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?

Looming clash between home owners and renters
Sunday 25 June 2017
With major policy announcements from the two largest parties this month, there is no doubt housing is shaping up as one of the key issues for the...
Opinion: Why businesses need diplomacy
Thursday 22 June 2017
Diplomacy skills are becoming increasingly important as globalisation changes the international business landscape, says PhD candidate Fahad Alammar.
New ecentre chief has plans to scale up services
Wednesday 21 June 2017
The ecentre's new chief executive Jackie Young wants the business incubator to take some of its own advice.
Real life work experience for study abroad interns
Wednesday 21 June 2017
For the next ten weeks more than 60 international students from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom will be part of a study abroad...
Gendered expectations and workplace conflict
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Massey University PhD graduate Jane Hurst studied the complicated relationships between women in the workplace - and found that women often have...
Fin-Ed Centre secures grant to study Māori enterprise
Friday 16 June 2017
Massey Business School researchers will study the financial capability of Māori enterprises, with the help of a $30,000 grant from the SkyCity...
Education as a business is destructive policy
Thursday 15 June 2017
The Tertiary Education Union is right to criticise the Government's proposed changes to the Education Act, says Dr Damian Ruth.

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.

Women in work

Dr Jane Hurst and her PhD thesis on the relationships between women employees and their female managers featured in stories on the Newsroom, Business News Daily and Stuff websites and in the Manawatu Standard. Dr Hurst was also interviewed on BfM’s The Wire and RadioLive’s Drive programme.

Financial education

Dr Pushpa Wood appeared on TV3’s The Project to talk about the number of children who complete school without gaining any knowledge about how to manage finances.

The Fin-Ed Centre’s Retirement Expenditure Guidelines were referred to in a Manawatu Standard feature that look at different forecast calculators.

International business

PhD candidate Fahad Alammar had an article about his research into the need for international business people to develop diplomacy skills published in NZ Management Magazine.


Dr Michael Naylor was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Nine to Noon about his upcoming book on how technology will transform the insurance industry. Dr Naylor was quoted in a Stuff article about the number of people who travel without travel insurance.He also featured in a Cover Note Magazine article about the need for businesses to have good insurance advisers.

Banking and finance

Associate Professor David Tripe was quoted in an Otago Daily Times article about who should replace Reserve Bank Governor Graham Wheeler. Dr Tripe was also quoted in many articles about Moody’s downgrading of NZ and Australian banks, including in the NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times, Stuff, Manawatu Standard, Daily Post, Northern Advocate, Bay of Plenty Times, Southland Times, Wairarapa Times-Age, Hawke’s Bay Today, Waikato Times and Taranaki Daily News.

Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in an NZ Asset Magazine article about financial advisors and whether they should be required to obtain a degree. She also featured in an adjacent article about Massey’s plan to develop a financial advice qualification.Dr Matthews was also quoted in a Stuff, Dominion Post, Press, Taranaki Daily News, Marlborough Express, Nelson Mail, Southland Times, Timaru Herald, Manawatu Standard and Waikato Times and Stuff article about bank staff being pressured to meet sales targets.

She was also quoted in a Good Returns article about what changes to the commission structures of bank staff will mean for independent financial advisers and was profiled in another Good Returns article.


Associate Professor Bevan Catley was quoted in an NZ Management Magazine feature on recognising bullying behaviour in the workplace.

Property and mortgages

Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a Marlborough Express article about how New Zealanders pay higher mortgage rates than Australians and a Stuff feature about how technology is changing the way we manage our money.

Massey’s Home Affordability Report was referred to in an NZ Herald story that compared the nine years under the Labour and National parties.


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