Associate Professor Eva Collins

Eva Collins

Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate - Waikato Management School
Director of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research (NZIBR)

Qualifications: BS (Hons) Portland State, MA Essex, PhD George Washington

About Eva

Eva Collins is Associate Dean of Research and Postgraduate at Waikato Management School; Director of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research; Council Member, University of Waikato Council; Trustee of the Community Enterprise Leadership Foundation; (2016-2017) Visiting Fellow for sustainability research at Cambridge University.
Her research is focused on the tensions and paradoxes related to management and sustainability.
Prior to her University appointment, she did government affairs in Washington, D.C. for ten years for United Technologies Corporation.

Research Interests

Research interest is focused at the nexus of strategy and sustainability.  Current research includes:

Āmiomio Aotearoa - A circular economy for the wellbeing of New Zealand.  The circular economy presents a major opportunity to improve NZ’s long-term competitiveness and create value in many sectors of the economy, whilst at the same time improving productivity and enabling a transition to a sustainable, low-emission, and climate-resilient future (

Key researcher on cross-sector partnerships as part of a research programme funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), entitled, "People, Cities and Nature: Restoring indigenous nature in urban environments" (

Recent Publications

  • Pavlovich, K., Bowden, S., Simnadis, T., Connolly, H., Collins, E., & Gibb, J. (2020). Allbirds: Sustainable innovation disrupting the casual shoe industry. SAGE Business Cases, online, 11 pages. doi:10.4135/9781529713206

  • Kariyapperuma, N., Collins, E., & Bowden, S. (2019). Familial logics and environmental sustainability. In Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems. Australia: Central Queensland University.

  • Tregidga, H., Kearins, K., & Collins, E. (2019). Towards transparency? Analysing the sustainability governance practices of ethical certification. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 39(1), 44-69. doi:10.1080/0969160X.2019.1568276

  • Bowden, S., & Collins, E. (2018). Sustainable entrepreneurship: Entering and competing for good. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Chicago, USA.

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Environment; Environment Issues; Strategic Management; Sustainability

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.3.38B
Phone: +64 7 838 4083
Cellphone: 021 056 4122