Massey Business School news

Survey reveals wahine spending habits

Massey University financial director Dr. Pushpa Wood has published a report on the spending habits of Māori women. She says a culturally responsive community model could be one way to improve their financial literacy.

ISIS recruitment PR

ISIS is 'methodical and highly structured' in recruiting people online for terror attacks. Alison Mau talks with Dr. Chris Galloway, head of Public Relations at Massey University, on terror attacks in Orlando and Nice - how can authorities stop ISIS from recruiting people online around the world?

Get set for Massey Wellington graduation ceremonies
Tuesday 23 May 2017
More than 680 graduates of Massey University will cross the stage of the Michael Fowler Centre on Thursday to have their degrees conferred in two...
Opinion: Lessons from America
Thursday 18 May 2017
The disillusionment of America's working and middle classes led to the Donald Trump presidency. Will we see the same forces at work in our own...
2017 Graduation celebrations head to Manawatū
Monday 8 May 2017
Over 1000 students will cross the stage at the Regent on Broadway this week as Massey University graduation celebrations kick-off in Palmerston North.
NZ women and minorities falling down the ‘glass cliff’
Friday 5 May 2017
New research by a Massey University master's graduate suggests the 'glass cliff' exists in corporate New Zealand.
Increasing Māori participation in the digital sector
Tuesday 2 May 2017
From his own career, master's graduate Dan Walker understands the career opportunities available in the digital sector, and he wants more Māori...
High school students jump into Business Boot Camp
Monday 1 May 2017
Some of the country's best commerce and economics students recently gave up a week of their school holidays to immerse themselves in the world of...
Intercultural communication specialist joins Massey
Wednesday 26 April 2017
The arrival of new School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing head Professor Stephen Croucher at Massey's Wellington campus arguably coincides...

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.

American politics

Professor Ted Zorn appeared on the AM show to discuss the latest crises engulfing President Donald Trump in the United States. Professor Christoph Schumacher had an opinion piece on the economic conditions in the United States that led to voter anger and helped to elect Donald Trump to the presidency. He also asks if the same conditions exist in NZ.


Research into the circumstances leading to the appointment of minority CEOs by MBA graduate Kam Sharma was featured in the Sunday Star-Times and Master of Advanced Leadership Practice graduate Dan Walker’s research into introducing Māori tikanga to the IT sector was profiled by the Manawatū Guardian.


Professor Valentyna Melnyk was quoted in a Herald on Sunday column about how strong brands are able to get consumers to spend more when cheaper alternatives are available.


Dr James Lockhart was interviewed on Newstalk ZB about the government’s plan to invest $90 million into irrigation in a bid to create more jobs and boost economic growth.


Dr Cathy Strong was quoted in a article about press freedom being stifled by cynical use of Official Information Act.

Banking, housing and Kiwisaver

Dr Tripe was also quoted in an NZ Property Investor article about the impact of banking regulation changes announced in the Australian Budget.  Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in an NZ Herald, Bay of Plenty Times and Daily Post article about the growth of KiwiSaver funds invested to more than $40 billion under management. Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in Gisborne Herald article about cooling house prices, bank deposit rates and mortgage interest rates. Dr Matthews was also interviewed on Newstalk ZB and about the impact of banking regulation changes announced in the Australian Budget.


A NZ Herald editorial about the government’s new house affordability measure referenced Massey University’s Home Affordability Report. The findings of the most recent Home Affordability report were also the focus of a column in NZ Property Investor Magazine.


Associate Professor Henry Chung was quoted in a NZ Herald, Ashburton Guardian and Hokitika Guardian article about canned New Zealand air being sold in China.


NBR story about Ubco, a New Zealand tech company that raised $3.95 million in funding, referenced research by Massey Master of Management graduate Hattaf Ansari on how best to approach New Zealand and US angel investors.


Massey University business intern Lyneil Gray was profiled in the Manawatu Standard as she is organising Arohanui Hospice’s annual collection while doing an internship with the organisation.

Sheep milk

Associate Professor Craig Prichard was quoted in a Ashburton Courier article about the potential growth in value of the sheep milk industry.


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