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NZIE Inaugural 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 SymposiumThe 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. The NZIE symposium aims to provide a forum for students, academics and practitioners to share research findings, knowledge and ideas concerning recent trends in applied business innovation and their impact and implications for leadership, knowledge management and business management practices.

Date: Thursday, 29th November 2018

Location: NZIE Takapuna CampusTakapuna, Auckland New Zealand.

Award:  $500 Best Paper Award

Theme: “Recent developments in applied business research 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 applied business research and technology
  • 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 paper 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.

Extended abstract: should include 1) the overall purpose of the study and the investigated research problem(s); 2) the basic design and methods of the study; 3) major findings or trends found as a result of the investigation.

Brief biography: please include a paragraph with your brief biography.

The abstract and the biography should, in total, fit in one A4 page.

To submit your paper, email the extended abstract and the brief biography to the following address:

Topics of interest

Papers should address the impact and implications of applied business research and technological innovations for leadership, knowledge management and business management practices. Topics could therefore include, but are not limited to: 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 extended abstract or paper draft submission: 15th of November

Notification of acceptance: Successful authors will be informed by 22nd of November

Symposium conferences and presentations: Thursday, 29th of November

Deadline for final paper submission: 6th of December

Organising committee:

Dr Martin Robson, Dr Silvia Rösler de Souza

For any enquiries regarding the submission of papers, 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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