Business and economics news

Duncan Shand, Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

ad:tech: Illuminating the future

Business and economics
12 Dec, 2018

Candice Harris and Jarrod Haar

Juggling school holidays and work

Business and economics
07 Dec, 2018

Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

When marketing doesn’t match practice

Business and economics
06 Dec, 2018

Business student Trishul Raj

Passion the ticket to Biosecurity Forum

Business and economics
06 Dec, 2018

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Improving diversity outcomes

Business and economics
04 Dec, 2018

AUT’s Policy Observatory recently launched a report exploring what government can do to improve diversity and inclusion.

Dr Fiona Hurd

Shattering the glass ceiling

Business and economics
20 Nov, 2018

Dr Smita Singh

Opening up about business failure

Business and economics
25 Oct, 2018

International honours society

Honours society inducts new members

Business and economics
12 Oct, 2018
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Health innovation cuts ED admissions

Business and economics
05 Oct, 2018

Corporate people in groups

More work needed to progress gender equity

Business and economics
03 Oct, 2018

Google employee and AUT alumna Amanda Jordan

AUT Alumna getting strategic at Google

Business and economics
27 Sep, 2018

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Five questions: Professor Candice Harris

Business and economics
26 Sep, 2018

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Work gets hard when hot-desking starts

Business and economics
21 Sep, 2018

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Women in sports: double standards a double fault

20 Sep, 2018

Naomi Osaka has made history as the first Japanese woman to claim a Grand Slam singles title after defeating Serena Williams in the final of the US Open

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AUT onboard with Xero Learn launch

Business and economics
19 Sep, 2018

Dr Antonio Díaz Andrade and David Lincoln at graduation

Using tech for positive gains

Business and economics
04 Sep, 2018

A family plants trees

Sustainability – reality or illusion?

Business and economics
03 Sep, 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco with award

Professor takes out economics prize

Business and economics
29 Aug, 2018

Award recipients group photo

Diversity Awards celebrate commitment

Business and economics
20 Aug, 2018

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Do you have a share market tip-off?

Business and economics
16 Aug, 2018

Gender differences at work

Relishing competence or seeking a challenge?

Business and economics
13 Aug, 2018

People who love their jobs get different things out of it - and there’s a difference between women and men when it comes to job satisfaction.

New Master of Business for AUT students

Postgrad degree boosts career prospects

Business and economics
07 Aug, 2018

AUT Business School’s new one-year Master of Business Management opens up options for graduates wanting to move into a rewarding career in management.

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Bachelor of Business undergoes refresh

01 Aug, 2018

AUT’s reshaped Bachelor of Business lets students build an engaging, multidisciplinary programme of study focused on future capabilities and social impact.

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Working 4-day weeks for 5 days' pay?

Business and economics
30 Jul, 2018

A four-day week trial showed that if workers have more control over their job, they feel and perform better.

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Alumna’s internship experience in Taiwan

Business and economics
20 Jul, 2018

Leanne Ho, a Bachelor of Business graduate, recently had the opportunity to do an internship in Taiwan.

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Seeing leadership in action

Business and economics
20 Jul, 2018

The successful Shadow a Leader programme matches year 13 and AUT business or law students with a business leader. Recent participants share their feedback.

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Four-day work week gets the tick

Business and economics
19 Jul, 2018

AUT researcher runs the research ruler over a company’s trial of a four-day working week and finds it measures up.

Advice from scholarship winner

Advice from scholarship winner

Business and economics
13 Jul, 2018

We catch up with Bachelor of Business student Louis Martin who has won the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia to intern in Singapore.

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Develop a career with purpose

Business and economics
11 Jul, 2018

A rewarding career can grow from finding an employer who matches your own personal values, says AUT Business School’s Dr Margie Elley-Brown.

Leading the next generation

Leading the next generation

05 Jul, 2018

Mixing the generations for leadership lessons during AUT’s Shadow a Leader day.

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Striving to make algorithms fair

Business and economics
04 Jul, 2018

AUT Centre for Social Data Analytics co-director Rhema Vaithianathan spoke to science journal Nature about algorithms, bias and fairness.

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How office design can isolate women

Business and economics
03 Jul, 2018

Open plan offices are thought to promote teamwork and discussion but women are finding them hard places to work.

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Changing names to boost job prospects

Business and economics
03 Jul, 2018

Migrants are using "more Kiwi-sounding" names to increase their chance of finding employment, says Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio.

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Economists gather at AUT

Business and economics
26 Jun, 2018

Two key events will bring together economists from New Zealand and around the world at AUT.

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Young business brains’ winning strategy

Business and economics
26 Jun, 2018

Secondary school students turn business issues into winning strategies in the 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Case Competition.

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Plain English boosts policy outcomes

Business and economics
25 Jun, 2018

Research points to benefits of using plain language and social media to connect central bank policies with the public.

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What makes graduates employable?

Business and economics
22 Jun, 2018

Dr Margie Elley-Brown talks to careers hub yudu.co.nz 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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Older Women Have More Fun

Business and economics
13 Mar, 2018

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

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.