Massey Business School news

The 'Amazon Effect' on New Zealand retail

A Massey University survey has shown that Amazon's arrival to New Zealand could dramatically change our retail scene to the point where some shops may be at threat of shrinking or closing.

Professor Jonathan Elms is leading the research and he spoke to Duncan Garner at Newshub.

Cost of retirement rising rapidly

If you think your golden years are going to be just that, new research out of Massey University says you may need to think again. Watch the video from a TV1 Breakfast interview, as Claire Matthews explains why retirement is becoming more and more unaffordable?

*Note this video is a facebook link so you will need to be logged into facebook to watch.

Massey celebrates five years of Business Boot Camp
Monday 23 April 2018
For five years some of the country's top commerce and economics students have converged on Massey University's Albany campus to immerse themselves in...
Thesis shows stay-behind families are the new expats
Sunday 22 April 2018
When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD graduate Jo Mutter.
What Suits teaches us about better leadership models
Friday 20 April 2018
Suits characters Harvey Specter and Mike Ross are a highly successful double act, but they also embody the concept of co-leadership, says Dr Ralph...
Massey’s first retail graduates hit the market
Monday 16 April 2018
The first cohort of graduates from Massey's Bachelor of Retail and Business Management crossed the stage at this morning's Auckland graduation...
Home affordability fluctuates across the country
Friday 13 April 2018
The lastest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows mixed results, with improvements in affordability for most, but not all, regions.

Awards and appointments

Professor named co-editor of world's top marketing journal
Massey's Professor Harald van Heerde has been appointed to the new editorial team at the Journal of Marketing, the world's leading academic journal...
Scholarship for sustainability-focused students
A new Massey scholarship made possible by Air New Zealand, is aiming to support undergraduate students who have a passion for sustainability.
Scholarship allows student to dive deeper into study
Massey Master of Business Administration student Michael Weston has been awarded an inaugural NZ Institute of Management scholarship, worth $15,000.
University recognises high-achieving alumni
A lingerie fashion designer, a blind acupuncturist who helps others with disabilities and a world expert in coastal sand dunes will be recognised...
Aviation student soars to top of her class
The sole female in the School of Aviation's M66 cohort has been named the top student of her class.
Memorial bursary continues supporting student success
This year's Marcus Kitt Memorial Bursary has been awarded to final-year business student Scott Larcombe at a special presentation in Auckland.
Marketing professor ranked world's 8th best researcher
Massey University's Professor Harald van Heerde has been ranked in the top eight in the world for marketing research by the American Marketing...
Scholarship helps student to master leadership
Master of Advanced Leadership Practice student Jill Clark has been awarded an inaugural NZ Institute of Management scholarship, worth $15,000.
Future looks good for natural beauty business
Business graduate Stephanie Buckeridge's home-based, all-natural body scrub business was a major award winner at this year's Innovate competition.
Aviation student soars to a hat trick
Perrin Turner was recognised three times at the School of Aviation Wings Ceremony for his academic achievements.

Research news

Skilled migrant women needed for research project
Skilled migrant women are a source of competitive advantage in today's labour market that New Zealand often overlooks, says PhD candidate Nimeesha...
Young adult reliance on parents for financial advice could be risky
Young New Zealanders still rely on their parents for financial advice, despite many harbouring doubts about the quality of that advice, new Massey...
Stop sign behaviour causes concern
New research from Massey University shows that drivers mimic the bad behaviour of the car in front of them when it comes to ignoring stop signs.
Declining home affordability is now 'business as usual'
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report suggests last quarter's fall in house prices was just a "blip" in an otherwise upward trend.
How to protect your business from fake news
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news to protect their reputations, says Massey's Dr...
Nurses often cyberbullied by patients and families
Research by a Massey University PhD candidate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but...
Rugby: Cultural identity influences motivation and style of play
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new Massey University study.
A living wage – the difference your pay rate makes
How much pay is enough when it comes to a healthy bank balance and quality of life in New Zealand today?
Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows affordability has improved in seven out of 13 New Zealand regions in the most recent...
Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey
Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the "Amazon effect" cited as the main...

Hot topics in the media

Massey University's business experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are highlights of the latest interviews and commentary in the news.

Universal basic income

Professor Christoph Schumacher appeared on the AM Show to discuss the pros and cons of the universal basic income.

Banking

Dr Claire Matthews was interviewed on RadioLive Drive about New Zealand banks removing ATM fees.

Associate Professor David Tripe featured in an NBR article after calling on the Financial Markets Authority to make Australian-owned banks highlighted their statutory results instead if their 'cash'' results.

Stock markets

Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Checkpoint about extreme volatility in global stock markets and whether it is a sign of worse to come. He was also quoted in an NZ Herald article about how stock market volatility will impact mortgage rates.

Management

Professor Kambiz Maani had an article on why the science of complexity is so important for managers to understand.

Chinese New Year

Associate Professor Henry Chung was interviewed on Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking Breakfast about Chinese New Year and what it means for New Zealand business.

MALP

Management Magazine covered the awarding of IMNZ Foundation scholarships to Master of Advanced Leadership Practice student Jill Clark and MBA student Michael Weston.

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