Dr Marcus Ho

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Senior Lecturer in Management

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 - ext: 5448

Email: marcus.ho@aut.ac.nz


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Auckland)
  • Masters of Social Sciences (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Academy of Management
  • European Group of Organization Studies
  • New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


Marcus' research and teaching interests lie at the nexus of entrepreneurship and HRM.  He has taught undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive courses in entrepreneurship and human resource management at the University of Auckland and AUT. Marcus has a background as an organizational psychologist  and HR consultant and has consulted for a variety of small to large businesses.  Marcus is the research leader for the wellbeing and performance group, New Zealand Work Research Institute at AUT.

Teaching Areas:

  • HRMG802 Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MGMT705 Occupational stress and resilience

Research Areas:

  • Human resource management and wellbeing
  • Organisational resilience
  • Human capital and HRM as strategic resource for organisations
  • Human resources and human capital in small-medium enterprises

Research Summary:

Marcus’ research builds on his experiences and background as an organizational psychologist and human resource consultant. Specifically, Marcus’ research focus on human capital and potential as a strategic resource for organizations and entrepreneurship. In addition, he studies the acquisition of human  resources and its integration with other resources and capabilities.  Marcus’ current research streams also examine how wellbeing and resilience intertwines with HRM for value creation; human capital and career trajectories; individual and organizational resilience; and strategic issues in  HRM.

Current Research Projects:

  • Katherine Ravenswood and Marcus Ho- Caregiver work and careers
  • Smita Singh and Marcus Ho- Individual and organisational resilience
  • Marcus Ho, Martie-Louise Verreynne (UQ), Anna Jenkins (UQ), Tim Bentley, Peter Galvin (Curtin) and Stephen Teo – Organisational resilience
  • Marcus Ho, Trish Corner (AUT) and Marie Wilson (UniSA)– Dynamic capabilities and human resource capabilities in biotechnology firms
  • Marcus Ho, Diep Nguyen (Edith Cowan), and Jarrod Haar- HRM and organizational trust
  • Marcus Ho, Stephen Teo (Edith Cowan), Christine Soo (UWA), and Amy Tian (Curtin)- strategic human capital


Selected Publications

  1. Verreynne, M. L., Ho, M. & Linnenleuke, M. (forthcoming). Organizational resilience and the entrepreneurial firm. Special issue International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research.
  2. Nguyen, D., Teo, S. T. T. & Ho, M. (2018). Development of human resource management in Vietnam: A semantic analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35(1), 241-284. DOI: 10.1007/s10490-017-9522-3.
  3. Lewis, K., Ho, M., Harris, C. & Morrison, R. (2016).  Becoming an entrepreneur: Opportunities and identity transitions, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 8(2), 98-116.
  4. Ho, M., Nguyen, D., Lo, K., McLean, C. & Teo, S.T.T. (2015). The state of human resource (HR) competency research: Charting the research development of HR competencies and examining the signals from industry in New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 40(2), 71-89.
  5. Teo, S.T.T., Newton, C., Pick, D. & Ho., M. (2014). Emotional Intelligence as a Buffer of Occupational Stress, Personnel Review, 45(5), 1010-1028.
  6. Ahsan, K., Ho, M. & Khan, S. (2013). Recruiting project managers: A comparative analysis of project manager competencies and recruitment signals from project manager advertisements, Project Management Journal, 44 (5), 36-54.
  7. Corner, P. D. & Ho, M. (2010). How opportunities develop in social entrepreneurship,  Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 34 (4), 635-659.
  8. Ho, M. W. Y., Wilson, M. & Chen, S. (2010). HRM in biotechnology SMEs: Emergence of employment systems through entrepreneurship, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(3), 313–336.
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