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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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What got us here won’t get us there

Business
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.
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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Time to rethink arts funding in NZ

Business
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.
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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.
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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.
Sommer Kapitan

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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Kate Kearins

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.
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.
BGS group photo

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.
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.
Andrew Lowe & Gail Pacheco

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.
 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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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Rachel-Morrison

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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Diversity Awards celebrate commitment

Business and economics
20 Aug, 2018
AUT staff recently acknowledged diversity initiatives of eight awardees at the Auckland Art Gallery.
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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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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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.
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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.
Rachel-Morrison

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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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.
Helena Cooper-Thomas

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.
Dr Michael Fletcher

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.
OSH expert accepts key government advisory role

OSH expert accepts key government advisory role

Business and economics
20 Mar, 2018
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International Women’s Day celebrated

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018
Give nothing to racism

Powerful stories at Give Nothing to Racism

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018
Jarrod

Older Women Have More Fun

Business and economics
13 Mar, 2018
Marjolein Wiersma

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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