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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

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+64 7 858 5274

Bai, Dr Martin

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Undergraduate ConvenorWIL ConvenorWSAFE396/399 Convenor395/399/499/599 ConvenorSAFE Research Mentor Committee ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4831

Bano, Dr Sayeeda

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor for 499
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
+64 838 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)
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4472

Bowden, Dr Stephen

Director of WMS Employment Engagement
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

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PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9264

Brooksbank, Associate Professor Roger

Associate Professor of Marketing
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for 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
Convenor for Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship/International 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, Tourism, Hospitality & Communication
Co-Founder of the Network for Community Hospitality

Dr Cheryl Cockburn-Wootten adopts a critical organisational communication perspective in her work to examine issues within tourism and hospitality. Her interests focus on issues relating to accessibility, equity, and dignity. She aims to facilitate research that informs and makes a ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4083

Collins, Associate Professor Eva

Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate - Waikato Management School
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 Council; Trustee of the Community Enterprise Leadership Foundation; (2016-2017) Visiting Fellow for sustainability ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 262 0565 Extn 3565

Coltman, Professor Tim

Professor of Innovation 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 Professional Programmes
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

Dr Heather Connolly is the Director of Professional Programmes at Waikato Management School. Her role includes academic oversight of the Waikato MBA, and also a number of corporate programmes.Prior to this position Heather was a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management.Her ... more

PhD supervisors
+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

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 several years of teaching experience in India and Ethiopia, as well as Auckland University of Technology, before moving to Waikato Management School at the University of Waikato in 2010. Dr Duppati maintains her links with ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9295

Dyer, Dr Suzette

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

Dr Suzette Dyer completed her PhD with a focus on career management and development within a global economy. She has an interest in globalisation, employment issues of women, careers in a restructured economy, and management pedagogy. ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9261

Gibb, Dr Jenny

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4289

Gibson, Professor John

Professor of Economics

Professor John Gibson previously taught at the University of Canterbury, and the Economics Department and Center for Development Economics at Williams College. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University he has worked in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, ... 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 leads ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5164

Hassan, Dr Gazi

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor for ECONS495/499/599

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 Wellalage has had several years of experience in the finance industry before moving to the University of Waikato. Her main research centres on issues related to corporate finance practices.The substantive areas of her research include firm-level corporate governance, ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4454

Holmes, Mark

Professor of Economics

Mark's research interests include applied macroeconomics as well as the behaviour of interest rates, real estate and energy markets. Recent and older publications include studies of the labour market, interest rate behaviour, inflation targeting and house prices. Mark received his ... more

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+64 7 837 9402

Hou, Dr Greg

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Graduate Convenor
PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9407

Huang, Dr Peter

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Dr Huang researches empirical issues in corporate finance, financial management and strategic management. His expertise also relates to Corporate Governance, Behavioral Economics and Culture. ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4233

Khan, Dr Gohar

Senior Lecturer in Digital Business
Undergraduate and Graduate Convenor for Digital Business

Dr. Gohar is a computational social scientist with expertise in social media analytics, social network analysis, network data visualization, social media strategy, and network science. He specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. His main research is focused on ... 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 lecturer in Supply Chain Management at Waikato Management School in New Zealand.After working for 10 years in corporate banking, in both France and Germany, Cécile moved to Australia where she completed an MBA in maritime and logistics ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 838 4137

Larke, Dr Roy

Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Marketing

Dr Roy Larke is an expert on retailing, consumer behaviour and marketing with a particular focus on Japan. From 1985 to 2012 he lived and worked in Japan, and from 2005 was Professor of International Marketing and Japanese Business at ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5650

Li, Assoc Prof Leon

Associate Professor of Finance
Subject Convenor, Finance

Prior to joining the University of Waikato in 2015, Dr Li taught at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (AACSB-accredited) for 10 years. He also served as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Dayton, USA in the academic year ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4756

Locke, Professor Stuart

Professor of Finance

Professor Stuart Locke has a background in finance, economics, valuation and chartered accountancy. His current research interests are in corporate finance, including performance and structure, and governance, focusing on empirical studies with a particular interest in emerging economies. He pursues ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 837 9270

Low, Dr Mary

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

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PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4973

Lu, Dr Susanna

Lecturer in Finance

Susanna joined the University of Waikato in 2015 as a lecturer in finance.Her research interest lies primarily in the area of empirical corporate finance.She has taught a wide range of courses, including Finance, Capital Markets, Personal Financial Planning, International Corporate ... 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 and the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems.In recent years he has ... 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
PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4450

Munshi, Professor Debashish

Professor of Management Communication

Professor Debashish Munshi's research agenda spans disciplinary boundaries as he seeks answers to difficult societal questions in fields ranging from the social sciences, management, organisational communication, science and technology, and future studies. His inter-disciplinary work is anchored in postcolonial theory ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 262 0556

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 Management Communication

Originally from the United States, Professor John Oetzel previously taught at the University of New Mexico. He teaches courses in conflict management, 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
Co-director of Responsible and Sustainable Management Unit - New Zealand Institute for Business Research

Les Oxley is Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato's Management School; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University; Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling; Affiliate at Motu; Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA); and Research ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4837

Pavlovich, Professor Kathryn

Professor of Strategic Management
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 7 838 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 and accounting for respondents ignoring specific attributes of choice. His research has had a significant impact ... 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 is editor-in-chief for the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Volumes 61-64), the highest ranked economics journal in the ... 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
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 7 838 4938

Sinha, Dr Paresha

Senior Lecturer in International Management Convenor for Strategic Management/Entrepreneurship/International Management

Dr Paresha Sinha is a senior lecturer in International Management in the School of Management and Marketing, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato and a Research Fellow of the New Zealand – India Research Institute. Her interest is at the ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4958

Strutt, Professor Anna

Professor in Economics
Graduate Convenor, Economics
Subject Convenor, Economics

Anna’s research is primarily in the area of international trade policy modelling and analysis. She teaches papers in economics and global competitiveness, international trade modelling, and economic policy.In addition to her Waikato Management School work, economist Anna Strutt works with ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 838 4283

Sun, Associate Professor Peter

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

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

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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 7 838 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 completed a Ph.D. in food marketing and consumer behaviour. Previously, he managed research and consultancy projects ... more

PhD supervisors
+64 7 858 5030

Wang, Associate Professor William Yu Chung

Associate Professor in Digital Business and Supply Chain Management

With the experience of being an IT engineer and corporate consultant, Associate Professor William Wang has supervised research projects and provided industrial consultancy in Australasia and Asian regions regarding enterprise systems and process management, logistics, and digital health management.He has ... 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.Previous to arriving to the University of Waikato she worked at the New Zealand Centre for SME Research, held a Visiting Researcher position in ... 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