Business news

  • Professor Tim Maloney steps into chief economist role

    Head of AUT’s School of Economics and co-director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics, Professor Tim Maloney, has been appointed to the role of Chief Economist at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

  • Awards winner keeps exports on track

    KiwiRail has taken out the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

    Now in its 12th year, the Excellence in Business Support Awards is the only national performance measure for business support organisations.

  • Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme
    A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

    The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.
  • Brothers graduate to achieve dream of higher education
    Usually students graduating are lucky enough to witness performances from The Oceanian Voices choir during their graduation ceremonies, but at the most recent Business School graduation, two brothers got to pick up their degrees and entertain their fellow graduates.
  • AUT stays connected with MBA Alumni event

    The alumni department and the MBA office hosted an exclusive networking event this month for over 50 prominent MBA and MPA alumni at the Auckland Art Gallery. The event also saw the launch of a digital alumni platform for this group.

  • An education in diversity
    Sini Tagiloa was toiling on the factory floor, working hard and wondering why he was going nowhere. Wishing he knew what his manager was looking for. And, contemplating what he might do differently if their roles were reversed. He decided to study HR.
  • Symposia exposes tensions faced by migrant youth
    New Zealand migrant youth of different ethnic backgrounds shared openly about the profound effects of migration on their relationship with their parents at a research symposium held at AUT South Campus.
  • Professor Jarrod Haar named HR Researcher of the Year
    AUT Professor of Human Resource Management Jarrod Haar has set the bar high for HR academics, taking away the inaugural HR Researcher of the Year award at the annual NZ HR Awards. Introduced this year, the award recognises academics who demonstrate research excellence in HR management.
  • Visual impairment at work – IT only part of the answer
    Researchers from AUT’s Business School have shared the results of their research into the experiences of visually impaired professionals in the workplace and how those experiences are affected by information technology.
  • Time to say 'Je Suis Diversity'
    Global migration has introduced us to new communities and new religious practises. Edwina Pio asks how we can best reconcile them.
  • Eye on Māori economic development
    Ten years on from Ngāti Awa’s Treaty settlement, it’s time for a reassessment according to AUT Business School graduate Dr Jim Mather.
  • Localised poverty solutions key for third world, says researcher
    A ‘one size fits all” approach to poverty doesn’t translate into effective solutions for third world nations says researcher and AUT Business School PhD graduate Son Thanh Tung, who has spent four and a half years studying poverty reduction initiatives in Vietnam.
  • South Auckland high school students get MusicBiz savvy

    More than 30 secondary students from schools around South Auckland, and the wider Auckland region, got to hang out with some top radio personalities and learn about the business side of the music industry at Music Biz – a music-meets-the-business-industry workshop held at the Auckland University of Technology’s South Campus in Manukau.

  • Hundreds of young leaders on campus for Inspire2015
    Over three hundred secondary school students from across Auckland donned red socks for Fuji Xerox Inspire2015 on 3 July, a Leadership Week initiative supported by AUT Business School and the Sir Peter Blake Trust.
  • Opinion: The cost of youth disengagement
    Young people out of employment or education are likely to have a lifetime of poorer outcomes in terms of unemployment, wages and even happiness and health. Associate Professor Gail Pacheco checks out the situation in New Zealand.
  • New Year surprise for AUT Research fellow
    AUT University Research Fellow Dr Huhana Hickey (Ngāti Tahinga, Tainui, Ngai Tai) has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to people with disabilities, in particular Māori.
  • Book about British magazine business fills gap in history
    A book co-authored by AUT Associate Professor Simon Mowatt that tells the story of how Britain’s magazine industry has evolved as a business has been commended for filling a gap in British media history and drawn praise from both academics and industry insiders.
  • Many reasons to take a real break from work says AUT expert
    For most New Zealanders summer means a big break from work and the chance to unwind with family and friends.  Professor Tim Bentley, director of AUT’s NZ Work Research Institute says there are more reasons than ever to ‘switch off’ properly.
  • A focus on female success and leadership
    Women from the AUT Business School and the Auckland business sector heard from the passionate and award-winning immigrant entrepreneur Zahra Al-Harazi over lunch recently.
  • Future of work research initiatives launched
    On 14 November NZWRI will bring experts from academia, Government, and industry together for Anywhere Working Network Day to discuss the latest New Zealand developments in anywhere working, plus recent progress in Australia.
  • AUT leads largest Trans-Tasman teleworking survey
    Employees who telework one to three days per week – so-called ‘hybrid teleworkers’ - are more productive than workers who do little or no telework, according to a new study led by AUT University’s NZ Work Research Institute.
  • AUT women of influence
    AUT University’s Professor Marilyn Waring from the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, and Director of Business Relations – International and Engagement, Sarah Trotman have been named as finalists in the inaugural New Zealand Women of Influence Awards. 
  • 2013 Business support winners announced
    Kiwibank Business Markets has beaten 41 finalists to the Supreme Award at the AUT Business School’s 2013 Excellence in Business Support Awards, the only national performance measure available to the business support sector. 
  • Economy of enough
    Former Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons will speak about an alternative economy of ‘enough’ at the launch of the AUT Business School’s new Sustainable Enterprise major (Bachelor of Business) on Tuesday 27 August.
  • Commercialising bright ideas
    Commercialising new discoveries and intellectual property into innovative products and services will be discussed by experts at the AUTEL Innovation Day.
  • Inspiring future leaders
    Stories of passion, struggle and success were shared with 350 New Zealand secondary school students at Inspire 2013 – to recognise and inspire tomorrows leaders.
  • Derek Handley appointed to Executive Professor role
    Derek Handley, one of New Zealand’s most well-known entrepreneurs, has taken up an Adjunct Executive Professorship at AUT. As Executive Professor, Derek Handley will work with Dr Geoff Perry, Dean of AUT’s Business School.
  • Workplace bullying- the ripple effects
    A Health Research Council-funded study led by Professor Bentley examined the level of bullying experienced in New Zealand organisations from the health, education, travel and hospitality sectors.
  • Four Palmes for AUT Business School
    AUT Business School has been ranked ‘Four Palmes’ in the 2012 Eduniversal ranking – the second highest university ranking in New Zealand
  • Major IT research project announced

    AUT Business School’s Centre for Research on Information Systems Management (CRISM) and the Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand (IITP) have announced a major research project exploring the key factors that drive IT professionals.

  • The science of buyology
    There’s a world of choice out there for consumers, so marketers need to differentiate their product from those of their competitors.
  • A picture tells a thousand words
    After four months of submitting business plans, developing concepts and presenting ideas, the finalists of this year’s AUT Venture Fund gathered to hear their fate last week.
  • World's finance experts at AUT
    This month, AUT Business School will host the 2011 Auckland Finance Meeting. The two-day meeting will see finance experts from around the world gather to discuss their research.
  • Accounting and Finance ranked top 15 in NZ and Australia
    The Accounting and Finance programmes at AUT University have ranked in the top 15 in Australia and New Zealand, according to a recent article in the AFFANZ (Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and NZ) Journal.
  • Authentic leadership of utmost importance
    The importance of being an authentic leader has been highlighted by the director of the AUT Centre for Innovative Leadership on the heels of Leadership Week last week. 
  • Facebook headhunts AUT alum
    New Zealander and AUT alumni Mark D’Arcy has been head-hunted by Facebook to be its director of global creative solutions.
  • The impact of privatisation
    An international expert is coming to New Zealand to talk through the pros and cons of privatisation in the wake of the Prime Minister's comments around selling off some of the countrys' assets.
  • UN World Investment Report 2009
    Today sees the release of the 2009 World Investment Report, an annual publication from the United Nations which offers the most comprehensive and authoritative study of foreign investment trends.
  • The AUT Business School Award ceremony
    Last night, AUT University Chancellor Sir Paul Reeves presented AUT’s highest undergraduate business award to one of the university’s most outstanding students.
  • Ropati Sportsperson of the Year
    Kiwis league star Jerome Ropati took top honours at the 2008 NZU Blues Awards held at Te Papa in Wellington this June, scooping NZU Sportsperson of the Year.
  • Leadership inspires wells
    Villagers in four Cambodian rural communities can now drink fresh water thanks to AUT’s MBA Leadership classes.

Last updated: 10-Jun-2016 3.42pm

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