Business and economics news


What makes graduates employable?

Business and economics
22 Jun, 2018

Dr Margie Elley-Brown talks to careers hub about how university graduates can give themselves the edge when they hit the job market.

Income hit for mums

Income hit for mums

Business and economics
30 May, 2018

Parenthood increases the gender pay gap with mothers facing a wage penalty.

AUT Business School student Malachi Solomon

Young leaders link corporates & culture

Business and economics
28 May, 2018

Māori and Pacific interns are bringing unique skills and knowledge to workplaces through the TupuToa programme

Helena Cooper-Thomas

5 questions: Prof Helena Cooper-Thomas

Business and economics
25 May, 2018

We asked Professor of Organisational Behaviour Helena Cooper-Thomas five questions about her research at the time of her Inaugural Professorial Address.

sustainable actions at AUT

Students participate in beach clean-up

Business and economics
16 May, 2018

Accounting students recently displayed sustainability in action, participating in a beach clean-up fieldtrip at Point England Reserve, Glen Innes.

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Financial confusion costing Kiwis

Business and economics
07 May, 2018

KiwiSavers are struggling to understand the information needed to make good choices about their financial future.

Accounting for good

Accounting for good

Business and economics
27 Apr, 2018

AUT Business School introduces Accounting for Social Impact Research Group, aimed at supporting the achievement, evaluation and reporting of social impact.

Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

Prime Minister recognises AUT students

23 Apr, 2018

Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

Dr Michael Fletcher

Post-split parents’ finances studied

Business and economics
19 Apr, 2018

Research from AUT has revealed the economic impact when parents separate, in a study that is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

AUT student links with US-NZ leaders

AUT student links with US-NZ leaders

17 Apr, 2018

AUT business and law student Charle Megala is appointed to the US Embassy’s New Zealand Youth Council for 2018.

AUT first in NZ to use Xero Lifelong Learning Platform

AUT first in NZ to use Xero Lifelong Learning Platform

Business and economics
06 Apr, 2018

Accounting students at AUT Business School developing skills via Xero’s purpose-built teaching and learning platform.

Marketing a bad attitude

Marketing a bad attitude

Business and economics
27 Mar, 2018

How can brands win when sports stars are losing their reputation?

Online brand-power and kids

Online brand-power and kids

Business and economics
27 Mar, 2018

Who has more influence – musician, vlogger or sportsperson?

Stepping into the unknown drives success, says top scholar.

Feel the fear

Business and economics
26 Mar, 2018

Stepping into the unknown drives success, says top scholar.

OSH expert accepts key government advisory role

Business and economics
20 Mar, 2018

Associate Professor of Employment Relations, Dr Felicity Lamm has accepted the role of Government Chief Advisor, Health and Safety.

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Fantastic numbers at business career fair

Business and economics
19 Mar, 2018

Over 640 students descended on 32 employers who were offering up to 1,000 graduate roles or internships at the first Business and Economics Career Fair.


International Women’s Day celebrated

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018

Professor Edwina Pio encourages everyone to make a daily commitment to #pressforchange on International Women’s Day

Give nothing to racism

Powerful stories at Give Nothing to Racism

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018

Creating positive change through storytelling was the focus of a recent Diversity at AUT event.


Older Women Have More Fun

Business and economics
13 Mar, 2018

Prof Jarrod Haar's research into work/life satisfaction.

Vulnerable transient population - Gail Pacheco

Vulnerable transient population size equal to the city of Tauranga

Business and economics
06 Mar, 2018

A study by the New Zealand Work Research Institute at AUT has quantified the scale of transience in New Zealand, with a particular focus on those considered to be ‘vulnerable transient’.

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

01 Mar, 2018

New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.

Triplets Chloe, Roselle and Chanel Samaratunga

AUT welcomes our new scholars

28 Feb, 2018

180 undergraduate students who are recipients of various AUT scholarships were welcomed at a special event this week.

Marjolein Wiersma

Creating meaning in the workplace

Business and economics
13 Dec, 2017

Marjolein Lips-Wiersma, Professor of Ethics and Sustainability Leadership at AUT’s Business School, is a leading expert in developing and supporting meaning in the workplace. Professor Lips-Wiersma has just released the second edition of the book she co-authored with Lani Morris, The Map of Meaningful Work: A Practical Guide to Sustaining Our Humanity.

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Langi Latu wins case competition at Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit

Business and economics
13 Dec, 2017

Langi Latu, an AUT Business School graduate, and fellow team members won their case category during the Team Case Competition, sponsored by KPMG, at Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2017 Global Leadership Summit. The team was selected as a winner based on their innovative and creative solution for their assigned business case, as well as the effectiveness of their presentation.

New tool measures Corporate Governance Effectiveness

New tool measures Corporate Governance Effectiveness

Business and economics
04 Dec, 2017

A new corporate governance index aims to quantify the voice of the shareholder at the boardroom table.

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Budding student entrepreneurs prepare for AUT’s “Dragon’s Den”

21 Nov, 2017

X-Challenge, a new university-wide competition that gives every AUT student an opportunity to develop an idea for a business, cause or project will culminate with a Dragons Den style pitch night on Thursday 23 November.

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New Zealand market sentiment index launches

Business and economics
20 Nov, 2017

Bull or bear? For the first time New Zealand investors can quantify of how sentiment is shaping local financial markets.

 Tim Maloney

Professor Tim Maloney steps into chief economist role

Business and economics
03 Nov, 2017

Head of AUT’s School of Economics and co-director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics, Professor Tim Maloney, has been appointed to the role of Chief Economist at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).


AUT alumna to attend world-class conference

Business and economics
01 Nov, 2017

AUT business graduate, Langi Latu, is heading to the U.S to attend the Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit later this week.

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AUT Finance team wins the 2017 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Business and economics
19 Oct, 2017

AUT Business School finance students took out top honours and a chance to represent New Zealand in this year’s CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Excellence in economics brings home the Sir Frank Holmes prize

Business and economics
16 Oct, 2017

Congratulations to Livvy Mitchell, who is the 2017 recipient of a special prize established in honour of former New Zealand economist Sir Frank Holmes. Livvy is the first AUT recipient of this prize since its establishment in 2011.

Awards winner keeps exports on track

Business and economics
09 Oct, 2017

KiwiRail has taken out the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

Now in its 12th year, the Excellence in Business Support Awards is the only national performance measure for business support organisations.

Radilaite Cammock

Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

02 Sep, 2017

A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.


Brothers graduate to achieve dream of higher education

Business and economics
21 Aug, 2017

Usually students graduating are lucky enough to witness performances from The Oceanian Voices choir during their graduation ceremonies, but at the most recent Business School graduation, two brothers got to pick up their degrees and entertain their fellow graduates.

Business support stars feature as finalists in annual awards

Business and economics
14 Jun, 2017

Smart operators contributing to the business success of New Zealand companies have been recognised as finalists in the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.


Hidden factors fuelling the 12 per cent gender pay gap

Business and economics
08 Mar, 2017

Women are lagging men in the pay stakes but it’s more likely to be down to hidden biases than a lack of skills for the job, according to AUT research.

AUT stays connected with MBA Alumni event

Business and economics
12 Dec, 2016

The alumni department and the MBA office hosted an exclusive networking event this month for over 50 prominent MBA and MPA alumni at the Auckland Art Gallery. The event also saw the launch of a digital alumni platform for this group.

Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards recognise AUT business graduate

Business and economics
07 Dec, 2016

AUT business graduate, Manako Nemaia, was named the winner of the BNZ Commercial & Corporate Category at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, held at Parliament in Wellington this week.

AUT student lends her voice to the future of the Asia Pacific

Business and economics
17 Nov, 2016

Business student, Izzy Stangl is one of four young people representing New Zealand at the APEC Voices of the Future summit this month in Lima, Peru.

Big Data, Smaller Bureaucracy

Business and economics
21 Oct, 2016

By 2040 Big Data should have shrunk the public sector beyond recognition.

The age of Big Data has come to consumers rapidly, reinventing how we shop, socialise, bank and get from A to B.  And a Big Data revolution is slowly rolling through the public sector too.

Cutting edge food science company scoops AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards Supreme Award

Business and economics
06 Oct, 2016

New Zealand business has been celebrated in style as more than 600 guests from the government, academic and business sectors came together to honour the winners of the 2016 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards at a gala dinner at the Langham Hotel.

An education in diversity

Business and economics
03 Aug, 2016

Sini Tagiloa was toiling on the factory floor, working hard and wondering why he was going nowhere. Wishing he knew what his manager was looking for. And, contemplating what he might do differently if their roles were reversed. He decided to study HR.

Paving the way for Auckland’s aspiring tertiary entrepreneurs

11 Jul, 2016

Aspiring AUT entrepreneurs are receiving a welcome boost to turn their ideas into a commercial reality through a new student entrepreneurship programme.

Inspirational business: Auckland CEOs open their doors to host promising young leaders

Business and economics
08 Jul, 2016

More than 70 businesses and organisations across Auckland have today hosted two promising young leaders as part of the Auckland University of Technology’s Annual Shadow a Leader Day.

AUT research leads to muti-million boost for home visiting programme

Business and economics
14 Jun, 2016

An annual $7 million  funding boost for the Government’s ‘Family Start’ home visiting programme was prompted by empirical research commissioned from AUT’s Centre for Social Data Analytics (CSDA).

Impressive cohort of business support organisations feature in annual awards

Business and economics
09 Jun, 2016

Behind every business success story is a support network of organisations that make their achievements possible.

AUT supports Pacific Language Weeks

Business and economics
31 May, 2016

The Ministry for Pacific People’s Pacific Language Weeks are celebrated at AUT each year as an opportunity to acknowledge the diverse Pacific cultures at the University.

New research centre focused on data for decision-making

Business and economics
07 Apr, 2016

AUT’s new Centre for Social Data Analytics was launched in March. The Centre is focused on “data analytics for social impact”. 

Centre researchers take on work with the potential to address and inform social issues or challenges in core policy areas including health, education, justice and social services.

MBA a momentous first qualification, after leaving school at 16

Business and economics
12 Jan, 2016

A childhood bout of rheumatic fever changed the course of Andrew Fiu’s life in almost every way.   But one very positive spinoff has just happened:  35 years on Fiu has graduated with his first formal qualification, a Master of Business Administration from the AUT Business School.


Erasing Christmas not the answer to workplace diversity

Business and economics
18 Dec, 2015

Steering clear of Christmas is an inappropriate response to diversity, says Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio.


Visual impairment at work – IT only part of the answer

Business and economics
26 Nov, 2015

Researchers from AUT’s Business School have shared the results of their research into the experiences of visually impaired professionals in the workplace and how those experiences are affected by information technology.


Time to say 'Je Suis Diversity'

Business and economics
16 Nov, 2015

A thought piece by AUT Professor of Diversity Edwino Pio, first published in EFMD GlobalFocus Volume 09, Issue 03|2015


Security firm with future focus takes Supreme Business Support Award

Business and economics
03 Nov, 2015

More than 600 guests from the government, academic and business sectors celebrated the winners of the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards at a gala dinner at the Langham Hotel on 29 October.


AUT Business professor appointed to Data Futures Working Group

Business and economics
21 Oct, 2015

AUT Professor of Economics Rhema Vaithianathan has been appointed to a working group that will lead work on how New Zealand uses and shares data.


Empathy in the face of diversity - NZ Diversity Forum at AUT

Business and economics
17 Sep, 2015

Professor Edwina Pio and Associate Professor Gail Pacheco found an audience keen to hear about their diversity research at the NZ Diversity forum in September.


New law continues our hazardous approach to safety at work

Business and economics
28 Aug, 2015

By Associate Professor Felicity Lamm, Co-Director - AUT Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research.


Eye on Māori economic development

Business and economics
26 Aug, 2015

Ten years on from Ngāti Awa’s Treaty settlement, it’s time for a reassessment according to AUT Business School graduate Dr Jim Mather.


Localised poverty solutions key for third world, says researcher

Business and economics
11 Aug, 2015

A ‘one size fits all” approach to poverty doesn’t translate into effective solutions for third world nations says researcher and AUT Business School PhD graduate Son Thanh Tung, who has spent four and a half years studying poverty reduction initiatives in Vietnam.


South Auckland high school students get MusicBiz savvy

Business and economics
31 Jul, 2015

More than 30 secondary students from schools around South Auckland, and the wider Auckland region, got to hang out with some top radio personalities and learn about the business side of the music industry at Music Biz – a music-meets-the-business-industry workshop held at the Auckland University of Technology’s South Campus in Manukau.


Hundreds of young leaders on campus for Inspire2015

Business and economics
08 Jul, 2015

Over three hundred secondary school students from across Auckland donned red socks for Fuji Xerox Inspire2015 on 3 July, a Leadership Week initiative supported by AUT Business School and the Sir Peter Blake Trust.


AUT Shadow a Leader - celebrating diverse leadership stories and styles

Business and economics
01 Jul, 2015

Business leaders from more than 75 businesses and organisations each spent a day with two promising young leaders as part of AUT’s Shadow a Leader Day on 1 July.


Finalists named for AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards

Business and economics
09 Jun, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards have been announced today.


Budget Briefing: Time to address child poverty in New Zealand

Business and economics
20 May, 2015

n light of the 2016 Budget, experts from across the country are calling on the government to do more about child poverty in New Zealand through the latest series of briefing papers released by The Briefing Papers.


Economics professor disappointed by limited plans for child abuse prediction tool

Business and economics
14 May, 2015

A data tool that can accurately identify children at risk of abuse is unlikely to ever be used in the way envisioned by one of its architects.


AUT Business School postgraduate students share insight on ‘Path Less Travelled’

Business and economics
07 May, 2015

An event organised by the AUT University Business School recently saw Māori and Pacific students across all levels of postgraduate study at AUT share their insight into their individual postgraduate journeys so far.


Love of the job not enough to sustain New Zealand’s aged care workforce, says researcher

Business and economics
28 Apr, 2015

Research released by AUT University’s New Zealand Work Research Institute on the country’s aged care workforce raises important questions about the value we place on caring for the elderly.


Opinion: The cost of youth disengagement

Business and economics
23 Apr, 2015

Young people out of employment or education are likely to have a lifetime of poorer outcomes in terms of unemployment, wages and even happiness and health. Associate Professor Gail Pacheco checks out the situation in New Zealand. This opinion piece was first written for Employment Today.


Opinion: Shrinking world highlights challenges for Kiwi innovators

Business and economics
16 Apr, 2015

Global opportunity for New Zealand innovators is tempered by the challenge of conducting appropriate communications and finding the best distribution solution. Cultural influences play a sizeable role in communicating messages through modern mediums and supply chains can dictate the success or failure of products irrespective of quality.


Entrepreneurship symposium focused on connection between business and research

Business and economics
16 Apr, 2015

Experienced and emerging entrepreneurs, researchers and business leaders gathered to share their entrepreneurship expertise at an AUT University symposium on 15 April 2015.


Muslims at Work in New Zealand summit at AUT University

Business and economics
01 Apr, 2015

AUT University hosted a summit addressing Muslims at work on 1 April.


AUT hosts Future of Work Conference 2015

Business and economics
12 Feb, 2015

AUT University will host workplace experts and practitioners at a day-long Future of Work conference on 9 February 2015.


New Year surprise for AUT Research fellow

09 Feb, 2015

AUT University Research Fellow Dr Huhana Hickey (Ngāti Tahinga, Tainui, Ngai Tai) has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to people with disabilities, in particular Māori.


Book about British magazine business fills gap in history

Business and economics
25 Dec, 2014

A book co-authored by AUT Associate Professor Simon Mowatt that tells the story of how Britain’s magazine industry has evolved as a business has been commended for filling a gap in British media history.


Many reasons to take a real break from work says AUT expert

Business and economics
22 Dec, 2014

For most New Zealanders summer means a big break from work and the chance to unwind with family and friends.


AUT Finance team wins the 2014 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Business and economics
03 Nov, 2014

AUT University Finance students walked away with the top prize at this year’s Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge.


New Zealand Work Research Institute releases 2014 Workplace Diversity Survey

Business and economics
31 Oct, 2014

AUT University’s New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released a report on diversity in the New Zealand workplace.


AUT Venture Fund gives entrepreneurs a welcome kickstart

Business and economics
28 Oct, 2014

Four startup projects led by entrepreneurial AUT University alumni and students got a boost last week thanks to the AUT Venture Fund.


Religion can be explosive, dynamic and amazingly magnanimous: Professor Edwina Pio

Business and economics
23 Oct, 2014

“Religion can be explosive, dynamic and amazingly magnanimous,” Professor Edwina Pio, told the full capacity audience, of over 200 people, who had come to hear her inaugural professorial address at AUT’s City Campus this week.


A focus on female success and leadership

Business and economics
22 Oct, 2014

Women from the AUT Business School and the Auckland business sector heard from the passionate and award-winning immigrant entrepreneur Zahra Al-Harazi over lunch recently.


Client-centric law firm takes Supreme Business Support Award

Business and economics
03 Oct, 2014

A radical shift designed to put clients at the centre of its business has earned law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts the Supreme Award at the 2014 AUT University Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.


Youthful innovation: Festival for the Future at AUT this weekend

Business and economics
05 Sep, 2014

AUT’s Faculty of Business and Law is partnering with the Inspiring Stories Trust to host 400 young Kiwi innovators at the Festival for the Future 2014 this weekend.


KiwiSaver policy won't help students, says AUT finance expert

Business and economics
14 Aug, 2014

As other commentators have pointed out, New Zealand First’s KiwiSaver Kick Start policy would potentially undermine the true purpose of KiwiSaver (to ensure people have enough to retire on comfortably).


Finalists named for 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards

Business and economics
13 Jun, 2014

Finalists for the 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards (EBSA) have been announced today.

Work and Worship

AUT Professor of Diversity’s new book Work & Worship to help businesses respond to minority religions in the workforce

28 May, 2014

A new book written by AUT Professor of Diversity Dr Edwina Pio offers insights and advice to organisations with minority religions in their workforces.

Future of work research initiatives launched

Business and economics
14 Nov, 2013

The nature of work is changing. Progressive organisations recognise that a five-day-a-week commute is a waste of resources.  Work is no longer going to be where the office is; it will be where you are – at home, in the car, at an airport or café, or with a client.

AUT Business School meets the market with new Professional Masters

Business and economics
23 Oct, 2013

The AUT Business School is extending its postgraduate business degree portfolio to meet a growing demand for tertiary qualifications that fast track career enhancement and change, building upon the success and reputation of the long established Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA).

2013 Business support winners announced

Business and economics
06 Sep, 2013

Kiwibank Business Markets has beaten 41 finalists to the Supreme Award at the AUT Business School’s 2013 Excellence in Business Support Awards, the only national performance measure available to the business support sector.

Economy of enough

Business and economics
27 Aug, 2013

Former Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons will speak about an alternative economy of ‘enough’ at the launch of the AUT Business School’s new Sustainable Enterprise major (Bachelor of Business) on Tuesday 27 August.

This public lecture will challenge concepts of business-as-usual and growth at all costs, and will describe a potential future in which people do less work but share it equally, and where there is less consumption of energy and materials, and more local production and growth in knowledge, science and innovation.

Commercialising bright ideas

Business and economics
19 Jul, 2013

Oren Gershtein from Israel will explain how he has an 80% success rate with start-ups at the AUTEL Innovation Day on Friday 26 July at AUT’s city campus.

Business opens doors for Leadership Week

Business and economics
10 Jul, 2013

AUT Business School’s Shadow a Leader day on Wednesday 10 July will enable students to experience a day in the life of 50 of New Zealand’s top business leaders.

Leaders include John Dalzell (CEO, Waterfront Auckland), Andrew McKenzie (Chief Financial Officer, Auckland Council), Brett O’Riley (CEO, Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development), Franceska Banga (CEO, New Zealand Venture Leadership Fund), Chris Quin (Head of Telecom Retail) and Sue Watson (CEO, Kea New Zealand).

AUT collaboration with industry wins award

Business and economics
25 Jun, 2013

An AUT team working with an industry partner and AUT Enterprises Limited (AUTEL) have won a major award in recognition of their successful commercial relationship.

Associate Professor Lindsay White and his AUT team have collaborated with the Cloudy Bay Group to take out the Supreme People’s Choice Award at KiwiNet’s award ceremony last week.

Derek Handley appointed to Executive Professor role

Business and economics
05 Jun, 2013

Derek Handley, one of New Zealand’s most well-known entrepreneurs, has taken up an Adjunct Executive Professorship at AUT. As Executive Professor, Derek Handley will work with Dr Geoff Perry, Dean of AUT’s Business School.

AUT bridges gap between academia and industry

Business and economics
30 May, 2013

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at AUT Business School will host a one-day symposium on 31 May 2013 to bring together industry professionals and academia for the first time to discuss research into New Zealand capital markets.

Awards entries open for 2013

Business and economics
18 Feb, 2013

AUT Business School is now inviting entries for the 2013 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.

The AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards recognise and celebrate organisations and individuals that deliver quality products and services to help small, medium and large businesses maximise their potential.


Want to save money these holidays? Pay with cash

Business and economics
26 Dec, 2012

Shoppers are more likely to spend extra money when paying by eftpos than when paying in cash, according to research by an AUT Business School academic Dr Jashim Khan.


Four Palmes for AUT Business School

Business and economics
12 Nov, 2012

AUT Business School has been ranked ‘Four Palmes’ in the 2012 Eduniversal ranking – the second highest ranking in New Zealand.

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Top night for winners at AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards

Business and economics
08 Nov, 2012

Thirteen of New Zealand’s most significant business support organisations stole the limelight at the Langham Hotel last night as winners of the 2012 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.


AUT Business Dean wins Auckland Central Business Leadership Award

Business and economics
05 Nov, 2012

Dean of AUT Business School, Dr Geoff Perry has won the Excellence in Business Leadership category at the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards.


Major IT research project announced

Business and economics
25 Oct, 2012

AUT Business School’s Centre for Research on Information Systems Management (CRISM) and the Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand (IITP) have announced a major research project exploring the key factors that drive IT professionals.


Generation Excess: prepared to pay the price

21 Aug, 2012

A considerable amount of research has suggested the excessive consumption of alcohol is an accepted social norm in New Zealand and Australia, and that young people deliberately drink to reach a level of intoxication.