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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 an knowledge in the videos below, or you can attend one of our free events to hear discussions around topical issues facing business.

Big Issues in Business - the Sport Management edition

Join Dr Jeffrey Stangl, Dr Trish Bradbury with guests David Howman former Director General, World Anti-Doping Agency, Moss Burmester, NZ Olympian Swimmer, Andy Rogers, Manager Good Sports as they discuss challenging issues faced by sporting organisations, athletes and supporters.

david howman

David is the Former Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Moss Burmester

Moss is a New Zealand Olympic swimmer.


Andy is talent development manager for Good Sports.

Panel discussion

Panel discussion on sport management issues.

Big Issues in Business - the Finance edition

This Big Issues in Business event focused on the new age of disruptive technologies in the field of finance.


Sam is the Managing Director of Simplicity.


Richard is the Chief Distribution Officer for Sovereign.


Ralph is the Chief Executive of the Retirement Income Group.

Panel discussion

Panel discussion on Finance issues.

Big Issues in Business - the PR edition

This Big Issues in Business event focused on public relations with leading PR practitioners and media heavyweights discussing PR triumphs and disasters.

Deborah Pead

Deborah is the Chief Executive Officer of Pead PR.

Tim Murphy

Tim is ex Editor-in-Chief of the New Zealand Herald.

Chris Galloway

Chris leads the Master of Professional Public Relations.

Panel discussion

Panel discussion on Public Relations issues.

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?

Integrated Reporting

Speakers at this Integrated Reporting event were Jane Diplock (past Securities Commission and IOSCO Chair, Murray Jack (Deloitte Chair and FMA board member),Mark Yeoman (NZ Post CFO), Graeme Mitchell (Chair of the External Reporting Board).

This video is a full video of the event.

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