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Featured researchers

Researchers at Wellington School of Business and Government are striving to advance knowledge in their fields. Learn more about their work.

Associate Professor Jessica Lai

Supporting Mātauranga Māori

Associate Professor Jessica Lai’s research is focused on seeing changes to intellectual property law that protect and support Mātauranga Māori.

Dr Mohammad Saud Khan

Entrepreneurship in the age of social media

Dr Mohammad Saud Khan is investigating how entrepreneurs can, and do, harness the power of social media.

Dr Kate Prickett

Family Matters

We may not be able to choose our families, but Dr Kate Prickett has chosen to study everything about them.

Associate Professor Dan Laufer

The delicate art of managing a crisis

The psychology of blame, how crises unfold, ‘crisis contagion’, and what we can learn from them are the focus of Associate Professor Dan Laufer's research.

Associate Professor Hongzhi Gao

Supporting New Zealand exporters

Associate Professor Hongzhi Gao is engaged in research that seeks to help New Zealand exporters weather trade wars and other political disruptions to trade.

Dr Jesse Pirini

Developing people capability in Māori organisations

Dr Jesse Pirini’s distinctive research explores the role that iwi and hapū based organisations can play in their communities—particularly in people development.

Associate Professor Markus Luczak-Roesch

Discerning patterns in supposed chaos

Associate Professor Markus Luczak-Roesch is leading a team that aims to understand and predict random events that occur within complex systems.

Professor Stephen Cummings

Busting management myths

Professor Stephen Cummings’ research explores the barriers to innovation that ingrained management practices create, and how to overcome them.

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