Christine Woods
Christine Woods
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Kiwi born and bred, my interest in entrepreneurship was sparked after working in Malawi as a small business advisor. Instead of catching malaria, I caught the entrepreneurship bug, becoming 'hooked' on the passion and energy that entrepreneurs bring to what they do.

I am the inaugural Theresa Gattung Chair for Women in Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Auckland. I have taught entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and masters level and Māori Entrepreneurship, a component of the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Business.

My research interests are in the area of women and entrepreneurship, SME and family business, social entrepreneurship, Māori entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. I am also part of the directing team for The ICEHOUSE Business Growth Programmes and facilitate on the owner manager programme.

My consultancy work is with SMEs and Family Businesses and social enterprises and I am the founding director of Māori Maps