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  • Beverley McNally Ph.d

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    Assistant Professor

  • College :

    College of Business Administration

  • Department :

    Human Resource Management

Dr Beverley McNally PhD. is an experienced educator working in both the contact and distance tertiary environments. She has worked for over 20 years in the tertiary education sector in New Zealand including Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University. Prior to entering the education profession she spent a number of years in HR and management roles in the insurance and finance and NGO sectors. Dr McNally has also held board and governance roles in the NGO sector as well and mentoring roles for young women in business.


  • PhD Management (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • MBA (Henley Management College, UK)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Canterbury University. New Zealand)
  • Diploma in Interior Design



  • McNally, B & Khoury, G. (2020 in press) Accessing entrepreneurial learning opportunities for women Palestine and Saudi Arabia - a cross country comparison in Metcalfe, B., D. Nurunnabi, M. & Lahoud, P. (2020 in Press) Women and Entrepreneurship Development in the Middle East. Routledge Series Sustainability and Development

  • El-Nakla, D., McNally, B., & El-Nakla, S (2019) The importance of institutional support in maintaining academic rigor in e-learning assessment. 2nd International Conference on new Trends in Computing Sciences. 9-11 October. Amman Jordan

  • McNally, B & Khoury, G (2018) The role of context and institution in supporting entrepreneurship in Palestine and Saudi Arabia. Women’s Entrepreneurship: Going beyond the Gender-Neutral Approach: Routledge - Taylor Francis
  • McNally, B (2017) Using the past to inform the present: The influence of folklore on CEO leadership. Australian Folklore Vol 32 (1) pp 106-205
  • Khoury, G & McNally, B. (2016)Importance of fostering alignment to ensure sustainable nation building: The role of HRD in large Palestinian organizations. Journal of Management Development. 35(6) pp 718-734
  • McNally, B & Khoury, G. (2016). The role of leadership style and ineffective communication in creating conflict and tension in a higher education institution. In Normore, A, Javidi, M. & Long, L. (eds.) Handbook of Effective Communication, Leadership and Conflict Resolution. IGI Global. Hershey, PA. USA. pp 233-247
  • McNally, B. (2014) Fallen through the cracks? The role of second responders in the Christchurch emergency: A Wellington perspective.  Australian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Management. 18 (1) pp. 9-18
  • McNally, B & Obied, M. (2014), Teamwork in the Palestinian IT industry: The importance of Context, Cohesiveness and Commitment.  In Khoury, G & Khoury, M.C., Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context. IGI Global. Hershey PA. pp. 163-180
  • Khoury, G & McNally, B. (2014), The role of externalcontext in creating internal tensions: A case study of a Palestinian University. In Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in an Arab Context. IGI Press. pp.128 - 145
  • McNally, B (2012) Learning the lessons: The role of human resources in the Christchurch emergency.  New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management 12 (3) pp 124-135
  • McNally, B.A. & Shaw, R. (2011) Proximal & Distal Emergency Management: The Wellington response to the Christchurch emergency 2011. 25th ANZAM Conference Wellington December 7-9.
  • McNally, B.A. (2010) An unrecognized power. The influence of folklore on executive leadership. Australian, New Zealand Academy of Management. Monash University Melbourne. 1-5 December, 2009.
  • McNally, B.A. (2009) Executive leadership in New Zealand: a mono-cultural construct? The Open Polytechnic Working Paper Series. ISBN.
  • McNally, B.A. (2004). The human resource challenges of globalization. In Wiesner & Millett (eds.) Human Resource Management: Challenges and Future Directions.  Brisbane.  Jacaranda Wiley.
  • McNally, B.A. (2001) International Comparative Employment Relations: The impact of the need for foreign direct investment on the employment relations policies of New Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia.  International Journal of Organizational Behavior. 4(2) p96-110
  • McNally, B.A. & Parry, K.W. (2000) Global Managers? Meeting the transnational challenge: An investigation into the development of transnational competencies in the New Zealand Finance Sector. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources 38(1) 84-101
  • McNally, B.A.(2000) Executive Stress: An occupational health and safety issue in the New Zealand finance sector. International Journal of Organizational Behavior. 2(1) 13-29


Humn Resource Management -full range of subjects

and some Bus Admin subjects


Dr McNally’s research interests are in the area of leadership, specifically CEO leadership and human resource management. She has also been published in the field of e-enhanced learning .



Australia, New Zealand Academy of Management