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Business, Management and Leadership Symposium 2018

It is a pleasure to invite you to New Zealand Institute of Education’s (NZIE) Inaugural Business, Management and Leadership Symposium. The symposium is organised by the Department of Business and Management at NZIE and will take place at the Takapuna Campus of NZIE on Thursday, 29th November 2018. This NZIE symposium aims to provide a forum for students, academics and practitioners to share research findings, knowledge and ideas concerning recent trends in technological innovation and their impact and implications for leadership, knowledge management and business management practices.

Date: Thursday, 29th November 2018

Location: NZIE Takapuna Campus, Takapuna, Auckland New Zealand.

Award:  $500 Best Paper Award

Theme: “Recent developments in technology and resultant implications for leadership, knowledge management and business management practices”.

Why you should submit: 

  • $500 Best Paper Award
  • Gain valuable experience at formulating and expressing your research ideas and findings
  • Gain specific and valuable feedback on your research project from a wide range of attendees
  • Find out about the latest trends in technology and research
  • Network with other students, practitioners and academics about what you are doing and what they are doing
  • Have your work peer reviewed and published in our Symposium Proceedings

To submit your research project please see below our Guide for presenters.


NZIE Academic Symposium

Guide for presenters

Cost for presenters: FREE (refreshments included)

Referencing style: APA, 6th Edition.

Font: Arial or Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, with 2.5 cm page margins.

To submit your extended Abstract or draft paper, email the following address: Please include a brief biography.

Topics of interest:

Papers should address the impact and implications of technological innovations for leadership, knowledge management and business management practices. Topics could therefore include: cryptocurrencies, new devices, channels and platforms for communication, virtual reality, social media, online marketing/advertising, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, GPS and self-driving vehicles, telecommuting, teleconferencing, inventory systems, accounting systems, customer relationship management systems, logistic systems, virtual teams, pressures on work-life balance, the four-day work week and the universal basic income.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract or paper draft submission: 31st of October.

Notification of acceptance: Successful authors will be informed by 7th of November 2018.

Deadline for final paper submission: 22 November, 2018.


Organising committee:

Dr Martin Robson, Nicola Taylor, Allison Hislop

For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact:

For all general enquiries, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at the Inaugural NZIE Business, Management and Leadership Symposium, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand.

 About NZIE

For more than 22 years NZIE has been an institute of excellence, producing outstanding graduates who are highly employable both in New Zealand and abroad. Every qualification NZIE offers is co-created or shaped by employers and industry specialists and taught by dedicated experts. NZIE has well established and loyal relationships with industry, with many students getting skilled employment or pathwaying to further study.


We want to connect every graduate with their real potential; to aim higher, go further and make a genuine difference – not just to New Zealand – but the world. As part of our commitment to making a genuine difference, we collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, partners and educational institutions. Our inaugural symposium is part of, and emergent from, our ongoing process of collaboration. We aim to gather a diverse range of voices for the benefit of our students, students of other institutions, the local community, local and national businesses, as well as academics.


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