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Dr Jeffrey Kennedy PhD, BCom, BSc(Hons)

Senior Lecturer

Massey Executive Development

Jeff is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University’s Auckland campus. From 2003 to 2013, he was on the faculty of Singapore’s Nanyang Business School (NBS) and, from 2009, was Director of Open and Custom Programs for Nanyang Executive Education. His research has been published in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Global Mobility, Academy of Management Executive, and Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Jeffrey obtained his PhD in Organisational Behaviour from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests cover careers, cross-cultural management, and leadership.


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 2136378
    Location: QA3.02, Quad A
    Campus: Albany


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Nanyang Technological University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Commerce - University of Canterbury (1995)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (First Class Honours) - University of Canterbury (1978)

Research Expertise

Research Interests



Cross-Cultural Management

Human Resource Management

International Business


21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Human Resources Management (150305):
Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107):
International Business (150308): Organisation and Management Theory (150310): Organisational Behaviour (150311):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 4 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Stella Ye - Doctor of Philosophy
    Innovation,institution environment and performance of MNEs: Evidence from Chinese manufacturing companies
  • Yantao Wen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Ownership Structure, Foreign Direct Investment, and Investment Efficiency: Evidence from China
  • Marlon Gunasekera - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Relationship Between the Value Orientations, Organizational Culture and Productivity
  • Michelle Sitong Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Achieving Holistic Sustainability in Chinese and New Zealand Business Partnerships: An Integrative Approach

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Chao Zhao - Doctor of Philosophy
    Post-entry internationalization speed, managerial cognition, and firm performance: A dynamic capability perspective

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