Business and economics news
A glimmer of certainty for the NZ dollar
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?
Women workers still less valued than men
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.
Weaving work and worship on the job
10 May, 2022
How do organisations consider the role of religion in the workplace, and the relationship between faith, diversity, and operations and management?
Risks, rewards for brands taking a stand
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?
How can NZ prepare its supply chains?
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.
Global endorsement for new AUT masters
26 Apr, 2022
CIPS, the professional body for the procurement and supply profession, has accredited the new AUT Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM).
Kiwis don't realise they're burnt out
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.
LGBT policies impact investor behaviour
17 Mar, 2022
New research shows companies that adopted LGBT-supportive policies for the first time can affect the attitudes and activities of investors.
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.
Ukraine invasion will hurt Kiwi pockets
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”.
AUT scholar wins Fulbright
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.
Happy workers are hybrid workers
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.
Wellbeing at work expert wins top award
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
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.
Speak up, listen up, and give feedback
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
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.
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’
06 Dec, 2021
“The great resignation” means talented job seekers in the marketplace, which makes “the great recruitment” an employment opportunity to be seized.
CAN SUMMER TAME THE FLAMES OF BURNOUT?
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.
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.
Fair and transparent pay at work
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.
The “great resignation”, NZ-style
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.
Lockdown shows “digital user divide”
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.
Voices of the Future to be livestreamed
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.
Money matters: it all adds up
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.
Should we be wary of brand activism?
28 Oct, 2021
Through “transformative branding”, companies can work with customers, communities and competitors to create brands that lead on market and social fronts.
AUT celebrates China-based postgrads
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.
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.
Worst of times bring out the best in us
22 Oct, 2021
Maybe – just maybe – our perspectives and priorities around what really matters have fundamentally changed, writes Business School Dean, Kate Kearins.
Our economy is not promoting innovation
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 in a lockdown
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.
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.
Overlooked and undervalued NZ caregivers
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.
Covid spurs call for “tax forgiveness”
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.
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.
Notable award for AUT Business student
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 into 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.
Mood, music, money and financial markets
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.
Can HR fix NZ’s toxic workplaces?
10 Aug, 2021
New research shows HR people themselves are working within a wider culture that can inhibit meaningful change, writes Fiona Hurd.
Time to intervene in supermarket duopoly
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.
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 – really?
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.
AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money
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.
Who pays for more resilient supply chains?
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.
Support for action on inequality in NZ
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.
Flames in the NZ workforce
01 Jun, 2021
New AUT research, conducted in December 2020, shows Kiwi workers are at higher risk of being burnt-out than previously thought.
Business School wins translation awards
13 May, 2021
AUT Business School has won the NZ Business Research Translation Competition, highlighting the impact of sharing research with non-academic audiences.
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
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.
New Access Entrepreneurship Programme
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.
Kiwi workers risk becoming burnt out
28 Apr, 2021
New AUT research shows that, compared to international employees, Kiwi workers risk becoming burnt out – they’ve got nothing left to give to the job.
What got us here won’t get us there
21 Apr, 2021
When the script gets scrapped, we must contend with a ‘What got us here won’t get you there’ moment, writes Professor Kate Kearins.
Māori scientists face double challenge
15 Apr, 2021
Māori scientists undertake innovative research while also being expected to raise the cultural capacity of their organisations and the science system.
Time to rethink arts funding in NZ
26 Mar, 2021
After a horror year for the performing arts, we need to apply some fresh thinking to the arts landscape of the future, writes Jonathan Baker.
Cheerleaders are athletes
17 Mar, 2021
Rather than remove cheerleaders from sport fields, we should celebrate their athleticism and embrace cheerleading as a sport, writes Patrick Van Esch.
Do you dare ditch your phone for a day?
16 Mar, 2021
A Business School researcher wants you to take the Phone Free Day Global Challenge and find out what happens when people use tech in a purposeful way.
Star power may help vaccine hesitancy
16 Mar, 2021
From Elvis to Dolly, celebrity endorsements might be the key to countering vaccine hesitancy, writes Patrick Van Esch and his co-authors.
Period poverty must end
10 Mar, 2021
It’s time to rethink menstrual education in schools and put access to period products for all Australians on the agenda, writes Patrick Van Esch.
Celebrating AUTs women academics
08 Mar, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day. Read a sample of the research from AUT’s women academics who are working to improve the lives of women in our society.
Sacred concept of the vā underpins study
18 Feb, 2021
New research puts the sacred concept of the vā at the heart of its study, examining low literacy and numeracy skills among Pacific peoples.
Would 'COVID loans' be more affordable?
16 Feb, 2021
Faced with a COVID-19 pandemic of unknown severity and duration, governments are looking for effective and sustainable ways to maintain their economies.
Business lessons from the Māori tie
11 Feb, 2021
The tie vs taonga stoush gives the opportunity for businesses to move from diversity to inclusion, writes Professor Jarrod Haar.
Preparing entrepreneurs for success
29 Jan, 2021
The CO.STARTERS programme at AUT is helping aspiring entrepreneurs like business alumnus Geoff Holmes turn their ideas into a successful start-up.
Brands back away from Australia Day
29 Jan, 2021
For increasing numbers of Aussie brands, waving the flag around Australia Day is losing its appeal. Marketing expert Patrick Van Esch explains.
Relationships matter in health choices
26 Jan, 2021
New research finds personal and professional interactions can determine how, how much, and how satisfyingly people use child healthcare services.
Brand activism moves up the supply chain
14 Dec, 2020
Brand activism and supply chains raise questions about corporate accountability and commercial censorship, write Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg.
Interns on the front line
04 Dec, 2020
Trade Commissioner and Consul-General Matt Ritchie was pleased to have alumni Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer in his Vancouver team when the pandemic hit.
New Professors and Associate Professors
30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Saving our seasonal growers and workers
26 Nov, 2020
It’s time to find a new approach to managed isolation – one that allows migrant workers to help save our seasonal crops industry, writes Swati Nagar.
Masking a good thing
23 Nov, 2020
Whether we’re in the throes of, or at the tail-end of this (or any other) pandemic, the lessons from lockdowns are applicable, writes Kate Kearins.
Business School excellence at AI event
02 Nov, 2020
Lena Waizenegger (Business Information Systems) welcomed the chance to share her research in person at the recent Artificial Intelligence show in Auckland.
Business scholarships for rugby stars
27 Oct, 2020
A new partnership between AUT and Counties Manukau Rugby will support outstanding young rugby players in their academic careers.
Evidence crucial in uncertain times
08 Oct, 2020
For Professor Jarrod Haar, COVID-19 has provided a chance to learn and share valuable findings about how the pandemic impacts Kiwi workplaces.
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