Their expertise is in the areas of organisational studies and people management. They include specialists from a range of organisational sciences, including strategic management, human resources, organisational behaviour, organisational psychology, and organisational change.
Their recent work focuses on organisational responses to the major Canterbury seismic events during 2010-2011. This is a rare opportunity to explore resilience processes where organisations have to manage in an extended crisis. Projects address topics such as the human resources challenges, as well as major projects aimed at increasing the resilience of infrastructure organisations.
V. Nilakant, B. Walker, K. van Heugten, R. Baird and H. de Vries. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations 39(1): 79-86 (2014).
Venkataraman Nilakant, Bernard Walker, Kylie Rochford and Kate van Heugten. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 38(1):1-14
Bernard Walker, Venkataraman Nilakant, Kate van Heugten, Kylie Rochford.
Resilient Organisations: High performing today, agile for tomorrow, thriving in the future (courtesy of Human Resources magazine)
Leading and Managing Resilient Organisations research group
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