Understanding stakeholder ecosystems is the central theme of my research. For my Doctoral thesis, I examined three decades of stakeholder influence on the New Zealand electricity industry, looking in particular at stakeholder management in an organisational change setting.
I have since developed expertise in the stakeholder ecosystems area by continuing to research it over the past few years and have also completed a funded project to develop a framework for a local government agency to improve its stakeholder engagement.
As a proponent of engaged scholarship - a collaborative form of inquiry amongst academics and practitioners which helps produce knowledge that is more penetrating and insightful, I seek to examine projects which can create knowledge that solves practical problems. My recent research projects provide evidence of my ability to utilise engaged scholarship in my area of research expertise of stakeholder ecosystems.