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.

Cancer, camellia and saddleback research awarded
Thursday 19 July 2018
Blight-resistant camellia, cancer prevention, migrant mental health, and preservation of the saddleback are among the diverse topics being undertaken...
Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety
Thursday 19 July 2018
New research shows cultural differences in New Zealand's increasingly diverse health sector can increase tensions and risk patient safety.
Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a decline in national affordability, but New Zealand's least affordable region is bucking...
Should student debt be a parent's problem?
Wednesday 11 July 2018
It's the million-dollar question for many parents out there - if your child has a student loan, should you help them to pay it off? Dr Pushpa Wood...
Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?
Wednesday 11 July 2018
School of Aviation assistant lecturer Isaac Henderson has always been fascinated by airships. His master's thesis analysed if they could again be...

Awards and appointments

First aviation students chosen for Qantas programme
After an intense selection process, the first six School of Aviation students have been chosen by Jetstar New Zealand for the Qantas Future Pilots...
Fin-Ed Centre director recognised by Indian community
Dr Pushpa Wood has received the Indian Diaspora Award in recognition of her contribution to education and improving New Zealanders' financial...
Student's big data project shines at SUNZ
Master of Analytics student Alpha Woolrich was given a unique opportunity: to present her applied project to a community of analytics professionals.
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...

Research news

Mass shootings and gun control debated
Mass shootings in the United States are such an everyday occurrence that they are practically a staple of the news, and Massey University senior...
Designer bags to empower diabetics
Designer Bridget Scanlan used a combination of her studies and good old fashioned hustle to realise her concept for a designer bag for people with...
Clash of ideologies turns education into battleground
As education undergoes further reviews and changes, new research examines previous tensions between government policy and teachers that flow into...
How temperature affects our response to advertising
New research by Professor Valentyna Melnyk shows that consumers respond more positively to emotionally warm messages if they are feeling physically...
New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing
Massey Healthy Work Group has launched a research project to measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New...
Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well
Research by a Massey University PhD graduate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but also...
Thesis shows stay-behind families are the new expats
When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD graduate Jo Mutter.
Home affordability fluctuates across the country
The lastest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows mixed results, with improvements in affordability for most, but not all, regions.
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...

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.

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