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Current PhD Students

Samanthi EkanayakeSamanthi Ekanayake

Title of Thesis: Network Positioning and the Role of Leadership
Methodology: Ethnographic Case Study
Chief Supervisor: Dr Peter Sun
Other Supervisor(s): Prof Paul Childerhouse (Massey University)

Expected Completion: February 2015


Debashish MandalDebashish Mandal

Title of Thesis: Social Media Adoption by Micro Businesses
Methodology: Action Research
Chief Supervisor: Prof Bob McQueen
Other Supervisor(s): Dr Stuart Dillon & Dr Karyn Rastrick

Expected Completion: September 2014


Hongxing (August) DuHongxing (August) Du

Title of Thesis: Mind Mapping: The Tool Helping Build the Individual Tacit Knowledge
Methodology: Qualitative
Chief Supervisor: Prof Bob McQueen
Other Supervisor(s): Dr John Buchanan & Dr Peter Sun

Expected Completion: February 2016 


Wen (Clark) LuoWen (Clark) Luo

Title of Thesis: Current Situation of Third-Party Logistics: A Cross-Sectional Research in New Zealand and China
Chief Supervisor: AProf Chuda Basnet
Other Supervisor(s): Prof Paul Childerhouse (Massey University)

Expected Completion: November 2012


Harishani LiyanageHarishani Liyanage

Title of Thesis: Relationship based Human Resource Management Practices and Supply Chain Learning in an Extended Supply Chain: The Mediating Role of Organizational Learning Capability
Chief Supervisor: Dr Peter Sun
Other Supervisor(s): Prof Paul Childerhouse (Massey University)

Expected Completion: April 2016  


Hessam SaghafiHessam Saghafi

Title of Thesis: Project management maturity in ERP implementation projects in small businesses.
Chief Supervisor: Prof Bob McQueen
Other Supervisor(s): Dr Abraham Zhang & Dr Stuart Dillon

Expected Completion: October 2018


Ying (Heidi) LuYing (Heidi) Lu

Title of Thesis: An Exploration of Cloud-Based Technologies in Enhancing Emergency Management Capabilities 
Chief Supervisor: Dr Stuart Dillon
Other Supervisor(s): Dr Karyn Rastrick & Prof Gottfried Vossen (University of Munster)

Expected Completion: October 2018 

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