Research Staff Profiles

Neihana Jacob Acting Head of Department for Business, Computing and Communications. profile photo.

Neihana Jacob


Acting Head of Department for Business, Computing and Communications.


Master of Management Studies (1st Class Hons), Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction), Bachelor of Management Studies and a Diploma in Law, University of Waikato.


Neihana has been an educator at tertiary level with more than 10 years’ experience. He has proven ability to manage team members, facilitate student learning and success, meet organisational targets and regularly self-reflect.

Neihana has a strong focus on Māori retention and success within tertiary education.

He facilitated the successful implementation of the first kaupapa Māori tutorials at the Waikato Management School, University of Waikato. By introducing the supporting tenants of cultural aspirations, socio-economic mediation and the principle of growing respectful relationships; students (both Māori and non-Māori) enrolled in these tutorials had a higher pass rate at the end of each semester between 2007 and 2010.

Research Interests:

  • Strategic Management
  • Māori Business
  • Māori Governance and Leadership
  • Marae Framework
  • Indigenous Research Development
  • Work-Life integration
  • Thinking Differently in Management.

Research Publications and Outputs:

  • 18th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference, University of Waikato, 12th June 2015.
  • Pūrākau Taketake Indigenous Narratives. The Power of Pūrākau Taketake in Tertiary Practice; A metaphysical basis for critical enquiry. Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka Unitec New Zealand Institute of Technology, Auckland. 30 July 2015
  • International Indigenous Research Development Conference held at the University of

Auckland, November 5 – 8 2014. This conference foresees research in which indigenous communities are heavily involved; setting priorities, conducting the research and identifying and sharing outcomes and benefits.

  • House of Montrose Research Methods and Supervision Workshop, July 2014, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • International Indigenous Research Development Conference, University of Auckland,

November 3 – 5, 2012.

  • Completing submission of article tilted - Work-Family Conflict and Enrichment Predicting Cultural Wellbeing, Emotional Exhaustion and Tardiness: A Mediation Study of Māori Employees to the New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management, and the New Zealand Journal of Management & Organisation.
  • Supervision of final year Industry project Rua, J. & Mclean, M. (2014). Pre-Feasibility Tourism Study
  • Supervision of final year Industry project Rakei, C. (2014). Understanding the Impact of Crime-Related Safety Perceptions
  • Supervision of final year Industry project Nagar, Y. (2014). Rotorua Thermal Park Student Accommodation Project
  • Supervision of final year Industry project Kapoor, P. (2014). Waiariki Travel Desk
  • 2014 Ruakura Hub: An Inland Port. Logistics & Transport NZ, 11(3).
  • 2014 The key to Māori Success begins in the Home, To ProBus and the Centre for Continuing Education, Hamilton, New Zealand. Hui Taumata, Te Puni Kōkiri Report.
  • 2013 ‘How to manage people effectively' - What does technology have to do with it?
    University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 2013 ‘What is Change Management' University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

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