Dr Deborah Marie Shepherd
DPhil, MA (Hons) and BA.
Deb is a Senior Lecturer in Management and International Business Department in the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Auckland. She currently teaches in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Professional Development. Her research interests are in the area of family business, SME growth, SME governance, leadership, strategy and internationalisation and more recently a developing interest in social entrepreneurship.
Deb is involved in the student-led initiative SPARK and is currently one of the Faculty directors of the SPARK Vision to Business Programme. She was part of the founding team for The ICEHOUSE Business Growth Programmes and continues to develop and facilitate the Owner Manager Programme. Deb's consultancy work is with SMEs and Family Businesses in the areas of team and leadership development, strategy development, and business growth. She is a Member of the Family Firm Institute and is a Board member for a number of privately owned NZ SME and family businesses.
Family businesses, SME growth, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship
Research | Current
Teaching | Current
|2015||INTBUS 705||Advanced Entrepreneurship|
|2015||MGMT 723||Advanced Professional Development|
|2010||University of Auckland Business School Teaching Excellence Award: Icehouse collaborative teaching|
|2009||Icebreaker award: For outstanding contribution to growing NZ businesses|
|1997||NZ Federation of University Women PhD Scholarship|
|1993||University of Auckland Postgraduate Scholarship|
Member, Australia New Zealand Academy of Management Member, Family Firm Institute
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Shepherd, D., & Woods, C. (2011). Developing digital citizenship for digital tots: Hector's World limited. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 13 (3), 1-20.
- Kolb, D., Shepherd, D., & Woods, C. (2011). Managing growth in the smaller firm. In C. Massey (Ed.) Managing the small firm in New Zealand (pp. 225-236). Auckland: Pearson.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Woods, Darl Kolb
- Benson-Rea, M., & Shepherd, D. M. (2008). Macpac gears up and gets out there. In R. Whittington, G. Johnson, K. Scholes (Eds.) Exploring corporate strategy (pp. 765-773). Harlow, Essex: Prentice Hall.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maureen Benson-Rea