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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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Professional

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

Thematics

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

Research Outputs

Journal

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
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M., Bensemann, J.
Battisti, M., & Deakins, D. (2017). The relationship between dynamic capabilities, the firm’s resource base and performance in a post-disaster environment. International Small Business Journal. 35(1), 78-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Perry, M. (2015). Small enterprise affiliations to business associations and the collective action problem revisited. Small Business Economics. 44(3), 559-576
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Williamson, A. (2015). The role of intermediaries in the small business transfer process. Small Enterprise Research. , 1-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Raziq, MM., Perry, M., & Battisti, M. (2014). International roles of foreign-owned subsidiaries in New Zealand: An exploratory study. International Journal of Innovation Management. 18(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Perry, M. (2015). Small enterprise affiliations to business associations and the collective action problem revisited. Small Business Economics. 44(3), 559-576
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., Jurado, T., & Perry, M. (2014). Understanding small-firm reactions to free trade agreements: Qualitative evidence from New Zealand. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 21(2), 327-344
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Roxas, B., Battisti, M., & Deakins, D. (2014). Learning, innovation and firm performance: Knowledge management in small firms. Knowledge Management Research and Practice. 12(4), 443-453
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Raziq, MM., Borini, FM., Perry, M., & Battisti, M. (2013). Subsidiary Characteristics and Impact on Subsidiary Strategic and Operational Autonomy. Journal of Transnational Management. 18(3), 219-241
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., Deakins, D., & Perry, M. (2013). The sustainability of small businesses in recessionary times: Evidence from the strategies of urban and rural small businesses in New Zealand. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 19(1), 72-96
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & McAdam, M. (2012). Challenges of social capital development in the university science incubator: The case of the graduate entrepreneur. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 13(4), 261-276 Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ip/ije/2012/00000013/00000004/art00004?token=004e19d14e5a383c767232d45232b5f245a6a4d2c20797376703568293c6c567e504f58762f460
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Smallbone, D., Deakins, D., Battisti, M., & Kitching, J. (2012). Small business responses to a major economic downturn: Empirical perspectives from New Zealand and the United Kingdom. International Small Business Journal. 30(7), 754-777
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Deakins, D., Battisti, M., Coetzer, A., & Roxas, H. (2012). Predicting management development and learning behaviour in New Zealand SMEs. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 13(1), 11-24 Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ip/ije/2012/00000013/00000001/art00002?token=00571ec57557d5a45fc209405847447b49792f2d4051423b3a5f527a33757e6f3f2f2730673f582f6bf9470
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Perry, M. (2011). Walking the talk? Environmental responsibility from the perspective of small-business owners. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. 18(3), 172-185
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Coetzer, A., Battisti, M., Jurado, T., & Massey, C. (2011). The reality of management development in SMEs. Journal of Management and Organization. 17(3), 290-306
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M., Massey, C.
Battisti, M., & Peter, R. (2011). Compensating resource constraints? A discriminant analysis of collaborating and non-collaborating small businesses in New Zealand. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 12(2), 245-256
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M., Peter, R.
Battisti, M., Deakins, D., & Roxas, H. (2010). Explaining the levels of innovation and R&D in New Zealand's small and medium-sized enterprises: Too many small firms?. Small Enterprise Research. 17(2), 177-192 Retrieved from http://ser.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/17/issue/2/article/4024/explaining-the-levels-of-innovation-and-randd-in
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Deakins, D. (2010). Editorial: Employment relations issues in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 35(1), 1-3 Retrieved from http://www.nzjournal.org/NZJER35%281%29.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M. (2009). Below the surface: The challenges of cross-sector partnerships. The Journal of Corporate Citizenship. 35, 95-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Perry, M. (2008). Creating opportunity for small-firm exporters through regional free trade agreements: A strategic perspective from New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies. 14(3), 275-285 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=020335239446851;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Stippler, M. (2008). Kooperation innerhalb der öffentlichen Verwaltung - ein netzwerkanalytischer Zugang. Wirtschaftspsychologie. 1(10), 5-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Eiselen, T. (2008). Insights through performative approaches. Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 9, 1-21
[Journal article]Authored by: Battisti, M.

Book

Mazzarol, T., Battisti, M., & Clark, D. (2016). The role of universities as catalysts within entrepreneurial ecosystems. In Rhetoric and reality: Building vibrant and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems. (pp. 36 - 68). : Tilde University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Clark, D., McKeown, T., & Battisti, M. (Eds.) (2016). Rhetoric and reality: Building vibrant and sustainable entrepreneurial ecoystems. : Tilde Publishing
[Edited Book]Edited by: Battisti, M.
Kotey, B., & Battisti, M. (2015). The digital economy and its impact on Australia and New Zealand. In SMEs in the Digital Economy: Surviving the digital revolution. : Tilde University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Kotey, B., Mazzarol, T., Clark, D., McKeown, T., & Battisti, M. (Eds.) (2015). SMEs in the Digital Economy: Surviving the digital revolution. : Tilde University Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Perry, M. (2011). Sustainable business and local economic development. In G. Eweje, & M. Perry (Eds.) Business and sustainability: Concepts, strategies and changes. (pp. 121 - 147). : Emerald Group Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M., & Maier, M. (2011). Responsible business practices of SMEs. In C. Massey (Ed.) Managing the Small Firm in New Zealand. (pp. 47 - 58). Auckland: Pearson New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Battisti, M.
Battisti, M.(2008). Corporate Citizenship: Perspektiven, Dynamiken, Herausforderungen. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Battisti, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 2 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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

CoSupervisor of:

  • Mian Wu - PhD
    Co-evolutionary Model of the Internationalization Process of Knowledge-intensive Business Services Enterprises (KIBS): Evidence from China
  • Shane Win - PhD
    A Dynamic Perspective on Subsidiary Contributory Role Development
  • Jeremy Zwiegelaar - PhD
    A Configuration Study based on Performance of Nascent Ventures

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - Muhammad Mustafa Raziq - PhD
    Subsidiary Classification, and Configuration with a Developmental Context: Evidence from Foreign Multinational Enterprises in New Zealand

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