Entrepreneurship and innovation research

New Zealand needs people to behave entrepreneurially so that our country can 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.

Research expertise

Business strategy and change management

We have expertise in areas such as boardroom strategy planning and execution; focusing competitive advantage in order to compete both domestically and internationally; and managing strategic change at both a governance and managerial level.


Entrepreneurship and innovation in agribusiness

How business in the agri environment can best utilise innovation to gain competitive advantage.


Māori and Indigenous entrepreneurship

Research on the culture, context and process of indigenous entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise in Aotearoa New Zealand and other countries with indigenous communities.


Regional entrepreneurship

How industry, culture, and place come together in regional innovation and entrepreneurship, including how innovative sites reproduce best (and sometimes worst) practices of notable global innovation corridors.


Start ups and innovation

Research expertise in new approaches to business practices, processes, products and services.


Women in entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship particularly in relation to creativity and women’s entrepreneurship.



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