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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: Comparing the Effects of Cross National Cultures on Organizational Culture Dimensions - The study of New Zealand and Pakistan.

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: topic TBA.

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

Alistair Hill:  A regional innovation system for Dunedin. An innovation system for Dunedin that reflects the aspirations of the lead agencies and draws on best-practice experience from around the world.

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

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

Esther Ngocha-Chaderopa:  Narrating stories of migrants working as careworkers in New Zealand.

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

Natasha Podgorodnichenko:  Corporate social responsbility 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. Under examination.

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.

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.

Joel Clarke:  Business Strategy.

Angela Howell:  What will make business operations in NZ SMEs more energy efficient?

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

Mubshra Sattar:  Leadership, Employee Well-being and Life Happiness- Does Ethical Leadership Create Happy Workers? Under examination.

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

Josephine Tan:  Organisational Ambidexterity.  Under examination.

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MBus candidates

In Management

Aleshia Lawson:    Dynamic Capabilities in Eco Innovation

Sjoerd Dekkers (Dex):  Entrepreneurship 2.0 Researching and analysing entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and sustainable entrepreneurship

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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