Public Sector Management Group


To champion the study of management in public sector within the Massey Business School, with a particular emphasis on sub-national - especially local- government  within Aotearoa/NZ

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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43394

Dr Shane Scahill BPharm, MMgmt, PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

Shane teaches into both the health services management and entrepreneurship streams. Shane is a Pharmacist with a BPharm from Otago University. In the early 2000s Shane completed a Master of Management at Auckland University and became interested in organisational theory. He carried on with a conjoint PhD from the School of Pharmacy and Section of Health Systems, School of Population Health at Auckland University. Shane has linkages with universities in Australia, Malaysia, Canada, USA, and Northern Ireland. Shane enjoys research supervision and is looking to grow his cohort of Masters and PhD students.

Shane started at Massey in January 2014 following 15 years self-employment in primary care including: consulting, project management, clinical teaching and research. Shane teaches into the entrepreneurship and health services management streams and has linkage with the School of Nursing. His research specialisation is investigating the relationship between organisational culture and effectiveness. Shane is a pharmacist and most of his research has been within primary health care. In the health context; collaboration, organisational sub-cultures, performance, knowledge management and the influence of social networks on outcomes is of interest. Entrepreneurship within health care is an area of pursuit for Shane. 

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Contact details

  • Ph: 0064 9 414 0800 ext 43394
    Location: QB 3.06, Quad B
    Campus: Albany


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy - Otago (1987)
  • Master of Management - Auckland (2005)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Auckland (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Organizational culture

Organisational effectiveness

Health policy

Social network analysis


Research Opportunities

  • PhD project: Entrepreneurial orientation and effectiveness of community pharmacy  (01/08/2014) Exploring the entrepreneurial orientation of community pharmacy and how this might relate to firm performance


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300):
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503):
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Entrepreneurship (150304):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Organisational Behaviour (150311):
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111500): Primary Health Care (111717): Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Small Business Management (150314)


Health Services Management


Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs


Atif, M., Bashir, A., Ahmad, N., Fatima, RK., Saba, S., & Scahill, S. (2017). Predictors of unsuccessful interim treatment outcomes of multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients. BMC Infectious Diseases. 17(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Sarwar, MR., Atif, M., Scahill, S., Saqib, A., Qamar-uz-Zaman, M., & Babar, Z. (2017). Drug utilization patterns among elderly hospitalized patients on poly-pharmacy in Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 10(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Atif, M., Azeem, M., Saqib, A., & Scahill, S. (2017). Investigation of antimicrobial use at a tertiary care hospital in Southern Punjab, Pakistan using WHO methodology. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 6(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Atif, M., Sarwar, MR., Azeem, M., Umer, D., Rauf, A., Rasool, A., . . . Scahill, S. (2016). Assessment of WHO/INRUD core drug use indicators in two tertiary care hospitals of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 9(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Atif, M., Bashir, A., Saleem, Q., Hussain, R., Scahill, S., & Babar, ZUD. (2016). Health-related quality of life and depression among medical sales representatives in Pakistan. SpringerPlus. 5(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Hattingh, HL., Scahill, S., Fowler, JL., & Wheeler, AJ. (2016). Exploring an increased role for Australian community pharmacy in mental health professional service delivery: evaluation of the literature<sup>*</sup>. Journal of Mental Health. 25(6), 550-559
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Babar, ZUD., Kan, SW., & Scahill, S. (2014). Interventions promoting the acceptance and uptake of generic medicines: A narrative review of the literature. 117(3), 285-296
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Babar, ZUD., Vaughan, C., & Scahill, S. (2012). Pharmacy practice: Is the gap between the north and south widening?. Southern Med Review. 5(1), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Scahill, S., Harrison, J., & Carswell, P. (2010). Describing the organisational culture of a selection of community pharmacies using a tool borrowed from social science. Pharmacy World and Science. 32(1), 73-80
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Scahill, S., Harrison, J., Carswell, P., & Babar, ZUD. (2009). Organisational culture: An important concept for pharmacy practice research. Pharmacy World and Science. 31(5), 517-521
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.
Armstrong, G., Beg, MF., Scahill, S., & Jassal, SV. (1991). Warfarin potentiated by proguanil [25]. British Medical Journal. 303(6805), 789
[Journal article]Authored by: Scahill, S.


Scahill, SL., Tracey, M., Sayers, J., & Warren, L. (2017, April). Managing the health care provider and retailer divide in community pharmacy – it all comes back to the culture!. Presented at Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice. Nottingham University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sayers, J., Scahill, S., Warren, L.
Warren, L., Scahill, S., & Sayers, JG. (2016). Do pharmacists perceive themselves as entrepreneurs & if so how does this impact on their practice?. ISBE Proceedings, 2016. : Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sayers, J., Scahill, S., Warren, L.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 4 1


Entrepreneurhip and small business

Health policy

Contemporary health management

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Liz Manning - PhD
    A New Zealand study of self employed registered nurses: exploring the peaks and troughs of self determination
  • Thi Thanh Hoa Nguyen - PhD
    Supply Chain Visibility and Its Linkage to Decision-making Improvement: An Exploratory Study in the New Zealand Supply Chain Context.
  • Yi-Mei Huang - PhD
    The influence of personal knowledge management on individual decision making in healthcare medical treatment
  • Kasuni Wannitilake Mudiyanselage - PhD
    Exploring the Effect of Big Data on Business-IT Alignment in the New Zealand Healthcare Sector: A Socio-Cognitive Approach

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Hoang Nam Vu - PhD
    Relationships between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Performance: The role of Family Involvement amongst Small Firms in Vietnam

Publications & Projects

Academic Publications

  • Asquith, A., Brunton, M., & Robinson, D. (2014).  Political influence on public-private partnerships in the public health sector. International Journal of Public Administration,38(3), 179-188. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2014.929590

Funding & Initiatives

Seminars & Workshops

Conference Presentations

  • Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2015, March). Shaping the future – Re-invention or Revolution: Local government leadership and management in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Presented at International Research Society for Public Management [Conference Oral Presentation]
  • Cardow, A., & Asquith, AR. (2014, November). The current state of public management in New Zealand. Presented at Chongqing Government AND Ningbo Government Delegations, Auckland [Conference Oral Presentation]
  • Asquith, AR., & Cardow, A. (2014, July). The current state of public management in New Zealand. Presented at Beijing Academy of Social Sciences Delegation, Auckland [Conference Oral Presentation]
  • Asquith, A. R., & Cardow, A. (2014, September 29). Managing second tier cities in New Zealand. In Australian Political Studies Association.
  • Asquith, A. R., & Cardow, A. (2014, December 1). Independent? Yeah right!. In New Zealand Political Studies Association.
  • Asquith, A. R., & Cardow, A. (2014, January 30). Was Jim Hacker right after all?: A frank assessment of the state of local democracy in New Zealand/Aotearoa. In Triennial Local Elections Research Symposium.


For enquiries regarding the Public Sector Management research group, please contact group directors:

Dr. Andy Asquith -
Dr. Andrew Cardow -

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