Big Issues in Business

Massey University experts take the latest research and examines how it can help you solve the big issues your business faces today. Our experts share their experience and knowledge in the videos below, or you can attend one of our free events to hear discussions around topical issues facing business.

The Rise of Good Business

The 17 goals transforming corporate behaviour

The United Nations set out 17 sustainable development goals to achieve by 2030. These ambitious targets are shaping the ways nations plan for the future. The business world has made a slow start, but globally these targets are starting to inform policy and influence organisational priorities. Hear the latest research on this important area and find out how key companies in New Zealand and globally are reinventing their business models.

Keynote Speakers

Associate Professor Gabriel Eweje, Massey Business School

Gabriel Eweje is Associate Professor in Business and Sustainability.

Lisa Martin, General Manager Sustainability, Sanford

Lisa’s current GM role is fundamental to the senior leadership of sustainability functions across Sanford Group, one of New Zealand's largest seafood companies.

Location and dates


May 15, 5.30pm – 7 pm

ASB, ASB North Wharf

12 Jellicoe Street


May 16, 5.30pm – 7 pm

IMNZ, Jackson Stone House

11 Hunter Street

Palmerston North

May 18, 4 pm – 5.30pm

The Factory

21 Dairy Farm Road


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Leading experts give their experience and views on issues that are facing business today.

Sport management

The challenging issues faced by sporting organisations, athletes and supporters.


Disruptive technologies in the field of finance.


PR practitioners and media heavyweights discuss PR triumphs and disasters.


Ted Talks - Ted Zorn on leadership

When we talk about the biggest issues in business, leadership is often front and centre. It is the most studied, yet least understood phenomenon in the social sciences.

What leadership means differs for different people, across cultures and even across history.

In this context, how can you become a good leader? Massey Business School’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ted Zorn, shares his experience and research in this Big Issues in Business video.

Ted Zorn has been a professor of organisational communication for nearly 30 years. His research and teaching expertise focuses on organisational communication.

Big Data

Are businesses using Big Data to their advantage?

Retail and Loyalty

What can businesses to do run a successful loyalty programme?

Good governance

Do New Zealand businesses understand their legal governance obligations?

Return on investment

Can we ever really measure the return on investment for marketing spend?

Women in leadership

Research shows that the glass ceiling persists.


How well are New Zealand's entrepreneurs adapting to global demands?

Diversity Management

How important is cultural diversity to your management style and is it relevant today?

Minimum wage

Is the minimum wage working, and are there alternatives?

Politically-risky exporting

Exporting to politically-risky countries has its benefits, but are you really ready?

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