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Te Puna Whakatipu is Massey University’s strategic initiatives hub. Our mandate is to create better futures for New Zealand and the world, drawing upon the university’s capability, facilities and knowledge platforms in agriculture, food, health, business and design.
Te Puna Whakatipu means ‘the spring of development’ or the place from which new things can grow. The team’s aim is to create value for individuals, communities and organisations, by:
We will help you find the best way to deliver a better future for New Zealand, based on your expertise. The outcome might be a new strategic initiative, a new research programme or the development of a new commercial opportunity.
We work with you to:
If you would like to become involved in Massey initiatives, please get in touch with us.
Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 84045
Hamish R. Gow is Professor of Agribusiness, Director of Business Innovation and Strategy at Te Puna Whakatipu: Transforming Agrifood Business, and Project Leader on the Global Food Safety Partnership facilitation team, Massey University. Previously he has held roles as the Director of the Center of Agribusiness Policy and Strategy within the Massey Business School and Director of AgriCommerce Programs at Massey University. He is currently a member of the Potatoes NZ Export Market Development Group, Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association ReNewing New Zealand steering group and SCION's Value Chain Oprimization steering group. Previously, he has held faculty and staff positions at the University of Illinois, Michigan State University and Cornell University in the USA, KU Leuven in Belgium and the Slovak University of Agriculture in Slovakia. Prior to moving to Massey, he was Director of the Partnerships for Food Industry Development – Fruits and Vegetables – a USAID funded value chain development and capacity building project supporting farmers and SMEs from across Latin America, Southern Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa access local, regional and international horticultural markets and retail channels. He recently won the 2011 Effective Practice Award from the Sloan Consortium as founder of the Food Safety Knowledge Network and is currently leading the facilitation team assisting the World Bank establish an open source Global Food Safety Partnership for capacity building in the developing and emerging markets. He has research and industry experiences relate to: agribusiness strategy and managaement; Design Thinking andbusiness model development; Entrepreneurship, inovation and regional development; International food marketing; Agricultural and rural finance; International rural development; and Public private partnerships. He is currently working on serivce design and new business development projects with LIC, DairyNZ, MetLifeCare, and FairFax Media. Over the past 20 years lead market development projects in over 50 countries and consulted to the European Commission, OECD, IFAD, USDA, USAID, UNIDO, FAO, World Bank and numerous domestic and international SME’s, MNE’s and farmers’ organizations.
agribusiness strategy, entrepreneurship and business model development; international food marketing; rural finance; international rural development; and public private partnerships
21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Comparative Economic Systems (149901): Economics (140000):
Other Economics (149900)
Agricultural and Rural Finance
Agricultural Extension Program Design
Business Model Innovation
Food Industry Management
International Food Marketing
International Rural Development
Public Private Partnerships
Value Chain Analysis
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Last updated on Wednesday 22 February 2017