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Welcome - Haere Mai

Our business is adding value to your business.

NZIBR draws on the expertise of leading scholars from the University's Waikato Management School to deliver research projects of high value to the business community and wider society, that will help drive long-term sustainability and shareholder value. Public policy projects are also an important part of our work programme.

We offer a wealth of knowledge in areas ranging from economic impact analysis, strategy and leadership, to marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. We publish high quality research in both professional outlets and in academic journals and we continue to be the source for independent analysis and insight into issues impacting New Zealand and global business.

NZIBR comprises of three research units:


Upcoming Events and Activities


Introductions and Opportunities: A one-hour workshop to meet cross-disciplinary Researchers

Professor Karin Bryan, Director of ERI, and Associate Professor Eva Collins, Director of NZIBR, will give a brief overview of their research institutes. Researchers will have an opportunity to meet in a structured  interactive exercise.

Date: Thursday, 15 October
Time: 110.30am - 11.30am
Location: Waikato Management School, MSB 1.36 & 1.37
RSVP: [email protected] by Monday,  12 October


Research Seminar: Dr Jonathan M Scott
In Pursuit of Relevance: Engaged scholarship in entrepreneurship and small business research

Date: Thursday, 22 October
Time: 12 noon - 1pm
Location: Waikato Management School, MSB 4.02 or for  Zoom link click here


Research Seminar: Dr Amanda J Williamson
Measuring public sentiments using artificial intelligence: A five-country analysis of public perceptions of entrepreneurship

Date: Thursday, 5 November
Time: 12 noon - 1pm
Location: Waikato Management School, MSB 4.02


Research Seminar: Dr Cécile L'Hermitte
Transport resilience in New Zealand: key enablers and existing barriers to rapid modal shifts in the aftermath of an earthquake

Date: Thursday, 19 November
Time: 12 noon - 1pm
Location: Waikato Management School, MSB 4.02