Massey Business School news

Survey reveals wahine spending habits

Massey University financial director Dr. Pushpa Wood has published a report on the spending habits of Māori women. She says a culturally responsive community model could be one way to improve their financial literacy.

ISIS recruitment PR

ISIS is 'methodical and highly structured' in recruiting people online for terror attacks. Alison Mau talks with Dr. Chris Galloway, head of Public Relations at Massey University, on terror attacks in Orlando and Nice - how can authorities stop ISIS from recruiting people online around the world?

Opinion: Why businesses need diplomacy
Thursday 22 June 2017
Diplomacy skills are becoming increasingly important as globalisation changes the international business landscape, says PhD candidate Fahad Alammar.
New ecentre chief has plans to scale up services
Wednesday 21 June 2017
The ecentre's new chief executive Jackie Young wants the business incubator to take some of its own advice.
Real life work experience for study abroad interns
Wednesday 21 June 2017
For the next ten weeks more than 60 international students from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom will be part of a study abroad...
Gendered expectations and workplace conflict
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Massey University PhD graduate Jane Hurst studied the complicated relationships between women in the workplace - and found that women often have...
Fin-Ed Centre secures grant to study Māori enterprise
Friday 16 June 2017
Massey Business School researchers will study the financial capability of Māori enterprises, with the help of a $30,000 grant from the SkyCity...
Education as a business is destructive policy
Thursday 15 June 2017
The Tertiary Education Union is right to criticise the Government's proposed changes to the Education Act, says Dr Damian Ruth.
Video: Sheep milk kitchen at Field Days
Wednesday 14 June 2017
We ask people what they think of muffins, cheeses and desserts made with sheep's milk at the National Feild Days.

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.

Future of work

Dr Michael Naylor had an opinion piece on TVNZ’s What next? Programme published in the NZ Herald (print and web) and, arguing technology and automation will bring opportunities for those who have prepared and continually learn new skills. Massey Business School’s ‘Robots vs Humans’ event, about the impact automation will have on jobs, was covered by the Manawatu Standard and, with quotes from Dr David Brougham. A Gisborne Herald and Westport News article also quoted Dr Brougham talking about his research into New Zealanders’ attitudes to the future of work. A column by Fairfax political editor Tracy Watkins also discussed the survey findings and quoted Dr Duncan.


Dr Damian Ruth had an opinion piece on the government’s proposed changes to the Education Act published in the Manawatu Standard and  An opinion piece by Associate Professor Grant Duncan on signs of discontent with the political system and generational differences in attitudes was published on, the Press and the Dominion Post. The article was the second to analyse findings from the Election Survey and marked 100 days out from the election.

Property and housing

Dr Susan Flint-Hartle was quoted in a Newsroom and article about the high commission rates of New Zealand real estate agents. She was also interviewed on the topic by RadioLive news and Drive. Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a Christchurch Press, Taranaki Daily News, Timaru Herald, Southland Times and article about how New Zealanders pay higher mortgage rates than Australians.

Financial education

Dr Jason Mika was interviewed on Radio Waatea about a research project he is co-leading for the Fin-Ed Centre on the financial capability of Māori entrepreneurs.

Time banking 

Professor Christoph Schumacher was quoted in a Sunday Star-Times article about time banking, where someone volunteers their time to one person, then ‘‘spends’’ that time by asking someone else to do something for them.


NZ Aviation News reported on the 200th person to graduate from Massey University’s RPAS (remotely piloted aerial systems) three-day RPAS course.

Sheep milking

Dr Craig Prichard was quoted on a Waikato Farmer story about Massey’s efforts to promote sheep milk products at Filed Days.


Ecentre chief executive Jackie Young outlined the ecentre’s achievments in the first half of 2017 in an NZ Entrepreneur article.



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