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Nick Kearns

Lecturer, Enterprise Education in Schools
School of Applied Business
Location: Building 054, Room 002

Professional memberships

NZ Registered Teacher
Business NZ Mentor


Research Interests

R&D Funding for SME product development

Sustainability concepts

Areas of Research

SME perspectives on MoBIE funding application process

Emergent Systems in Sustainability: Sahtouris meets Odum

Teaching Interests

NLP in teaching/learning

Hobbies/Other Interests

Music, swimming

Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Nick Kearns as Associate Supervisor

Chai, Kim (2016). The challenges faced by homeowners and other stakeholders in retrofitting double glazed windows in older homes in New Zealand (Master of Business)


Mirzaei, M., Kearns, N., & Vellore, S. (2019). Resistance to change can improve change management. New Zealand Applied Business Education, Christchurch - New Zealand.

Mirzaei, M., Ranganathan, S., Kearns, N., Airehrour, D., & Etemaddar, M. (2019). Investigating Challenges to SME deployment of Operational Business Intelligence - CCse Study of the New Zealand Retail Sector. 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing Companion (UCC), Auckland.

Kearns, N. B. F., & Beale, W. J. (2015). Show me the Money: Perspectives on Applying for Government Research and Development Co-funding. Auckland, New Zealand, Occasional and Discussion Paper Series (Vol. Unitec ePress).

Kearns, N. B. F., & Hays, J. M. (2015). Student teams: Promises, problems and Paradoxes. National Tertiary Learning And Teaching Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Kearns, N. (2015). Innovation - It's not rocket science - or is it? New Zealand Exporter Magazine. New Zealand Exporter Magazine (Vol. Online).

Kearns, Nick (2014). DEMOCATISING INNOVATION. NZ Exporter Nov/Dec (Vol. Nov/Dec 2014).

Kearns, N.B.F., and Beale, W.J. (2014). Risk, Reward, Re-invention & Reality : A review of innovation funding in New Zealand. Unitec ePress (Vol. Unitec ePress).

Oldfield, J., Dassanayake, w., and Kearns, N. (2014). iBus: Perceptions of the rise of mobile learning in a business degree. B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014, B. Hegarty, J. McDonald, & S.-K. Loke (Eds.),.

Kearns, N. B. F., and Beale, W.J. (2014). The experience of high value manufacturing & services (HVMS) small to medium enterprises (SME) when applying for government research & development funding. Auckland, Not Published.

Kearns, N.B.F. (2014). Innovation Funding in New Zealand. Unitec Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland.

Kearns, N. B. F., Saifoloi, M., & Mellalieu, P. J. (2014). Introducing Education for Enterprise within island and immigrant Pacific communities: Capacity building lessons from the New Zealand experience. Unitec Pacific Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland.

Mellalieu, P.J., Vause, A., Coleman, E.B., and Kearns, N. (2014). Reducing Youth Disadvantage through Education for Enterprise: A Case study of Nga Kakano School. .

Kearns,, N.B.F. (2011). Young Enterprise Trust in New Zealand: History, Performance and Prospects. 8th AGSE international Entrepreneurship Proceedings.