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Professor Kate Kearins

Plussing in a pandemic

Business
05 Aug, 2020
COVID-19 has put “plussing” into action for Professor Kate Kearins, who believes that's because the practice is underpinned by empathy.
New accounting case comp

Big support for new accounting case comp

Business
04 Aug, 2020
Business School supports lockdown-inspired Auckland Accounting Case Competition
International education

International students – an opportunity

Business and economics
23 Jun, 2020
NZ’s reputation as clean, green and relatively safe from COVID will make it even more desirable as a study destination for overseas students.
Jonnathan Baker

What’s the purpose of business, anyway

Business and economics
15 Jun, 2020
By sacking staff and closing stores, big businesses like The Warehouse could hurt their long-term interests, writes the Business School’s Jonathan Baker.
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Role of sustainability experts explored

Business and economics
12 Jun, 2020
AUT participated in a collaborative research project delving into the rapidly evolving roles of sustainability professionals in NZ organisations.
WHU MBA summer program

MBA students undertake virtual exchange

Business and economics
09 Jun, 2020
In an AUT first, two of our MBA students embarked on a virtual international exchange programme.
Prof Kate Kearins

Good leadership in uncertain times

Business and economics
03 Jun, 2020
Uncertain times require agility and the courage to pivot fast and make bold decisions quickly with imperfect information, writes Kate Kearins.
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Four-day work week could boost economy

Business and economics
29 May, 2020
COVID-19 reignites debate about the merits of a four-day work week. Professor Jarrod Haar’s new research suggests it’s time for change.
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Review staff levels in rest homes

Business and economics
22 May, 2020
Policymakers, funders and aged care providers must admit that quality care in rest homes requires more staff and more time. Katherine Ravenswood explains.
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COVID-19 turns retail therapy to anxiety

Business and economics
22 May, 2020
From retail therapy to retail anxiety: keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on post COVID-19. Our marketing experts examine the issue.
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Who leads better - Women or men?

Business and economics
18 May, 2020
Does gender influence how good a leader you are? Does it matter if you’re a male employee working for a female leader? Professor Jarrod Haar finds out.
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Future of work explored at Techtalk

Business and economics
12 May, 2020
Business School lecturer Lena Waizenegger shared findings from her latest research on the first ever virtual international Techtalk.
2. Goodbye to openplan office

Will COVID-19 kill open-plan offices?

Business and economics
30 Apr, 2020
How will organisations adapt to ensure workplaces are collaborative, productive and virus-free?
Jarrod Haar

Kiwis carry on calmly during COVID-19

Business and economics
28 Apr, 2020
Feeling like most people in New Zealand are handling the COVID-19 lockdown well? New research shows we are doing just that.
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House Visits: Mates, Whānau and Feijoas

Business and economics
23 Apr, 2020
An insight into a more intense version of bubble life than most, from a leading contributor to the Māori screen industry.
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Our experts weigh in on COVID-19

21 Apr, 2020
Business, Economics and Law academics contribute to the global conversation about COVID-19.
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Vital to protect human rights online

15 Apr, 2020
As use of digital platforms surges, two AUT academics explain why we’ll need stronger global efforts to protect human rights online.
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BEL career fairs buzzing

17 Mar, 2020
The Business and Economics and Law Career Fairs held last week were buzzing as students met employers and found out about job possibilities.
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Research with impact: Rachel Morrison

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2020
How can academics show the real-world value of their research? Translate, translate, translate. Associate Professor Rachel Morrison shows how.
Professor Nick Nguyen

Five questions with Prof. Nick Nguyen

Business and economics
12 Mar, 2020
We asked Professor Nick Nguyen five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Marketing expert makes media headlines

Business and economics
12 Mar, 2020
From mouldy burgers to panic buying at the supermarket – what can we learn about the impact of marketing on our thoughts and actions as consumers?
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AUT expert shares research on aged care

Business and economics
11 Mar, 2020
AUT employment expert delivers key findings on improving work conditions for aged-care workers.
AUT Professor Ben Wooliscroft

What is a road?

Business and economics
04 Mar, 2020
Professor of Macromarketing Ben Wooliscroft looks beneath the bitumen to tackle an issue that looms large in this election year.
Professor Ben Wooliscroft

Professor strives to make world better

Business and economics
12 Feb, 2020
The world’s first Professor of Macromarketing takes a playful approach to answering the lofty question, How can we make the world a better place?
Ella Henry

Māori scholar joins AUT Business School

Business and economics
10 Feb, 2020
Prominent Māori expert Associate Professor Ella Henry, has taken up a new role at AUT's Business School.
Alex Waddell

Influential Leader honour for AUT alum

Business and economics
30 Jan, 2020
Alex Waddell honoured as AACSB Influential Leader, an annual initiative that recognises 25 business school graduates creating lasting impact in the world.
Professor Kate Kearins

Older and wiser – but worth the price?

21 Jan, 2020
Short-term gain or long-term pain: What is the price of juniorisation in the workplace? Professor Kate Kearins weighs the pros and cons.
Kate Kearins

Negotiating unconscious bias in the workplace

Business and economics
27 Nov, 2019
“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
Gail Pacheco

NZ rates of in-work poverty examined

Business and economics
21 Nov, 2019
Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa.
Corporate Social Responsibility letters

Websites can influence investment

Business and economics
15 Nov, 2019
Are companies using web-based features to shape the way investors perceive their CSR information?
QS stars 2019

AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
Professor Kate Kearins

Good Leadership by Design

07 Nov, 2019
Read Professor Kate Kearins’ article, Good leadership by Design, which features in Management Magazine.
New Professors announced in 2019

New Professors and Associate Professors

07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Ayesha Scott

Legal system perpetrates financial abuse

Business and economics
05 Nov, 2019
New evidence from AUT shows changes to the Family Court are needed to help protect women and children from financial abuse.
AUT participates in MBA case competition

AUT participates in MBA case competition

Business and economics
31 Oct, 2019
Four AUT MBA students competed in the inaugural NZ MBA Case Competition, held in Dunedin.
Danae Anderson

Economic impact of the NZICC Skycity fire

Business and economics
25 Oct, 2019
In the aftermath of the fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre, negative flow-on effects on the economy can be expected.
Professor Gail Pacheco

Gail Pacheco bestowed AUT’s top award

Business and economics
24 Oct, 2019
Professor Gail Pacheco has been awarded the 2019 AUT University Medal for her research to help inform social policy and wellbeing.
Te Korau programme

Initiative supports Māori entrepreneurs

22 Oct, 2019
AUT and Northland Inc are pooling their resources to launch a business accelerator programme aimed at enhancing Māori entrepreneurship.
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Alumni earn Beta Gamma Sigma membership

21 Oct, 2019
The AUT Chapter of BGS inducted 120 high-achieving Business alumni into the prestigious global society, the largest ceremony since it started in 2012.
Professor Edwina Pio

Prof Pio awarded Te Rangi Hīroa Medal

Business and economics
18 Oct, 2019
Professor Edwina Pio has been awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity.
Associate Professor of Management Katherine Ravenswood

Why your DHB vote matters

Business and economics
07 Oct, 2019
Your District Health Board vote can have a big influence on the work conditions of those caring for our most vulnerable.
The perils of promoting vaping

The perils of promoting vaping

Business and economics
25 Sep, 2019
Dr Patrick Van Esch and Dr Sommer Kapitan wrote an op-ed for Stuff on promoting vaping. Read the article now.
Gail Pacheco

Westpac’s first Gender Pay Gap report

Business and economics
24 Sep, 2019
Gail Pacheco, Professor of Economics and Director of AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute, provided oversight for the report.
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AUT secures $13M in MBIE Endeavour Fund

18 Sep, 2019
AUT researchers have secured $13m in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

19 first in family scholarships awarded

05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
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Showcasing AUT’s postgraduate research

28 Aug, 2019
The Graduate Research School’s annual Postgraduate Research Symposium and 3MT competition finals showcased the diverse research that takes place at AUT.
Students taking part in Hackathon

Student hackathon works to reduce waste

14 Aug, 2019
AUT students recently collaborated with industry to tackle environmental issues producing potential solutions in just eight hours.
Professor Matthew Ryan

Five questions with Prof. Matthew Ryan

Business and economics
13 Aug, 2019
We asked Professor Matthew Ryan five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Annah Stretton and Fiona Bongartz

The business of prison and fashion

23 Jul, 2019
Business and fashion student Fiona Bongartz worked with fashion icon Annah Stretton as part of the AUT Business School’s Shadow a Leader programme.
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Challenging thinking at SAL

09 Jul, 2019
AUT and high school students got an inside look at the work days of top New Zealand’s business people recently at the 2019 Shadow a Leader event.
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Gail Pacheco at Productivity Commission

Business and economics
19 Jun, 2019
AUT Professor of Economics to advise top productivity body
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Agnes Naera

Driving diversity in NZ leadership

15 Apr, 2019
A long-serving AUT staff member is "humbled, privileged and very excited" at being appointed to the board of Global Women.
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Scrutiny of largest pay rise for women

Business and economics
28 Mar, 2019
Research by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and the Human Rights Commission has for the first time revealed the challenges and advantages of New
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Social impact for competitive edge

Business and economics
26 Mar, 2019
Corporate philanthropy and social responsibility a way of delivering improved commercial, social and environmental outcomes, say business leaders.
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Top scholars of 2018 celebrated

Business and economics
25 Mar, 2019
AUT's top Business School scholars of 2018 were honoured at the annual Top Scholars event on 14 March.
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Christchurch

15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
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Employers impressed with AUT students

Business and economics
15 Mar, 2019
Students and graduates poured into the 2019 Business and Economics Career Fair on Monday 11 March, primed to meet as many employers as possible and hear ab
 Marsden re-appointment for professor

Marsden re-appointment for professor

Business and economics
08 Mar, 2019
AUT’s Professor of Human Resource Management, Dr Jarrod Haar, has been re-appointed to the Marsden Fund Council for a further three-year term.
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Build brand and recruit at career fairs

Business and economics
05 Mar, 2019
Employers are lining up to participate in career fairs at AUT with the Business and Economics career fair oversubscribed this year.
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Make waves at a beach clean-up

28 Feb, 2019
Student led sustainability group the Future Proofers want AUT staff and students to help clean up our beaches at Taumanu Reserve on Saturday 9 March.
Speaker Phoebe Tickell

Designing Organisations To Be More Human

28 Feb, 2019
Join us for the next Project Connect event and hear from Phoebe Tickell, an innovator, collaboration catalyst and serial systems entrepreneur.
Dr Clare Tedestedt George at graduation

Running on empty

Business and economics
14 Feb, 2019
AUT research reveals truck drivers are operating at the limits in an industry driven by tight margins and heavy competition.
Boardroom

Knighthoods around the board table

Business and economics
05 Feb, 2019
Sirs and dames are filling up the seats on New Zealand boards, finds AUT Business School research.
Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

Taking a stand: brands and activism

Business and economics
04 Feb, 2019
Dr Sommer Kapitan and Dr Jessica Vredenburg from the AUT Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about brand activism.
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Providing a career kick-start

Business and economics
24 Jan, 2019
Paris Reardon is one of 7,000 business and economics students who gained vital work experience as part of AUT’s Business Co-operative Education programme.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
BEL Chinese alumni lunch

AUT strengthens ties with Chinese alumni

21 Jan, 2019
Members of AUT’s influential Chinese alumni community joined the alumni team and key staff from the Faculty of BEL for an end-of-year lunch.
AUT Edge Award winners

Gaining skills for the workplace

14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
Duncan Shand, Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

ad:tech: Illuminating the future

Business and economics
12 Dec, 2018
60 students and five BEL Faculty staff received complimentary tickets to attend ad:tech 2018 on 15 November, sponsored in part by the AUT Business school.
Candice Harris and Jarrod Haar

Juggling school holidays and work

Business and economics
07 Dec, 2018
Professor Candice Harris and Professor Jarrod Haar from the Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about the double juggle.
Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

When marketing doesn’t match practice

Business and economics
06 Dec, 2018
Dr Sommer Kapitan and Dr Jessica Vredenburg from the AUT Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about brand activism.
Business student Trishul Raj

Passion the ticket to Biosecurity Forum

Business and economics
06 Dec, 2018
A passion for trade and movement of goods led to AUT Business student Trishul Raj being granted a studentship to this year's Biosecurity New Zealand Forum.
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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
AUT's Dr Fiona Hurd and Dr Suzette Dyer from the University of Waikato have found it is still necessary to prove there is a gender pay gap.
AUT's new Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors announced

01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Dr Smita Singh

Opening up about business failure

Business and economics
25 Oct, 2018
The stigma of business failure can be far-reaching but it doesn’t spell the end of the road for entrepreneurs, says AUT Business School’s Dr Smita Singh.
The Sustainability Taskforce at the Roadmap launch

Minister launches sustainable blueprint

24 Oct, 2018
The Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw officially launched AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap on Friday 19 October.
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Honours society inducts new members

Business and economics
12 Oct, 2018
In a special ceremony, 95 new members - high achieving Business School graduates, were inducted into honours society Beta Gamma Sigma.
A patient lying down in an ambulance

Health innovation cuts ED admissions

Business and economics
05 Oct, 2018
Early evidence suggests that a team-based primary health care practice model can reduce emergency department admissions to hospitals.
Corporate people in groups

More work needed to progress gender equity

Business and economics
03 Oct, 2018
Research report focuses on the challenges that middle managers in New Zealand’s public service encounter in make headway with gender equity.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019

THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
Google employee and AUT alumna Amanda Jordan

AUT Alumna getting strategic at Google

Business and economics
27 Sep, 2018
AUT alumna Amanda Jordan spoke at recent AUT Employability & Careers event about her journey from AUT to Google NZ.
Professor Candice Harris

Five questions: Professor Candice Harris

Business and economics
26 Sep, 2018
We asked Professor Candice Harris five questions about her research at the time of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Work gets hard when hot-desking starts

Business and economics
21 Sep, 2018
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Senior Lecturer Dr Rachel Morrison looks at how open-plan offices and hot-desking are taking a toll on how we work.
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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
Xero’s learning platform, Xero Learn, fine-tuned with help from AUT academics, is unveiled at the company’s flagship industry conference.
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AUT 2019 domestic and international fees

13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
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Using tech for positive gains

Business and economics
04 Sep, 2018
An AUT Business School student is using his unique experience of technology for the benefit of society as a whole.
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Sustainability – reality or illusion?

Business and economics
03 Sep, 2018
Companies are turning to feel good images in annual reports, but these photos may be masking the truth in the numbers, say AUT Business School researchers.
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Professor takes out economics prize

Business and economics
29 Aug, 2018
AUT economics professor, Gail Pacheco, has been awarded the 2018 NZIER Economics Award, recognising the impact of her research work.
Award recipients group photo

Diversity Awards celebrate commitment

Business and economics
20 Aug, 2018
AUT staff recently acknowledged diversity initiatives of eight awardees at the Auckland Art Gallery.
Child with tin can phone

Do you have a share market tip-off?

Business and economics
16 Aug, 2018
If you get a secret hot tip about the markets, beware! If you act on it, you could be charged with insider trading – and even go to jail.
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.
Kate Kearins

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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