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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 alumni values the opportunity to study later in life
Tuesday 7 September 2021
Rebekah Sulman graduated earlier this year with her second Massey qualification, a master's in management, after leaving school in the early '90s...
Graduate says work integrated learning made entering the work force “less daunting”
Thursday 2 September 2021
Graduate Gina Kelly provides an insight into studying with Massey and then joining the workforce.
Scholarships for research on ageing, antibiotics and oysters
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Ten postgraduate students have been awarded scholarships totalling $68,000 by the Graduate Women Manawatū Charitable Trust for research topics...
Southland and West Coast best regions for renters
Thursday 29 July 2021
Massey University's latest Rental Report shows a decline in rental affordability in six of the sixteen regions from last quarter, with Southland and...
Virtual Open Days return for 2021
Monday 26 July 2021
Massey University is hosting Virtual Open Days for the second year in a row so prospective students and their whānau can learn about studying...

Awards and appointments

Master’s graduate wins Grand Ideas competition
Master of Management graduate Hayley Fung has big dreams of revolutionising community engagement in the construction industry.
Professor Dutta’s “tireless advocacy” recognised with Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award
Professor Mohan J Dutta, from the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, has been named as the 2021 Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award winner.
Communication graduand on fire
Grace Forlong found herself in a hot seat as soon as she left Massey - the 22-year-old began working for Fire and Emergency New Zealand's media team...
Academic first to serve as trans-Tasman accountancy president
Dr Nives Botica Redmayne has been appointed in recognition of her contribution to the profession through her teaching, research, regulation of the...
higheset honour
Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Durie is among several Massey luminaries to be recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours list. Sir Mason has been made a...
New professors and associate professors announced
Twelve Massey staff have been promoted to professor and 24 to associate professor.
Zonta Women of Achievement Award for Pushpa Wood
Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood has been awarded a 2019 Zonta New Zealand Women of Achievement Award.
Massey alumnae feature in Women of Influence Awards
Five Massey University alumnae are among the finalists for this year's Women of Influence Awards.
$4m for promising Massey researchers
Five of 11 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships this year have been awarded to Massey University researchers, with funding totalling $4 million over the...
Wood named finalist in NEXT Woman of the Year Awards
Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood has been named a finalist in the 2019 NEXT Woman of the Year Awards.

Research news

The public make snap judgements about new technologies
New research shows people stick to fast intuitive judgements about unfamiliar scientific technologies, and that taking more time to form these...
Survey shows three in four Kiwis adopted Covid-19 protective behaviours
New research shows an overwhelming majority of Kiwis support regional or national lockdowns if there are new Covid-19 infections in New Zealand.
Research focus on Taranaki’s sustainable food producers
Massey researchers have been collaborating with local sustainable food growers in dairy stronghold Taranaki amid pressures to diversify the nation's...
Building sustainable partnerships between New Zealand and China
A paper in business and sustainability studies at Massey University inspired Dr Michelle Sitong Chen to complete a doctorate in Management, focusing...
Survey shows 1 in 3 NZers impacted by job and income loss due to COVID-19
A new study reveals how Kiwis have been impacted by COVID-19
COVID-19 leads to increased prejudice, but less so in NZ
A new study from Massey University shows prejudice towards Asian people has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but New Zealand remains less...
Study highlights key leadership practices guiding New Zealand’s COVID-19 success
A recently published study by Dr Suze Wilson has identified a set of key leadership practices deployed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her...
Tackling the ‘wicked’ problem of state sector gender inequity
Gender inequities in the New Zealand public service is to be the subject of a research project led by Professor Jane Parker from the School of...
Health sector needs guidelines for big data usage
Many predict the health sector will be revolutionised by big data analytics, but the level of understanding and commitment to using big data varies...
Thesis helps Army to improve the wellbeing of women officers
When Dr Ellen Nelson left the New Zealand Army after a decade of service in 2013, she noticed other women were leaving too. She thought it was an...

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.


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.


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.


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