Dr Benjamin Philippe Fath

PhD (Management)

Biography

Since arriving in New Zealand in 2006, I have studied the growth, internationalisation and innovation in New Zealand SMEs. I have been involved in a series of large scale survey and interview studies that investigated management challenges in SMEs operating from small economies. More recently, I have started to investigate how the economic re-emergence of Asia influences New Zealand SMEs. My research has informed a number of courses at the business school on research methods, entrepreneurship and competing in Asia; as well as practitioner workshops across the country.

Teaching | Current

BUSADMIN 798: MBA research project

BUSMGT 743: Competing in Asia

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Fiedler, A., Fath, B. P., & Whittaker, D. H. (2017). Overcoming the liability of outsidership in institutional voids: Trust, emerging goals, and learning about opportunities. International Small Business Journal, 35 (3), 262-284. 10.1177/0266242616662510
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler
  • Fath, B. P., Whittaker, D. H., & Fiedler, A. (2017). Finding a silver lining: Entrepreneurial opportunity refinement amidst emerging competition. Paper presented at ACERE Conference 2017, Melbourne, Australia. 7 February - 10 February 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler
  • Fang, C., Fath, B. F., & Fiedler, A. (2016). Knowledge transfer within the MNC: the role of boundary spanners. Paper presented at BAM2016 Conference, Newcastle, UK. 6 September - 8 September 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler
  • Casey, C., Fiedler, A., & Fath, B. (2016). The European Company (SE): Power and participation in the multinational corporation. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 22 (1), 73-90. 10.1177/0959680115593653
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler
  • Whittaker, D. H., Fath, B. P., & Fiedler, A. (2016). Assembling capabilities for innovation: Evidence from New Zealand SMEs. International Small Business Journal, 34 (1), 123-143. 10.1177/0266242614548931
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler
  • Whittaker, D. H., Fath, B. P., & Fiedler, A. (2015). Open to ompetition? the role of competitive intensity in the legitimization of young, innovative ventures. Paper presented at SASE 27th Annual Conference, London, UK. 2 July - 4 July 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler
  • Fath, B. P., Fiedler, A., & Whittaker, D. H. (2014). Overcoming the liability of remoteness: innovation and exporting by NZ SMEs. Paper presented at EIBA - European International Business Academy, Uppsala, Sweden. 11 December - 13 December 2014. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler
  • Fath, B. F., Fiedler, A., Li, Z., & Whittaker, D. H. (2014). Tourism destination marketing: opportunities in China through social media: a case study. 28th ANZAM Conference 2014 Sydney, Australia. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Antje Fiedler

Contact details

Primary location

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 3, Room 374
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand