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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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I am a lecturer in Organisation Studies. I hold undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and business. My research interests involve applying a psychoanalytic lens to topics in the wider ‘health’ industry including: the impact of managerialism; gender relations; and embodied alienation in the sport sector. My PhD research was specifically on the weight-loss industry, where I used radical psychanalytic theory to understand how the diet industry produces faithful consumers.
I am an organisational sociologist based interested in critical theory and its application to the wider health sector. I am an expert in radical qualitative methods such as autoethnography and in the psychoanalytic study of organisations and organising (particularly Lacanian analysis). You can follow me on Twitter: @AndrewDickson13
My research interests revolve around the use of psychoanalysis to critically consider the structure and function of organisations and institutions, particularly in the 'health' sector I am also interested in the use of critical qualitative research methods such as autoethnography.
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Organisation and Management Theory (150310): Organisational Behaviour (150311):
Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (179900): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Public Health and Health Services (111700): Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799):
Social Theory (160806): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)
The Diet Industry
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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