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AUT wins trans-Tasman Sustainathon event

Business
17 Jan, 2023
Xanthe Moore and Gemma Moore, two third-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Conjoint students who have taken the top prize at the recent @ TCS S
The Employability and Career Services Team at the awards

Best Careers Service Award

Business
09 Dec, 2022
AUT Employability & Career Services wins top award.
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The power of emotion in tweets

Business
09 Dec, 2022
Crocodile tweets or genuine empathy? New AUT research examines the authenticity of emotive tweets made by Kiwi companies during the global pandemic.
Dr Syrus Islam

The ESG backlash – what's it all about?

Business
22 Nov, 2022
Dr Syrus Islam unpacks the ESG backlash and discusses how financial advisers might address Environmental, Social, and Governance as an investment rating.
New professors and associate professors

New professors and associate professors

17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
Anil Narayan

Meet our staff: Anil Narayan

Business
16 Nov, 2022
As the head of department for accounting, Associate Professor Anil Narayan is proud of the achievements he has had in his academic career so far.
Ella Henry

Ella Henry: myth buster

15 Nov, 2022
Ella Henry rebuts recent claims that mātaraunga Māori | Māori knowledge is myth, not science.
For Richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer, for less risk

Business
10 Nov, 2022
Married CEOs seem to take fewer risks with their investment decisions and are less likely to bend the rules than their unmarried counterparts.
Professor Kate Kearins

Making sustainable practices work

Business
03 Nov, 2022
The challenge of decarbonising requires concerted action and new approaches from governments, businesses, and individuals alike.
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Study highlights dads’ role in childcare

Business
31 Oct, 2022
New AUT research offers surprising insights into how fathers are involved in childcare, and why their involvement matters.
Record ranking for AUT

Record ranking for AUT

12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
Zoom kōrero connects our global alumni

Zoom kōrero connects our global alumni

Business
11 Oct, 2022
Connecting our globally based alumni with students has never been made this easy.
Policy uncertainty and your investments

Policy uncertainty and your investments

Business
10 Oct, 2022
AUT researchers have developed an index that highlights just how sensitive our investments are to domestic policy concerns.
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Challenges for Māori support workers

Business
02 Sep, 2022
A new report lays bare the challenges faced by Māori community support workers, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hospitality work: A map for change

Hospitality work: A map for change

02 Sep, 2022
Almost three years after COVID-19 hit New Zealand, the hospitality sector is slowly rebuilding.
Son helping young criminal dads

How a son can help young criminal dads

Business
31 Aug, 2022
For both mums and dads, the arrival of a child decreases criminal behaviour. We now find the child’s gender plays a particular role for some fathers.
Meet our staff: Saten Kumar

Meet our staff: Saten Kumar

Business
23 Aug, 2022
Professor Saten Kumar, who leads AUT’s School of Economics, is interested in finding ways to enhance the quality of economic data for Pacific Islands.
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Costco will change how Kiwis shop

Business
17 Aug, 2022
Costco will change the way New Zealanders shop. Marketing expert Megan Phillips shares tips for getting the most out of a bulk buy.
Prof Kate Kearins

Making Work From Home workable

Business
15 Aug, 2022
WFH - dream or nightmare? Whatever you think, working from home – at least some of the time – is the new norm for many of us. How best to manage it?
Ella Henry presents award to Trudy James

Mātauranga Māori celebrated

11 Aug, 2022
Te Ara Pakihi, Te Ōhanga Me Te Ture | Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has contributed to many recent successes and celebrations of mātauranga Māori.
Irmine Kabimbi Ngoy wins BGS prize

Prize for research into kid influencers

Business
11 Aug, 2022
AUT PhD candidate Irmine Kabimbi Ngoy has been awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma New Zealand Alumni Committee scholarship.
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AUT Pay Gaps Report released

Business
03 Aug, 2022
AUT’s latest report shows its gender and ethnicity pay gaps, the first university in Aotearoa New Zealand to do so.
Left to right: Linda Tran, Alex Plum, Professor Gail Pacheco.

Covid's impact on Pacific workers

Business
25 Jul, 2022
COVID-19 exacerbated existing disparities between NZ European and Pacific workers - particularly for Pacific women under 30 in Auckland.
Digital transformation

Does digitalisation deliver or divide?

Business
21 Jul, 2022
New AUT research examines whether digital transformation delivers on its promises or reinforces social inequities and divides.
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In the mood for sustainable funds?

Business
18 Jul, 2022
Our mood can influence our spending choices. Turns out as moods dip, investments in sustainable stocks increase.
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Accolades for Shadow A Leader 2022

08 Jul, 2022
Shadow A Leader is one of AUT’s flagship partnership programmes, giving thousands of students an invaluable day shadowing top leaders in Auckland.
Anil Narayan and Alexander Plum

High quality research translation awards

Business
07 Jul, 2022
The 2022 New Zealand Business Research Translation Awards were notable for the high standard of entries.
Leon Iusitini

Meet our staff: Leon Iusitini

06 Jul, 2022
As a Pacific researcher at AUT, Dr Leon Iusitini’s role is both research and promoting the interests of Pacific people in New Zealand.
Retirement

$400-a-week retirement shortfall

Business
29 Jun, 2022
Is our KiwiSaver balance building up fast enough to provide for our retirement? For the average New Zealander, the short answer is no.
Antonio Diaz Andrade

Five Questions: Professor Antonio Díaz Andrade

Business
28 Jun, 2022
We asked Professor Antonio Díaz Andrade five questions ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Ayesha Scott

Online toolkit reduces money conflict

Business
27 Jun, 2022
Bespoke to New Zealand, the toolkit has been developed based on the findings from joint research by AUT and Good Shepherd NZ.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Covid cautious or Covid cavalier?

Business
20 Jun, 2022
New AUT research shows half of Kiwi employees have at least a moderate level of “office anxiety” - concerns about returning to the workplace.
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The power of Lisa

Business
09 Jun, 2022
As a leader in Deloitte’s forensic team Lisa Tai has helped uncover criminal activities, tackle fraud and fight white-collar crime. AUTs Insight meets her.
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Pushing boundaries in a global market

Business
09 Jun, 2022
AUT’s Insight magazine meets Will Farrell-Green who is now Amazon’s lead of creator product for audio and based in San Francisco.
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Does a lower drinking age reduce crime?

Business
08 Jun, 2022
The study compared criminal outcomes of youths who had just turned 18 and could buy alcohol to those who were not quite 18 and unable to legally buy it.
Gender and diversity threads

Sharing gender and diversity research

Business
30 May, 2022
Did you know that AUT has an interdisciplinary network dedicated to sharing and showcasing research into gender and diversity?
Olga and Adrian

A glimmer of certainty for the NZ dollar

Business
19 May, 2022
Uncertainty in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wreaked havoc with the international commodity markets. What does the future hold?
Katherine Ravenswood

Women workers still less valued than men

Business
17 May, 2022
The latest Budget priorities and failed negotiations with care workers show that little has changed for women workers since the 2017 pay equity settlement.
Edwina Pio BW

Weaving work and worship on the job

Business
10 May, 2022
How do organisations consider the role of religion in the workplace, and the relationship between faith, diversity, and operations and management?
Brand activism

Risks, rewards for brands taking a stand

Business
05 May, 2022
Many consumers want brands to take a stand, but it’s not always clear what that stand should be. So, is there a “second mover advantage” in brand activism?
Dr Bill Wang

How can NZ prepare its supply chains?

Business
27 Apr, 2022
Dr Bill Wang shares his expertise on a just-released issues paper looking at the opportunities and challenges NZ faces in its supply chain management.
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Global endorsement for new AUT masters

Business
26 Apr, 2022
CIPS, the professional body for the procurement and supply profession, has accredited the new AUT Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM).
Prof Jarrod Haar

Kiwis don't realise they're burnt out

Business
11 Apr, 2022
The latest data from AUT’s Wellbeing@Work study show most people who are suffering from burnout either don’t realise it or can’t assess how serious it is.
Dr David Williamson standing in a commercial kitchens with chefs busy making food behind him.

Voices from hospitality's front line

08 Apr, 2022
New AUT research looks at workplace practices in the hospitality industry and gives recommendations to improve working conditions.
Nhut Nguyen

LGBT policies impact investor behaviour

Business
17 Mar, 2022
New research shows companies that adopted LGBT-supportive policies for the first time can affect the attitudes and activities of investors.
Ella Henry

Did protesters breach tikanga?

14 Mar, 2022
Tikanga is a noun, glossed as custom, practice, and protocol. Yet the debate over tikanga at the Parliament protest is not clear cut, writes Ella Henry.
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Lessons from the pay equity settlement

Business
07 Mar, 2022
AUT research shows the impact of the soon-to-expire Pay Equity Settlement Act – for good and not so good.
Pandemic and NZ supply chain

Pandemic exposes NZ’s supply chain vulnerability

Business
04 Mar, 2022
The pandemic is hiking the costs of goods and services we import either for our own use or as components in our manufacturing and exporting processes.
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Ukraine invasion will hurt Kiwi pockets

Business
28 Feb, 2022
New Zealand might geographically far from the crisis in Ukraine, but we can expect to feel the fallout of what's become known as “Europe’s darkest hour”.
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AUT scholar wins Fulbright

Business
23 Feb, 2022
Congratulations to the Business School's Tago Mharapara, who will head to Brown University in the USA as a 2022 Fulbright New Zealand scholar.
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Happy workers are hybrid workers

Business
22 Feb, 2022
New data show that hybrid workers – those who combine working from home and the office – are the happiest and most innovative employees.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Wellbeing at work expert wins top award

Business
10 Feb, 2022
AUT has awarded its preeminent academic award, the AUT University Medal, to the Business School’s Professor Jarrod Haar (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mahuta).
Preparing students to make an impact

Preparing students to make an impact

Business
08 Feb, 2022
There’s growing recognition of the value of entrepreneurial skills, and the AUT Business School’s entrepreneurship courses help students make an impact.
Researchers as pictured Top row, Left to Right: Dr Tago Mharapara, Dr Janine Clemons, Assoc. Prof. Katherine Ravenswood, Dr Lesley Dixon. Bottom row, Left to Right: Dr Nimbus Staniland, Mrs Stacey Gillard-Tito, Ms Talei Jackson, Prof. Gill Kirton.

Interdisciplinary team wins health grant

26 Jan, 2022
An interdisciplinary team of AUT researchers has won a major grant from the Health Research Council.
Professor Kate Kearins

Speak up, listen up, and give feedback

Business
20 Jan, 2022
When a workplace culture supports open and reciprocal communication, its people will more likely contribute to the company’s mission, writes Kate Kearins.
The trouble with chatbots

The trouble with chatbots

Business
19 Jan, 2022
New AUT research shows that, just as it takes two hands to clap, it takes both chatbot and customer to create a satisfactory interaction.
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AUT X Challenge 2021 – The Final Pitch

09 Dec, 2021
Eight teams pitched to win at X Challenge – The Final, competing for a share of the $20,000 cash prize pool and over $10,000 of goods and services.
How to harness the great recruitment

How to harness ‘the great recruitment’

Business
06 Dec, 2021
“The great resignation” means talented job seekers in the marketplace, which makes “the great recruitment” an employment opportunity to be seized.
Jarrod Haar

CAN SUMMER TAME THE FLAMES OF BURNOUT?

Business
02 Dec, 2021
One in nine. One in five. Now, one in three. It's not a tally of growing COVID cases. Instead, new AUT research shows the risk of burnout is soaring.
Monique Cooper

AUT’s first Rhodes Scholar

23 Nov, 2021
Product development engineer Monique Cooper is the first ever AUT graduate to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Daysha Tonumaipe'a (left) and Dr Dianne Wepa (right)

Funding for emerging researchers

23 Nov, 2021
Three AUT researchers have been acknowledged at the Health Research Council’s annual Career Development Awards.
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Award extended for Business School

Business
18 Nov, 2021
The prestigious AACSB International (AACSB) has extended its accreditation of AUT Business School for five years.
Jarrod Haar

Fair and transparent pay at work

Business
17 Nov, 2021
Organisations that build fair and transparent salaries and pay scales, and share that information across the business, are more likely to succeed.
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The “great resignation”, NZ-style

Business
11 Nov, 2021
New research from the Business School shows more and more Kiwi workers are thinking about either changing or throwing in the job towel.
Alex Turcu

Lockdown shows “digital user divide”

Business
05 Nov, 2021
AUT’s NZ Work Research Institute (NZWRI), in collaboration with InternetNZ, has released the latest New Zealand World Internet Project (WIP) report.
Jacinda Ardern and Tracy Han

Voices of the Future to be livestreamed

Business
05 Nov, 2021
Participants will hear from international speakers at Voices of the Future. AUT alumna Tracy Han describes her experience with the AUT-hosted global event.
A composite image showing the four AUT Marsden grant recipients.

Four Marsden fund grants for AUT

03 Nov, 2021
Four AUT research projects have been granted more than $2.8 million in the 2021 Marsden Fund round.
Ayesha Scott

Money matters: it all adds up

Business
01 Nov, 2021
Dr Ayesha Scott recently spoke to a virtual audience of 200, speaking on money matters for the Business School’s 2021 Career Advantage Series.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors 3

01 Nov, 2021
Eight AUT academics have been promoted to the position of Professor, and a further 22 have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Transformative branding

Should we be wary of brand activism?

Business
28 Oct, 2021
Through “transformative branding”, companies can work with customers, communities and competitors to create brands that lead on market and social fronts.
Zoom graduation for Chinese students

AUT celebrates China-based postgrads

Business
26 Oct, 2021
International travel might be on hold, but that hasn’t stopped an inaugural cohort of China-based students graduating as AUT Masters of Applied Finance.
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Avoid an Auckland business bonfire

26 Oct, 2021
Deep into a delta lockdown, businesses in New Zealand’s biggest city urgently need a new form of support, writes Richard Meade.
Kate-Managing for a better World

Worst of times bring out the best in us

Business
22 Oct, 2021
Maybe – just maybe – our perspectives and priorities around what really matters have fundamentally changed, writes Business School Dean, Kate Kearins.
Innovation promotion

Our economy is not promoting innovation

Business
18 Oct, 2021
NZ must move from "closed" to "open" innovation approaches to better promote collaboration and grow our economy, writes Omid Aliasghar.
work and parenting during the lockdown

Work and parenting in a lockdown

Business
06 Oct, 2021
Forget “work-life conflict” or “work-life balance”. The pandemic has ushered in a new way of working and two AUT researchers have coined a new term for it.
Jarrod Haar

Anxiety rising in the Kiwi workforce

Business
30 Sep, 2021
Kiwi employees are worried about job security – and new findings reflect their anxiety levels.
Uni students online learning

Uni students and online learning

24 Sep, 2021
A new, multi-university study examines how online learning impacts those who are, arguably, at the heart of the COVID-19 education crisis: our students.
invisible NZ caregivers

Overlooked and undervalued NZ caregivers

Business
17 Sep, 2021
Front-line essential workers are rightly recognised for their service - but many community workers, who care for our most vulnerable, feel ignored.
X Challenge finalists 2021

Meet the 2021 X Challenge Finalists

10 Sep, 2021
Read about the eight finalists who will be battling to win $20,000 of cash and prizes in AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Tax forgiveness

Covid spurs call for “tax forgiveness”

Business
06 Sep, 2021
Research shows a voluntary disclosure program for overseas income could help protect NZ’s pandemic-impacted businesses and promote honesty in tax matters.
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AUT climbs up the global rankings

02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
BEL scholar

Notable award for AUT Business student

Business
01 Sep, 2021
An international honour society has recognised an AUT Business School postgraduate, highlighting the dedication of the society’s NZ alumni chapter.
Integrating sustainability

Integrating sustainability into business

Business
31 Aug, 2021
New research examines an accounting system that aims to help managers embed sustainability into organisations and evaluate the success of their efforts.
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Mood, music, money and financial markets

Business
31 Aug, 2021
New research shows emotions affect the stock market - suggesting that investors should be wary of their own emotions when making investment decisions.
NZ toxic work culture

Can HR fix NZ’s toxic workplaces?

Business
10 Aug, 2021
New research shows HR people themselves are working within a wider culture that can inhibit meaningful change, writes Fiona Hurd.
1. Lydia Cheung

Time to intervene in supermarket duopoly

Business
05 Aug, 2021
The NZ Commerce Commission must do all it can to promote new entries into our competition landscape, writes Lydia Cheung from the School of Economics.
Young leaders

Supporting our future leaders

05 Jul, 2021
AUT is a proud sponsor of four events currently taking place, which support the aspirations of our next generation of leaders.
Is any job better than no job

Is any job better than no job – really?

Business
22 Jun, 2021
New research from AUT’s NZ Work Research Institute suggests past studies may have overstated the “stepping stone” effect of moving from low to higher pay.
Ayesha Scott

AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
15 Jun, 2021
Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis feel comfortable and talk constructively about money with their loved ones.
Chain over water by Karine Avetisy

Who pays for more resilient supply chains?

Business
15 Jun, 2021
Amid disruptions to connections and markets, Professor Peter Enderwick asks if consumers will, or will not, pay for more resilient global supply chains.
Auckland most liveable

Auckland "most liveable"? Not for Maori

14 Jun, 2021
Many Māori whānau in Auckland do not enjoy the benefits of this supposed “liveability”, writes the Business School’s Ella Henry.
Peter Skilling

Support for action on inequality in NZ

Business
09 Jun, 2021
In the last decade, public attitudes have swung sharply against NZ’s high levels of economic inequality, writes Peter Skilling in The Guardian.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Flames in the NZ workforce

Business
01 Jun, 2021
New AUT research, conducted in December 2020, shows Kiwi workers are at higher risk of being burnt-out than previously thought.
Dr Nimbus Staniland, Dr Lydia Cheung and Dr Jessica Vredenburg

Business School wins translation awards

Business
13 May, 2021
AUT Business School has won the NZ Business Research Translation Competition, highlighting the impact of sharing research with non-academic audiences.
Dr Radilaite Cammock and Daysha Tonumaipe’a

Using ‘food havens’ to reduce obesity

13 May, 2021
A new concept in food environments, the food haven, aims to reduce high obesity rates among Māori and Pacific peoples.
Lightbulb in soil

Five questions with Professor Ricky Chan

Business
10 May, 2021
We asked Professor Ricky Chan five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 21 Tech for Good

07 May, 2021
Techweek 2021 is almost upon us, and this year again offers a huge variety of interesting and insightful events and talks on AUT City Campus.
The fatherhood penalty

The fatherhood penalty

Business
07 May, 2021
When it comes to parental equality, universities are not the progressive institutions many of us expect them to be, writes Patrick Van Esch.
GCOP founder and Chief Possibility Officer Minnie Baragwanath

New Access Entrepreneurship Programme

Business
06 May, 2021
13 entrepreneurs will be leading 11 projects to advance accessibility in a new programme launched by the Global Centre of Possibility @ AUT.
Professor Ben Wooliscroft

Five questions: Prof. Ben Wooliscroft

Business
28 Apr, 2021
We asked Professor Ben Wooliscroft five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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