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.

Short and sweet research rendition for 3MT contest
Monday 8 July 2019
"Tell me about your thesis" - a request that could prompt a lengthy discourse. But for the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition, less is more.
Keeping older employees engaged and at work
Wednesday 3 July 2019
A new journal article by Massey University researchers has identified the factors most likely to keep older employees engaged and in the workforce.
Badminton star hits a balance between study and sport
Wednesday 3 July 2019
First-year Bachelor of Sport Management student Edward Lau has his sights set on representing New Zealand on the badminton court in coming years.
$15k scholarship allows fitness lecturer to exercise his mind
Thursday 27 June 2019
Kieran McKendry's MBA journey was made a little easier this year when he was awarded one of two $15,000 scholarships from the New Zealand Institute...
Opinion: Suppressing criminal names out-dated
Tuesday 25 June 2019
In most cases there are valid arguments for and against granting a suppression order - but none of that matters when the identities of perpetrators...

Awards and appointments

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.
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...

Research news

Why we need to look at decline, not just growth
Dr Murray MacRae's PhD thesis on forecasting the decline of technology found the more complicated models didn't suit real-word decline data, while...
The role religion plays in workplace behaviour
Understanding the relationship between religion and ethical decision-making is important for organisations with diverse workforces, says Massey PhD...
Models with cosmetic surgery don’t make the cut
While cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly common in the world of advertising, chasing beauty ideals by going under the knife does not...
Massey University launches Shared Prosperity Index
Massey University has launched its Shared Prosperity Index, an index that calculates how well, or poorly, different segments of society benefit from...
Massey scholars lead pay and wellbeing research
Sustainability scholars at Massey University's School of Psychology are having an impact globally with their research, teaching and practice on...
Better policies needed for dealing with workplace cyber abuse
While workplace cyber abuse is a growing challenge for many organisations, most still struggle to deal with it effectively, say Massey University...
Managers crucial to stamping out bullying in nursing
A new research report from Massey University's Healthy Work Group has outlined how managers can prevent and manage workplace bullying in the nursing...
Massey report shows improvements in home affordability
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows an improvement in national affordability over the most recent quarter.
Measuring wellbeing through shared prosperity
The Government will soon present its first Wellbeing Budget. But a team at Massey University has developed an alternative way of measuring collective...
Study shows many senior managers distrust big data
A new Massey University study shows many top executives are failing to capitalise on the benefits of big data, preferring to rely on their own...

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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