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I am a Professor and Co-Chairperson of the Department of Strategy and Human Resource Management at the University of Waikato Management School.  The School has AACSB, EQUIS and EMBA accreditation and has been the No. 1 business school in New Zealand as rated by the government’s PBRF.

My Personal Philosophy is to imagine a world based upon excellence, passion, extraordinary performance, and vitality, where organisational performance is celebrated by its amount of collaboration, nurturing and compassion. Where healthy, wealthy and happy people and planet are the indicators of success. Where grace, gratitude and purpose are forms for guiding organisational life. I believe a transformation is occurring whereby the old paradigms of global competition are falling to be replaced by collaborative interdependence. This is seen in the world of partnerships, networks, and organic organisational forms. Yet, in this emergent time, how do we practice?

LIVING DEEPLY is my mantra for teaching, research and consulting. I enjoy assisting in transformation at personal, organisational and regional levels through collaborative qualities that nurture and enhance human capability and energy. Living deeply emerges through the spirit, the life force, of sustenance.

Check out my Inaugural Professorial talk if you want to know more about why this perspective is important (you need to skip to about 7.00 before it starts).


In recent years, I have had a number of awards that indicate the growing awareness of such contemporary approaches to research and teaching, as noted below:

2014 – Best Paper Award – Pavlovich, K. Imagine there is no other: reshaping management through I technologies.  Paper presented at ANZAM, UTS, Sydney, 2-5 Dec.

2014 – Best Case Study Award – Gibb, J. Connolly, H. Collins, E & Pavlovich, K. Nice guys making nice blocks. ANZAM, UTS, Sydney 2-5 Dec.  Now published in Journal of Management and Organisation, 2016,  22 (1), 133–137.

2014 – Organiser of the MSR Plenary Symposium at the Academy of Management, Philadephia. This plenary session on Transcendental Leadership included two prestigious strategy academics, and a well-known practitioner.  Professor Jay Barney (University of Utah) has shaped the strategy field through his creation of the resource-based view (RBV) framework. He has more than 80,000 citations.  The second speaker, Otto Scharmer (MIT, Boston) is well-known for the establishment of the Presencing Institute and U Theory.  The third speaker, Judy Wicks, is renowned globally for her leadership and insight in transforming local food networks. This session is accessable: Barney, J. Wicks, J. Scharmer, O. & Pavlovich, K. (2015). Transcendental leadership; A conversation. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. 12 (4), 290-304.

2013 – Invited speaker at the prestigious SKOPE workshop, Dept of Education, University of Oxford.  The research symposium was on: Shifting paradigms of threshold education.  Pavlovich, K. Educating conscious leaders in a post-capitalist world. (21-23 October, 2013).

2012 – 2017 Academy of Management MSR Executive committee. This is a 5 year tenure leading one of the 24 divisions or interest groups at Academy.  The Academy of Management is a leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organisations. Founded in 1936, the 19007 members from 108 nations make the Academy of Management the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world.

2011 – Best Paper Award at the international Academy of Management, Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group: Pavlovich, K. & Krahnke, K.  Empathy, connectedness and organization.  Best paper proceedings of the 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio 12-16 August 2011. (5% acceptance rate).




September 22, 2008 at 1:44 am Leave a comment


Dr. Kathryn Pavlovich
Associate Professor
BA (Auck), MMS, PhD (Waikato)

Dr. Kathryn Pavlovich


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