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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 (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.
Organizational and occupational identity, enterprise and entrepreneurship, gender/difference, organizational communication, qualitative research methods
21st Century Citizenship
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):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)
Entrepreneurship, communication, identity, ethnography, interviewing
Project Title: Cloud Computing in the Agri-food Sector: examining the influence of a disruptive technology on socio-economic outcomes and business effectiveness
Agency: Massey University Strategic Initiatives Funding 2016
Project Title: NZ Collaborative Innovation Network (NZ-CIN)
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.
Agency: Deluxe Asia
Funding: $AUS 10,800
Project Title: An investigation of online business models and their application in emerging Asian markets
Agency: Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program Grant
Funding: $AUS 220,000
Project Title: Identifying target markets – Indigenous community directed capacity building.
Agency: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
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).
Agency: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Funding: $NZ 60,000
Project: Entrepreneurial ecosystem efficacy for indigenous entrepreneurs
Agency: Massey University Research Fund
Funding: $NZ 160,000 (pool total)
Project: Pharmacists, role identity and entrepreneurship
Sustainability in New Zealand: The Challenge for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
International Pacific Union, Palmerston North, October 2015, August 2016
Value creation and digital disruption
Plenary, British Council Entrepreneurship Research Network Workshop, Islamabad 2014
Massey University: Big Issues in Business - Entrepreneurship:
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