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 worldwide.

Māori & Indigenous business

Research in this field focuses on how Māori and Indigenous entrepreneurs balance cultural and commercial imperatives in business.


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

Leadership research

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

Management in the health sector

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


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

Global finance

Tourism management

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


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.