The Waikato Lakes Tourism Development Feasibility Study was prepared for the South Waikato Economic Development Trust during the period of July to September 2004. The scope was to conduct a feasibility study that would underpin the development of recreation facilities and high yield outdoor tourism in the South Waikato District.
This is a joint project between NZTRI and La Trobe University, Melbourne. The aim of this survey is to answer the question: "How do sales managers resolve problems with their sales reps - and what are the consequences of different resolution methods?" The study is part of a wider international project aimed at determining how the behaviour and interaction styles of sales managers influence the motivation and feeling of well-being of sales people in the workplace.
This research project was funded by the NZ Department of Labour’s Future of Work programme. It aims to create a better understanding of how information and communication technology adoption is influencing the demand for, and use of, labour in the accommodation sector, and how enterprise owners and managers feel about the training issues that stem from ICT influences.
Studying New Zealand teenage girls in their choices of leisure and travel activities, this project explores issues of teenagers as a powerful market force in tourism. It also explores broader issues of gender, teenage identity and the commodification of ‘coolness’.
Activities and outputs
In 2003 a team of researchers in the centre started a six-year longitudinal study of New Zealand Small and Medium Enterprises. Phase One of the project was the study “SMEs in NZ: Lifecycles and Transition” (from which several outputs have been and continue to be generated. Phase Two will be conducted in 2004 where Candice Harris will be involved in the following project:
Project Title: Small and medium enterprises in New Zealand: Interactions With the Support Infrastructure.