Our postgraduate students benefit from Marketing at Otago's strong reputation for research-led teaching
The Department is large and comprised of staff from around the globe with a variety of research interests. We supervise a significant number of postgraduate students, in a wide range of topics.
Take a look at the list of postgraduate students and their topics below:
Current Marketing PhD candidates
Saifeddin Al-Imamy: The future of augmented reality in Marketing
Shobhit Eusebius: Influence of digital social networks on consumer based brand equity
Arezoo Fakhimi: Studying the relationship between customer service experience and customer engagement resulting in the intuitive intelligent organizational frontline.
Parham Jafari Moghadam Fard: Strategic social media framework for B2B integrated marketing communication
Shoaib M. Farooq: Understanding Brand Evolution: A Macromarketing Perspective
Sabeeh Hasan: Drivers in Ethical Consumption: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Fathimath Ibrahim: Fuel Poverty in New Zealand
Neda Khalil Zadeh: Social Responsibility in Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Medicines
Nikki Lloyd: What role does the self-profile play in online dating success?
Shanshan Luo: Consumers and their brand love experiences
Annesha Makhal: Can consumers make healthy choices in an increasingly obesogenic environment?
Mehran Mizany:The Impact of Brand Communities on Managers/businesses
Balkrushna Potdar: Quality Stakeholder Relationships for Efficient Retail Crime Prevention in New Zealand
Bernadette Samau: Expressions of Samoan womens' selves and their relationship to culture in two countries
Rahul Argha Sen: Applying formative research to inform the development of evidence-based and theory-driven alcohol counter-marketing campaigns
Shabnam Seyed Mehdi: Flirting with a destination: a study on process of place bonding
Shu Han Tan: To Buy or Not to Buy: Atmospheric Effects on Consumers Online Shopping Behaviour
Tabitha Thomas: Children’s Perception of Beauty and their Perceived Links with Materialism and Aggressive Behaviours
Khai Trieu Tran: Students’ perceptions of drinking behaviour: A cross-cultural comparison
Donia Waseem: Value co-creation: Role of actor’s competence and motivation
Katayoun Zafari: Dealing with uncertainty in a turbulent business environment
Recent Marketing PhD graduates
Masoud Karami: Opportunity Creation in the Internationalisation process of SMEs: Implications for Competitive Advantage
Kamer Yuksel: Changing nature of consumer promotions due to new media technologies and their impact on brand equity
Shijiao Chen: The obstacles in trust repair: a perspective of expectation discrepancy about crisis response
Kamal Rahmani: Memorable tourism experience and experiencing
Jamal Abarashi: New perspectives on democratisation in the luxury market: The role of consumers in marketplace expansion
Raymond Xia: The influence of face on consumption amongst youth in China
Cici He: The internationalisation process of Chinese privately-owned SMEs
Long Vo: The impact of psychic distance on retail buyers’ choice of foreign suppliers
Daniel Gnoth: Context and behaviour change: Measuring the effect of shifting house on habitual home heating behaviour
Christopher Stachowski: Developing the Japanese wine consumer market through regional branding.
Ken Sumida: An investigation of sports fans’ psychological ownership of their team.
Uli Knobloch (2015): An exploration of tourist experiences.
Prabash Edirisingha (2014): Setting up home – role of domestic material culture and practices in new identity formation.
Rosemarie Neuninger (2014): The role of awards on consumer decision making: a study of wine awards.
David Bishop (2013): Branding activity within not-for-profit organisations with particular reference to cause related marketing.
Sarah Forbes (2013): A methodological examination of a dominant physical activity questionnaire and health promotion implications.
Andriy Kovalenko (2013): Measuring effectiveness of negatively framed product placements.
Rob Mitchell (2013): Investigation of the potential for strategic benefits from the integration of the Market Orientation with Sustainable Development principles in corporate marketing management.
Svend Tolson: Is it possible to reliably measure economic impact using existing techniques?
Mark Avis (2012): Anthropomorphism, animism and metaphor in branding: applications and consequences.
Francisco Tigre Moura (2012): DMO websites towards a new perspective: the development of a consumer oriented concept.
Joe Chai (2012): An investigation of the influence of consumer acculturation in ethnic consumer–banking service provider relationships in New Zealand.
Marcus Schulz (2011): New mindsets for a service-oriented marketing.
Adriana Campelo (2011): How do small communities identify, utilize, and communicate cultural values in place branding imagery?
Ron Cuthbert (2011): Strategic planning in agricultural niche markets.
Francisco Conejo (2011): Brand personality scale using Rasch modelling.
Adeline Chua Phaik Harn (2011): The strategic value of corporate blogging.
Amit Paradkar (2011): Innovation and resources. A qualitative study of start-up entrepreneurial ventures through the lens of the resource-based view.
Aisha Boulanouar (2011): Myths and reality: Meaning in Moroccan Muslim women's dress.
David Ermen (2011): A framework for tourism destination marketing in networked destination structures.
Nicola Mutch (2011): Does power imbalance matter in corporate-nonprofit partnerships?
Sue Caple (2011): How collaboration among geographically proximate competitors enhances the prestige of their products and region.
Damien Mather (2011): Empirical generalisations of brand extension theory and the role of general linear mixed models.
Dr Ranga Chimhundu (2010): Manufacturer and retailer brands in FMCG product categories.
Dr Bodo Lang (2010): Word of mouth: What determines whether consumers talk more about satisfying or dissatisfying experiences.
Dr Jean-Baptiste Faucher (2010): Knowledge, leadership, and social energies in social complex adaptive organisations.
Dr Tim Breitbarth (2010): Corporate social responsibility in European MNEs.
Dr Kerry Kirkland (2010): Service recovery in business to business markets.
Dr Micael-Lee Johnstone (2010): Place identity within the retail environment.
Dr Geoffrey Tanakinjal (2010): Adoption of mobile marketing services: An innovation-decision process perspective.