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.

How to protect your business from fake news
Monday 11 December 2017
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news to protect their reputations, says Massey's Dr...
Quote of the Year 2017 finalists announced
Thursday 7 December 2017
The 10 shortlisted finalists in Massey University's annual Quote of the Year competition have been announced and you now have one week to vote for...
Nurses often cyberbullied by patients and families
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Research by a Massey University PhD candidate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but...
Rugby: Cultural identity influences motivation and style of play
Wednesday 29 November 2017
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new Massey University study.
Pilot’s long journey to academic success
Friday 24 November 2017
Singapore Airlines Captain Jeffery Ang took on the challenge of an aviation degree 27 years after last studying at high school. Today he is a proud...
Sociologist to receive highest honour at graduation
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Methane-munching bacteria to reduce greenhouse gases; autism; pastoral counselling in Samoa; and tikanga (Māori practices) in businesses are...
How NZ escaped America’s opioid death crisis
Thursday 16 November 2017
When Dr Cathy Strong went to Ohio on research leave, she had no idea she would step into the midst of the American opioid crisis.

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.

Quote of the year

The top 10 finalists in Massey’s annual Quote of the Year competition were announced this week with commentary from Dr Heather Kavan. The competition was covered by TVNZ, NZ Herald, stuff.co.nz, Newshub, Radio NZ, RadioLive, Gisborne Herald.

Media

Dr Jenny Hou’s research into how fake news can affect businesses and how to combat it was profiled by the Herald on Sunday.

Retail

Newshub Live at 6 broadcast a story about Amazon that included the findings of the annual Big Issues in Retail survey. Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed by One News for a story on the introduction of Alibaba’s payment platform in New Zealand.

Massey retail student Maddie McClean was quoted in a FutureFive article about a new social media app for young people seeking jobs.

Banking

Dr Tripe was also interviewed on Radio NZ about the Australian government’s announcement that there will be Royal Commission to examine its four biggest banks.

Workplace

Professor Tim Bentley and Dr David Tappin wrote an article about their new NZ Workplace Barometer research for Safeguard Magazine.

NZ Herald and Bay of Plenty Times article on the incidence of workplace bullying in New Zealand cited findings from Massey University research.

Leadership

Dr Ralph Bathurst was quoted in a Management Mag feature article about leadership and whether it is possible for a new CEO to turn a bad situation around.

Cultural identity

Dr Farah Palmer and co-author Dr Yusuke Kuroda’s research paper that compared how cultural identity affects the way the Māori All Blacks and the Japan National team play rugby was covered by the Wairarapa Times-Age.

Entrepreneurship

All Space, a graduate of Massey’s ecentre, was profiled in NZ Business Magazine. The Bay of Plenty Times and nzherald.co.nz profiled a group of students heading to the National Young Enterprise Competition. The story included details of the Massey Business School’s sponsorship of the event.

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