Ian Williamson

Dean of Victoria Business School

Professor Ian O. Williamson is a globally recognized expert in the area of human resource management. Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, Wellington, his research focuses on how the development of effective “talent pipelines” can enhance organizational and community outcomes.

In particular, he looks at how human and social capital influences firm operational and financial outcomes, talent management in the context of new ventures and growth-oriented firms, the role of human resource practices in driving firm innovation and the impact of social issues on firm outcomes.

Williamson has worked with executives in over 20 countries across six continents and his research has been published in leading academic journals (e.g. Academy of Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology) and has been covered by leading media outlets across the world.

Leading Your Organization Through the Complexities of Change
  • The dramatic shift in the competitive landscape of the last ten years – and the management challenges they present
  • Why the greatest threats to firm performance are not commercial issues but social issues
  • The key leadership behaviors individuals should adopt in order to manage change and disruption
  • How leaders can help their organizations and communities adapt, survive and thrive