News and media

Welcome to the University of Auckland Business School's news section.

  • Summer reading
    17 January 2017
    In this issue of UABS Insights we look back on 2016 with a selection of thought-provoking articles published throughout the year. We also pull together a list of staff picks for the best new work-related books (and one or two for the beach).
  • Vinyl giveaway
    17 January 2017
    This month we are giving away the second of our $40 vinyl record vouchers. To enter the draw, please email your name and address to Alumni Relations Manager Melanie Barr at The winner will be notified on 10 February 2017.
  • You spin me right round: the enduring appeal of vinyl in a digital age
    05 January 2017
    Not so long ago, records were the preserve of muso anoraks and hipsters. Now they’re back in big box retailers. In this age of Spotify and iTunes, what gives with our newfound love affair with vinyl? A new study from the University of Auckland suggests a major motivation is that we still enjoy living in a material world.
  • Entrepreneurism champion wins teaching award
    21 December 2016
    Geoff Whitcher is one of 18 people globally to have won the inaugural 2016 Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award, which highlights inspirational teaching.
  • Video transcript: Alex Sims on smart contracts
    20 December 2016
    Professor Alex Sims is Head of the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School.
  • The secret allure of music on vinyl
    20 December 2016
    Every technology takes a hit when something better comes along. You don't see many steel-nib dip pens around these days – or the typewriters that replaced them, for that matter. And when did you last watch anything on a VHS cassette?
  • Vinyl giveaway
    20 December 2016
    This month we are giving away a $40 vinyl record voucher. To enter the draw, please email your name and address to Alumni Relations Manager Melanie Barr at The winner will be notified on 13 January 2017.
  • Blockchain: Regulating a game-changing technology
    20 December 2016
    The technology behind digital currencies is set to transform the way business is done, yet it comes with significant risks. The challenge for lawmakers is large, says Alex Sims.
  • Are we living in a post-privacy world?
    20 December 2016
    The values underpinning privacy laws are under threat from a technological onslaught, argues Gehan Gunasekara. But it doesn't have to be that way.
  • Engineering connections to the global marketplace
    19 December 2016
    Civil Engineering alumnus and Facebook Product Manager Bowen Pan talks about how opportunities at the University contributed to his career path.
  • Worker exploitation widespread in New Zealand – new study
    14 December 2016
    People in New Zealand are working 80-90 hour weeks for $500, being paid for half the hours they work and paying their own salary to “buy” permanent residency, a new study reveals. The study - the most wide-ranging of its type to date – suggests exploitation of migrant and New Zealand-born workers is widespread across many key industries, including horticulture, hospitality and construction.
  • Ben wins prestigious scholarship to study in China
    13 December 2016
    Ben Dowdle, a 2016 conjoint BA/BCom alumnus and founder of the Australasian political campaign Unmask Palm Oil, has been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship.
  • Maurice Williamson on tackling Auckland traffic
    09 December 2016
    In October, the Centre for Supply Chain Management hosted an interesting “After 5’s” event with keynote speaker the Hon Maurice Williamson, National Party MP for Pakuranga.
  • Students share business consulting projects
    09 December 2016
    On 6 October the Information Systems and Operations Management Department at the University of Auckland Business School held an annual exhibition of consulting projects which were in the making over the past eight months.
  • Time to share and collaborate in Nashville
    09 December 2016
    In November, a group of University of Auckland students and staff attended the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, the music city of the United States.
  • Centre for Supply Chain Management events
    09 December 2016
    The Centre for Supply Chain Management team are currently working on an interesting and informative events programme with a mix of keynote speakers and field visits for 2017.
  • Field visit to Devonport Naval Base
    09 December 2016
    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s prime purpose is to defend New Zealand’s interests at sea. How does it maintain a state of readiness and what part does logistics play?
  • Identifying supply chain potential
    09 December 2016
    The main question in today’s fast changing and demanding supply chain services is how we can best convert that potential into real economic growth opportunities for industry and New Zealand.
  • From the Academic Director’s desk
    09 December 2016
    Welcome to our last edition of Supply Chain Link for 2016. I hope you have a marvellous Christmas and new year!
  • Leaders in Supply Chain by Abe Eshkenazi
    09 December 2016
    Abe Eshkenazi, the CEO of APICS, presented a seminar on leaders in supply chain at the University of Auckland Business School on 7 November, hosted by the Centre for Supply Chain Management.