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 opens new state-of-the-art aviation centre
Friday 18 October 2019
Massey University's new state-of-the-art aviation centre was officially opened by Transport Minister Phil Twyford today.
Massey alumnae feature in Women of Influence Awards
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Five Massey University alumnae are among the finalists for this year's Women of Influence Awards.
Modest improvements in home affordability continue
Wednesday 16 October 2019
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows improvement in national affordability due to declining house prices in many areas and...
Opinion: No quick fix to low voter turnout
Friday 11 October 2019
Massey's public management specialists explain why e-voting isn't the answer to the low levels of engagement we've seen in our recent local...
$4m for promising Massey researchers
Thursday 10 October 2019
Five of 11 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships this year have been awarded to Massey University researchers, with funding totalling $4 million over the...

Awards and appointments

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.
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.

Research news

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...
Home affordability improves in Q2, says Massey report
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows an improvement in affordability at a national level, as well as in 13 out of 16 regions.
Hearing aid scheme highlights health sector inequality
New Zealand's Hearing Aid Funding Scheme is meant to supply fully funded hearing aids, but Massey MBA graduate Andrew Wallace found that this is...
Keeping older employees engaged and at work
A new journal article by Massey University researchers has identified the factors most likely to keep older employees engaged and in the workforce.
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...

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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