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Dr Martina Battisti

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

Martina is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, Wellington. Prior to joining the School of Management, she worked as Principal Researcher and Deputy Director in the New Zealand Centre for SME Research. Her research is centred on small business management and entrepreneurship. She is particularly interested in the factors that contribute to business growth and innovation and the role of policy and support programmes. Martina has undertaken commissioned research and consultancy for a number of government agencies in New Zealand. From 2007 to 2011, she has led BusinesSMEasure Survey, a longitudinal survey of SMEs in New Zealand. Martina is currently a Director of the Small Enterprise Association Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) and Co-Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. In the past she served on the board of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB) as well as a number of government advisory boards. Martina is experienced in organising national and international conferences for an academic as well as practitioner and policy audience. Her professional background provides her with relevant small business and startup experience and she regularly assists start-ups as a mentor.

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Contact details

  • Location: 5F36, Block 5, Level F
    Campus: Wellington

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Current areas of work include:

innovation, responsible business practices, social entrepreneurship, growth and sustainable development, management capability


21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Entrepreneurship (150304): Human Resources Management (150305): Innovation and Technology Management (150307): International Business (150308): Organisational Behaviour (150311):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000):
Small Business Management (150314)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 13
Team Member 0 2

Supervision and Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Chao Zhao - Doctor of Philosophy
    Experiential Knowledge, Network Position, and Entrepreneurial Orientation: Contingency Model of SME Internationalization

Co-supervisor of:

  • Mian Wu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Co-evolutionary Model of the Internationalization Process of Knowledge-intensive Business Services Enterprises (KIBS): Evidence from China
  • Shane Win - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Dynamic Perspective on Subsidiary Contributory Role Development

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Jeremy Zwiegelaar - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Configuration Study based on Performance of Nascent Ventures
  • 2015 - Muhammad Raziq - Doctor of Philosophy
    Subsidiary Classification, and Configuration with a Developmental Context: Evidence from Foreign Multinational Enterprises in New Zealand

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