Research - UC Business School - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

UC Business School Academic Research areas and groups

The UC Business School is committed to providing a supportive and vibrant research environment. Our academic staff are involved in a number of research areas and continue to produce and publish works that have significant impact and relevance in the fields of business.

UC Business School Research

Research by the UC Business School not only informs teaching, it is often a part of student learning, and postgraduate students regularly are part of enquiries and projects. It also leads to publications in various academic, professional and popular forums. Our staff regularly present papers at academic conferences in New Zealand and overseas.

Accounting and Information Systems Research
Economics and Finance Research
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research

New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory

The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory (NZEEL) at the University of Canterbury, is the home of cutting edge experimental research and teaching in social science. The laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility with 36 fully partitioned work stations and separate experiment control room.

NZEEL is available for use by UC staff members, visiting researchers and graduate students. For more information visit the website at

Leading and Managing Resilient Organisations (LMRO) research group

The Leading and Managing Resilient Organisations (LMRO) research group involves specialists from a range of organisational sciences, including strategic management, human resources, organisational behaviour, organisational psychology and organisational change.

The Group assists organisations to become more agile, increasing their ability to adapt to sudden changes, to learn, and continuously improve their performance. Through our research and partnerships with businesses, we work to create organisations that not only survive but also thrive in a variety of challenging circumstances.

Recent work centers on organisational responses to the major Canterbury seismic events during 2010-2011. This is a rare opportunity to explore resilience processes where organisations have to manage in an extended crisis. Our projects address topics such as the Human Resources challenges, organisational learning during crises, strategic framing; we are also conducting major projects aimed at increasing the resilience of infrastructure organisations.

The Group is part of the broader Resilient Organisations research programme, contributing our expertise in the areas of organisational studies and people management.

For more information on the team and Resilient Organisations contact:
Dr Venkataraman Nilakant, phone +64 3 369 4038,
Dr Bernard Walker, phone: +64 3 369 3817,
or visit their website at


UC SPARK (system for people and research knowledge) is a searchable website which showcases UC’s research. You can search SPARK for information about individual researchers, the projects they are working on, the research groups they belong to, the specialist equipment that they use, and their affiliations. SPARK provides a comprehensive view of research at UC.

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