Professor Nigel Anthony Fell Haworth

PhD in Latin American Studies, BPhil in Latin American Studies and BA (Hons).

Biography

Professor of Human Resource Development, Nigel trained as an economist, became a specialist in Latin American Studies and the international labour market, and focuses his research in part on the Pacific Rim in the areas of national policy towards internationalisation, the role of WTO and the development of the ASEAN economies. He has recently begun to work on the international fishing industry with a long-running research group, based in his department.

He has also written for many years on various aspects of the international labour movement. Active in APEC networks between 1994 and 2010, Nigel led the Capacity Building Network of the APEC HRD Working Group between 2001 and 2010. He also works with the ILO and is currently a member of the ILO Century Project, producing the ILO's account of its role since 1919. He was Chair of the Partnership Resource Centre, located in the Department of Labour, and its successor, the High Performance Work Initiative, and was, for six years until 2009, Chair of the Centre for Housing Research, located in the Housing Corporation of New Zealand. He was National President of the Association of University Staff for three years between 2005 and 2008. He sits on a variety of committees and boards.

In 2012, he took up the role of Head of Department of the Department of Management and International Business for a four year term.

Also in 2012. he was elected on to the Policy Council of the New Zealand Labour Party, and in 2013 became a member of the NZLP's Council. In 2015, he was elected President of the New Zealand Labour Party.

Nigel held a Visiting Chair in the Toulouse Business School, in France, from 2007 to 2014.

Special Interests:

  • International employment relations
  • Regional integration and labour standards

Research | Current

Research Interests:
  • Maori sustainable development
  • International regulation and trade regimes
  • International human resource development
  • International economic integration

Teaching | Current

Positions Held:
From To Institution Position Held
2003 ---- The University of Auckland Professor of Human Resource Development
1995 2003 The University of Auckland Professor of International Business
1993 1995 The University of Auckland Professor of International Studies
1988 1993 The University of Auckland Senior Lecturer in Labour Relations
1978 1988 Strathclyde University Lecturer in Industrial Relations

 

Teaching:
2014 MGMT 714 Advanced Employment Relations
     
     

 

Responsibilities

Head of Department, Department of Management and International Business, in the University of Auckland Business School.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Chair, Centre for Housing Research (2003-2009)
  • Chair, Partnership Research Centre - later High Performance Work Initiative (from 2004)
  • International Coordinator, APEC HRD Working Group Capacity Building Network (2001-2010)
  • Member, Auckland Business Development Board (1990-1998)
  • National President, Association of University Staff (2005-2008)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Stringer, C., Hughes, S., Whittaker, D. H., Haworth, N., & Simmons, G. (2016). Labour standards and regulation in global value chains: The case of the New Zealand Fishing Industry. Environment and Planning A, 48 (10), 1910-1927. 10.1177/0308518X16652397
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Glenn Simmons, Christina Stringer
  • Simmons, G., Whittaker, H., Haworth, N., Pauly, D., & Zeller, D. (2016). Science of our fisheries study is robust. New Zealand Herald (23 May 2016), A22-A22. Auckland. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29191
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Glenn Simmons
  • Simmons, G., Bremner, G., Whittaker, H., Clarke, P., Teh, L., Zylich, K., ... Torkington, B. (2016). Reconstruction of marine fisheries catches for New Zealand (1950-2010). Vancouver, BC, Canada: Sea Around Us, Global Fisheries Cluster, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29190
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Glenn Simmons, Christina Stringer
  • Delaney, H. L., & Haworth, N. (2016). Partnership in practice in New Zealand: Involvement and Productivity in Fonterra’s Whareroa site. In S. Johnstone, A. Wilkinson (Eds.) Developing positive employment relations : International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership (pp. 305-325). UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4_13
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Delaney
  • Delaney, H. L., & Haworth, N. A. (2016). Battling in a Bleak Environment: The New Zealand Context for Partnership. In S. Johnstone, A. Wilkinson (Eds.) Developing positive employment relations (pp. 181-205). UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4_8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Delaney
  • Haworth, N., Stringer, C., Simmons, G., Hughes, S., & Whittaker, H. (2014). Contingency and Modes of Regulation: The Case of Labour Standards in the New Zealand Fishing Industry. Paper presented at ESRC Seminar 3 – International Regulation of Work and Employment, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy. 15 September - 16 September 2014. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26894
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Glenn Simmons, Christina Stringer
  • Obushenkova, E. A., Plester, B., & Haworth, N. (2014). Manager-employee relationships: Enter the smartphone. ANZAM Conference 2014: Reshaping Management for Impact Sydney, Australia. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lena Obushenkova, Barbara Plester
  • Haworth, N. A., & Hughes, S. (2014). Labor. In T. G. Weiss, R. Wilkinson (Eds.) International Organization and Global Governance. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Contact details

Primary location

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 4, Room 4121
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand