Dr Amanda J Williamson
Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy
Qualifications: PhD; MBS; BBS (First Class Hons)
Amanda is a lecturer in innovation and strategy at Waikato Management School, at the University of Waikato. Her research focuses on the health of entrepreneurs and artificial intelligence.
Previous to arriving to the University of Waikato she worked at the New Zealand Centre for SME Research, held a Visiting Researcher position in Chile (PUC, School of Engineering), and was awarded her PhD at the Institute of Work Psychology (Sheffield, UK).
Dr Williamson was the winner of the 2019 Divisional Teaching Excellence Award (Waikato Management School).
In the classroom, Amanda focuses on the mind of the entrepreneur. She currently teaches masters students about thinking and managing strategically, and final year students about commercialising a venture.
Amanda's research intersects the fields of entrepreneurship, psychology and artificial intelligence. In the context of entrepreneurial behavior, she is interested in health/emotions and innovative research methods (e.g., machine learning, experience sampling, physiological measurement).
Amanda has published multiple articles in the leading journal in the field, and has active research projects and international collaborations examining the cross-directional effects between entrepreneurial behaviour, and emotions/health, employing innovative research methods like natural language processing.
A new conceptual article includes:
- Let’s focus on solutions to entrepreneurial ill-being: Recovery interventions to enhance entrepreneurial well-being (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, FT-50 Journal)
An overview of another article is provided in the short video below:
Amanda holds the following research positions:
- Associate of the AI Institute
- Researcher in the New Zealand Institute for Business Research
- Partner of the EPIC lab (evidenced-based policy and innovation research lab)
- Editorial Board Member (Engagement Director) at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Social media and external research profiles:
- Twitter: @Amanda_JW
- Google Scholar
- ORCID: 0000-0003-3727-4577
- WebOfScience ResearcherID Y-4508-2018
- SSRN Author ID 3429552
- Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/ajwilliamson/
Dr Amanda J Williamson MSB 4.38
C/O Waikato Management School
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Williamson, A., Battisti, M., & Pollack, J. (2022). Capturing passion expressed in text with artificial intelligence (AI): Affective passion waned, and identity centrality was sustained in social ventures. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 17, e00295. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2021.e00295
Williamson, A., Gish, J. J., & Stephan, U. (2021). Let’s focus on solutions to entrepreneurial ill-being! Recovery interventions to enhance entrepreneurial well-being. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, online, 104225872110064. doi:10.1177/10422587211006431
Williamson, A. J., Short, J. C., & Wolfe, M. T. (2021). Standing out in crowdfunded microfinance: A topic modeling approach examining campaign distinctiveness and prosocial performance. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 16. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2021.e00261
Rojas, C. I., Pertuze, J. A., Williamson, A. J., Gilbert-Saad, A., & Alarcón, L. F. (2021). Standardization can be good for exploration: a social capital view of the productivity dilemma in operational teams. Production Planning and Control, online, 19 pages. doi:10.1080/09537287.2021.1903112
Depression; Emotional Intelligence; Human Behaviour; Machine Learning; Management; Psychology; Social Science Research; Strategic Management
Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurs; Affect; Moods; Innovation; Sleep; Cognition; Passion; Entrepreneurial Passion; Research Methods; Sentiment analysis
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Room: MSB 4.38
Phone: +64 7 837 9676