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.

Jack Reacher and the Call to Leadership
Thursday 15 March 2018
In the first of five articles on leadership, Dr Ralph Bathurst uses fictional character, Jack Reacher to show why leaders must take the time to see...
Finance Minister tells businesses to expect a 'wellbeing' budget
Friday 9 March 2018
Finance Minister Grant Robertson told the Auckland business community to expect a "wellbeing" budget at Finance 2018.
Aviation student soars to top of her class
Thursday 8 March 2018
The sole female in the School of Aviation's M66 cohort has been named the top student of her class.
NZ to host world conference on women in sport
Thursday 8 March 2018
New Zealand has successfully bid to host the 8th International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG) secretariat, with the help of Massey's Professor...
The Māori economic renaissance
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion - and small and medium-sized enterprises make up the...

Awards and appointments

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...
Scholarship helps student to master leadership
Master of Advanced Leadership Practice student Jill Clark has been awarded an inaugural NZ Institute of Management scholarship, worth $15,000.
Future looks good for natural beauty business
Business graduate Stephanie Buckeridge's home-based, all-natural body scrub business was a major award winner at this year's Innovate competition.
Aviation student soars to a hat trick
Perrin Turner was recognised three times at the School of Aviation Wings Ceremony for his academic achievements.
Aviation student flies to top of his class
Marc Icaro has been named the top pilot of his class at Massey's School of Aviation, taking out the Air New Zealand Flying Award.
Aviation student wins special memorial award
Tabitha Winiata has been awarded a special memorial scholarship for her commitment to her aviation studies.
Go Innovate! win allows baby business to grow
Social anthropology student Jessica Halley and friend Beverley Walter pitched their startup Gurgl to the judges and walked away with over $22,500...
New Zealand Food Awards finalists revealed
The finalists have been announced for the New Zealand Food Awards 2017, recognising Kiwi food and beverage producers for their outstanding...
Retail student wins experience that money can’t buy
Retail business student Maddie McClean topped her class and won the chance to shadow the chief executive of The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery...

Research news

Stop sign behaviour causes concern
New research from Massey University shows that drivers mimic the bad behaviour of the car in front of them when it comes to ignoring stop signs.
Declining home affordability is now 'business as usual'
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report suggests last quarter's fall in house prices was just a "blip" in an otherwise upward trend.
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 candidate Jo Mutter.
How to protect your business from fake news
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news to protect their reputations, says Massey's Dr...
Nurses often cyberbullied by patients and families
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
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new Massey University study.
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?
Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows affordability has improved in seven out of 13 New Zealand regions in the most recent...
Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey
Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the "Amazon effect" cited as the main...
Agrifood sector is tech-savvy but not ready for major disruption
A new report has found that New Zealand farmers have been quick to adopt smart farming techniques, but few are preparing for major technological...

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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