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Michele Akoorie

Professor Michèle E.M. Akoorie

Role: Professor of International Management
Faculty: Faculty of Management
Department:Strategy and Human Resource Management


Research Expertise

  • Multinational Enterprises - strategies, decision-making processes and interactions
  • Cross border activities of firms
  • The impact of the international environment
  • The international dimensions of organizational forms
  • Cross-country comparative studies of business.

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • International Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • E-Global Business

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Co-Chairperson, Strategy and Human Resource Management, 2005-2012
  • Member, Senior Management Group, Waikato Management School, 2005-2012
  • Qualifications Convenor (Graduate and Undergraduate) International Management
  • Elected Member of Honours Committee, 2006-2015
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 2011 -
  • Regional Editor, Australia and New Zealand, Chinese Management Studies, 2011 - present
  • Associate Editor, Asian Journal of Business Research, 2010 - present
  • Associate Editor, The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology, 2010 - present
  • Member, Waikato Management School Writing Advisory Group, 2011
  • Member, Waikato Management School Doctoral Working Party, 2010
  • Director, International Management Programme, Waikato Management School, 1999-2008
  • Oral Convenor, PhD’s, University of Waikato
  • External Examiner, New Zealand and International PhD’s


  • WMS Outstanding Teacher Award, 2002
  • University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Teaching Excellence, 2003
  • National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, Category – Sustained Excellence, 2003.


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