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  • $24,000 in prizes for innovative solutions
    17 September 2017
    The Solve It challenge, run by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland Business School, invited fresh solutions to gnarly environmental and social problems posed by three corporate sponsors.
  • Workers treated like 'modern slaves'
    11 September 2017
    University of Auckland Business School researcher Dr Christina Stringer is keen to see New Zealand prevent worker exploitation, as well as adopt a Modern Slavery Act.
  • Climathon invites Aucklanders to help shape city’s future
    05 September 2017
    Calling everyone who wants to help make Auckland New Zealand’s most vibrant, sustainable city.
  • The Business Course
    01 September 2017
    Sir John Key, celebrity chef and restaurateur Josh Emmett, and Business School Dean Professor Jayne Godfrey are among mentors taking turns pairing up with Business School students for a round of golf, teaching them a bit about ‘the game’ while playing the game over the space of six Sundays.
  • Self-beliefs shape what luxury means to us
    01 September 2017
    New research suggests our unconscious self-beliefs influence what we value in luxury items, and that rather than targeting particular kinds of consumers, marketers should shape our self-beliefs to fit with their brand.
  • The murky, illogical world of life on a benefit
    01 September 2017
    Hon Associate Professor Susan St John (Economics) reveals the dark, illogical world of benefits where even a loan may be called income.
  • Baby seals help in health care
    28 August 2017
    A University of Auckland study shows the seal-like robots - which make cute baby seal noises and go by the name of Paro - may have a key role to play in the care and wellbeing of New Zealand's escalating number of dementia sufferers.
  • Let's get our game on NZ!
    28 August 2017
    Professors Jayne Godfrey and Rod McNaughton discuss how the University of Auckland Business School is working with businesses who can benefit from digital disruption and the need for digital transformation to enable growth and global expansion.
  • International students deserve better than exploitation
    18 August 2017
    Associate Professor Christina Stringer, Management and International Business, says international students make an important contribution to New Zealand and they must be protected from exploitation.
  • Tuning in to the millennial mindset
    16 August 2017
    Recent Bachelor of Commerce graduate Paul Rataul is helping the high achievers of the millennial generation to enhance the future of business
  • Speedy presentation of “slow fashion” wins 3MT competition
    14 August 2017
    PhD candidate Miriam Seifert was the winner of the doctoral category of the University’s 3Minute Thesis competition 2017, announced at the finals on 3 August.
  • Team NZ show way to big business
    14 August 2017
    Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup success is a tremendous example of the power of creativity in business, says an expert in the art of creative thinking.
  • How to survive the 'anthropocene'
    10 August 2017
    Human activity worldwide is now on such a planet-shaping scale that it resembles a geological process. A term has even been proposed for this phase of life on Earth: the Anthropocene.
  • Millennials are uncertain, not 'entitled'
    09 August 2017
    We have read millennials wrong, argues Mike Lee. They can be as hard working as anyone. What they most need are clear work boundaries in an uncertain world.
  • A beginner's guide to working overseas
    09 August 2017
    Have you always dreamed of living abroad? Think a stint in another country might help your career? Tricia Alach has some advice.
  • NZ Leadership Institute merging with the University of Auckland Business School
    09 August 2017
    The New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI) is merging with the University of Auckland Business School after a close relationship that began 14 years ago.
  • Book giveaway: Tōtara: A Natural and Cultural History
    03 August 2017
    This month we are giving away a copy of Tōtara: A Natural and Cultural History, by Philip Simpson.
  • Philip Poole on competing against global brands
    03 August 2017
    Philip Poole is the Marketing Manager at Whittaker's, a family-owned chocolate maker that exports products to Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. He explains how the Porirua-based company has succeeded in the face of formidable international competition.
  • Potential break against killer disease
    30 July 2017
    A new cancer treatment developed by a team of University of Auckland scientists is being hailed internationally as a potential breakthrough in the fight against the disease.
  • Our environment's crucial economic role
    25 July 2017
    'Personhood' presents us with a unique opportunity to recognise how ecosystems contribute to our way of life, argues Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy.