International spotlight on Business School innovation

Victoria Business School’s Professorial Chairs’ programme has been showcased as one of the world’s ‘innovations that inspire’ at an international conference.

Pipitea campus, home of Victoria's Business School

Of 299 submissions, the School’s programme was one of thirty innovations presented at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business international conference in Miami.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce Professor Bob Buckle says the programme is making a real difference in advancing specific research areas and issues that are central to New Zealand business and public policy.

“We have six Chair positions now, and these allow high-calibre academics to focus their research, teaching and graduate supervision on contemporary and critically important national issues,” he says.

Each Chair is supported by an advisory group made up of stakeholders from the business, public and community sectors. The Chairs support partnering organisations in undertaking research, implementing initiatives and collaborating with staff on critical business and policy issues.

The Chairs are: the BNZ Chair in Business in Asia; the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice; the Chair in Digital Government; the Chair in Economics of Disasters; the Chair in Ethical Leadership; and the Chair in Public Finance.