Victoria Business School

Research Partnerships at VBS

Many research projects at Victoria Business School involve direct collaboration with external partners.

Volunteer Management Research Programme

One example of our research links with practitioners is the Volunteer Management Research Programme being undertaken by the School of Accounting and Commercial Law and the School of Management. This research collabopration aims to improve our knowledge of New Zealand’s volunteers -- how they are supported and encouraged, how they are managed and how they are valued. A project has been funded by the Tindall Foundation, another by the Department of Internal Affairs, and two other projects are being funded by the University.

Professorial Fellowship in Monetary Economics

The School of Economics and Finance hosts the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's Professorial Fellowship in Monetary Economics. Funded through the Victoria University Foundation, this programme aims to enhance the development of monetary policy in New Zealand by inviting specialists of high international repute to visit New Zealand to present research and to stimulate and promote thinking on monetary policy issues.

GS1-sponsored PhD scholarship

Wellington-based, but part of a global organisation, GS1 is a not-for-profit organisation which develops and markets global standards for the identification of goods and services. GS1 sponsors a PhD scholarship, worth $48,000 per annum for up to three years, that researches supply chain traceability management practices in New Zealand.

GS1 CEO Peter Stevens says, "It's all about relationships and this has become a brilliant platform for strengthening those relationships between town and gown".

The current recipient, Melissa Welsh, is embarking on a three-year project in which she will analyse supply chain traceability management and its economic importance. The previous scholarship holder was Marta Vos, a School of Information PhD student who researched the potential for using RFID and Electronic Product Codes (EPCs) more widely.