The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

PhD Supervisors

Chief Supervisors

Eric DeakinsAssociate Professor Eric Deakins

Eric's main research interests are in the areas of business information systems and processes, electronic business/government and supply chain management. A range of topics include information systems alignment; supply chain integration; innovation management and e-government sophistication metrics. He is well versed in a number of research methods.

Stuart DillonAssociate Professor Stuart Dillon

Stuart has a research background in managerial and executive decision making and problem structuring with an emphasis on descriptive behaviour. Current research also focuses on the manner by which strategic decisions are made in organisations. He is also involved in ongoing research concerned with the sophistication of e-local government. Much of Stuart's research is qualitative and he has a particular interest in interpretive approaches.

Bob McQueenProfessor Bob McQueen

Bob's research interests include groupware, knowledge management, electronic commerce and machine learning. He has successfully supervised PhD students in the areas of industrial computing languages, end user computing satisfaction, groupware and process improvement, and agreement in computer mediated groups. Current PhD students are looking at the impact of IT on Maori organisations, groupware supported industrial training, ethics in electronic commerce, and IT supported tacit knowledge building.

PhD Supervisors

John BuchananDr John Buchanan

John's research focuses on multiple criteria decision making; how decisions are made and how they can be made better. This covers a wide spectrum from interactive mathematical models, through behavioural decision making through to studies of decision making in organisations. He has supervised a variety of Masters and PhD theses in this and related areas, with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. John also is researching teaching in the context of large classes.

Karyn RastrickDr Karyn Rastrick

Dr Karyn Rastrick's research interests include understanding the development and use of information systems in organisations management of critical incidents, and strategic theories such as the resource-based view. Karyn's research is typically based within a phenomenological paradigm and she has a preference for case based research.

William WangAssociate Professor William Wang

With the experiences of being an IT engineer and corporate consultant, Associate Professor William Y C Wang has supervised research projects and provided industrial consultancy in Australasia and Asian regions regarding supply chain management, global supply chain planning, and business process re-engineering. He also has experience in practical projects in Enterprise Systems such as the planning of implementing SAP and MS Dynamics.

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