categorised into three areas: Business Strategy & Strategic Management (including entrepreneurship, innovation, organisational change & performance; and international business & management); Services & Customer Decision Making; and Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM).He has ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9277

Harcourt, Professor Mark

Professor of Human Resource Management
Undergraduate Convenor for Human Resource Management

Mark has studied workplace happenings in some of New Zealand’s best-known organisations – turnover at the Bank of New Zealand, stress at the Reserve Bank, commitment at the Police and Fire Services, and occupational over-use syndrome at BRANZ. Mark's research ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5164

Hassan, Dr Gazi

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor - Work Integrated Learning (Internships/Projects)

Gazi Hassan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Waikato. He is also a Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and a Visiting ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4196

Hewa Wellalage, Dr Nirosha

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Undergraduate Convenor, Finance

Dr Nirosha Hewa Wellalage has had several years of experience in the finance industry before moving to the University of Waikato.Dr Nirosha’s main research centres on issues related to corporate finance practices. Her main research goal as a researcher is ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4454

Holmes, Mark

Professor of Economics

Mark has research interests that relate to applied macroeconomics, international finance, housing and energy markets. He currently lectures on macroeconomics and research methods. Mark has previously served as elected President of the New Zealand of Association of Economists and as ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9402

Hou, Dr Greg

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Graduate Convenor

The research interest of Dr. Greg Hou includes univariate and multivariate financial time series analysis, volatility models, information transmission and spillovers, derivatives markets, cryptocurrency, and energy economics. His recent works have been published in some high-quality journals including Energy Economics, ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9407

Huang, Dr Peter

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Dr. Huang teaches finance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Accounting and Finance, Australian Journal of Management, International Journal of Managerial Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Money ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4233

Khan, Dr Gohar

Associate Professor in Digital Business
Undergraduate and Graduate Convenor for Digital Business

Gohar is a computational social scientist with expertise in digital business, digital analytics, digital business strategy, and network science. He specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. His main research is focused on the link between data analytics and ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9268

Kilgour, Dr Mark

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Mark Kilgour is serious about marketing and the role of marketers in top-level management. "Marketing is not a soft business skill at all, it's about understanding the customer in different and ever-changing environments," he says. "It's about knowing how ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9154

L'Hermitte, Dr Cécile

Senior lecturer in Supply Chain Management
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Supply Chain Management

Cécile is a senior lecturer in Supply Chain Management at the University of Waikato. Her research focuses on logistics operations in the aftermath of a disaster.Prior to joining the University of Waikato, Cécile worked for 10 years in corporate banking ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4137

Larke, Roy

Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Marketing

Roy Larke is an expert on Japanese business, retailing, and Japanese consumer markets. From 1985 to 2012 he lived and worked in Japan, becoming full Professor in 1998 at University of Marketing & Distribution Sciences in Kobe. From 2005 he ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5650

Li, Assoc Prof Leon

Associate Professor of Finance
Subject Convenor, Finance

Dr Li has been teaching finance for 20 years. He joined the University of Waikato in 2015. All the universities where Dr Li studied and taught are AACSB-accredited. He also served as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9270

Low, Dr Mary

Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Undergraduate and PostgraduateConvenor, Accounting
Subject Convenor, Accounting

Mary Low is the Accounting Subject Convenor in the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Mary is also the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Convenor in Accounting. She holds a Masters in Management Studies in Accounting and a Doctor of Philosophy (UoW). ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4973

Lu, Dr Susanna

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Dr. Susanna Lu is currently a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the School of Accounting, Finance, and Economics (SAFE) in Waikato Management School (WMS). She joined the University of Waikato in early 2015 after completing her PhD in Finance at ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4950

Marsh, Associate Professor Dan

Associate Professor in Economics

Dan is an environmental economist. He researches natural capital and the efficiency of alternative policies designed to address environmental problems. He teaches environmental economics, with a focus on the role of economic analysis in solving real-world environmental problems.In recent years ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4197

McKie, Professor David

Professor of Management Communication
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Leadership Communication

Professor David McKie teaches strategic communication and leadership and has co-authored six books, published more than 40 book chapters, 60 refereed journal articles, and/or spoken widely on the following areas: Action learning and research; change and leadership; creativity and innovation, ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5061

Mohsin, Associate Professor Asad

Associate Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Asad Mohsin is an Associate Professor in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Nearly half his career spent in the industry working as Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Manager, Rooms Division Manager, he has accumulated several years of industry and academic experience. ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4450

Munshi, Professor Debashish

Professor of Management Communication

Professor Debashish Munshi is primarily a communication scholar but his research agenda spans disciplinary boundaries as he seeks answers to difficult societal questions.Recipient of the University of Waikato's Excellence in Research Award in 2019, Professor Munshi has a special interest ... more

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O'Connor, Dr Huw

Senior Lecturer in Marketing - Tauranga campus

Refereed Journal Articles:Kilgour, Koslow, and O’Connor. (2019) Why the rejection: Understanding actor-observer differences in assessments of creative ideas. Journal of Advertising Research. July.Larke, Kilgour, and O’Connor. (2018). Build the touchpoints and they will come: Understanding the future of omnichannel retailing: ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4431

Oetzel, Professor John

Professor of Leadership Communication

Originally from the United States, Professor John Oetzel previously taught at the University of New Mexico. He teaches courses in communication consulting, health communication, and research methods. He has consulted with a number of for-profit and governmental organisations including Intel, ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4112

Olivia, Dr Susan

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Undergraduate Convenor, Economics

Susan is a development economist whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of development, public economics, economic geography, microeconometrics and spatial econometrics. She has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and has previously taught at the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4076

Oxley, Professor Les

Professor of Economics

Les Oxley is Professor in Economics at the University of Waikato's Management School; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and an Affiliate at Motu.He is an Elected Fellow (since 2006) of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ).His research interests include ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4837

Pavlovich, Professor Kathryn

Professor of Strategic Management

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 ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4207

Rastrick, Dr Karyn

Director of Digitisation Strategy
Qualification Convenor - Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)

Karyn is the Director of Digitisation Strategy at Waikato Management School. In this role, she works with academic staff across Waikato Management School and the University of Waikato to develop a strategy and implementation plan.She is a project champion of ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 856 2889 Ext. 8294

Roche, Associate Professor Maree

Associate Professor Human Resources & Leadership;
Co-director of Leadership Unit - New Zealand Institute for Business Research (NZIBR)

Maree is a Fellow of the NZ Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Positive Organisational Behavior Insitute (USA), and her research and consultancy spans three clusters in Leadership that intersect. These are (1) leadership neuropsychology/mindset of high performance (2) the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4466 Ext. 7947

Rose, Professor Jake

Professor of Accounting

Jake Rose is a leading expert in judgment and decision making research in the areas of accounting, auditing, visualisation, analytics, corporate governance, and information systems. He is one of the most widely published scholars in behavioural accounting, and his research ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4559

Rose, Professor Ania

Professor of Accounting

Professor Rose studies the effects of different auditing methods and information technologies on auditor judgment and investigates methods to improve fraud detection. She is a leading expert in the areas of judgment and decision making by accounting professionals, and she ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4259

Ryan, Professor Chris

Professor of Tourism Management
Director of China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Professor Chris Ryan undertakes research in the field of tourism, and has developed research interests in China in the last two decades, including contractual work with Chinese partners such as Beijing Union University, Sun Yat-sen University and others. He has ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9257

Samkin, Professor Grant

Professor of Accounting

Grant spent a number of years as a Chartered Accountant in practice and in commerce and industry, during which time he held a senior position with a subsidiary of one of South Africa's largest construction companies. Grant works in the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4848

Scarpa, Professor Riccardo

Professor in Environmental Economics

Professor Scarpa is a leading international authority on non-market valuation and is at the forefront of developing efficient experimental design, estimating willingness to pay from random utility models of discrete/continuous choices. His research is highly interdisciplinary and has had a ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5022

Scott-Kennel, Associate Professor Joanna

Associate Professor of International Management
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4415

Scrimgeour, Professor Frank

Professor of Economics
Head of School of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Agribusiness

Professor Frank Scrimgeour's research focuses on the economics of agriculture, economics of the environment, regional economics and financial economics. He has recently completed 4 years as editor-in-chief for the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Volumes 61-64). He is ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4247

Sharma, Associate Professor Umesh

Associate Professor of Accounting
Convenor for ACCTN499/599

Associate Professor Umesh Sharma holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Accounting from the University of the South Pacific (Fiji), Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) and a Doctor of Philosophy from ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4628

Sharma, Professor Rajeev

Professor

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PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9278

Simpson, Dr Mary

Senior Lecturer in Management Communication

My research focuses on stakeholder participation in organisations and the changing nature of organisational membership, with most of my research concentrating on elders (people over 65yrs). My PhD looked at communication issues associated with retirement village organisations and retirement village ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9249

Singh, Dr Shivendu Pratap

Lecturer in Digital Business

Shiv completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Previously, he worked for Wipro Technologies as a data center architect and commissioned data center projects worth 50 million USD in the United Kingdom and Germany. In Wipro Technologies, he ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4938

Sinha, Dr Paresha

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Paresha Sinha researches at the intersection of international business, strategy, and international entrepreneurship domains.Her research examines the impact of home and host institutional environments on the expansion of MNE operations and evaluates CSR strategies in the emerging or ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9434

Spiller, Professor Chellie

Professor of Management and Leadership
Associate Dean Māori - WMS

Dr Chellie Spiller, (hapū Matawhaiti Iwitea, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa), is a Professor at the University of Waikato's Management School and Associate Dean Māori.Leadership. I'm especially interested in Wayfinding Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Collective/Relational Leadership, Wisdom, Leadership Development and Change, Spiritual ... more

PhD supervisors

Strutt, Professor Anna

Professor in Economics
Graduate Convenor, Economics
Subject Convenor, Economics

Anna Strutt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato, where she has held an academic position since 1996. She served as Chairperson of Economics (2016-2017) and is currently Waikato Management School’s Academic Director Asia Programmes and Agreements ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4283

Sun, Associate Professor 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 ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9303

Toledano, Dr Margalit

Senior Lecturer in Management Communication
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Public Relations

Dr Margalit Toledano (APR) was accepted as a Fellow of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2007, and as a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) in 2012. She served as President of the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9299

Tucker, Associate Professor Steven

Associate Professor of Economics
Director of Waikato Experimental Economics Laboratory (WEEL)
Graduate Convenor, Economics

Steven Tucker is an Associate Professor of Economics and has been with The University of Waikato since 2012. He is also a senior research associate with the Economic Science Lab at The University of Arizona. He is an expert in ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5030

Wang, Associate Professor William (Yu Chung)

Associate Professor in Digital Business and Supply Chain Management

With the experiences of being an IT engineer and corporate consultant, Dr William Wang has supervised research projects and provided industrial consultancy in Australasia and Asian regions regarding global supply chain planning, business process re-engineering, and health information analytics. He ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4134

Wang, Dr Ou

Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness

Ou is a senior lecturer in the Agribusiness Unit, based at the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics of The University of Waikato. He has a Ph.D. in food marketing and consumer behaviour. He has completed or been working on ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9676

Williamson, Dr Amanda

Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy

Amanda is a lecturer in innovation and strategy at Waikato Management School, at the University of Waikato. Her research focuses on the health of entrepreneurs and artificial intelligence.Previous to arriving to the University of Waikato she worked at the New ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9292

Zhang, Dr Yingsha

Senior Lecturer in Tourism & Hospitality Management

Yingsha holds a PhD in hospitality management; a master’s degree in human geography; a bachelor’s degree in tourism management; a graduate certificate in applied statistics; and multiple certificates in computer programming (e.g., Python, Visual FoxPro). Yingsha is also a certified ... more