Our strategic research expertise

Waikato Management School has close industry connections with SMEs, not-for-profits, multinational corporations, government agencies and other major organisations around the world.

These global connections allow our academics to conduct research that has real-world significance, which is applied by businesses and policy-makers around the world.

Leading through innovation

We're focused on developing leaders with a passion for innovation, and enabling organisations to succeed through the power of innovation and entrepreneurial practice.

Responsible and sustainable management

We have research expertise in the responsible management of organisations, and modelling the economic effects of environmental and social policies.

Other areas of research expertise include:

Management research

We seek to address the big challenges facing business and society regionally, nationally and globally by producing world-class theoretical and practice-relevant management research.

Asia-Pacific region

Business/management research focused on the Asia/Pacific region, including the China-New Zealand Tourism Research Unit.

Health management

Research focused on health communication, indigenous health management, health economics and changes caused by population growth.

Leadership research

Research on leading-edge practices in leadership that will enable leaders to positively influence self, others and their organisations.

Tourism management

Waikato Management School is ranked 38th best for Tourism & Hospitality Management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.