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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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43407

Dr Bill Kirkley

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

I have a keen interest in Strategy, Governance and Entrepreneurship, in particular the different modes of thinking required to identify and capture opportunities in the business environment. My research portfolio and plans include further anticipated studies in Entrepreneurial Behavior and the cognitive antecedents that lead to it. I am currently working with a Doctoral student gathering evidence on strategic thinking and anticipate that we will have several articles ready for publication before the end of the year. Further investigative work needs to be done in both Entrepreneurial behavior and strategic thinking. The intent is to advance a theory of Entrepreneurial behavior that enables the early identification and development of entrepreneurial talent. The intent with strategic thinking is to establish a developmental pathway for senior executives to acquire the skills and knowledge that will enable them to formulate and implement strategy more effectively.      

Bill is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University Albany in the areas of Strategy and Governance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Small Business Management and Change Management. A sought after public speaker and author of several articles on business transformation, strategy and innovation, Bill has extensive senior executive and management consulting experience in the chemical, construction, education and manufacturing sectors of industry. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 414 0800 Extn 43407
    Location: QA 3.03, Quad Block A
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Business Management - Universirty of Cape Town (1984)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Labour Law - University of South Africa (1993)
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of South Africa (1992)
  • Master of Arts in Law and Employment Relations - University of Leicester (1999)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2010)

Prizes and Awards

  • 'Highly commended' award for a journal article submitted to the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, from Emerald Publishing - Emerald Publishing (2017)
  • Received a 'Highly Commended' Award for a journal article - 'Entrepreneurial Behavior: The Role of Values' from the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research in 2017. - Emerald Publishing and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Most of my research takes place in the Strategy, governance and Entrepreneurship fields. I have conducted some research originally in Law and in particular Employment Law and Labour Relations. The major focus for my current research work lies in opportunity recognition as part of the Entrepreneurship process and the cognitive antecedents for strategic thinking in the Strategy space.  

Thematics

Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Commercial and Contract Law (180105):
Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303): Entrepreneurship (150304): Human Resources Management (150305): Innovation and Technology Management (150307): International Business (150308):
Labour Law (180118): Law (180100): Law And Legal Studies (180000):
Organisational Planning and Management (150312): Quality Management (150313): Small Business Management (150314)

Research Outputs

Journal

Kirkley, WW. (2017). Cultivating entrepreneurial behavior: Entrepreneurship education in secondary schools. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 11(1), 17-37 Retrieved from http://emeraldinsight.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Kirkley, WW. (2016). Creating new ventures: Decision factors in new venture creation. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 11(1), 151-167
[Journal article]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Kirkley, WW. (2016). Entrepreneurial behaviour: the role of values. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 22(3), 290-328
[Journal article]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Miles, MP., Kirkley, WW., & Darroch, J. (2007). The Case of Mexicali Fresh: Bringing a Restaurant to New Zealand. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. 9(1), 102-116
[Journal article]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Caitlin, S., & Kirkley, W. (2013). Business Incubators in New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 7(2), 83-115 Retrieved from http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202131
[Journal article]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Cardow, AG., & Kirkley, WW. (2011). Are we there yet? Stagnatina in entrepreneurship teachingand practice 10 years on. Curriculum Matters. 7, 138-158 Retrieved from http://www.nzcer.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Cardow, A., Kirkley, W.
Miles, MP., Kirkley, WW., & Darroch, J. (2007). The case of Mexicali Fresh: Bringing a restaurant to New Zealand. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. 9(2007)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Jackson, DJR., Barney, AR., Stillman, JA., & Kirkley, W. (2007). When traits are behaviors: The relationship between behavioral responses and trait-based overall assessment center ratings. Human Performance. 20(4), 415-432
[Journal article]Authored by: Barney, A., Kirkley, W.
Page, CA., Sayers, JG., Barney, AR., & Kirkley, BW. (2002). The impact of technology on call centres: A qualitative study of the work environment and work in retail bank call centres. International Journal of Management Literature. 2, 127-148
[Journal article]Authored by: Barney, A., Kirkley, W., Sayers, J.
Kirkley, WW. (2000). Communicating for commitment. Employment Today. (59), 34-36
[Journal article]Authored by: Kirkley, W.

Book

Kirkley, WW. (2005). My house, my castle: Or is it really ...? Legal compliance for home-based businesses. In J. Sayers, & N. Monin (Eds.) The Global Garage: Home-Based Business in New Zealand. (pp. 91 - 108). Southbank, VIC: Thomson, Dunmore Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Kirkley, BW. (2000). Organizational transformation and strategic success: The role of values. In Business Students Focus on Ethics. (pp. 19 - 33). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Kirkley, W.

Thesis

Kirkley, W. (2010). Self-determination and entrepreneurship: Personal values as intrinsic motivators of entrepreneurial behaviour. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Kirkley, W.

Report

Kirkley, BW. (2005). Building enterprising communities through enterprise education: A preliminary report on the Northland Enterprise Teaching project (NET). Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Kirkley, W.

Conference

Kirkley, WW.(2014, November). Core beliefs in entrepreneurial behaviour. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Kirkley, WW. (2014, May). Managing the future worker: Moving from directing and controlling to facilitation and support. Presented at The Future of Work: Lessons from the Past - lessons for the Future. Auckland University of Technology.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Kirkley, WW. (2012, September). Cultivating entrepreneurial behaviour - entrepreneurship education in secondary schools. Presented at International Small Business Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kirkley, W.
Cardow, AG., & Kirkley, WW. (2009). Are we there yet? stagnation in entrepreneurship teaching practice ten years on. Australian Graduate School of Entreprenurship - Regional Frontiers. (pp. 801 - 813).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Cardow, A., Kirkley, W.

Other

Cardow, A., & Kirkley, WW. (2011). Are we there yet? Stagnation in entrepreneurship teaching practice 10 years on. (pp. 138 - 158). : NEW ZEALAND COUNCIL EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
[Working Paper]Authored by: Cardow, A., Kirkley, W.
Cardow, AG., & Kirkley, WW. (2008). Are we there yet? Stagnation in entrepreneurship teaching practice ten years on. In Dept of Management and International Business Research Working Paper Series: Massey University
[Working Paper]Authored by: Cardow, A., Kirkley, W.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • German
    Last used: Sporadic everyday use
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work
  • Afrikaans
    Last used: Sporadic everyday use
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: Mother tongue
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 0 1

Courses Coordinated

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Roger McEwan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Opening The Black Box: How Strategy Practitioners develop their practices

Publications and Projects

Recent Academic Publications

  • Nguyen, M., Bensemann, JM., & Kelly, S. (2018). Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Vietnam: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility. 3(9)
  • Trischler, J., Pervan, SJ., Kelly, SJ., & Scott, DR. (2018). The Value of Codesign: The Effect of Customer Involvement in Service Design Teams. Journal of Service Research. 21(1), 75-100
  • Anderson, AR., Warren, L., & Bensemann, J. (2018). Identity, Enactment, and Entrepreneurship Engagement in a Declining Place. Journal of Small Business Management
  • Deakins, D., & Bensemann, J. (2018). Entrepreneurial learning and innovation: Qualitative evidence from agri-business technology-based small firms in New Zealand. International Journal of Innovation and Learning. 23(3), 318-338
  • Warren, L., Mika, JP., & Palmer, FR. (2018). How does enterprise assistance support Maori entrepreneurs? An identity approach.. Journal of Management and Organization. 23(6), 873-885
  • Smith, AJ., Scahill, SL., Harrison, J., Carroll, T., & Medlicott, NJ. (2018). Service provision in the wake of a new funding model for community pharmacy. BMC Health Services Research. 18(1)
  • O Connor, C., & Kelly, S. (2017). Facilitating knowledge management through filtered big data: SME competitiveness in an agri-food sector. Journal of Knowledge Management. 21(1), 156-179
  • Cardow, AG., & Wiltshire, P. (2017). Tourism and Ethno development: Inclusion, empowerment and self development: A case study of the Chatham Islands. In M. Whitford, L. Ruhanen, & A. Carr (Eds.) Indigenous Tourism: Cases From Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 183 - 204). : Goodfellow Publishers
  • Kirkley, WW. (2017). Cultivating entrepreneurial behavior: Entrepreneurship education in secondary schools. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 11(1), 17-37 
  • Mika, JP., Warren, L., Foley, D., & Palmer, FR. (2017). Perspectives on indigenous entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise. Journal of Management and Organization. 23(6), 767-773
  • Muhammad, N., Warren, L., & Binte-Saleem, S. (2017). Anything Can Happen, Anytime: The Impact of Conflict On Women'S Entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. 22(4)
  • Deakins, D., Bensemann, J., & Battisti, M. (2016). Entrepreneurial skill and regulation: Evidence from primary sector rural entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 22(2), 234-259
  • Kinsey, H., Scahill, S., Bye, L., & Harrison, J. (2016). Funding for change: New Zealand pharmacists’ views on, and experiences of, the community pharmacy services agreement. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 24(6), 379-389
  • Warren, L., & Scahill, S. (2016). Zeald: From start-up to maturity. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 17(3), 203-211
  • Warren, L. (2016). Capacity building for entrepreneurship education and research in the conflict zone of Peshawar: A personal reflection. In Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies. (pp. 445 - 454). 

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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