MBS Profiles

Sitong Liu (Tony) Sitong Liu (Tony)

Title of MBS Research:

Discourse Strategies Used to Establish Rapport between Librarians and Chinese International Students in Face-to-face Library Reference Interviews

Supervisor: Dr Jeannie Fletcher

Short Description of Research Topic:

The reference interview is encountered for the first time by the majority of Chinese students beginning international study at postgraduate level. This qualitative study investigates discourse strategies adopted by both reference librarians and Chinese postgraduate students to examine how interpersonal rapport is established and how this supports the goal of the reference interview. It aims to assist international students in maximising the potential of their research in a New Zealand university...


Chris Pescott Chris Pescott

Title of MBS Research:
The Evaluation of Stakeholder Relationship Marketing Information Systems

Short Description of Research Topic:
To augment the prevailing customer relationship marketing paradigm, a holistic stakeholder relationship marketing paradigm was proposed in which holistic marketing performance is reflected in the delivery of long-term economic, social, and environmental value to customer, employee, supplier, community, and shareholder stakeholders of a business in order to enhance sustainable financial performance...


Dale Pfeifer Dale Marie Pfeifer

Title of MBS Research:

Leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand: Perceptions of Maori and Pakeha Leaders

Supervisors: A/Prof Elspeth Tilley and Professor Frank Sligo

Description of Research Topic:

Exploring the leadership of New Zealand’s diverse cultural groups is of great importance in providing effective leadership…


Emma Kate McKenzie Emma Kate McKenzie

Title of MBS Research:

The Online Framing of Nationalism: A Study of a Disputed Territory of China and Japan.

Supervisors: Dr Mingsheng LiDr Jeannie Fletcher

Short Description of Research Topic:

This research aims to provide an insight of how the Daioyu/Senkaku Island dispute is reported to the online English speaking community by China and Japan. Due to aspects of international law and the current hegemonic shift, the United States is included to provide a Western view of the dispute. Ways in which to manage this sensitive issue in the international community are of much debate; however by understanding the frames in which this dispute is presented will contribute to a long term management plan...


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