New MPOWER sponsor

MPOWER is pleased to announce that the Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ) is the latest organisation to sponsor the Group. Former sponsors include The Warehouse Group and SA Partners (lean consultants and trainers).

MPOWER Newsletter

The MPOWER newsletter started in January 2014. The newsletter offers MPOWER members a chance to read about recent and upcoming events. In addition, it highlights current research information, projects and collaborations, and enables MPOWER affiliates to advertise forthcoming events or research needs. 

Please see below our published newsletters. If you would like to be added to the MPOWER mailing list so that you automatically receive the latest newsletter, please email Jane, the MPOWER coordinator.

Labour and Industry Journal

MPOWER joined with the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW) at Victoria University of Wellington to successfully bid for the editorship of the Labour & Industry Journal. The Journal publishes research offering a multi-disciplinary perspective on social, organisational and institutional considerations and employment relations. We hope that, as MPOWER members, you'll find articles and materials in the Journal that directly relate to your people and work management concerns.

The editorial team members are:

  • Editors-in-chief: Profs Jane Parker and Jim Arrowsmith (MPOWER, Massey) and Dr Noelle Donnelly (CLEW, Victoria);
  • Assoc. editors: Drs Christian Yao (MPOWER/CLEW), Shane Scahill (MPOWER) and Stephen Blumenfeld (CLEW); and
  • Book Review Editor: tbc (formerly Dr Amanda Reilly (CLEW)).

For more info., please consult the MPOWER website at:  Labour and Industry flyer.pdf (167 KB)

MPOWER Researcher Support Awards

Last year's MPOWER's Research Support Awards were announced at SA Partners' Continuous Improvement Conference this year. MPOWER is offering the awards again in 2018 - for more information, visit the MPOWER 'Research and Expertise' page.

MPOWER in the media


  • Jane Parker on SMEs and training in New Zealand - National Business Review Special Report (24 March): NBR 24 March 2017 article on SMEs.pdf (6,033 KB)
  • Jane Parker on the Living Wage - radio interview with Mark Sainsbury (Radio Live) (February):  





Massey MPOWER News

MPOWER-The Warehouse Group Research Collaboration Launch

On 5 May 2015, The Warehouse Group (TWG) and MPOWER launched their research collaboration partnership.


MPOWER undertakes Nauru employment policy study

April 2015

MPOWER researchers, Professors Jane Parker and Jim Arrowsmith, have been funded by the ILO to provide a situational analysis of employment (policy) in Nauru. More information about the study can be found here: Nauru employment policy project (3,427 KB)

Massey researchers study impact of living wage

Thursday 14 November 2013
Massey University academics are undertaking a...
Smart technology causes work overload
Tuesday 8 October 2013
Excess workload has been identified as the...
Singles need work/life balance too
Friday 2 August 2013
If you think balancing work and family demands is...
Solutions to workplace frustrations in sight
Wednesday 24 July 2013
The Great New Zealand Employment Survey®,...
New hub empowers better employment research
Wednesday 5 June 2013
Academics, HR practitioners and union...


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?
Research partnership between Massey and Warehouse
The Warehouse Group is partnering with Massey University's MPOWER research hub by providing funds for new research projects.

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