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Virginia Cathro

BSc MCom PGDipTertT(Otago)Virginia_Cathro_image

Lecturer

Room: Commerce 625
Tel: 64 3 479 8052
Fax: 64 3 479 8173
Email: virginia.cathro@otago.ac.nz

Virginia teaches in the area of business communication, management functions and international management. Her research interests are in mediation, conflict resolution, intercultural communication and negotiation and the management of sporting bodies.

Read about Virginia and others from the Department's research about the future of work in 'Dateline Dunedin 2063' page 34 of the Otago Magazine 36.

Read the Future of Work Research Centre report (PDF, 2.4MB), Future of Work: Dunedin, and visit the blog that contains the latest news, reports and presentations from this research team in the department.

Virginia is currently studying towards a PhD on the topic: An Exploration of Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC) in Global Virtual Teams using a Mixed Method Approach.

Her supervisors are: Professor Elizabeth Rose, Dr. Erika Pearson, Media, Film & Communication

Teaching Responsibilities

Virginia’s teaching responsibilities include:


Supervision

MCom

Ilai Faanunu - Pacific representation at the Executive management table in NZ. (Supervisors: Diane Ruwhiu, Virginia Cathro)

Research interests

  • Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Negotiation, Changing Nature of Work
  • Workplace Communication, Group Processes & Team Facilitation, Cross Cultural Teams
  • Intercultural Communication, Global Virtual Team, Multicultural Virtual Teams

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Publications

Cathro, V., O'Kane, P., & Gilbertson, D. (2017). Assessing reflection: Understanding skill development through reflective learning journals. Education + Training, 59(4), 427-442. doi: 10.1108/ET-01-2017-0008

Cathro, V. I. (2017, July). Challenges of GVT in the international business classroom: A longitudinal exploration of experiences (2007-2016). Verbal presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Dubai, UAE.

Westropp, S., Cathro, V., & Everett, A. M. (2016). Adult third culture kids' suitability as expatriates. Review of International Business & Strategy, 26(3), 334-348. doi: 10.1108/RIBS-12-2015-0080

O'Kane, P. M., Walton, S. C., Ruwhiu, D. R., & Cathro, V. I. (2016, August). Using a 'scenario development' Delphi to understand the complexities of work in the future. Verbal presentation at the 76th Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, USA.

Walton, S. C., O'Kane, P. M., Ruwhiu, D. R., & Cathro, V. I. (2016, August). The 'future of work': Developing plausible scenarios on work and business environments in 2030. Verbal presentation at the 76th Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, USA.

Authored Book - Research

Samson, D., Catley, B., Cathro, V., & Daft, R. L. (2012). Management in New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia: Cengage Learning, 887p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Gilbertson, D., & Cathro, V. (2015). A decade of global enterprise experiences. In V. Taras & M. Gonzalez-Perez (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of experiential learning in international business. (pp. 149-168). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137467720.0017

Cathro, V., Greatbanks, R., & Everett, A. M. (2007). Cadbury Confectionery: Dunedin's sweet centre. In K. Inkson, V. Browning & J. Kirkwood (Eds.), Working on the Edge: A portrait of business in Dunedin. (pp. 169-178). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Phillips, V. I. (2005). Nola Nails. In K. Bartol, M. Tein, G. Matthews & D. Martin (Eds.), Management: A pacific rim focus. (4 ed.) (pp. 271). Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Phillips, V. I. (2003). Girl trouble at Paperworks. In K. Bartol, M. Tein, G. Matthews & D. Martin (Eds.), Management: A Pacific Rim focus. (Enhanced ed. ed.) (pp. [CD-ROM]). Macquarie Park, NSW: McGraw-Hill Australia.

Phillips, V. I. (2001). Girl Trouble at Paperworks, E-Challenge Case Study. In K. Bartol, M. Tein, G. Matthews & D. Martin (Eds.), Management: A Pacific Rim Focus. Australia: McGraw Hill.

Phillips, V. I. (2001). Gymsports. In G. R. Elkin (Ed.), Human Resource Management in Action. Contemporary New Zealand Cases - Vol 2. (pp. 30-32). Palmerston North: Dunmore Press Limited.

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Journal - Research Article

Cathro, V., O'Kane, P., & Gilbertson, D. (2017). Assessing reflection: Understanding skill development through reflective learning journals. Education + Training, 59(4), 427-442. doi: 10.1108/ET-01-2017-0008

Westropp, S., Cathro, V., & Everett, A. M. (2016). Adult third culture kids' suitability as expatriates. Review of International Business & Strategy, 26(3), 334-348. doi: 10.1108/RIBS-12-2015-0080

Ruwhiu, D., & Cathro, V. (2014). ‘Eyes-wide-shut’: Insights from an indigenous research methodology. Emergence, 16(4). Retrieved from http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84922340125&partnerID=40&md5=05ccf3fa86fce072e58dedd9f1d5102b

Gonzalez-Perez, M. A., Velez-Calle, A., Cathro, V., Caprar, D. V., & Taras, V. (2014). Virtual teams and international business teaching and learning: The Case of the Global Enterprise Experience (GEE). Journal of Teaching in International Business, 25(3), 200-213. doi: 10.1080/08975930.2014.925738

Edgar, F., Cathro, V., Harrison, S., Hoek, J., McKenzie, K., Malcolm, N., … Tyler-Baxter, S. (2013). Employing graduates: Selection criteria and practice in New Zealand. Journal of Management & Organization, 19(3), 338-351. doi: 10.1017/jmo.2013.25

Elkin, G., Martin-Niemi, F., & Cathro, V. (2013). Developing wisdom in future managers: Encouraging practical wisdom via voluntary engagement during undergraduate business education. International Journal of Economics & Business Research, 5(2), 214-225. doi: 10.1504/IJEBR.2013.051899

Elkin, J., Cathro, V., & Elkin, G. (2012). The e-mentoring of expatriates: Mapping existing research domains and new opportunities. European Journal of International Management, 6(1), 45-62. doi: 10.1504/EJIM.2012.044757

Kupka, B., Everett, A. M., & Cathro, V. (2008). Home alone and often unprepared - Intercultural communication training for expatriated partners in German MNCs. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(10), 1765-1791. doi: 10.1080/09585190802323819

Kupka, B., & Cathro, V. (2007). Desperate housewives: social and professional isolation of German expatriated spouses. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18(6), 951-968. doi: 10.1080/09585190701320908

Gill, L., Phillips, V., & Farnsworth, J. (2006). Satisfaction experiences with tenancy mediation: Why is it so successful? Systemic Practice & Action Research, 19, 325-335. doi: 10.1007/s11213-006-9021-9

McAndrew, I., & Phillips, V. (2005). Documenting play: Using videotaped interviews to debrief collective bargaining games. Human Resource Management Review, 15, 214-225.

Phillips, V., & Cone, M. (2004). Intercultural negotiation: Negotiator definitions set practice emphasis? Euro Asia Journal of Management, 14(2), 169-184.

Phillips, V., & Bond, C. (2004). Undergraduates' experiences of critical thinking. Higher Education Research & Development, 23(3), 277-294.

Woodward, S., & Phillips, V. (1996). Trial periods: a double-edged sword for employers. Employment Law Bulletin, 62-64.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Corbett, J., Cathro, V., Everett, A. M., Zueva, A., & Rogers, H. (2007). Veil of similarity hides genuine practice distinctions? In S. M. Lee & A. M. Everett (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pan-Pacific Conference XXIV. (pp. 61-63). Pan-Pacific Business Association. [Full Paper]

McAndrew, I., & Phillips, V. (2005). Documenting play: Using videotaped interviews to debrief collective bargaining games. Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Innovative Teaching in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. (pp. 1-13). [Full Paper]

Kupka, B., & Phillips, V. (2005). Realigning the heartbeat of intercultural communication competence assessment for healthy intercultural communication training. Proceedings of the National Communication Association 91st Annual Convention. [Full Paper]

McAndrew, I., & Phillips, V. (2004). Roll tape: Teaching collective bargaining through simulation. Proceedings of the International Employment Relations Association 4th Teaching, Learning and Research Conference. Ballarat: IERA. [Full Paper]

Phillips, V. I., & Cone, M. H. (2003). Intercultural negotiation - A new perspective. In I.-F. Lam (Ed.), Proceedings of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2003: Reflections and new directions. (pp. 1-10). Monash University, VIC: AIRAANZ. [Full Paper]

Farnsworth, J., & Phillips, V. I. (2001). Teaching interpersonal communication: Identifying and resolving some paradoxes within a systems framework. Communication Association of New Zealand Conference. (pp. 1-7). [Full Paper]

Phillips, V. I. (1996). The effects of mediator style and mediation success. Proceedings of the 1996 AIRAANZ Conference. (pp. 401-409). Perth: The Association of Industrial Relations Academics. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Lynden, K., Taras, V., Berg, D. M., Bird, A., Cathro, V., Gupta, S. F., … Lu, V. N. (2015). Engage them and they'll understand: Existing projects and best practices of integrating experiential learning in international business curriculum. In R. Mudambi & T. Kiyak (Eds.), Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Global Networks: Organizations and People. (pp. 36). East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. [Abstract]

Rose, E., Bhaduri, A., Cathro, V., Prasad, S., Raghunath, S., & Raghunath, U. (2015). Virtual organizations: Managing learning and sharing knowledge across borders. In R. Mudambi & T. Kiyak (Eds.), Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Global Networks: Organizations and People. (pp. 89). East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. [Abstract]

Cathro, V. I., O'Kane, P. M., & Gilbertson, D. (2014). The role of reflective journals in developing global virtual team competencies. In K. Meyer & T. Kiyak (Eds.), Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. (pp. 131). East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. [Abstract]

O'Kane, P., & Cathro, V. (2012). Where are our people? The utility of Facebook as an employee crisis communication tool during the Christchurch earthquake. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Managing for Volatility and Instability. [CD-ROM] [Abstract]

Cone, M. H., & Phillips, V. (2004). Accomplishing positive valence in cultural stereotype violations: A framing and re-framing of negotiation practice. Proceedings of the Academy of International Business 2004 Annual Conference. (pp. 149). Sweden: Academy of International Business. [Abstract]

Farnsworth, J., & Phillips, V. I. (2001). Teaching interpersonal communication: Identifying and resolving some paradoxes within a systems framework. 2001 Odyssey. Making Space for Communication. Proceedings of New Zealand Communication Association Inc National Annual Conference 2001. (pp. 13). Auckland: New Zealand Communication Association Inc. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cathro, V. I. (2017, July). Challenges of GVT in the international business classroom: A longitudinal exploration of experiences (2007-2016). Verbal presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Dubai, UAE.

O'Kane, P. M., Walton, S. C., Ruwhiu, D. R., & Cathro, V. I. (2016, August). Using a 'scenario development' Delphi to understand the complexities of work in the future. Verbal presentation at the 76th Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, USA.

Walton, S. C., O'Kane, P. M., Ruwhiu, D. R., & Cathro, V. I. (2016, August). The 'future of work': Developing plausible scenarios on work and business environments in 2030. Verbal presentation at the 76th Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, USA.

Ruwhiu, D., Walton, S., O'Kane, P., & Cathro, V. (2015, December). Gazing into the future of work: Implications for management education. Verbal presentation at the 29th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Management for Peak Performance, Queenstown, New Zealand.

O'Kane, P. M., Walton, S. C., Ruwhiu, D., & Cathro, V. (2014, September). What will the world of work look like in 2030, 2060 and beyond? An evaluation of the Delphi Technique in futures based management research. Verbal presentation at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Belfast, UK.

Ruwhiu, D., & Cathro, V. (2014, April). AlterNative forms of organisational success: Insight from contemporary models of indigenous tribal enterprise. Verbal presentation at the 5th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies (LAEMOS) Conference, Havana, Cuba.

Walton, S., O'Kane, P., Ruwhiu, D., & Cathro, V. (2014, June). Rethinking businesses to 2030: Scenarios & visioning futures. Verbal presentation at the 25th International Association for Business and Society (IABS) Annual Conference: Reclaiming the Societal Dimension, Sydney, Australia.

Elkin, J., Cathro, V., & Elkin, G. (2010, June). The e-mentoring of expatriates: Mapping existing research domains and new opportunities. Verbal presentation at the 11th International Human Resource Management Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Farnsworth, J., & Phillips, V. I. (2002, November). Reflecting on practice: Teaching good management skills. Verbal presentation at the Tertiary Education Research Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Walton, S., Ruwhiu, D., O'Kane, P., & Cathro, V. (2014). Future of work: Dunedin. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Management, University of Otago. 55p.

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