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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Auckland Businesses

NZ is facing a fragmented global economy

Business
26 Mar, 2021
NZ businesses must ask themselves some tough questions in order to adapt and succeed in the new global economy, writes Peter Enderwick.
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Coveted EQUIS award for Business School

Business
10 Mar, 2021
In gaining EQUIS accreditation, AUT Business School joins an elite group of business schools around the world.
Covid loans

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.
Jarrod Haar

Business lessons from the Māori tie

Business
11 Feb, 2021
The tie vs taonga stoush gives the opportunity for businesses to move from diversity to inclusion, writes Professor Jarrod Haar.
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Good leadership and te reo Maori

Business
17 Sep, 2020
A “servant” style of leadership can enhance the way employees understand and use te reo Māori, according to new research by Professor Jarrod Haar.
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Research matters from Tik Tok to vaping

Business
14 Aug, 2020
Marketing expert translates valuable research for mainstream audiences
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Lost your job due to COVID - AI can help

Business
13 Aug, 2020
Artificial Intelligence could be a boon for job seekers who need an edge in today’s tight labour market, writes Marketing expert Patrick van Esch.
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.
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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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.
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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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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.
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.
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Good Leadership by Design

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