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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)

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 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/services/publishing/apjie/index.htm
[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. 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
CoSupervisor 0 1

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Roger John McEwan - PhD
    Opening The Black Box: How Strategy Practitioners develop their practices

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