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: Supporting those traumatised by terrorism
Friday 22 March 2019
As many Muslims return to mosques today, they will need ongoing support. Massey lecturer Fatima Junaid shares insights from her research and personal...
Massey ranks third in Australasia for accounting research
Thursday 21 March 2019
The Massey Business School has been ranked third in Australasia and first in New Zealand for accounting research impact and productivity.
Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate
Monday 18 March 2019
In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, Professor Stephen Croucher discusses how we all can combat the psychology of fear and hate.
What's missing from the capital gains tax debate
Friday 15 March 2019
Alison Pavlovich goes beyond the attention-grabbing headlines to explain why the Tax Working Group proposals are a reallocation of the tax burden,...
E-voting and the other ‘E’s missing in action
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Two of the Massey Business School's local government experts explain why they won't be voting for e-voting.

Awards and appointments

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.
Students’ marketing plan impresses Rotary bosses
The marketing consultancy project brings together everything students have learned during their degree - and they have to present their ideas to a...
Massey students win journalism award – again
For a sixth straight year, Massey postgraduate journalism students have won the country's prestigious Bruce Jesson Emerging Journalism Award.
Professor recognised for advocating equity in sport
Professor Sarah Leberman has been named the winner of the sport category at this year's NEXT Woman of the Year Awards.
Business community backs postgrad journalism students with prizes
Wellington business community representatives joined staff and students of Massey University's postgraduate journalism programme for the class of...
Aviation student sweeps end-of-year awards
Palmerston North local Daniel Allen was a clear winner at the School of Aviation's recent Wings ceremony.
Massey staff member wins at Women of Influence Awards
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...
Māori business students get Asian insights
Four Massey business students have been given first-hand experience of the Asian market through two government-funded study tours to the region.

Research news

Massey researcher receives Fulbright to study indigenous enterprise
Dr Jason Mika has received this year's Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award, which will see him visit Stanford University and...
Home affordability deteriorates, but not in most expensive regions
Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a quarterly decline of 2.2 per cent in national affordability, driven by increases in...
Ka Mate – a commodity to trade or taonga to treasure?
As we approach the ninth Rugby World Cup, Massey University researchers are recommending more protections for the use of haka in marketing, both here...
New Massey University portal tracks GDP in real time
Massey University has launched a real-time GDP tracker, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
Growing a successful Māori marine economy
Massey's Dr Jason Mika is helping to identify the key ingredients in a successful Māori marine business through a project funded by the...
PhD graduate’s personal exploration of job stress and trauma
Very few New Zealanders understand what it's like to live under the constant threat of terrorism. But PhD graduate Dr Fatima Junaid knows only too...
Falling prices and mortgage rates mean more affordable homes
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows a 4.4 per cent improvement in national affordability.
Report shows more work needed to progress gender equity
Significant barriers remain in the role of middle managers in progressing gender equity in the public service, according to a new report.
Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation
Dr Jasmine Fang explains the factors that influence our investment decisions.
Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant
Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts...

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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