News & Events
The Department welcomes several prestigious overseas visitors this year.
Dr Arthur Rubens, who is a Professor of Management in Lutgert College of Business and founding staff member of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in Fort Myers, FL. He currently teaches in the BS, MBA, and EMBA programs at FGCU. He is also actively involved in executive professional education with FGCU’s partners, as well as international educational degree programs. Dr. Rubens primary areas of teaching and research interests are in Business Strategy, Leadership, International Management, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, and Quality Management. Prior to Dr. Rubens current appointment, he held a joint teaching and administrative position as the Director of Sponsored Projects and Programs in the College of Business, Center for Leadership and Innovation. In addition, he was the founding Chair of the Public Administration Department at FGCU. Arthur is teaching on the Department's Summer School paper on Knowledge Management.
Lotta Aho is a visiting scholar from the Aalto University School of Business working on her doctoral dissertation. She has degrees from both Law and Economics and her first master’s thesis in law also dealt with Kyoto Protocol flexible mechanisms, thus paving the way for the future. Professionally, Lotta has experience working with energy, environment and climate in government institutions, and working with carbon and environmental financing in an IFI. Her professional experience also includes working on development cooperation with the UN. She is here to work with Professor Elizabeth Rose formerly of Aalto University herself, who is Lotta's PhD supervisor, and will present a seminar to the department on 30 January based on the findings so far of her PhD research on the influence of the reigning political paradigm in energy sector MNC climate policies. All welcome to attend.
Prof. Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg. A psychologist by training, he pursued his PhD at the University of Hamburg and as a visiting scholar at various business schools around the globe. In 2008, he received the ERIM top talent post-doc fellowship at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University where he later also taught as an Assistant Professor as part of the Erasmus Centre for Leadership Studies. In his research, Prof. Van Quaquebeke focuses on the issue of leadership. Among others, he explores the communicative basis of successful leadership, the importance of values in leadership, ways of leading ethically, and the function of interpersonal respect. Niels is presenting a seminar in the Department of Management on 27 February, 12-1pm, all welcome.
Professor Karl Aquino, Richard Poon Professor of Organizations and Society, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia is a William Evans Fellow of the University. His research interests include; forgiveness and reconciliation, moral cognition and behaviour, status and social dominance, organizational justice, and workplace victimization. He is presenting a seminar in the Department of Management on 4 March, 3-4pm, all welcome.
Professor Tom Redman is Professor of Human Resource Management in the Business School at Durham University. Before joining Durham University Business School, Tom was Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this he was Professor of HRM at the University of Teesside. Tom spent 10 years in industry in quality, production and HR management positions (mainly with Royal Worcester Porcelain) prior to re-entering academic life. Tom's research interests include; age discrimination, HRM, industrial relations, organisational commitment, and union commitment and participation. He will be in the vicinity delivering a keynote address at the 2014 AIRAANZ Conference in Melbourne, and will present a seminar in the department on 6 March, 12-1pm, all welcome.
Dr Maria Dijkstra of VU University Amsterdam who specialises in organizational behaviour and within that theme; conflict and conflict management, individual differences, motivation and well-being. Maria is on sabbatical and will be in the department from January to April and will present a seminar on March 31, 12-1pm, all welcome.
Dr Alex Wright, a lecturer in strategic management in the Department of Strategy and Marketing at the Open University Business School, UK, will present a seminar on March 27, 12-1pm, all welcome. His research interests focus on strategy-as-practice, which views strategizing as a sociolinguistic contstruction constituted by strategists. He is interested in practice-based methodologies in general and how they may be used to study actors organizing activities.
Professor Elizabeth Rose is praised by AIB President! Read about it in the newsletter.
Watch Dr Sara Walton discuss her research group's study on the future of work in Dunedin on Dunedin Television on January 28.
Professor Melissa Baucus has had her research on Ponzi schemes highlighted in the SundayStar Times on Sunday January 19th.
Read the article (PDF 444KB)
Dr Richard Greatbanks recently attended the launch of a report he authored in Auckland (see attached press release). This is a commissioned piece for Philanthropy New Zealand, which reports on the findings of a national benchmarking survey of grantmaking practice within New Zealand, undertaken earlier this year. Read the report. (PDF 1.56MB)
Dr Sara Walton is leading the Lighting Vanuatu project, funded by AusAID within the Vanuatu Governance for Growth (GfG) Program. It commenced in June 2010 with the objective of accelerating the conversion of rural Vanuatu households from kerosene-based lighting to affordable, safe, and reliable solar-charged LED lighting. The project aimed to distribute a minimum of 24,000 pico‐solar products, with particular focus on those households with no access to electricity, and particularly those located outside the major population centres of Port Vila on Efate, and the Luganville area on the island of Espiritu Santo. A team from Otago University, funded by AusAid, with Dr Sara Walton as PI is working with David Swete-Kelly an independent consultant/evaluator to evaluate and research the adoption of the change in lighting technologies. The team, stemming from the Energy Cultures group here at Otago, also consists of Drs Rebecca Ford and Adam Doering plus Cle-Anne Gabriel, a PhD candidate in renewable energies in the Department of Management. They have recently particpated in the in-country 'mission' of two weeks where they visited a variety of villages, many remote, to see the way in which the lights have been adopted.
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
The Department's Professor André Everett will be presenting his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Tuesday 1 October 2013 at 5.30 pm in the Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East.
His topic is, The World Is the Most Interesting Place I Know: An Academic Journey of Perambulations and Peregrinations.
Conversations on Climate Change
Dr Sara Walton of the Department of Management & Otago Climate Change Network will present the next lunch time session hosted by the Otago Climate Change Network, “Why Should We Think About Climate Change in Dunedin?” on Wednesday 21 August.
Sara recently presented a plenary at the Climate Mind and Behaviour conference at the Garrison Institute in New York, along with Drs Janet Stephenson and Rebecca Ford. The institute is designed to bring together invited participants for ‘mindful exchanges’ on climate change topics. Attendees included researchers, policy people and practitioners. The plenary was focused on the Energy Cultures Framework that is a key part of the energy research that Sara is involved with. The talk is around 75 minutes (including discussion time) and describes the energy cultures framework, explores energy cultures stories and how the framework is used in current research.
Congratulations to Evelyn Looi who handed in her PhD on July 31, pictured here receiving her chocolate fish.
Evelyn's research focused on the impact of organisational culture on the performance of District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand, and was supervised by Dr Richard Greatbanks and Prof André Everett.
Top student semester one
Congratulations to Stephanie Knowler who was the top student in BSNS105 in semster one. Stephanie is pictured here receiving a $200 voucher from Cengage Publishers in recognition of her achievement.
Management student successful at Global Enterprise Experience awards
Sophie Pinto-Raetz was named University of Otago, School of Business Global Leader at the Global Enterprise Experience (GEEBIZ) 2013 awards. Sophie also led one of the global virtual teams receiving acclaim in the top 6 for the business reports.
Caroline Manville has joined the Management Department as a visiting scholar. She will be staying four weeks, and her office is CO 803.
Caroline is an assistant professor at the University of Toulouse in France, and her research interests revolve around organizational justice, trust, organizational commitment, and their effects on health. She is part of the team working on trust violations between leaders and followers that was organised at EMLyon in 2010 and recently won a 100,000 Euro ANR grant from the French government to continue their work.
Professor Elizabeth Rose has joined the Department from Aalto University in Finland. More details can be found on her webpage.
The Department has two new professors on board ... read the press release.
The Department welcomes Jing (Annie) Zhang from Shue Yan University, Hong Kong, where she has taught courses in Business Strategy, Business Research Methods, Business Organization and Management, Introduction to Business, Marketing Management and Policy and Quantitative Methods in Business. Her PhD was in Strategic Management.
Annie is in room CO818, extension 8130, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Paula O'Kane was one of the authors of the paper that won the 2012 Rupert F. Chisolm Award for Best Theory into Practice Paper at the Academy of Management's annual meeting in Boston. Read the press release.
Student in the news
MANT 303 student Xavier Vanwelde (a Belgian Exchange student) won People’s Choice Award at the APPSTAR competition last week.
The main idea of the Intoler'App project is to help people who are being affected by food-intolerance problems, via a specific smartphone App.
Xavier Vanwelde is finishing his M.Sc Degree in Business Engineering and Entrepreneurship at Louvain School of Management (UCL, Belgium). He was on exchange at University of Otago from July to November 2012.
Have a look at the TV3 news article with him in it.
Case Competition success
Otago has taken out second place at the SDS International Business Case Competition held in Queenstown. The teams did 3 cases during the week and Otago had a 1st, 1st= and a 4th to get to the final where they were narrowly beaten by the University of New South Wales.
In so doing they beat: Canterbury, Waikato, Auckland, AUT, Massey, Waikato, QUT (Aus), Adelaide, Nanyang (Singapore), and Queens (Canada). A HUGE effort from the Otago team.
Congratulations to Fa Martin-Niemi who was awarded the Best Paper award at the School of Business, Postgraduate Colloquium 2011. Her paper was titled "Positve deviance in online forums" and is the theme of her nearly completed PhD.
Case Competition Success
The Otago team competed in the final event of the SDS National Business Case Competition 2011 series at the University of Waikato on Saturday and came away as the victors for the 2011 series and were crowned 2011 New Zealand Business Case Competition Champions. Congratulations!!
The Otago team for the series was:
Congratulations to Diane Ruwhiu and Malcolm Cone
Their paper entitled “Advancing a pragmatist epistemology in organisational research” published in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, has been chosen for an award at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011.
Every year Emerald invites each journal’s Editorial Team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months. Their paper was chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner.
The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or managers. Their paper has been selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2010.
Well done Haina Zhang who handed in her PhD on Friday April 15th 2011. Haina's PhD looked the impact of traditional Chinese cultures on work values and was supervised by André Everett and Graham Elkin.
Hillary Clinton visit
Two Department of Management members were recently invited by the American Ambassador to attend U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's meeting with students and civic leaders in Christchurch. Kelly Honey and Andrew Patterson (pictured right) also had the opportunity to pose a question for Mrs Clinton. Their question centred around dispute resolution and was specifically focused on the Israeli and Palestinian peace settlement process. (Transcript of the meeting)
Prime Minister's Business Scholarships Selection Panel
The Prime Minister and the Minister for
Economic Development have approved a
nomination for Professor Colin
Campbell-Hunt to be a member of the
selection panel for the Prime Minister's
Professor Sylvie Chetty, Professor of Marketing from Massey University. Prof Chetty visited us while on research study leave in Feb 2011. Prof Chetty's research interests are the internationalisation of firms, export performance, business networks and social capital. She also works closely with Prof Colin Campbell-Hunt on the CANZ project and in March they won a publishing award together.
Kirsty Dwyer recently handed in her PhD, which was in the supply chain management area and was supervised by André and Jo. Well done Kirsty!
In the news
Jo Kirkwood 20/09/2010, TV One - Breakfast
Student Exchange Scholarship
Congratulations to Nicholas Lawrie (Management & Marketing) who has received a Dean's or Westpac scholarship to assist him during his overseas student exchange experience. Nicholas will use his scholarship to study at Universität St Gallen in Switzerland.
Jodyanne and Sara
have been invited to speak at Water, Wealth & Power for the Eco-Century, a World Leadership Conference run by the International Women's Forum, being held in Montréal, Québec in October. The invitation is to present some of the findings from their in-depth study of ecopreneurs, which includes the largest qualitative sample to date, at the Plenary Program – Ecopreneurs: The Blue Gold Rush. Amongst the other 800-1000 attendees will be heads of state, corporations and enterprise, as well as members of the diplomatic community, policy-makers, decision-takers and opinion-leaders on five continents - wonderful opportunity to showcase their research and listen to and meet others prominent in the field. Congratulations to them both!
Other speakers in the Plenary session are Jeffrey Skoll (first president and first full-time employee of eBay, philanthropist and chairman of The Skoll Foundation), Werner Neuhoff, Water Rhapsody franchisee, operating in draught-stricken Mossel Bay, South Africa and Sarah Bird, British engineer and founder, Saafwater, Pakistan as well as Eric Lesueur, Veolia Environnement, France whose work with the Institute for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship’s joint project with Grameen Veolia Water Ltd’s social business operation in Bangladesh is offering replicable models for corporations.
Other leaders featured in the two and a half day program include The Right Honourable Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Matt Damon, Co-Founder and Spokesman of H20 Africa, the clean water initiative that is part of the Running the Sahara expedition and film project; The Right Honourable Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, PC; Guy Laliberté, Founder, Cirque du Soleil and social entrepreneur; Alexandra Cousteau, social environmental advocate and founder, Blue Legacy; and Irena Salina, French filmmaker and director of the award-winning documentary FLOW, to name a few.
Congratulations to ...
Alan, Fiona and Ian
whose article "Workplace Values and Beliefs: An Empirical Study of Ideology, High Commitment Management and Unionization” published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management volume 20 issue 5, has been selected as one of the 50 best articles out of 15,000 published in 2009 in the top 400 business and management journals and has therefore won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited recently announced the winners of its 2009 Citation of Excellence Awards. Now in their 14th year, these distinguished annual awards recognise the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 400 management journals in the world. Emerald Management Reviews is an abstracting and indexing database that covers every article in the top 400 business and management journals world-wide including titles such as: Harvard Business Review; Journal of Finance; Journal of Marketing; Strategic Management Journal; MIT Sloan Management Review; Long Range Planning; Academy of Management Journal; and MIS Quarterly.
Every article that appears in these titles is sent to independent subject experts for evaluation. "Workplace Values and Beliefs: An Empirical Study of Ideology, High Commitment Management and Unionisation” was then selected as one of the top 50 from the 15,000 articles reviewed throughout 2009.
Department of Management students
who competed in and were successful in the 2010 Business Case Competition. The winners will represent Otago at the National Business Case Competition League, where Otago competes against Canterbury, Waikato, Massey, Auckland and AUT in a National League series (Otago is the reigning champion). See more here. Results:
First: Will Skeggs (Law and Management Hons), Mijo Wilson (Management), Sam Struthers (Finance & Economics Hons), Jonny Lee (Economics)
who has been awarded an HRINZ Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2010 year. Her research is examining the reasons behind success and failure of expatriate employees who have worked, and are currently working in NZ public hospitals, and she will be presenting the outcomes at upcoming HRINZ branch events and possibly publishing in their journal, New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management.
Raja Nerina Raja Yusof
who was recently awarded her PhD titled: Cultural influences on the internationalization strategy of multinational enterprises: A study of Islamic business practices in foreign hypermarkets in Malaysia.
Associate Professor Martin Risak
of the Labour Law Institute at the University of Vienna was hosted by the Department of Management for one year on a Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission.
for being judged winner of the Mary Parker Follett Award for 2009, by the editorial board of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal with co-authors, Marcus Milne and Helen Tregidga. Their paper "Words not actions! The ideological role of sustainable development reporting" appeared in Volume 22, Number 8, 2009, pp 1211-1257. Every year the journal recognizes the achievements of its authors by announcing the winner of a best paper award and three commendations. The award is given following a survey of all Editorial Advisory Board members, and is named in memory of the esteemed researcher, Mary Parker Follett, a pioneering woman in the field of management and accountability literature who was international and interdisciplinary in her approach.
whose paper with Sylvie Chetty “A Strategic Approach to Internationalization: A Traditional Versus a ‘Born-Global’ Approach” published in 2004 in the Journal of International Marketing has been selected as winner of the 2009 Hans B. Thorelli Award offered by the American Marketing Association.
The Hans B. Thorelli award is given each year to the article published in the Journal of International Marketing (5 years plus) that has made the most significant and long-term contribution to international marketing theory or practice. The article was brought forth through nominations of the editorial review board of the Journal and evaluated in-depth by the Hans B. Thorelli award committee (consisting of Ruth Bolton (Executive Director of the Marketing Science Institute), R. Bruce Money (Brigham Young University) and David A. Griffith (Committee Chair, editor of the Journal of International Marketing, Michigan State University).
Colin and Sylvie were presented with their award at a function at the American Marketing Association’s Winter Educators’ Conference in New Orleans, LA (Feb 19-22, 2010).
Drs Diane Ruwhiu and Juan Pellegrino
who both had their doctorates awarded at the graduation ceremony on August 22, 2009. Pictured are Diane and her supervisor Colin Campbell-Hunt.
A paper written by Alan Geare, Fiona Edgar and Ian McAndrew has been selected as one of the twelve best from over 140 papers at the IIRA World Congress in Sydney in August. The paper, Bringing workers back in: A comparative assessment of employee orientations towards HRM in Ireland and New Zealand,was written with Irish colleagues Brian Harney and Kenneth Cafferkey, and will be presented at the first plenary session.
Best Paper ... again
Sara Walton and Jodyanne Kirkwood have won an Academy of Management best paper award for their paper Making greening matter! Ecopreneurs commitment to environmental concerns and economic success. This high honour entitles their paper to be published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the 2009 Academy of Management Meeting which is being held in Chicago, Illinois. Last year Sara also had a paper judged best in the 'Organizations and the Natural Environment' division of the 2008 Academy of Management Meeting in Anaheim, California.
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