Discover the vast array of research at the Waikato Management School.

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Waikato is ranked first in New Zealand and in the top 3% globally for economics research over the last 10 years (RePEc), with six of the country's top economists published in leading journals.

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We're focused on developing leaders with a passion for innovation, and enabling organisations to succeed through the power of innovation and entrepreneurial practice.

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We publish pioneering research on financial markets and investment analysis, including the growth of cryptocurrencies, the emergence of retail share trading platforms, and risk mitigation.


Research focused on health communication, indigenous health management, health economics and changes caused by population growth.


Research on leading-edge practices in leadership that will enable leaders to positively influence self, others and their organisations.

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Research in this field focuses on how Māori and indigenous entrepreneurs balance cultural and commercial imperatives in business.

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We seek to address the big challenges facing business and society regionally, nationally and globally by producing world-class theoretical and practice-relevant management research.

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We have research expertise in the responsible management of organisations, and modelling the economic effects of environmental and social policies.

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Waikato Management School is ranked 51-75 for Tourism & Hospitality Management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

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Business research

Waikato Management School works with research centres to deliver a wealth of knowledge in areas ranging from economic impact analysis, strategy and leadership, to marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship.


PhD and Doctoral study

Thinking about undertaking a PhD thesis? Our PhD students come from every corner of the globe. They undertake theoretical and applied research within all the core disciplines of management, as well as an increasing number of multidisciplinary fields.

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Find details of our research staff and their areas of expertise in this handy directory.


Our academics and students receive research funding from a diverse range of organisations for a variety of projects.


Planning to conduct a research project that involves collecting data? Learn how to obtain ethics approval first.

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Our academic staff are nationally and internationally recognised for their research excellence.

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Our Master of Management Studies (MMS) enables postgrad students to gain expertise in a specialist subject area, and puts them on the right path for PhD study.

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Miss Amanda Sircombe

Research and Postgraduate Research Manager

Amanda Sircombe is the Research and Postgraduate Manager for the Waikato Management School.<br /><br />Amanda is responsible for managing the research activities, and administrative processes/policies for WMS. This includes managing PhD students; ethics processes; PBRF processes; research leave; research publications; external and internal research fund…