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.

Survey shows communication graduates are mobile and in demand
Tuesday 15 January 2019
A Massey University survey of graduates from its Bachelor of Communication degree has found high employment rates in a diverse range of sectors.
New Massey University portal tracks GDP in real time
Monday 17 December 2018
Massey University has launched a real-time GDP tracker, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
New degree first to focus on local government management
Friday 14 December 2018
Massey University is launching Australasia's first Master of Public Administration degree focused on local government management.
Simon Bridges’ slip of the tongue wins 2018 Quote of the Year
Thursday 13 December 2018
In a surprise result, Kiwis have voted a slip of the tongue by Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges as 2018's best quote.
Growing a successful Māori marine economy
Thursday 6 December 2018
Massey's Dr Jason Mika is helping to identify the key ingredients in a successful Māori marine business through a project funded by the...

Awards and appointments

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.
Massey University professor named 2018 ‘Woman of the Year’ finalist
Professor Sarah Leberman has been named one of 30 finalists in NEXT Magazine's 2018 Woman of the Year Awards.
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...

Research news

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...
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.

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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