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Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
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Research interests focus on the management of organisational processes that create uncertainty and change (e.g., transitioning to contemporary workplace designs, organisational restructuring, CEO succession, business startup, responding to natural disasters). Colleen and her co-researchers are particularly interested in how people communicate and make sense of their interaction at critical interfaces, both within and between organisations (e.g., between energy retailers and consumers, line managers and frontline workers). Recently completed studies have explored (1) the utility of mundane management tools when implementing a global strategic change, (2) the impact of narrativity on the success of strategic change, (3) communicating during a disaster - the Canterbury earthquakes, (4) business startup in the New Zealand designer fashion industry.