Researcher profile for Stephen Atkins
Stephen is Principal Lecturer (Business) in Te Maru Pūmanawa College of Creative Practice & Enterprise. He lectures in business research methods, societal/ethical issues in business management, and organisational behaviour. Stephen's research interests include personality-fit-in-the-workplace, cross-cultural/mixed-methods R&D for career-guidance, and social cognitions. He also undertakes teamwork optimisation and team mission analysis in regards to humanitarian projects overseas and more-generally, volunteer staffing research.
Since April, 2000, Stephen has authored or co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed research outputs, including in the international journals: Tourism Research, Human Performance, Human Resource Management, Public Personnel Management, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, and Motor Behavior, and in internationally-edited books published by Wiley, Routledge, CABI/Oxford, Palgrave-McMillan, and Springer. His second career as a research academic was preceded by twenty years in various supervisory or management roles, with most of these in the spacecraft ops/engineering and manned-spaceflight engineering sectors (although in most of those years, still focused on the rigorous assessment of human behaviour, human capabilities, and human-to-systems interactions). His primary research context now is in the assessment of human capabilities and the talent-requirements for providing near-real-time (NRT) technical support to humanitarian water-aid teams and surface water-quality monitors. The latter has seen his recent return to the spacecraft-based Earth Observation (EO) research arena, as regards ground-truthing samples for EO of surface water qualities.
Atkins, S., Gill, L.J., Schaddelee, M., & Tonny, T. (2018) Gathering sufficient talent for the upcoming generation’s defining and looming catastrophe: A global shortage of drinkable water. Discussion session accepted at the 29th International Congress for Applied Psychology/Montreal.
Atkins, S. G., Tutino, M., West, P., Quensell, P., Rountree, N., and Atkins, S. C. (2018) Ethics challenges particular to trans-cultural and/or archival mixed-methods research. Round-table session at 17th European Conference of Research Methods for Management and Business Studies, 12-13 July, Rome.
Scholz, M. & Atkins, S. G. (2018) Beyond Dimension-reduction: Exploratory Factor Analysis for First Indications of Temporal Attitude Shifts. Paper presented at 17th European Conference of Research Methods for Management and Business Studies, 12-13 July, Rome.
Atkins, S., Tonny, T., Gill, L., Schaddelee, M., & Lion, K. (2018) How 21st Century Knowledge Management can greatly improve talent management for sustainable water project teams. Chapter 5 in Russ, M. (Ed) Handbook of Knowledge Management for Sustainable Water Systems, ISBN: 978-1-119-27163-5 Mar 2018, Wiley-Blackwell.
Gill, L. J., Atkins, S., Ramsey, P., & Schaddelee (2017) Detecting Sincerity in World Café experiences en route to Q-sorting Paper presented at the 16th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, Dublin.
Lion, K., Atkins, S., Gill, L., Schaddelee, M., & Tonny, T. (2017) The global “war on unsafe water” as context for a new HR4SocialGood movement. Peer reviewed abstract and presentation of paper at the XIX Conference of International Academy of Management and Business, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Redman, K., Atkins, S., and Halberstadt, J. (2016) ONet’s Work Importance Profiler distinguishing agentic from communal from status from feminine occupations. Paper published in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management, Paris, June.
Beagley, C., Atkins, S., & Tonny, T. (2016) Structural Equation Modelling of Restaurant Guest Behavioural Intentions. Chapter in Tourist Behaviour: International Perspectives (M. Kozak & N. Kozak, Eds.), Oxon: CABI. ISBN: 978-1-78064-812-5.
Atkins, S. G., Halberstadt, J., Atkins, E. R., & Graham, S. (2014) Are more than the “Big Five” needed when moving higher-order personality factors into the workplace? Peer reviewed Poster paper presented at the 13th European Conference on Research Methods for Business and Management Studies hosted by Cass Business School, London.
Beagley, C. & Atkins, S. (2014) Hotel restaurant customer satisfaction-based predictors of favorable intentions Published in Proceedings of the 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure, Instanbul. ISBN 978-605-4940-25-7.
Atkins, S. & Foster-Thompson, L. Atkins, S. & Foster-Thompson, L. (2013, January). (2013) Pro Bono Service-Learning Options via Global Networks: The Case for Humanitarian Work Psychology Roundtable at the 35th National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, Florida, (2013, January).
Atkins, S., Halberstadt, J., Atkins, E. R., & Graham, S. (2013) Brief attribute measures for brief stints inside overseas aid teams. Peer reviewed abstract and presentation at the XIV Conference of the International Academy of Management & Business, San Antonio, Texas.
Gill, L., & McConnell, C., & Atkins, S. (2011) ProjectMe: A filmed live-studio self-development learning event informed by HR practitioners’ developmental needs Journal of Management Problems in the 21st Century, 2, 54-75.
Foster Thompson, L. & Atkins, S. (2010) Technology, Mobility and Poverty Reduction in S. Carr's The Psychology of Global Mobility, International and Cultural Psychology, Springerlink, Chapter 15. 301 – 322
Carr, S.C. Fletcher, R. B., Atkins, S., Stillman, J., Clarke, S. J. and Buttle, H. (2008) From Groups to Teams: Assessing Individual Differences in Preparedness for Team Work? in Personality @ Work (Jürgen Deller, Ed.), Munich: Rainer Hampp Verlag. 1 - 32.
Atkins, S., Baker, T. & Foster-Thompson, L. (2008) SmartAid: Consultants Without Costs: Enhancing the Internet’s Potential for Poverty Alleviation and Post-disaster Re-development. Annual Conference of the Center for Collaboration and Innovation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. September.
Atkins, S. (2007) Optimizing team performance in aid and post-disaster eTeams: new developments for the UN's Online Volunteer Network. Plenary keynote at Annual Conference of New Zealand Applied Business Education, Dunedin. September.
Jackson, D., Atkins, S., & Fletcher, R. (2005) Frame of reference training for assessment centers: Effects on interrater reliability when rating behaviors and ability traits Public Personnel Management Volume 34(1) pp. 17-30 APA's PsycInfo Database Record
Miller, J., Atkins, S., & Van Nes, F. (2005) Compatibility effects based on stimulus and response numerosity Psychonomic Bulletin & Review Volume 12(2), April 2005 pp. 265-270 APA's PsycInfo Database Record
Jackson, D., Stillman, J., & Atkins, S. (2005) Rating tasks versus dimensions in assessment centers: A psychometric comparison Human Performance Volume 18(3) pp. 213-241 APA's PsycInfo Database Record
Mace, K. A., Atkins, S., Fletcher, R., & Carr, S. C. (2005) Immigrant Job Hunting, Labour Market Experiences, and Feelings about Occupational Satisfaction in New Zealand: An Exploratory Study New Zealand Journal of Psychology Vol. 34(2) pp. 97-109
Atkins, S. (2003) Prejudice viewed from down-under [Review of the book: Understanding prejudice, racism, and social conflict, edited by Augoustinos, M. & Reynolds, K.] New Zealand Journal of Psychology APA's PsycInfo Database Record Volume 32(1), June 2003 pp. 55-59
Carr. S. & Atkins, S. (2003) In Integration. In Carr, S. & Sloane, T. (eds) Poverty & Psychology:Critical Emergent Perspectives. New York:Kluwer-Plenum Academic Publishers International Psychology Series. 285 - 299.