Massey Business School news

The 'Amazon Effect' on New Zealand retail

A Massey University survey has shown that Amazon's arrival to New Zealand could dramatically change our retail scene to the point where some shops may be at threat of shrinking or closing.

Professor Jonathan Elms is leading the research and he spoke to Duncan Garner at Newshub.

Cost of retirement rising rapidly

If you think your golden years are going to be just that, new research out of Massey University says you may need to think again. Watch the video from a TV1 Breakfast interview, as Claire Matthews explains why retirement is becoming more and more unaffordable?

*Note this video is a facebook link so you will need to be logged into facebook to watch.

Campus innovation project celebrated
Tuesday 19 June 2018
The three-year Living Lab innovation project, Pukeahu ki Tua on the Wellington campus, may have closed but the mauri (life force) of the project has...
Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Some of the world's smartest people have warned us about unchecked technological development, so we need wisdom guide the development of information...
Supportive environment helps Colombian student to succeed
Friday 8 June 2018
Studying internationally can be daunting, but the challenges are worth it, says Colombian student Juana Maria Castillo Lopez.
Clash of ideologies turns education into battleground
Friday 1 June 2018
As education undergoes further reviews and changes, new research examines previous tensions between government policy and teachers that flow into...
Five budgeting tips for retirement planning
Thursday 31 May 2018
Retirement can be expensive. It's hard enough to calculate how much money you'll need to live, let alone how to plan for hidden and unexpected costs.

Awards and appointments

Professor named co-editor of world's top marketing journal
Massey's Professor Harald van Heerde has been appointed to the new editorial team at the Journal of Marketing, the world's leading academic journal...
Scholarship for sustainability-focused students
A new Massey scholarship made possible by Air New Zealand, is aiming to support undergraduate students who have a passion for sustainability.
Scholarship allows student to dive deeper into study
Massey Master of Business Administration student Michael Weston has been awarded an inaugural NZ Institute of Management scholarship, worth $15,000.
University recognises high-achieving alumni
A lingerie fashion designer, a blind acupuncturist who helps others with disabilities and a world expert in coastal sand dunes will be recognised...
Aviation student soars to top of her class
The sole female in the School of Aviation's M66 cohort has been named the top student of her class.
Memorial bursary continues supporting student success
This year's Marcus Kitt Memorial Bursary has been awarded to final-year business student Scott Larcombe at a special presentation in Auckland.
Marketing professor ranked world's 8th best researcher
Massey University's Professor Harald van Heerde has been ranked in the top eight in the world for marketing research by the American Marketing...
Scholarship helps student to master leadership
Master of Advanced Leadership Practice student Jill Clark has been awarded an inaugural NZ Institute of Management scholarship, worth $15,000.
Future looks good for natural beauty business
Business graduate Stephanie Buckeridge's home-based, all-natural body scrub business was a major award winner at this year's Innovate competition.
Aviation student soars to a hat trick
Perrin Turner was recognised three times at the School of Aviation Wings Ceremony for his academic achievements.

Research news

How temperature affects our response to advertising
New research by Professor Valentyna Melnyk shows that consumers respond more positively to emotionally warm messages if they are feeling physically...
New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing
Massey Healthy Work Group has launched a research project to measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New...
Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well
Research by a Massey University PhD graduate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but also...
Thesis shows stay-behind families are the new expats
When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD graduate Jo Mutter.
Home affordability fluctuates across the country
The lastest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows mixed results, with improvements in affordability for most, but not all, regions.
Skilled migrant women needed for research project
Skilled migrant women are a source of competitive advantage in today's labour market that New Zealand often overlooks, says PhD candidate Nimeesha...
Young adult reliance on parents for financial advice could be risky
Young New Zealanders still rely on their parents for financial advice, despite many harbouring doubts about the quality of that advice, new Massey...
Stop sign behaviour causes concern
New research from Massey University shows that drivers mimic the bad behaviour of the car in front of them when it comes to ignoring stop signs.
Declining home affordability is now 'business as usual'
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report suggests last quarter's fall in house prices was just a "blip" in an otherwise upward trend.
How to protect your business from fake news
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news to protect their reputations, says Massey's Dr...

Hot topics in the media

Massey University's business experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are highlights of the latest interviews and commentary in the news.

Universal basic income

Professor Christoph Schumacher appeared on the AM Show to discuss the pros and cons of the universal basic income.


Dr Claire Matthews was interviewed on RadioLive Drive about New Zealand banks removing ATM fees.

Associate Professor David Tripe featured in an NBR article after calling on the Financial Markets Authority to make Australian-owned banks highlighted their statutory results instead if their 'cash'' results.

Stock markets

Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Checkpoint about extreme volatility in global stock markets and whether it is a sign of worse to come. He was also quoted in an NZ Herald article about how stock market volatility will impact mortgage rates.


Professor Kambiz Maani had an article on why the science of complexity is so important for managers to understand.

Chinese New Year

Associate Professor Henry Chung was interviewed on Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking Breakfast about Chinese New Year and what it means for New Zealand business.


Management Magazine covered the awarding of IMNZ Foundation scholarships to Master of Advanced Leadership Practice student Jill Clark and MBA student Michael Weston.

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