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Research Expertise

Waikato Management School staff are engaged in world leading theory and practice relevant research, within all of the core management disciplines, and in a wide range of multidisciplinary projects

An overview of the areas of research expertise in each Department is listed below.  Further information is available on Department and individual Staff web pages.

Accounting

Discipline expertise

  • Accounting education
  • Accounting standards
  • Accounting theory
  • Auditing and accountability
  • Financial accounting
  • International accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Taxation

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Health sector
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Sustainable economic development

Economics

Discipline expertise

  • Agricultural economics
  • Development economics
  • Economic modelling and econometrics
  • Environment and resource economics
  • Industrial economics
  • International business economics
  • International financial trade
  • Labour economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Transport economics
  • Urban and regional economics

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Agbio sector
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Health sector
  • Information and communication technology uptake and impacts
  • Management education
  • Sustainable economic development

Finance

Discipline expertise

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial analysis and modelling
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • International finance
  • Investment and risk management
  • Small business finance

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Corporate governance
  • Information and communication technology uptake and impacts
  • Small and medium enterprises

Management Communication

Discipline expertise

  • Intercultural communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Media and visual communication
  • Organisational communication
  • Political and social rhetoric
  • Public relations
  • Science, technology and communication
  • Strategic communication

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Business and corporate social responsibility
  • Gender studies
  • Information and communication technology uptake and impacts
  • Management education
  • Sustainable economic development

Management Systems

Discipline expertise

  • Decision making
  • Electronic commerce
  • Information systems management
  • Information technology
  • Knowledge management
  • Manufacturing management
  • Supply chain management
  • Quantitative analysis

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Information and communication technology uptake and impacts

Marketing

Discipline expertise

  • Advertising
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Market research
  • Marketing econometrics
  • Marketing strategy
  • Relationship marketing
  • Services marketing
  • Sports marketing
  • Social marketing 

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Business and corporate social responsibility
  • Information and communication technology uptake and impacts
  • Management education
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Sustainable economic development
Strategy and Human Resource Management

Discipline expertise

  • Careers
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • International management
  • Leadership
  • Organisation and management theory
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Social enterprise
  • Strategic management
  • Strategic networks and clusters

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Business and corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate governance
  • Information and communication technology uptake and impacts
  • Management education
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Tourism sector
Tourism and Hospitality Management

Discipline expertise

  • Cultural tourism
  • Hospitality management
  • Hospitality services
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Tourist behaviour
  • Tourism economics
  • Tourism modelling and forecasting
  • Tourism policy and planning

Multidisciplinary expertise

  • Business and corporate social responsibility
  • Management education
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Tourism sector

Research Meta-Themes

In the pursuit of innovative ideas that will create sustainable value for organisations and communities, our research portfolio focuses on five multi-disciplinary areas - known as meta-themes

  1. Organising for Performance - focusing on the ways in which organisations can improve and enhance their performance. Includes research programmes on peak performance, corporate finance & investments, audit & assurance, accountability & performance measurement, strategy & innovation, educational innovation, and operations management. 
  2. International Competitiveness and Development - focusing on creating and maintaining international competitiveness and development.  Includes research programmes on New Zealand competitiveness, Asia Pacific development, comparative research, and global research.
  3. Social and Sustainable Development - focusing on creating sustainability for individuals, organisations, communities (including Maori), nations and the global community.  Includes research programmes on corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, social policy, community & third sector management, behavioural sciences, and human resources & organisational behaviour.
  4. E-Commerce and ICT Innovation - focusing on the application of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and new business processes in organisations.  Includes research programmes on socio-economic impacts of ICT/EC, innovative applications of ICT/EC, commercialisation of innovative ICT/EC, strategic use of ICT/EC, adoption, uptake and implementation processes for ICT/EC, and on-line communities and electronic communication.
  5. Wealth Creation for New Zealand - focusing on the drivers of wealth creation for local and regional development, and future growth of the national economy.  Includes research programmes in tourism & hospitality, health, creative industries, economic policy in NZ, regional & business economics, supply chain management, and small & medium enterprises.

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