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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 researchers assess nation's mood as 2020 elections loom
Thursday 30 July 2020
Massey University researchers are conducting online surveys in partnership with Stuff media to gauge the nation's mood on key issues in the lead up...
Opinion: Post-COVID economic rebuild needs hearts and minds
Sunday 26 July 2020
Our government needs to invest in the future of New Zealand. The future will likely differ from the pre-COVID world we know in ways we are yet to...
Opinion: New Zealand an ideological influencer
Sunday 26 July 2020
General elections are nearing, which means it is fake news season. Throughout the world the malicious misinformation industry gears up to disrupt the...
Opinion: Choosing a new PM – what can leadership research offer to help us decide?
Sunday 26 July 2020
When it comes to political leadership, what's desirable and what should be avoided when it comes to leading well? Why does a leader's character...
Survey shows 1 in 3 NZers impacted by job and income loss due to COVID-19
Friday 24 July 2020
A new study reveals how Kiwis have been impacted by COVID-19

Awards and appointments

Zonta Women of Achievement Award for Pushpa Wood
Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood has been awarded a 2019 Zonta New Zealand Women of Achievement Award.
Massey alumnae feature in Women of Influence Awards
Five Massey University alumnae are among the finalists for this year's Women of Influence Awards.
$4m for promising Massey researchers
Five of 11 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships this year have been awarded to Massey University researchers, with funding totalling $4 million over the...
Wood named finalist in NEXT Woman of the Year Awards
Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood has been named a finalist in the 2019 NEXT Woman of the Year Awards.
Macroeconomist leads School of Economics and Finance
Professor Martin Berka, who has been appointed as the new head of the School of Economics and Finance, says he has a future-focused vision for the...
$15k scholarship allows fitness lecturer to exercise his mind
Kieran McKendry's Executive MBA journey was made a little easier this year when he was awarded one of two $15,000 scholarships from the New Zealand...
Scholarship allows MBA student to make a difference
Massey Executive MBA student Wendy Smith is one of two recipients of the New Zealand Institute of Management Foundation Scholarship for 2019.
Professor Malcolm Wright appointed to marketing chair
Professor Malcolm Wright has been appointed to the MSA Charitable Trust Chair in Marketing, which is funded by philanthropist and Massey University...
Memorial bursary helps student build property career
The 2019 Marcus Kitt Memorial Bursary was awarded to property student Daniel Sloper at a special presentation at Massey's Auckland campus yesterday.
Healthcare funding analysis wins Research Translation Competition
Professor Christoph Schumacher has won the 2018 Research Translation Competition for his summary of a paper about healthcare funding in New Zealand.

Research news

COVID-19 leads to increased prejudice, but less so in NZ
A new study from Massey University shows prejudice towards Asian people has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but New Zealand remains less...
Study highlights key leadership practices guiding New Zealand’s COVID-19 success
A recently published study by Dr Suze Wilson has identified a set of key leadership practices deployed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her...
Tackling the ‘wicked’ problem of state sector gender inequity
Gender inequities in the New Zealand public service is to be the subject of a research project led by Professor Jane Parker from the School of...
Health sector needs guidelines for big data usage
Many predict the health sector will be revolutionised by big data analytics, but the level of understanding and commitment to using big data varies...
Thesis helps Army to improve the wellbeing of women officers
When Dr Ellen Nelson left the New Zealand Army after a decade of service in 2013, she noticed other women were leaving too. She thought it was an...
Report encourages retirees to consider savings options
New Zealanders planning for retirement need to consider their savings options in a low interest rate environment, according to the latest Retirement...
Technology’s double-bind for working women
Smartphones and other mobile devices amplify the patriarchal values that are part of our culture, according to new research by a Massey University...
Modest improvements in home affordability continue
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows improvement in national affordability due to declining house prices in many areas and...
Retail survey shows physical stores are far from dead
While online sales are growing, retailers are not abandoning their physical stores, Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows.
New Workplace Barometer measures mental health of employees
A survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University's Healthy Work Group has found more than one-quarter of employees feel...

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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