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Our postgraduate students

Our postgraduate students are passionate about their study and research

Management postgraduate students’ chosen topic areas reflect their many and various interests. Studying towards Master’s or PhD degrees – they know that completing an advanced qualification in Management gives them the edge in the job market.

Current postgraduate candidates: 

PhD candidates

Management at Otago has a large number of PhD candidates.  Our PhD research addresses the current and critical issues in Management, as well as taking a new approach to more traditional areas of Management research

Aleena Abbas: Going Green: A study of effective organizations in implementing and sustaining green HRM.

Mashkoor Ahmad:  Family Business SME’s, Succession a Major Transition.

Adeel Akmal:  What can New Zealand learn from the United Kingdom? A study on implementing lean practices in the healthcare sector of New Zealand.

Iftikhar Alam:  How social media has brought about a paradigm shift in organizational communication: An analytical study of New Zealand’s organizations.

Omid Aliasghar:  Learning from open innovation in a context of less open country. Under examination

Nana Bortsie-Aryee:  Water Footprinting: Theory to Reality – Building competitive advantage around water.  Under examination.

Sally Blackwell:  Middle-out change in the New Zealand housing performance sector.

Virginia Cathro:  An Exploration of Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC) in Global Virtual Teams using a Mixed Method Approach.

Quýnh Anh Dáo: Developing intercultural capabilities to reduce failure in international joint ventures.

Farhana Firoz:  Gender Role, Entrepreneurial Intentions & Psychological Capital as the Mediator: A Gender Study of Chinese Prospective Entrepreneurs in New Zealand.

Mona Koushan: The effects of professional ethics in healthcare supply chain management.

Regina Maniam:  University-industry collaboration: University student activities in developing an entrepreneurial cluster. Under examination.

Ruth Mrabure:  Exploring Entrepreneurial Orientation among indigenous entrepreneurs: With focus on Maori private entrepreneurs in New Zealand.  Under examination.

Emmanuel Osigwe:  Developing a model to accelerate cross-border entrepreneurship and business sustainability: A model for Nigerian business.

Natasha Podgorodnichenko:  Corporate social responsibility and human resource management: the influence of CRS on employee attraction, retention, engagement and performance.

Arash Sadeghi:  Examining the relationship between knowledge, strategy, commitment and export performance of high-tech SME's-A structural equation modeling (SEM) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach. Complete.

Yulia Taylor: Cross-cultural Adaptation of International Human Resources in New Zealand.

Wan Noraini Wan Mansor:  The Settling-in Experience of International PhD Students’ Trailing Partners within New Zealand.  Under examination.

Douglas Wang:  Social Capital and Innovation Performance: The Mediating Effect of Knowledge Management.

Jason Wang:  The Influence of customer firms' supply chain sustainability practices on suppliers: Exploring the moderating factors from the perspective of financial markets. Under Examination.

Brad Watson: Pacific leadership in New Zealand's health sector.

Jane Zhuang:  A Weberian approach in formalising Grounded Theory - Discovering the golden rules in historical cultural clusters.  Under examination.

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Masters candidates

Management Masters’ research includes study into cultural diversity, social capital, and management of business partnerships.

MCom candidates

Jodie Black:  Lean in Mental Health Service Redesign.

Mahfuzur Rahman:  A Study on the Influence of Microfinance impacting the Growth of Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in New Zealand.

Angel Sharma:  Impact of Collaboration on Innovation and Firm Performance.  Under examination

Aleshia Lawson:    Dynamic Capabilities in Eco Innovation

MBus candidates

In International Business

Siyi Wang:  Immigration policy on SMEs internationlisation

MIntBus candidates

  • Yang Cao 
  • Dinithi Ratnayake 
  • Yuchen Liu

MSusBus candidates

  • Holly Leach
  • Emillie O'Shea
  • Hannah Steans

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Recent completions

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