More featured researchers

More stories about the exciting and important work of researchers at the Wellington School of Business and Government.

Professor Anne Goulding

Advocating for libraries

Professor Anne Goulding is focused on advocating for libraries and the important role they play in New Zealand communities.

Professor Eberhard Feess

The economic determinants of unethical behaviour

Professor Eberhard Feess’ research delves into the economic factors that encourage people to lie, cheat, and steal.

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.

Dr Cathal Doyle

Turning school students into citizen scientists

Dr Cathal Doyle is researching how online citizen science projects can help New Zealand primary school students better engage with science.

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.

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 Jan Feld

Using data to answer important questions

Dr Jan Feld’s research might look scattered but it’s all focused on one idea—using data to answer important questions.

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.

Associate Professor Christian Schott

Using virtual reality to provide meaningful education on sustainability

Associate Professor Christian Schott’s research has led to the development of a VR experience that lets students experience cultures around the world.

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.

Professor Lisa Marriott

Equal treatment

Whether people are treated equally when it comes to welfare, pensions and sentences for financial crimes reveals a lot about New Zealand society..

Professor Michael Macaulay

Fast rise through the ranks of ethics research

Professor Michael Macaulay's research in public administration has a focus on ethics and has included an investigation into culture change in the New Zealand Police.

Professor Norman Gemmell

Examining tax behaviour

Award-winning economist Norman Gemmell’s research aims to create tools to analyse and predict how people will respond to tax and welfare changes.

Professor Ilan Noy

Building our resilience

Ilan Noy, thought to be the world’s first professorial Chair in the Economics of Disasters, examines lessons from events such as the Christchurch earthquakes.

Associate Professor Karl Löfgren

Analysing the analysts

Karl Löfgren has been examining how policy analysts work, and delving into public sector autonomy.

Dr Sally Riad

Exploring leadership through Cleopatra

Sally Riad often uses ancient Egypt as a way to examine management issues.