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PGDip BusAdmin Massey., BBS Unitec.,Spec Level Microb NZ Technologist Board Institute (NZTBI)., Cert Prof Biochem & Microbiology NZTBI., Cert Sc(Paramedical) NZTBI
Alan's main professional experience has been in the health industry. He joined Unitec in 2002 as a part-time lecturer in management courses. To date Alan has taught a variety of management courses that have included: management in business, entrepreneurial business, personal effectiveness (at Certificate level); organisation and management, human resource management, leadership (at Diploma level); and human resource strategy (Bachelors level).
Alan is completing a Masters of Management (majoring in International Business).
Areas of interest: Alan's research interests include the level of competencies in the New Zealand Not-for-Profit Industry sector, organisational change and its implications on staff and culture, business and sustainability, and International Human Resource management.
Alan Lockyer is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing, Unitec. Alan specialises in human resource management, leadership, organisation and management, international business, and sustainability. Alan's research interests include organisational restructuring and its consequences, international human resource management, the third sector sustainability issues, and international business issues.
He has a Masters Degree in Management from Massey University, Auckland. This empirical research is based on a study of MNCs expatriate manager selection criteria. He also has a Bachelor of Business Degree with a double major in human resource management and marketing.
Before becoming an academic Alan has worked in the health industry for over 20 years in the medical laboratory field. He also has proficiency qualifications in biochemistry and microbiology, and a specialist level qualification in microbiology.
Alan is married and has one daughter.
International business issues, business sustainability in for-profit and not-for-profit (economic, social, environmental) organisations, ethics and social responsibility, organisational downsizing, organisational change/restructuring.
Areas of Research
Human resource issues involving expatriation, business sustainability issues, international business issues; third sector sustainability issues.
International Business, Business sustainability, Leadership, HRM, General Management
Music (Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Contemporary), sport (Rugby, Rugby League, Cricket, Basketball, Netball), travel, movies, trout fishing, camping, bush walks.
Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Alan Lockyer as Principal Supervisor
Southammavong, Chanthasone (2019). An exploration of staff retention strategies implemented by the banking sector in Laos to retain talented employees (Master of Business)
Keosouvanh, Paramee (2019). An investigation into what are the important motivation factors that help to retain Generation Y and Z employees in a mining company in Laos (Master of Business)
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Alan Lockyer as Associate Supervisor
Xaynhaphoum, Khaikham (2017). Talent management's role in retaining employees in the banking sector in Laos (Master of Business)
Vilayvong, Sonethavy (2016). Strategic human resource management impacts on local managerial employees' capacity building in foreign companies in Laos People's Democratic Republic (Master of Business)
Sutton, Carla (2016). An investigation into how the Lions Clubs in New Zealand can grow their membership base (Master of Business)
Sisavath, Mingkhouankham (2014). The application of international human resource management in the context of the human capital of multi-national organizations in Laos (Master of Business)
Phasathane, Vinattha (2014). Human resource leaders as strategic business partners in state-owned enterprises in Laos (Master of Business)
Sabarwal, Parwinder Kaur (2014). An analysis of how HR policies and procedures impact on employees' performance in New Zealand organizations (Master of Business)
Southammavong, C., Lockyer, A. J., & Mirzaei, M. (2020). A Study of the Retention Strategies Needed for Retaining Talent in the Laos Banking Sector. Unitec Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Southammvong, C., Lockyer, A. J., & Mirazei, M. (2020). A Study of the Retention Strategies Needed for Retaining Talent in the Laos Banking Sector. Unitec Institute of Technology Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.
Chan, D., Quifors, S., & Lockyer, A. (2019). A qualitative investigation into subsidiary level of Multinational Corporations performance measurement and management: Learnings from South East Asia. 26 th EurOMA Conference. Operations adding value to Society. 17 - 19 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland. Helesinki, Finland.
Lockyer, A. J. (2016). Evaluation capacity, barriers and resources needed to improve
evaluation programmes in New Zealand Non-Profit Organisations. Dr Z. Hoque, World Business, Finance and Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand November 28-29, 2016.
Lockyer, A. J., Nel, P., & Vilayvong, S. (2016). Utilising SHRM in capacity building of local managerial employees in foreign businesses in Laos. Dr Z. Haqq, World Business, Finance and Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand November 28-29, 2016.
Lockyer, A. J. (2015). An Empirical Study of How New Zealand Not For Profit Organisations Are Faring In Performance Management and Evaluation. World Business Finance & Management Conference, Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland.
Lockyer, A. J. (2015). An Empirical Study of How New Zealand Not For Profit Organisations Are Faring In Performance Management and Evaluation. World Business, Finance & Management Conference, Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland.
Lockyer, A. J. (2014). Title: Proposed empirical research concerning the performance management in the New Zealand Not For Profit Sector. World Business Finance and Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lockyer, A. J. (2014). Title: Proposed empirical research concerning the performance management in the New Zealand Not For Profit Sector. Dr Zia Haqq, Proceedings of World Business, Finance and Management Conference 8 - 9 December 2014, Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lockyer, A. J. (2014). "A study of the key cultural selection criteria that New Zealand selection managers use to select staff for overseas assignments". World Business and Economics Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lockyer, A. J. (2011). Lockyer, A. J. (2011). A proposal for the application of a logic model for evaluation and performance measurement of the New Zealand Nonprofit Sector.
This was a presentation of my proposal for a future doctorate at Massey University, Wellington as part of the pre-stage of the ANZAM conference. I received feedback from 3 professors and other doctorate students. .
Lockyer, A. J. (2009). Portugal and New Zealand take a Positive Stance in their Development of Wind Energy as an Important Contributor on their Journey to Sustainability. Sustainability Conference 2009.
Lockyer, A. J. (2009). Lockyer, A. J. (2009). Portugal and New Zealand take a Positive Stance in their Development of Wind Energy as an Important Contributor on their Journey to Sustainability. Sustainability Conference 2009. .
Lockyer, A., Du Plessis, A., and Maritz, P. (2006). The corporate commitment to climate change and the changes in corporate strategy and policy in the journey to sustainability. Hoque, M. Proceedings of the Third International Business Research Conference (Vol. CD Rom).