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 staff member wins at Women of Influence Awards
Wednesday 19 September 2018
School of Management senior lecturer and the first female elected to the board of New Zealand Rugby Dr Farah Palmer has received the 2018 Women of...
Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation
Friday 14 September 2018
Dr Jasmine Fang explains the factors that influence our investment decisions.
Māori business students get Asian insights
Thursday 13 September 2018
Four Massey business students have been given first-hand experience of the Asian market through two government-funded study tours to the region.
Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts...
Massey University professor named 2018 ‘Woman of the Year’ finalist
Tuesday 11 September 2018
Professor Sarah Leberman has been named one of 30 finalists in NEXT Magazine's 2018 Woman of the Year Awards.

Awards and appointments

Cancer, camellia and saddleback research awarded
Blight-resistant camellia, cancer prevention, migrant mental health, and preservation of the saddleback are among the diverse topics being undertaken...
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.

Research news

Academia and advocacy: New research centre comes to Massey
Professor Mohan Dutta uses a culture-centred approach to support communities to develop their own health-focused communication interventions and...
Is virtual reality the future of market research?
PhD student Alexander Schnack needed a reliable way of measuring consumer behaviour. He discovered virtual reality and founded a new market research...
Rental market continues to tighten, new report shows
The Massey University Residential Market Report shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates.
Superannuation shortfall widens – but it’s not all bad news
The gap between NZ Superannuation how much retirees spend has widened significantly and many are working beyond the age of 65 to pay for the...
Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety
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
Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a decline in national affordability, but New Zealand's least affordable region is bucking...
Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?
School of Aviation assistant lecturer Isaac Henderson has always been fascinated by airships. His master's thesis analysed if they could again be...
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...

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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