Improving economic development of New Zealand through risk and opportunity management

Tuesday 5 October 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

COVID-19 illustrated that crisis can be unexpected and requires smart thinking and smart learning, and that traditionally risk approaches require a fresher and wider lens, as well as education and being open for change.

The use of technology can certainly help with risk management and opportunity management to improve such areas from waste management to domestic and international tourism.

By looking at risk management at the higher level of thinking, we collectively can create space for different stakeholder (non-for profit, private sector, tertiary education and government organizations) to collaborate and capitalize on risk and the opportunities it provides for economic and industry development. I will be presenting on the project that I have worked on at the University of Canterbury in collaboration with Christchurch City Council, Australia New Zealand Smart Cities Council and Christchurch NZ, in relation to risk and opportunity management, in areas of waste management and tourism and how other businesses can implement our approach.

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation, this Lunchtime Seminar will be delivered only as a webinar.
The health and well-being of RiskNZ’s Members are paramount and offering the Seminar as webinar-only is the most socially conscious choice as we take measures to practice social distancing.

About the presenter:

Dr Anna Earl (PhD, International Business, University of Auckland Business School), is a Lecturer in Management at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Her main research interests include: the relationship between government and multinational enterprises, internationalization processes of multinational enterprises from emerging economies and application of institutional theory to various disciplines.

She is also interested in methodological issues related to conducting research in emerging economies. Her recent research interest is in societies in smart cities. She has co-authored a book “Institutional theory in tourism and hospitality” and published in Journal of International Management, Tourism Management Perspectives, Journal of Business and Industries Marketing and others. She serves on editorial boards for Journal of International Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets and Review of International Business and Strategy.