Research Student Profiles

Dale Pfeifer

Dale Marie Pfeifer

Title of MBS Research:

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

Supervisors:

Professor Frank Sligo
Dr Elspeth Tilley 

Description of Research Topic:

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


Hua Dong

Hua Dong

Title of PhD Research:
Collaborating to develop: A perspective on contemporary Chinese social partnership.

Short Description of Research Topic:
Since the formation of the new government in 1949, Chinese society has changed dramatically. Rapid economic growth has exposed a number of concerns caused by its aftermath, including environmental issues and social issues. With the impact of globalisation and changing environment conditions in China, practitioners have begun to form ‘social alliances’ to address some of the arising concerns. This research examines selected social alliances between businesses and environmental non-profit organisations from the Chinese mainland and evaluates key success factors for firms involved in a sustainable development oriented corporate social responsibility (CSR) value creation process...


Simon Martin Simon Martin

Title of PhD Research:
Networking for Gold: A multi-level analysis to explain network organising dynamics.

Short Description of Research Topic:
The aim of the research was to understand how the multiple levels within networks influence the organising dynamics in an intentionally formed network through the measurement of tie strength. Of interest was how the organisations involved in New Zealand’s high performance and elite sports network came together to provide services for athletes to win Olympic medals...


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...


Loren Stangl Loren Stangl

Title of PhD Research:
Network relationships in international entrepreneurship: A multilevel analysis. 

Short Description of Research Topic:
Loren’s thesis extends knowledge on the relationship between networks and internationalisation for innovative entrepreneurial firms, by exploring the phenomenon at country, industry, and firm levels. Through multilevel analysis, this thesis builds on the network approach to internationalisation, a theoretical cornerstone in the emerging field of international entrepreneurship research.

The integrated findings from this multilevel analysis provide insights into how networks create awareness, pathways, and competencies for internationalisation. In doing so, this thesis extends understanding of the interconnected, complex, and multilevel relationship between networks and internationalisation for innovative entrepreneurial firms...


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