Reports, papers and publications by WEB Research people & Associates

 

 

Bullard, T., Capper, P., Hawes, K., Hill, R. & Richardson, E. (1994). Learning to work in a team, People and Performance, September. 32-34.

 

Employment Contracts Act 2000. Case Study Research in the Accommodation, Wine Making and Brewing Industries (1999). 

http://www.dol.govt.nz/PDFs/op1999-4.pdf  

 

Capper, P. (1990). Professionals or workers? Changing teachers’ conditions of service. In S. Middleton, J. Codd, & A. Jones, (Eds.). New Zealand education policy today. Wellington: Allen & Unwin.

 

Capper, P. (2000). Understanding competence in complex contexts. In A. Conczi & A. Arguelles (Eds.), Competency based education and training: A world perspective (pp. 147-172). Mexico City: University of Mexico Press.

 

Capper, P. (1996).  Assessing workplace skills for the National Qualifications Framework. Conference on Partnerships in the Assessment of Student Achievement, Auckland, 27 September, 1996.

 

Capper, P., Bullard, T., Hawes, K., Hill, R. & Richardson, E. (1994). Organisational learning: Current theory and practice in the USA. Christchurch: New Zealand Institute for Social Research & Development.

 

Capper, P., Crook, C., & Wilson, K. (1996). Systems safety issues in the wake of the Cave Creek disaster. Conference of the Australasian Evaluation Society, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 August.

 

Capper, P., Fitzgerald, L. M., Weldon, W., & Wilson, K. (2000). Technology and the coming transformation of schools, teachers and teacher education. In A. Scott & J. Freeman-Moir (Eds.), Tomorrow's teachers: International and critical perspectives on teacher education. Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Press.

 

Capper, P. & Hill, R. (1993). Workplace reform in New Zealand: The case of Tomorrow's Schools. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Labour, Employment and Work, Wellington, 12-13 November 1992. Wellington: Dept. of Geography, Victoria University.

 

Capper, P., Hill, R. et al. (1993). Partnerships in the New Zealand school community. Proceedings of the British Educational Management and Administration Society Conference, Edinburgh, September, 1993.

 

Capper, P, Hill, R., Hawes, K. & Wilson, K. (2001). Using activity theory and developmental work research as tools to analyse contradictions in information and operational systems’. (pp. 99-118).  In H. Hasan, et al. (Eds.) Information systems and activity theory, Vol. 2: Theory and practice. Wollongong: University of Wollongong Press. http://www.infosys.uow.edu.au/atul/docs/atis2contents.pdf  

 

Cavana, R. Y., Davies, P.K., Robson, R.M. & Wilson, K., (2000).  Drivers of quality in health services: Different worldviews of clinicians and policy managers revealed. System Dynamics Review 15(3), 331-340.

 

Hill R., Capper P., Hawes K., Wilson K. (1998).  A developmental work research (DWR) study of team and organisational learning at DHL Worldwide Express. Proceedings of the 8th Labour, Employment and Work Conference, 26-27 November. Wellington: Victoria University.

  

Capper, P., Hill, R., & Wilson, K. (2004). Activity theory as a design principle for virtual teams. In S. Reddy (Ed.), Virtual teams: Contemporary insights. (pp. 41-67). Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press.

 

Capper P., Hill R. & Wilson K. & Harvey, O. (2002). Activity theory as a design principle for virtual team development in a rapidly expanding manufacturing company.  ISCRAT Fifth Congress, June 18-22, Vrije Universitiet. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory.

 

Capper, P.H., Tustin, C., Hill, R., Bullard, T. & Hawes, K.  (1995). The hunting of the skills. Australian and New Zealand Association of Management Conference, Townsville, Queensland, 3 - 6 December 1995.

 

Hill,  R., Baker. V., Foote, J. & Gregor, J. (2002). Activity theory, systems thinking and action research:  Interventions in urban water decision-making in New Zealand communities.  ISCRAT Fifth Congress, June 18-22, Vrije Universitiet. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory.

 

Hill, R., Botha, N. & Capper, P. (2002). Activity theory: A framework for analysing the learning processes of New Zealand sheep farmers relating to decision support software. Fifth European Symposium on European Farming and Rural Systems Research and Extension, Florence, Italy, 7-11 April.

http://www.dol.govt.nz/publication-view.asp?ID=194

 

Hill R., Botha N., Capper P. & Wilson K. (2002).  Working and learning across boundaries between sheep farmers, a meat processing company and two research organisations.  ISCRAT Fifth Congress, June 18-22, Vrije Universitiet. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory.

  

Hill, R., Bullard, T., Capper, P., Hawes, K., & Wilson, K. (1997). Learning about learning organisations: Case studies of skill formation in five New Zealand organisations. Learning Organization 5(4), 184-192.

 

Hill, R. & Capper, P. (1999).  Action research. In C. Davidson & Tolich, M. (Eds.). Social science research in New Zealand. Auckland: Longman.

 

Hill, R.. Capper, P. & Weldon, W., et al. (1995). New Zealand Research on skills formation and the 'learning organisation': A critical analysis of the case study methodology.   Proceedings of the 6th Labour, Employment and Work Conference, 24-25 November 1994. Wellington: Victoria University.

 

Hill, R.M., Capper, P.C., & Wilson, K.J. (2005).  Experimenting with the Change Laboratory method to solve the problem of ‘episodic labour’ in the New Zealand horticultural sector.  First ISCAR Congress, Seville, 20–24 September 2005. Seville, Spain: International Society for Cultural and Activity Theory Research.

 

Hill, R., Capper, P., Wilson, K. & Harvey O. (2002). Using DWR tools for business process redesigned in a design-led company:  What we learned in our work with Team A. ISCRAT Fifth Congress, June 18-22, Vrije Universitiet. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory.

              

Hill, R., Capper, P., Wilson, K., & Whatman, R. (2004). Applying activity theory to redesign regulatory activity with New Zealand small businesses. ISCAR Regional Conference on the Application of Activity Theory to Education, Information Systems and Business, 12-13 July. Wollongong: University of Wollongong.

 

Hill, R., Capper, P., Whatman, R. Wilson, K, & Wong, K. (2007). Workplace learning in the New Zealand apple industry network: a new co-design method for government ‘practice making’.  Journal of Workplace Learning.  19(6), 359-376.

 

Hill, R., Capper, P. & Wilson, K. (2003). Using activity theory as a design principle for major organisation transformation: The case of a New Zealand manufacturer. 19th EGOS Symposium, Copenhagen, 3-5 July 2003. Copehagen: European Group of Organisation Studies.

 

Hill, R., Capper, P., Wilson, K., Whatman, R., Wong, K. & Hill, B. (2005). Experimenting with the Change Laboratory method to solve the problem of 'episodic labour' in the New Zealand horticultural sector. First ISCAR Congress: Acting in Changing Worlds: Learning, Communication and Minds in Intercultural Activities, Seville, Spain, 20-24 September. Seville: International Society for Cultural and Activity Theory.

  

Johri, R., Capper, P.& Wilson, K. (2002). Why kids go to school: How do you know?  New Zealand Educational Administration Society Conference, 10-12 January 2002. Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

Sankar, M. & Hill, R.  (2002).  Connecting policy, research and practice. 10th Conference on Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand, 21-22 November, 2002. Wellington: Victoria University.

http://www.dol.govt.nz/publication-view.asp?ID=183

 

Tustin, C., Bullard T., Capper P., Hawes, K., Hill R., Perry M. (1996). People come first in New Zealand’s whitewear industry leader. International Conference on Comparative Management, 26-28 May 1996. Kaohsiung, Taiwan: National Sun Yat-sen University.

 

WEB Research. (2000). Health and safety at work: All practicable steps and the current state of knowledge. Wellington: Centre for Research on Work, Education and Business.

HealthSafetyatWork.pdf (1.5Mb)

http://www.dol.govt.nz/publication-view.asp?ID=188
http://www.dol.govt.nz/PDFs/ACCReformsCase1.pdf

 

WEB Research / Technopolis. (2004). Report of the evaluation of the impacts of the Marsden Fund. Wellington, New Zealand: Centre for Research on Work, Education and Business.

http://www.morst.govt.nz/publications/evaluations/marsden-fund/

 

Whatman, R., Wong, K., Hill, R., Capper, P., & Wilson, K. (2005). Complexity and systems thinking in solving intractable policy problems in New Zealand primary industries: A practical method for developing practice based on activity theory. 11th ANZSYS Conference: Systems Thinking and Complexity Science, Insights for Action, Christchurch, 5 December. Christchurch: University of Canterbury.

http://isce.edu/ISCE_Group_Site/webcontent/ISCE%20Events/Christchurch_2005/papers/Whatman_Wong_Hill_Capper_Wilson.pdf