Research Students

Rizwan Ahmad

Supply Chain Resilience – A Network Perspective of Agriculture Supply Chain

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Rizwan earned Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with specialization in Supply Chain Management from University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He worked as Research Associate for two years in Pakistan, with research focus on supply chain collaboration. His research looked at the supplier development practices of the multinational/national companies with local supply network. He then joined the Department of Accounting and Information System at the University of Canterbury as a doctoral student.

Read more...

Michael Bethany

Exploring Social Capital for Business Continuity and Post-Disaster Recovery: A Multiple-Case Study of SMEs in Christchurch, New Zealand

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in Cinema and Television Arts from California State University, Northridge in 2006. While working for the United States Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance, he earned his Master of Science degree (summa cum laude) in Emergency Management Administration from California State University, Long Beach. His graduate research focused on business continuity planning among business organisations in the Sacramento region of California. Specifically, his research aimed to identify the drivers and barriers of business continuity planning in effort to increase planning levels by businesses in the Sacramento region.

Read more...

Alexandrina Bojilova

Establishing the Link between Curiosity and Resilience

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Alia holds a BA (Psychology and Russian Language), MsC (Hons) in Applied Psychology and a PGDipBus. She is a registered psychologist and has worked with the NZDF since 2006. Alia has worked as the lead selection, assessment and performance psychologist for peak performance teams as well as the Organisational Development Psychologist for the NZDF, amongst others. Alia has completed a number of operational deployments, including to Afghanistan, East Timor, Israel and Syria.

Read more...

Ann Brown

Cross-sector collaboration with business: exploring the influence on non-profit organisations in New Zealand

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ann holds a BA in Product Design from Nottingham Trent University, 2005, and earned her Masters in Design for Development at Kingston University in 2013. The MA focused on the value of design as a vehicle for addressing social and ecological concerns, redirecting design practice towards progressive sustainability and social agendas. Prior to and following her MA, Ann worked as a designer and project manager in a range of design disciplines.

Read more...

Sabrina Daddar

The Influence of Culture on Organisational Resilience

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sabrina earned her Bachelors of Administrative Studies (Hons) in General Management, and Certificate in Emergency Management in 2010, and her Masters degree in Disaster and Emergency Management in 2013 from York University in Toronto, Canada. Her Masters research was titled "THE PANDEMICS PROJECT – The Potential of Recurrent Epidemics and Pandemics in a Highly Mobile Global Society," which highlighted that a multifaceted approach is needed in order to determine the suitable precautionary measures required to ascertain and interdict the potential for recurrent epidemics and pandemics in this highly mobile global society. She completed an Attestation of Attendance – Sciences de la Terre et de l’environnement – CERG-C for field work from the University of Geneva in 2014. Sabrina has worked as a Research Assistant for two years, including work for a Community Resiliency project, and within a range of public preparedness education roles for three years.

Research Objectives:

Under the supervision of Dr. Bernard Walker, Dr. Venkataraman Nilakant, and Dr. Tyron Love from early 2015, her thesis investigates the role indigenous culture plays in shaping organisational resilience. Her current research focuses on exploring Māori interpretations of resilience, and how resiliency is implemented in the context of Māori organisations.  The research aims to explore Māori organisational interpretations of (1) what constitutes “resilience,” and (2) how Māori experience and implement resiliency.

Page 1 of 3

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »