Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Purpose

The E&I special interest group aims to connect those involved in the research, teaching and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation. The world is changing, and the pace of change is increasing all the time. We need people to behave entrepreneurially so that New Zealand can shape what comes next, shape change, rather than merely reacting to what's already out there. Business research and education can help create opportunities, start new ventures and make new enterprises grow.

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Dr Rebecca Gill

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

Dr Rebecca Gill (PhD, University of Utah, United States) is a senior lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University. Dr Gill researches how industry, culture, and place come together in regional innovation and entrepreneurship, including how innovative sites reproduce best (and sometimes worst) practices of notable global innovation corridors. She is the lead researcher for Grow North, an initiative supported by Massey University and ATEED, which focuses on enhancing the innovation ecosystem in Auckland. She has published in several top tier journals, including Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, and Organisation. She teaches courses in innovation, entrepreneurship, and communication. 

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University Business School STAR Award, Excellence in Research Engagement - Massey University Business School (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Organizational and occupational identity, enterprise and entrepreneurship, gender/difference, organizational communication, qualitative research methods

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205):
Entrepreneurship (150304):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)

Keywords

Entrepreneurship, communication, identity, ethnography, interviewing

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Barbour, JB., Ballard, D., Barge, JK., & Gill, R. (2017). Tick-tock, it’s not just the clock: Making time/temporality for engaged scholarship. Journal of Applied Communication Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Barbour, JB., & Gill, R. (2017). Questioning as regulatory work practice: The communicative accomplishment of reliability and safety in the oversight of nuclear power plants. Communication Monographs. , 1-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Dean, M., Gill, R., & Barbour, JB. (2016). “Let’s Sit Forward”: Investigating Interprofessional Communication, Collaboration, Professional Roles, and Physical Space at EmergiCare. Health Communication. 31(12), 1506-1516
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R. (2017). Entrepreneurship. International Encyclopedia of Communication.
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Wells, CC., Gill, R., & McDonald, J. (2015). "us foreigners": Intersectionality in a scientific organization. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 34(6), 539-553
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., & Larson, GS. (2014). Making the ideal (local) entrepreneur: Place and the regional development of high-tech entrepreneurial identity. Human Relations. 67(5), 519-542
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R. (2014). 'If you're struggling to survive day-to-day': Class optimism and contradiction in entrepreneurial discourse. ORGANIZATION. 21(1), 50-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., & Wells, CC. (2014). Welcome to the "Hunger Games" An Exploration of the Rhetorical Construction of Legitimacy for One U.S.-Based Nonprofit Organization. MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY. 28(1), 26-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., Barbour, J., & Dean, M. (2014). Shadowing in/as work: Ten recommendations for shadowing fieldwork practice. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics. 9(1), 69-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Barbour, JB., & Gill, R. (2014). Designing Communication for the Day-to-Day Safety Oversight of Nuclear Power Plants. JOURNAL OF APPLIED COMMUNICATION RESEARCH. 42(2), 168-189
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R. (2013). The Evolution of Organizational Archetypes: From the American to the Entrepreneurial Dream. COMMUNICATION MONOGRAPHS. 80(3), 331-353
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R. (2011). The shadow in organizational ethnography: Moving beyond shadowing to spect-acting. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics. 6(2), 115-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., & Ganesh, S. (2007). Empowerment, constraint, and the entrepreneurial self: A study of white women entrepreneurs. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 35(3), 268-293
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S., Gill, R.
Gill, R. (2006). The work-life relationship for “people with choices:” Entrepreneurs as crystallized selves?. Electronic Journal of Communication. 16(3&4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R. (2006). Global feminism: Trends in the literature. Organization. 13(4), 589-598
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.
Cheney, G., Lair, D., & Gill, R. (2002). Communication and trends at work at the turn of the 21st Century: Implications for organizational communication. Management Communication Quarterly. 15, 632-641
[Journal article]Authored by: Gill, R.

Book

Barbour, JB., Gill, R., & Dean, M. (2016). Work space, gendered occupations, and the organization of health: Redesigning emergency department communication. In Organizations, Communication, and Health. (pp. 101 - 118).
[Chapter]Authored by: Gill, R.
Barge, JK., Hornstrup, C., & Gill, R. (2014). Conversational reflexivity and researching practice. In G. Symon, & A. Chard (Eds.) Systemic inquiry: Innovations in reflexive practice research.
[Chapter]Authored by: Gill, R.
Collins, B., Gill, R., & Mease, J. (2012). Exploring tensions in workplace relationships: Toward a communicative and situated understanding of tokenism. In BL. Omdahl, & JM. Harden Fritz (Eds.) Problematic Relationships in the Workplace, Volume II. (pp. 190 - 213). New York, United States of America: Peter Lang
[Chapter]Authored by: Gill, R.
Gill, R., & Hasian, M. (2009). The Abu Ghraib iconic photographs as constitutive spectacles and the gendering of public moralities. In S. Parry-Giles, & T. Parry-Giles (Eds.) Public Address and Moral Judgment: Critical Studies in Ethical Tensions.
[Chapter]Authored by: Gill, R.
Kendall, BE., Gill, R., & Cheney, G. (2007). Consumer activism and corporate social responsibility: How strong a connection?. In S. May, G. Cheney, & J. Roper (Eds.) The Debate Over Corporate Social Responsibility.
[Chapter]Authored by: Gill, R.

Report

Gill, R., Zorn, TE., Marsh, K., Balli, F., Caughey, T., Child, R., . . . O'Brien, R. (2016). Grow North: The innovation district.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Balli, F., Gill, R., Zorn, T.
Barbour, JB., & Gill, R.(2014). Making complex industrial systems safe means solving unsolvable communication dilemmas.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Gill, R.

Conference

Gill, R. (2017, August). Material and economic conditions that influence and affect occupational choices and experiences: A critical perspective. Submitted.. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference (Submitted).
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gill, R.

Other

Gill, R. (2015). Can Auckland's North Shore be the next Silicon Valley?. The New Zealand Herald
[Other]Authored by: Gill, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Sandra Barnett - PhD
    The mind or psyche of the New Zealand SME owner of manager through the lens of LinkedIn.

Media and Links

Publications and Projects

Select Academic Publications

  • Trischler, J., Scott, D. & Kelly, S. (forthcoming) Co-Design – Managing Customer Involvement in Service Design Teams, Journal of Service Research. 
  • O'Connor, C., Kelly, S., (2017) Facilitating knowledge management through filtered big data: SME competitiveness in an agri-food sector, Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 21 no. 1, pp. TBA. ABDC A.
  • Kelly, S.J., Scott, J., Trischler, J., & Wojtarowicz, N. (2015) Implementing innovation policy in the local government sector: Analysing the efficacy of managerial flow, eds V. Vecchi, B Farr-Wharton, R Farr-Wharton, & M. Brusoni, Routledge, pp. 45-59.
  • Kelly, S. & Scott, D. (2012) Relationship benefits: Conceptualization and measurement in a business-to-business environment, International Small Business Journal, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 310-339. 

  • Scahill SL, Warren L, Sayers J. (2016). Do pharmacists perceive themselves as entrepreneurs and if so how does this impact on their practice. The Institute for Small Business and Enterprise Conference. Paris, France.
  • Scahill S, Tracey M, Sayers J. (2016).  How are community pharmacy owners managing their organisation’s dual roles of being health care providers and retailers. Australian/New Zealand Association of Management Conference. Brisbane, Australia.

  • Gill, R. (2017). Entrepreneurship. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell.Gill, R. (2017). The entrepreneur in the age of discursive reproduction: From whence comes entrepreneurial identity? In T. Duening & M. Metzger (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Identity: The Process of Becoming an Entrepreneur. Edward Elgar.
  • Gill, R. (2014). ‘If you’re struggling to survive day-to-day’: Class as optimism and contradiction in entrepreneurial discourse. Organization 21, 50-67.
  • Gill, R. & Larson, G. (2014). Making the ideal (local) entrepreneur: Enterprise discourse, place, and the construction of entrepreneurial identity. Human Relations 67, 519-542.
  • Gill, R. (2013). The evolution of organizational archetypes: From the American to the entrepreneurial dream. Communication Monographs 80, 331-353.

  • Cardow, A., & Wilson, W. R. (2016). The establishment of savings banks in colonial New Zealand 1840-1907. Journal of Management History, 22(4), 371-388. doi:10.1108/JMH-06-2016-0034
  • Cardow, A. G., & Smith, R. (2015). Using Innovative Pedagogies in the Classroom: Re-storying Gothic Tales as Entrepreneur stories. Industry and Higher Education, 29(5), 1-14. doi:10.5367/ihe.2015.0268
  • Cardow, A., & Wilson, W. R. (2013). Gordon Hogg: The rise and fall of an internal entrepreneur at Databank Systems Ltd, New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 7(1), 37-58. Retrieved from http://www.aabi.info/download/Default.aspx?classid=72902018968059904

  • Warren, L. and Smith, R., 2015. Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation?. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research21(2), pp.243-262.
  • Warren, L., & Scahill, S. (2016). Zeald From start-up to maturity. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 17(3), 203-211.
  • Warren, L., Marangos, S. and Thomas, S. R., Open Innovation: Barriers and Opportunities is the Pharmaceutical Industry, ISBE Cardiff, 2013

Select Funding & Initiatives

Year: 2016
Agency: Microsoft
Funding: $NZ71,469.41
Project Title: Cloud Computing in the Agri-food Sector: examining the influence of a disruptive technology on socio-economic outcomes and business effectiveness

Year: 2016
Agency: Massey University Strategic Initiatives Funding 2016
Funding: $NZ26,622
Project Title: NZ Collaborative Innovation Network (NZ-CIN)

Year: 2013
Agency: NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW Trade and Investment)
Funding: $AUS 90,500
Project Title: GoBroadband – Coffs Harbour and Northern Rivers Region.

Year: 2013
Agency: Deluxe Asia
Funding: $AUS 10,800
Project Title: An investigation of online business models and their application in emerging Asian markets

Year: 2012
Agency: Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program Grant
Funding: $AUS 220,000
Project Title: Identifying target markets – Indigenous community directed capacity building. 

Year: 2015
Agency: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
Funding: $150,000
Project: Gill, R. (PI) & Taylor, Z. (2015). Grow North: The innovation district. An assessment of the opportunities and requirements for growing an Auckland North innovation district. Project funded jointly by the Massey University Office of the Vice Chancellor and Auckland Tourism, Events, and Economic Development (ATEED). 

Year: 2016
Agency: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Funding: $NZ 60,000
Project: Entrepreneurial ecosystem efficacy for indigenous entrepreneurs

Year: 2016
Agency: Massey University Research Fund
Funding: $NZ 160,000 (pool total)
Project: Pharmacists,  role identity and entrepreneurship

Select Seminars & Workshops

Sustainability in New Zealand: The Challenge for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
International Pacific Union, Palmerston North, October 2015, August 2016
http://www.slideshare.net/doclorraine/ipc8-oct

Value creation and digital disruption
Plenary, British Council Entrepreneurship Research Network Workshop, Islamabad 2014
http://www.slideshare.net/doclorraine/isb-mar262014

 

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