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.

Opinion: Data deluge needs human analytical filter
Friday 12 January 2018
New Zealand faces a critical shortage of skilled practitioners able to analyse, interpret and disseminate the wealth of data needed to inform and...
Shortland Street cliff-hanger voted 2017's best quote
Thursday 14 December 2017
New Zealand's favourite soap has thrown up many memorable lines over its 25 years, but 2017 is the first time Shortland Street has won Massey's Quote...
Future looks good for natural beauty business
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Business graduate Stephanie Buckeridge's home-based, all-natural body scrub business was a major award winner at this year's Innovate competition.
How to protect your business from fake news
Monday 11 December 2017
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news to protect their reputations, says Massey's Dr...
Quote of the Year 2017 finalists announced
Thursday 7 December 2017
The 10 shortlisted finalists in Massey University's annual Quote of the Year competition have been announced and you now have one week to vote for...
Nurses often cyberbullied by patients and families
Wednesday 29 November 2017
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
Wednesday 29 November 2017
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new Massey University study.

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.

Quote of the year

The top 10 finalists in Massey’s annual Quote of the Year competition were announced this week with commentary from Dr Heather Kavan. The competition was covered by TVNZ, NZ Herald,, Newshub, Radio NZ, RadioLive, Gisborne Herald.


Dr Jenny Hou’s research into how fake news can affect businesses and how to combat it was profiled by the Herald on Sunday.


Newshub Live at 6 broadcast a story about Amazon that included the findings of the annual Big Issues in Retail survey. Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed by One News for a story on the introduction of Alibaba’s payment platform in New Zealand.

Massey retail student Maddie McClean was quoted in a FutureFive article about a new social media app for young people seeking jobs.


Dr Tripe was also interviewed on Radio NZ about the Australian government’s announcement that there will be Royal Commission to examine its four biggest banks.


Professor Tim Bentley and Dr David Tappin wrote an article about their new NZ Workplace Barometer research for Safeguard Magazine.

NZ Herald and Bay of Plenty Times article on the incidence of workplace bullying in New Zealand cited findings from Massey University research.


Dr Ralph Bathurst was quoted in a Management Mag feature article about leadership and whether it is possible for a new CEO to turn a bad situation around.

Cultural identity

Dr Farah Palmer and co-author Dr Yusuke Kuroda’s research paper that compared how cultural identity affects the way the Māori All Blacks and the Japan National team play rugby was covered by the Wairarapa Times-Age.


All Space, a graduate of Massey’s ecentre, was profiled in NZ Business Magazine. The Bay of Plenty Times and profiled a group of students heading to the National Young Enterprise Competition. The story included details of the Massey Business School’s sponsorship of the event.

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