New MPOWER sponsor

MPOWER is pleased to announce that the Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ) is the latest organisation to sponsor the Group. Former sponsors include The Warehouse Group and SA Partners (lean consultants and trainers).

MPOWER Newsletter

The MPOWER newsletter started in January 2014. The newsletter offers MPOWER members a chance to read about recent and upcoming events. In addition, it highlights current research information, projects and collaborations, and enables MPOWER affiliates to advertise forthcoming events or research needs. 

Please see below our published newsletters. If you would like to be added to the MPOWER mailing list so that you automatically receive the latest newsletter, please email Jane, the MPOWER coordinator.

Labour and Industry Journal

MPOWER joined with the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work (CLEW) at Victoria University of Wellington to successfully bid for the editorship of the Labour & Industry Journal. The Journal publishes research offering a multi-disciplinary perspective on social, organisational and institutional considerations and employment relations. We hope that, as MPOWER members, you'll find articles and materials in the Journal that directly relate to your people and work management concerns.

The editorial team members are:

  • Editors-in-chief: Profs Jane Parker and Jim Arrowsmith (MPOWER, Massey) and Dr Noelle Donnelly (CLEW, Victoria);
  • Assoc. editors: Drs Christian Yao (MPOWER/CLEW), Shane Scahill (MPOWER) and Stephen Blumenfeld (CLEW); and
  • Book Review Editor: tbc (formerly Dr Amanda Reilly (CLEW)).

For more info., please consult the MPOWER website at:  Labour and Industry flyer.pdf (167 KB)

MPOWER Researcher Support Awards

Last year's MPOWER's Research Support Awards were announced at SA Partners' Continuous Improvement Conference this year. MPOWER is offering the awards again in 2018 - for more information, visit the MPOWER 'Research and Expertise' page.

MPOWER in the media


  • Jane Parker on SMEs and training in New Zealand - National Business Review Special Report (24 March): NBR 24 March 2017 article on SMEs.pdf (6,033 KB)
  • Jane Parker on the Living Wage - radio interview with Mark Sainsbury (Radio Live) (February):  





A living wage – the difference your pay rate makes
How much pay is enough when it comes to a healthy bank balance and quality of life in New Zealand today?
Research partnership between Massey and Warehouse
The Warehouse Group is partnering with Massey University's MPOWER research hub by providing funds for new research projects.

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