Professor Michele Akoorie

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Qualifications: MBA, DPhil

About Michele

Dr Michele Akoorie is a Professor of Strategy and Human Resource Management. Her specialisation is international management and she has published several books and a number of journal articles in her specialist fields of foreign direct investment, small firm internationalisation and clusters.

She is a graduate of Auckland University, holds an MBA (with distinction) in export management and international business from City University, London (now Cass Business School) and a DPhil from the University of Waikato.

She has taught at the University of Auckland and has held visiting positions at ANU (Australia) Reims Management School, France, the University of Oregon, USA, and the University of the Americas at Puebla, Mexico.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Research Expertise:

International Management
Organisation and Management Theory
Small and medium enterprises
Strategic Networks and Clusters

Research Interests:

Clusters and international competitiveness
Drivers of environmentalism in the wine industry
Foreign direct investment (FDI) and government policy
History of FDI in the New Zealand economy
Industrial districts
Multinational enterprises and national states

Journal Editors and Editorial Boards:
Strategic Outsourcing: An International JournalBoard Member2011 - cont
Asian Journal of Business ResearchBoard Member2010 - cont
The International Journal of Management Science and Information TechnologyAssociate Editor2010 - cont
Chinese Management StudiesRegional Editor2010 - cont


International Trade; Management; Strategic Management

International management
Organisation and management theory
Small and medium enterprises
Strategic networks and clusters