Dr Amanda J Williamson
Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy
Qualifications: BBS, BBS first class honours, MBS, PhDc.
Personal Website: http://amandajw.com
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), on the dark side of entrepreneurship. 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.
My area of research intersects the fields of strategy and psychology. I examine entrepreneurship through a psychological lens, by considering the cross-directional effects between entrepreneurial behaviour, and sleep, emotions or health. I am passionate about social entrepreneurship and other compassionate and pro-social research contexts.
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 Experience Sampling Methodologies.
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
My research interest is at the intersection between entrepreneurship and psychology. I use novel research methods to explore how moods, emotions and sleep impact entrepreneurial cognition or behavior, and vice-versa.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room: MSB 4.38
Phone: +64 7 837 9676