Dr Kate Lewis

Dr Kate Lewis

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School of Management
Massey University, Wellington Campus
PO Box 756
Wellington 6140, New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 801 5799 Ext. 63579
Email: K.V.Lewis@Massey.ac.nz


BBS (Hons), MBS (Dist), PhD

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Personal Profile

Kate is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management (at Massey University’s Wellington campus) where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate papers in enterprise development. She is a Vice President of the Small and Medium Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ); an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Work and Labour Market Institute at the Auckland University of Technology; and co-editor of the journal ‘Small Enterprise Research’.

Research Profile

Kate researches in the area of entrepreneurship and small firms. Her particular area of expertise is age and entrepreneurship (i.e. younger and older entrepreneurs). Other topics of focus have included human resource management in small firms (including issues of work-life balance), enterprise policy and business assistance, and business growth. She currently is working on projects centred on environmental management in SMEs, entrepreneurial identity, older workers and self-employment, and social entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journals

Bourke, J., Pajo, K., & Lewis, K. (2010). Elder care and work-life balance: Exploring the experiences of female small business owners. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, Vol. 35(1), pp.17-34.

Lewis, K. (2008). Small firm owners in New Zealand: In it for the 'good life' or growth? Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, Vol. 16(1), pp. 61-69.

Books and Book Chapters

Schaper, M., Volery, T., Weber, P., & Lewis, K. (2010). Entrepreneurship and small business (3rd Pacific Rim edition). Milton, Queensland: John Wiley & Sons.

de Bruin, A. & Lewis, K. (2010) Little Acorns in Action: Green Entrepreneurship and New Zealand Micro-Enterprises, in Schaper, M. (ed.) Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Farnham, England, Gower Publishing: 95-107. Surrey, England: Gower.

Lewis, K., & Coetzer, A. (2009). Human resource management in small firms: Effective informality. In M. Fink, & S. Kraus (Eds), The management of small and medium enterprises (pp. 95-107). New York: Routledge.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Lewis, K., & Cassells, S. (2009). Small firms & environmental responsibility: The potential for collaborative approaches. Paper presented at The Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society conference: Finding solutions to global problems through stakeholder engagement, new social partnerships and strategic alliances for a sustainable enterprise economy. Brisbane, Australia.

Cassells, S., & Lewis, K. (2009). SMEs and environmental practices: Barriers and drivers. In Proceedings of the 23rd ANZAM conference: Sustainable management and marketing (CD-ROM). Melbourne, Australia: Monash University.

Cassells, S., & Lewis, K. (2009). SMEs & environmental responsibility: Do actions reflect attitudes? Paper presented at The Massey University Sustainability conference: The sustainability debate - The way forward. Auckland, New Zealand.

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