Creativity in Organisations Research Group (CORG)


Researching the arts-business nexus and how creativity informs organisational and leadership development. We are an inter-disciplinary team of researchers who are working with artists in the community to facilitate artistic and design sensibilities in everything we do. We critically engage with the discourses of innovation and creativity and apply the arts to make organizational lives more rewarding and meaningful. Our work is interdisciplinary and is always engaged with industry and the community, and we collaborate with a wide range of international scholars and artists. 

Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43903

Dr Trudie Cain

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

School of People, Environment and Planning

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Yu Wang - PhD
    “Home” in the Third Space: a Cultural Study of Well-educated Chinese Women Immigrants in NZ
  • Janine Irvine - PhD
    My story, your story, their story, our story: Life writing and local history.

Media and Links


  • 02 Sep 2017 - Newspaper
    The changing face of our communities.
    Interviewed by Taranaki Daily News for a special feature on the impact of immigration on communities .

Publications & Projects


  • Bathurst, R. J., & Cain, T. (2013). Embodied leadership: The aesthetics of gesture. Leadership, 9(3), 358–377. 
  • Bathurst, R. J., & Cain, T. (2013). From authenticity to communitas: An ecology of leadership. In D. Ladkin & C. Spiller (Eds.), Authentic leadership: Clashes, convergences and coalescences (pp. 195–207). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Bathurst, R. J., & Edwards, M. F. (2009). Developing a sustainability consciousness through engagement with art. In J. A. F. Stoner & C. Wankel (Eds.), Management education for global sustainability (pp. 115–137). New York: Information Age Publishing.
  • Bathurst, R. J., & Edwards, M. F. (2011). Carving our future in a world of possibility: Exploring contemporary implications of the Māori-Pākehā relationship in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Tamara: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science, 9(3–4), 65–76. 
  • Bathurst, R. J., Sayers, J., & Monin, N. (2007). Re-conceiving management education: Artful teaching and learning. Massey University Management and International Business Working Papers Series, 2(9), 1–20. 




For enquiries with the group, please contact Dr. Ralph Bathurst.

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