Dr Amanda J Williamson
Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy
Qualifications: BBS, BBS first class honours, MBS, PhD.
I am a lecturer in innovation and strategy at Waikato Management School, at the University of Waikato. I currently teach strategic management in the Master of Business and Management (MBM) programme.
I undertook my PhD at the Institute of Work Psychology (UK, Sheffield University). Previous to starting at Waikato Management School, I was a visiting researcher in Chile, and earlier, a research assistant at the (then) New Zealand Centre for SME Research, Massey University.
In the classroom, I teach masters students about managing strategically, and final year business students how to commercialise a venture.
My area of research intersects the fields of entrepreneurship and psychology. I am interested in the entrepreneurial mind. I use innovative research methods (machine learning, experience sampling, physiological measurement) to examine entrepreneurship through a psychological lens. I am passionate about Latin America, pro-social research contexts, and in the cross-directional effects between entrepreneurial behaviour, and sleep, emotions or health.
I have published in a leading journal in the field, and have active research projects and international collaborations on entrepreneurship and mood, employing innovative research methods like machine learning and sentiment analysis.
An overview of a recent article is provided in the short video below:
I am a member of The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning and affiliated with the following research centres:
- Enterprise Innovation Unit of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research
- Institute of Work Psychology
- EPIC lab (evidenced-based policy and innovation research lab)
Social media and external research profiles:
- Twitter: @_amandajw
- Google Scholar
- ORCID: 0000-0003-3727-4577
- WebOfScience ResearcherID Y-4508-2018
- SSRN Author ID 3429552
- Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/ajwilliamson/
Williamson, A., Battisti, M., Drencheva, A., & Ferri, C. (2019). Entrepreneurial disappointment and its link with mental illness: A machine learning study. In The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, Massachusetts.
Williamson, A., Battisti, M., Leatherbee, M., & Gish, J. J. (2019). Rest, zest, and my innovative best: Sleep and mood as drivers of entrepreneurs’ innovative behavior. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(3), 582-610. doi:10.1177/1042258718798630
Williamson, A., & Drencheva, A. (2019). Emotional costs of the entrepreneurial process: A review and agenda for future research. In G. Atinc (Ed.), 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Vol. 2019 (pp. 40 pages). Boston, Massachusetts. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2019.10729abstract
Battisti, M., & Williamson, A. (2015). The role of intermediaries in the small business transfer process. Small Enterprise Research, 22(1), 32-48. doi:10.1080/13215906.2015.1022129
Emotional Intelligence; Human Behaviour; Management; Psychology; Strategic Management
Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurs; Affect; Moods; Innovation; Sleep; Cognition; Passion; Entrepreneurial Passion; Research Methods
Contact DetailsEmail: email@example.com
Room: MSB 4.38
Phone: +64 7 837 9676