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 currently teach entrepreneurship a the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level  and Maori Entrepreneurship, a component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Maori Business. My research interests are in the area of family business, SME growth, social entrepreneurship and Maori entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour.

In 2003, I was instrumental, with the Postgraduate Students' Association, in establishing the spark* entrepreneurship challenge and am currently the Faculty director of the Vision to Business Programme that is part of Velocity.

I am also part of the direction team for The ICEHOUSE Business Growth Programmes and facilitate on the Owner Manager Programme and the Agribusiness programme. My consultancy work is with SMEs and Family Businesses in strategy development, learning and business growth.

Research | Current

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial Behaviour
Social Entrepreneurship
Maori Entrepreneurship
Family Business
SME Growth

SMEs
Innovation
Entrepreneurship

Teaching | Current

2016 INNOVENT 303 Entrepreneurship
2016 INTBUS 705 Advanced Entrepreneurship
2016 Maoridev 721 Maori Entrepreneurship

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Woodfield, P., Woods, C., & 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Shepherd
  • Woodfield, P., Woods, C., & Shepherd, D. (2017). Appreciating Entrepreneurship: A New Approach for Field Research. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 0 (0).10.1515/erj-2016-0027
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deborah Shepherd
  • Woodfield, P., Shepherd, D., & Woods, C. R. (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
  • Phillips, T., Woods, C., & Lythberg, B. (2016). An investigation into the aspirations, governance and management challenges of Māori farming trusts. Outlook on Agriculture, 45 (4), 246-253. 10.1177/0030727016676713
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32885
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Billie Lythberg
  • Henare, M., Lythberg, B., & Woods, C. R. (2016). 'When the river ran purple': Reframing Indigenous economics in a global city. In K. Nicolopoulou, M. Karatas-Ozkan, F. Janssen, J. Jermier (Eds.) Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (pp. 187-209). Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Manuka Henare, Billie Lythberg
  • Horan, J., Lythberg, B. J., & Woods, C. R. (2015). Towards a human economy: reconsidering the legacies of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations and Theory of Moral Sentiments to recontextualise social entrepreneurship. Paper presented at The 12th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Stern Business School, NYU, USA. 4 November - 6 November 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Billie Lythberg
  • Lythberg, B. J., Woods, C. R., & Henare, M. (2015). The Māori marae as a structural attractor. Paper presented at The 75th Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Canada. 7 August - 11 August 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Billie Lythberg, Manuka Henare
  • Lythberg, B. J., Henare, M., Woods, C., & Chilala, T. (2015). I am the river and the river is me. Paper presented at European Society for Oceanists 2015 Conference, Brussels, Belgium. 24 June - 27 June 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Billie Lythberg, Manuka Henare

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

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