Amanda J. Williamson
I am a Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy at the Waikato Management School, New Zealand.
My area of research relates to the antecedents and consequences of affect in early stage entrepreneurship. More broadly, I am interested in research that intersects the disciplines of entrepreneurship and psychology, and that utilises novel research methods. My PhD topic was on the dark side and downside of entrepreneurship, using machine learning approaches.
I was awarded my PhD by the Institute of Work Psychology (University of Sheffield, UK) and conducted a seven-month international research stay in Chile (at the Department of Systems and Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Previous to the PhD, I worked as a Research Assistant at the former New Zealand Centre for small and medium-size enterprise research, and as a project manager for innovation research. I was a recipient of a doctoral scholarship award, and I hold top student awards from Massey University New Zealand, where I graduated on the Dean's List, earned first class honours (US equivalent of Summa Cum Laude).
I am a member of The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning and affiliated with the following research centres:
- Enterprise Innovation Unit of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research
- Institute of Work Psychology
- EPIC lab (evidenced-based policy and innovation research lab)
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