Associate Professor Christine Woods

Biography

Kiwi born and bred, my interest in entrepreneurship and the small to medium business sector (SMEs) was sparked after working in Malawi as a small business advisor. Instead of catching malaria I caught the entrepreneur bug, becoming "hooked" on the passion and energy that entrepreneurs bring to what they do. I am an Associate Professor  in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Auckland. I  teach entrepreneurship a the Undergraduate and Masters level  and Māori Entrepreneurship, a component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Business. My research interests are in the area of SME and family business, social entrepreneurship and Māori entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial education. 

I am also part of the directing team for The ICEHOUSE Business Growth Programmes and facilitate on the Owner Manager Programme. My consultancy work is with SMEs and Family Businesses and social enterprises and I am the founding director of Māori Maps (www.maorimaps.com). 

Research | Current

Research Interests

Social Entrepreneurship
Māori Entrepreneurship
SME and Family Business
Entrepreneurship Education 

 

Teaching | Current

2020 INNOVENT 306 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Action 

 

Distinctions/Honours

2018 Ako Aotearoa NZ Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence

2017 Sustained Teaching Award, University of Auckland, Auckland

2015 Life Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, Cambridge

2010 Teaching Excellence Award: Collaboration (University of Auckland Business School)

2010 Teaching Excellence Award: Collaboration (University of Auckland Business School)

2006 Teaching Excellence Award (University of Auckland Business School)

2002 Best Doctoral Thesis Award (University of Auckland)

2001 Distinguished Teaching Award (University of Auckland)

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Newth, J., Shepherd, D., & Woods, C. (2018). Challenges of hybridizing innovation: Exploring structural attractors as constraints. In A. Corbett, J. Katz (Eds.) Hybrid ventures (pp. 61-92). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Ltd.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46631
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jamie Newth, Deborah Shepherd
  • Fitzgerald, T., Shepherd, D., Woods, C., & Newth, J. (2017). Structural attractors in developing social enterprises. Paper presented at ISIRC 2017. The 9th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 12 December - 14 December 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jamie Newth, Deborah Shepherd
  • Woodfield, P., Woods, C., & Shepherd, D. (2017). Appreciating entrepreneurship: A new approach for field research. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 7 (2), 193-217. 10.1515/erj-2016-0027
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Shepherd
  • Dell, K. M. (2017). Te Hokinga ki te Ūkaipō: Disrupted Māori Management Theory - Harmonising Whānau Conflict in the Māori Land Trust The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kiri Dell, Carla Houkamau
  • Woodfield, P. J., Shepherd, D., & Woods, C. (2017). How can family winegrowing businesses be sustained across generations?. International Journal of Wine Business Research, 29 (2), 122-139. 10.1108/IJWBR-12-2015-0052
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Shepherd
  • Woodfield, P., Woods, C. R., & Shepherd, D. (2017). Sustainable entrepreneurship: Another avenue for family business scholarship?. Journal of Family Business Management, 7 (1), 122-132. 10.1108/JFBM-12-2015-0040
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40263
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Shepherd
  • Woodfield, P., Shepherd, D., & Woods, C. (2017). How can family winegrowing businesses be sustained across generations?. International Journal of Wine Business Research, 29 (2), 122-139. 10.1108/IJWBR-12-2015-0052
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Shepherd
  • Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2017). Indigenous entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand The takarangi framework of resilience and innovation. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 11 (1), 20-38. 10.1108/JEC-01-2015-0010

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Primary office location

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 4, Room 4109
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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