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Dr John Williams

John has been a staff member at the Department since 1996. Prior to that he was a student of Marketing at Otago since 1984.

His research and scholarly interests include research methods and philosophy of science; consumer behaviour; tourism; business ethics and ‘social’ marketing; and information technology and its impact on business and society. He currently teaches Marketing Theory, Integrated Digital Marketing and Consumer Behaviour at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has spent over 25 years teaching quantitative data analysis and allied research methods, but has put that period of his life behind him.

Selected papers of interest

  • Mandic, S., Williams, J., Moore, A., Hopkins, D., Flaherty, C., Wilson, G., … Spence, J. C. (2016). Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Study: Protocol for a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 6(5), e011196.  doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011196
  • Mandic, S., Leon de la Barra, S., Bengoechea, E. G., Stevens, E., Flaherty, C., Moore, A., Middlemiss, M., Williams, J., & Skidmore, P. (2015). Personal, social and environmental correlates of active transport to school among adolescents in Otago, New Zealand. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 18(4), 432-437. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2014.06.012
  • Lawson, R., Williams, J., & Wooliscroft, B. (2015). Contrasting approaches to fuel poverty in New Zealand. Energy Policy, 81, 38-42.  doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.02.009
  • Williams, J. (2013). Clustering household electricity use profiles.  Proceedings of the Workshop on Machine Learning for Sensory Data Analysis (MLSDA). (pp. 19-26). New York: ACM.  doi: 10.1145/2542652.2542656
  • Lawson, R., & Williams, J. (2006). Consumer trust in sources for health information. In G. J. Avlonitis, N. Papavassiliou & P. Papastathopoulou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35thEuropean Marketing Academy Conference. Greece: Athens University of Economics and Business. [Full Paper]

Work in progress is available here